Apps That Play Nice Between iOS and Android

Apps That Play Nice Between iOS and Android

Vivian Kim
Aug 12, 2011

In a perfect world every app would work across multiple mobile platforms, but as of right now there are only a few apps available on both iOS and Android that truly play well with each other. Here is a list of a few cross-platform apps that may help bring Android and iPhone users a little closer together.


  • Skype (iTunes, Android) - Since FaceTime is still only available on Apple devices, the next best way to video chat is good 'ol Skype. Skype lets you video chat over 3G from Android to iPhone or even to a computer.
  • Google+ (iTunes, Android) - Google+ has a great group messaging service called Huddle and it's built into their Google+ app. It works on both platforms and is a good replacement for costly SMS.
  • Facebook Chat (iTunes, Android) - Another cross-platform messaging app that will help cut the cord of SMS. You can even add images and locations.


  • Skies of Glory (iTunes, Android) - This is an aerial dogfighting game that allows you to play with friends online on either an iPhone or Android device. Right now it's free for iPhone users ($2.99 on Android Market).
  • Words with Friends (iTunes, Android) - This popular Scrabble clone first made its appearance on the iPhone and has now come out to Android. The game is free on both platforms.
  • Homerun Battle 3D (iTunes, Android) - Baseball is a perfect game to play multiplayer and is even better when it works on different OS's. Homerun battle 3D is free for the iPhone and $4.99 for Android users.<
  • (iTunes, Android) - Straightforward free app for chess lovers. Now you can play chess online against your friends and family whether they're on an iPhone or Android.

Have some other cross-platform apps that you use with your friends? Let us know in the comments.