Does Android app really takes more to develop than iOS apps?

Russel Ivanovic the developer of Pocket Cast disputes John Gruber the Apple evangelist publicly in in one of his blog post.

Unlike John, we actually do Android development full time, and we have for many years. We’ve made big apps, we’ve made small apps. Sorry to disappoint you John, but a talented Android developer works at roughly the same speed as a talented iOS one.

John Gruber got owned, hard.