The Basics Of Android Mobile App Development
Google releases Android’s source code under an open-source license, which generally means that the source code can be modified, distributed and used at no charge. However, Android devices usually contain some proprietary software when they actually ship, such as the software needed to access Google services.
Android’s open source makes it especially popular with businesses that need a mobile OS they can customize for a low cost. It has also resulted in the development of a large community of users and developers who have adopted Android for a variety of purposes, including installing Android on devices that already have another OS and adding new features for advanced users.
Developers use the Android software development kit (SDK) to write apps for Android. They also use the Java programming language in most cases, which can be combined with C and C++. Android supports the Go programming language, although the number of Go application programming interfaces (APIs) is limited at this time. Android also supports the Kotlin programming language as of May 2017.
The Freedom Of Open Source
Android’s SDK is open source, so developers can directly interact with the Android community. This process provides developers with greater access to the technology framework needed to develop Android apps. Developers are thus able to develop and implement these apps more quickly.
The Android community uses the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), which provides the source code for Android. The AOSP allows developers to easily modify and distribute customized versions of Android. The quality of community-developed releases is generally comparable to that of official releases.
These releases typically provide users with new features more quickly than the official distribution channels from the manufacturer or carriers. Community releases of Android also provide support for older devices that are no longer officially supported and allow Android to run on devices that already have other operating systems.
In other words, the open-source nature of Android gives you the ability to connect with a wider audience, including those using older, legacy devices or those that run niche operating systems. By broadening your horizons with open-source software, you can maximize your total downloads and revenue.
Distribution Options For Android Mobile Apps
Android apps aren’t dependent on a single marketplace for distribution. A wide selection of marketing channels is available, allowing you to accurately target your customers. You can also create your own channel for selling and distributing Android apps. You can therefore use a variety of strategies to market your apps and increase your market presence. The availability of multiple sales and distribution channels allows you to maximize your revenue streams for Android apps.
That said, it is important that you leverage a strategic approach when distributing your mobile app. While your team of Android app developers is working on your project, you should begin planning and refining your distribution process. Specifically, identify which channels you intend to leverage, prioritizing the mediums that tend to be most popular among your core audience.
When you are ready to launch your application, NS804’s Android mobile app design team will provide ongoing technical support so you can make a huge impact on your target market. From bug fixes to general updates, our Android application developers can scale the scope of our support based on the unique needs of your organization.
Updated Security Measures For Android
Early Android users faced numerous issues relating to security that often resulted in hardware malfunctions. Google responded to these threats by implementing address space layout randomization (ASLR) for Android, which prevents hackers from exploiting vulnerabilities in an OS’s memory.
This technique has made the current versions of Android highly secure against viruses. Google also sends regular notifications instructing users to modify their passwords and other system settings as new vulnerabilities and methods of attack are discovered.
Prioritizing security during application planning and development is critical for several reasons. First and foremost, you have an obligation to protect your customers’ sensitive data and personal information. Failing to fulfill this obligation not only diminishes the trust your clients place in your brand but could also lead to compliance issues and civil penalties.
NS804 will take advantage of Android’s updated security measures to maximize the security of your application. We will continuously assist with the creation of safety enhancements and bug fixes to protect your app as new threats emerge.
Options For User Interface Customization
An app’s user interface (UI) is often the determining factor in its success. The UI of Android apps can be easily customized, allowing developers to use their creativity when making an app more interactive and easy to use. Android provides a variety of options that allow applications to be easily customized, including data management functions and multimedia tools, which contribute significantly to the success of mobile apps.
When developing your mobile app, NS804 will use established UI best practices to provide a seamless experience to your audience. We can create a UI that aligns with your overall brand image and the preferences of your users. For instance, we can develop a vibrant, captivating UI that maximizes user engagement, or we can create a sleek, professional user interface that appeals to the busy professional.
No matter who your target audience is or what their preferences may be, NS804 can craft a custom UI that appeals to them. The end result of our efforts is better app adoption rates and stronger revenue for your business.
Getting Your Android Mobile App Approved
The process of obtaining approval to distribute Android apps is simple compared to proprietary platforms. This process is the same for all organizations, whether they’re a small startup or established app developer. The apps are uploaded to Google Play, which has an approval policy that’s easy to understand. The developer agrees to the policy, allowing the app to enter the Android market. Users are then able to view and download the app.
Easy Integration For Increased Revenue And More
Android provides an effective method for developing apps that are part of a larger architecture. The ability to easily integrate a mobile app into a customer’s business operations and adjust it to meet that customer’s needs therefore makes Android a desirable development platform. Customers are thus able to extend the functionality of their apps, allowing them to generate more revenue by increasing their customer base.
Quick Adoption With Java
App developers tend to adopt Android readily because these apps are written in Java, which is in common use. Developers who are already proficient with the Java core are therefore able to develop Android apps with minimal training. The primary area of training for experienced Java developers will typically involve Android’s unique interactive elements.
What Sets Our Android App Developers Apart?
NS804’s Android mobile app design team delivers exceptional value for our clients by providing an experience like any other. When you connect with our Android application developers, you will benefit from our:
How To Develop Your Mobile App For Android
NS804 develops native Android apps with Java, which allows us to leverage the built-in functions that make android apps great. We were founded in 2012 to help customers capitalize on the Mobile Revolution and have spent the last five years improving our expertise in mobile app development.