Should a budding Product Manager be on iOS/Android?

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Nov 9, 2019 6 Comments

I've been thinking about this recently and would love an outsiders opinion.

Im an APM working on Android and iOS apps (I have used personally and worked on iOS before) and I am currently on a pixel.

This work aside, is it silly for me to be on an Android as a new pm learning mobile when most market share is on iOS and that's where I should spend more time getting comfortable?

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  • Jet jkl776
    Doesn’t matter. PM is not about platform.
    Nov 9, 2019 0
  • Google GmuY00
    your goal is not to figure out the actual detailed interaction. you with with ux to figure that out. PMs should figure out the user journey
    Nov 9, 2019 0
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    Android, growth in terms of new acquisition globally is unparalleled. There are more challenges given the variety of devices and opportunity to work for lower end devices and getting in the mindset of global customer outside US and Canada. I disagree that as a PM u dont have to think about OS. The features and optimizations that make sense for lower bandwidth and memory are not even a concern in iOS.
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    • Activision Blizzard 86753on
      If the PM constrains the initial product design based on their understanding of memory utilization, then the product is crippled from before it even begins.
      Nov 9, 2019
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      Depends on how small or big the company is. In big companies there are separate teams and PMs for specific features in android and iOS. I am assuming he is asking because he has a choice.
      Nov 11, 2019
  • Activision Blizzard 86753on
    Why do you think it matters?

    Maybe the current version of one OS vs the other has a different technical implementation of multi device sync, maybe one supports 3 finger multi touch and the other 4. All that stuff changes rapidly.

    Learn how mobile experiences work and the difference between mobile and desktop regardless of platform.
    Nov 9, 2019 0

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