Tips for Successful Android App Development
According to the recent statistical report more than 1.5 billion users across the globe own a smart phone and 900 million of this user base operated on Google’s android. Presently, Google Play Store has more than 800,000 apps. This results in an average of 48 billion downloads with $900 million dollar in developer payout. If you are going to start a business with very little knowledge about computers and smart phones, there can be no profiting venture to step into. However, with all these benefits and advantages, android app development also has major complexities for beginners. Listed below are some of the tips that helps you in developing android application successfully.
Integrated Development Environment used
Eclipse is the most commonly preferred IDE but some users also use InteliJ IDEA’s community Edition. Basically the choice of the IDE used for the development depends on the comfort level of the developer. Always choose IDE based on your convenience and ease of development, never choose the one that consumes time.
Adaptability to the changing environment
Android sells maximum number of devices thus creating an element of diversity. Hardware platforms as well the OS are constantly being upgraded. Before getting into app development, check for the latest framework used. One of the most important fact to be taken care of is that applications developed for older versions should work well with the newer version. But this doesn’t mean the vice versa must be true.
Only few things can be tested using the emulator. Moreover, they are comparatively slow and consumes lot of time. If you want to save your precious time, always make sure to invest in real testing device that could be connected with an USB.
Make use of XML scripting
XML scripting contributes to the complete set of android framework. While there are numerous tools that helps you with the User Interface, there can be other which are quite confusing. This has been the only reason why XML is not a popular framework but you don’t really have a choice.
Modular UI will helps the developers to reuse the components including ‘frameworks’ and ‘includes’. However, if you want to create a well defined user interface for android then you have to use a daunting amount of XML.
Depending on a designer
There are multiple choices with regard to UI designing. Either you can do the complete development by yourself and gains an better understanding of the integrating features else an expert can be hired for development.
Android specific solutions
Android specific solutions are easy to be implemented. Certain things like asynchronous processing and multi-threading requires separate platforms like AsyncTask or IntentService being laid before alongside with java.util.concurrent package.
Absence of miracle tools
These is no platform that guarantees easier android development. To check this functionality create a simple application and deploy it by yourself. In each and every platform display looks almost like the native apps.
Android application development will be an exiting experience, although there are some initial challenges.With experience you get better with development and face the success you envisage for your development company.
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