Snap Inc., the company behind Snapchat, has just published its Initial Public Offering (IPO), which implies that the company will be publicly listed. In the document attached to this announcement, on the other hand, the team needs to be willing to give priority to the development of the application for iOS ahead of the application for Android which, in this sense, could be at risk of not receiving some functions in the future that, by contrast, devices with iOS would receive with each new update.
The reasons for this choice are very simple: Snapchat is most often used on smartphones and tablets with iOS. In fact, those who have used the application on any of the platforms in the past will not be too surprised by this new policy. The counterpart is that Android has always been a bit careless than the version for iPhone and iPad, especially from the point of view of the user, and that also has consequences on the use. However, Snapchat is aware that it can not afford to leave again Android and raises precisely this question as one of the risks that must be put into value for valuation in the stock market, as can be seen in the extract that we show you below (obtained from the original document for this article).
"If we are unable to improve operability of our products on smartphones with Android operating systems, and those smartphones become more popular and fewer people use smartphones with iOS operating systems, our business could be seriously harmed." As always, we can only wait to see how the company proceeds, hoping that the Snapchat application will stay on Android and will not stray too far from the version developed for Apple devices.