THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ANDROID APP DEVELOPMENT

2nd January 2015

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ANDROID APP DEVELOPMENT

Current IT trends show that Android is one of the most talked Operating System. To know more about Android, we first need to understand what it is. Android is a mobile operating system owned by Google, it was launched in 2007. It is an operating system for touch mobile phones and tablets.

Android is an open source and it can be modified by any developer or phone manufacturer as per their need of product development.

Android user base is spread across 190 countries around the world. It is the largest user base of any mobile platform and it is growing day by day. Every day numbers of android users are increasing who are searching for new apps, games etc.

Being open source development, android always brings new features, capabilities for users and developers.

Android App Lifecycle

Four simple steps to create an android app

Idea – Brilliant idea to be transformed into app.

Design – Create a simple, eye catching UI which is sleek and powerful.

Develop – Develop an app using development tools and designs.

Distribute – Once your app is developed, you can distribute it using marketplace for android called as Google Play.

Android Apps Development

Android OS gives you tools to create various apps for android users. These apps can be content based, game apps , product showcase etc. Android provides a place for distribution called as marketplace from where these apps can be downloaded. Android development is the modification of android code to create applications which can run on devices having android as operating system.

Android OS gives you tools to create various apps for android users. These apps can be content based, game apps , product showcase etc. Android provides a place for distribution called as marketplace from where these apps can be downloaded. Android development is the modification of android code to create applications which can run on devices having android as operating system.

Code is written in java using SDE(software development environment). SDE helps to create, compile and deploy application.

For developers, android allows to build powerful applications that uses latest mobile technologies. It gives simple application model that allows to distribute your apps to wide range of smartphones and tablets.

Android Platform Architecture

It is a stack of software for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications. It is based in following four areas,

    • Applications
    • Application framework
    • Libraries and runtime
    • Linux Kernel

Android Versions

Android mobile operating system versions are released in alphabetical orders.

    • Alpha (1.0)
    • Beta (1.1)
    • Cupcake (1.5)
    • Donut (1.6)
    • Eclair (2.0 – 2.1)
    • Froyo (2.2 – 2.2.3)
    • Gingerbread (2.3 – 2.3.7)
    • Honeycomb (3.0 – 3.2.6)
    • Ice cream sandwich (4.0-4.0.4)
    • Jelly bean (4.1 – 4.3.1)
    • Kitkat (4.4 – 4.4.4)
    • Lollipop (5.0 – 5.0.1)

Marketplace For App Distribution

Using google play as distribution medium for your app publishing, you can reach to huge no of android user base. Google play provides an interface between you and customers where you can sell your products. You can publish whenever you wish to, you can publish product to specific target segments, devices, hardware etc.

You can sell product for free, in-app purchase or charge price that best suits your business. Goole play provides complete freedom for developer to choose right price for products.

Get a brilliant idea, create best of the designs, use available tools and create world class android mobile app.



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