3 Must-have Skills to become an Expert Android App Developer

by Rob Stephen getaprogrammer

Are you a beginner in android application development? Want to become one of the professional and expert android app developers? Here are the skills you need to possess first. 


As per the research and studies, it has been found that Android still continues to be the most dominating platform and operating system globally. Almost 80 per cent of the worldwide population prefers to use this platform as against iOS that holds approximately 15 per cent of the global popularity. Android is the OS that has the maximum number of applications catering to the different requirements of the people. Google Play Store or simply the Android Play Store is today the house of millions of applications with each application intuitive and unique in its own way. But do you think with so many apps already out there and with the increasing level of competition, is it that easy to create an app for this platform? Yes, it can be easy but only if the android app developers possess the right skills set. It is not just an idea or a concept that can do the work, but it’s the overall set of skills and abilities that plays the key role in building the app and in determining the success of it. 


So, if you are a beginner and desperately want to excel in this field then pondering over a few skills is important for you. Here’s the compiled and detailed list you need to know. 


In-depth knowledge of Kotlin and Java:

One of the must-have skills is having proficiency in Kotlin and Java. This skill can prove to be the game-changer for every android developer. Used for building ROI-driven and user-driven applications, developers should be comfortable in working with these two essential programming languages. 

In fact, Google has also announced that Kotlin, the statistically typed language, should be the first choice of the developers for building applications for this platform. As for the second option that is Java, it is mostly used as the integrated android application development environment. 


To be more specific, in case both the programming languages, developers need to possess skills including: - 

  • Familiarity with the latest version of Java
  • Must know the Syntax of Java
  • Proficiency in the most recent Java programming structures


Deep send and understanding of the UI/UX:

Today, most of the android application users demand highly responsive and engaging applications that are easy to explore. As per the research, it has been found that most of the applications in the Google App Store are judged by their first impressions. 

While it is a true fact that businesses and development companies need developers and designers with an in-depth understanding of the application designing aspects, the professionals must know the design requirements of the applications and must be able to create UI designs to offer an amazing user experience every time. 


An android application developer needs to technically sound:

The android application industry is rapidly transforming and getting advanced with new trends and tools continuously coming up in the market. In this era, it is essential for the developers to have sound technical knowledge for creating innovative and interactive applications for all devices that run on this platform or operating system. 


Apart from technological advancements that are consistently coming up rapidly, integration of technologies such as AI that is Artificial Intelligence, 5G, and Blockchain has revolutionised the way people used to imagine apps would be years back. Today, while technologies like Blockchain offer enhanced security against threats, malware, and hacking, AI paves the way for smarter and more innovative applications with advanced functionalities. 


Professional android application developers also must have the expertise and sound knowledge over tools like Android Studio, the software development kit that is the Android SDK, the APIs, etc. Staying updated with these things matters a lot when it comes to building competitive applications for the platform. 


Sound technical knowledge becomes an important factor as the success of applications depends on the expertise that builds these apps. Using the latest version of every technical aspect is the key today for android application development. 


Rob Stephen is one of the best android app developers of a leading company in Australia, GetAProgrammer. With several years of expertise and experience over the platform, the author has written this article to make beginners aware of the must-have skills they need to possess to become an expert in this field.

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