Android App

Android App

An Android app is a software application running on the Android platform. Because the Android platform is built for mobile devices, a typical Android app is designed for a smartphone or a tablet PC running on the Android OS.

The Android software development kit (SDK) includes a comprehensive set of development tools. These include a debugger, libraries, a handset emulator based on QEMU, documentation, sample code, and tutorials. Currently supported development platforms include computers running Linux (any modern desktop Linux distribution), Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later, and Windows 7 or later. As of March 2015, the SDK is not available on Android itself, but software development is possible by using specialized Android applications.

Android apps are written in the Java programming language and use Java core libraries. They are first compiled to Dalvik executables to run on the Dalvik virtual machine, which is a virtual machine specially designed for mobile devices.

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Tricks for Android development

  • Start Small
  • Choose the right IDE for you
    • Android Studio
    • IntelliJ
    • Eclipse + Android SDK
    • Netbeans
  • Keep it real
  • Keep Up With Latest Trends
  • Listen To User Input
  • Every device is different
  • The internet is your friend
  • Avoid set layout sizes
  • Asset management
  • Beware of Miracle Tools
  • Keep your code tidy

Advantages of Android App Development

  • Low Investment & High ROI
  • Open Source
  • Reserve the App Name
  • Easy App Approval Process
  • Multiple Sales Channels
  • Security and Distribution
  • Easy Adoption
  • Huge Audience