Android App Development Tips for Beginnersby Rob Stephen getaprogrammer
If you are a beginner and you want to build an ROI-driven android application then here the best android app development tips for you listed out in this article.
Smartphones have gained immense popularity across the world and today you can hardly find anyone who does not own a smartphone. With the rising popularity for these gadgets, more and more businesses started going online on the App Stores of these devices. And today, almost every business has its own android application on the App Store. This has again increased the level of competition and building a high-ranking application for these gadgets can be tough especially for the newbies in the application development field. Developers need to put a lot of strategic effort to offer the best experience to the users especially if the developer is building the application for android devices. This is because android holds more than 80 per cent of the market share now and is one of the main reasons for making smartphones a necessity of people’s life.
Android is an open-source technology, which means you can easily customise the source codes of the operating system. The android platform is easy to manage for both the users and the developers, which again makes it a favoured choice for the developers to give a kick start.
But, this does not mean that any unprofessional developer without having the basic knowledge can build an application for these devices. There are innumerable challenges and difficulties that developers face during android app development. Overcoming these challenges will need some required skills and abilities. The main focus is to end up with something innovative, unique, interactive, responsive, simple, and high-performing. Custom application development helps to achieve these. To add more value to your application and to help out the beginners to enhance their application development process, a few useful tips are shared here.
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Create an easy-to-use application:
Users prefer and love to explore easy to manage and simple applications. It has been seen that users tend to uninstall applications very soon if they find the applications too difficult to manage and complicated to use. If your application lacks ease of usability, you can lose active users and decrease in the number of downloads. Limit the complicated features and try to keep your application as simple as possible with a simple interface, a well-structured menu, and easy to understand the content. In simple words, your android applications must be user-friendly. There are millions of user-friendly applications on the Android app store so keep that in mind while building your one.
Know the target audience and understand the business well:
Before getting started with your mobile application development, you must understand what the business is all about, what are the products, what is the purpose of the applications, and of course who are the target audience. If you are clear with these things, you are ready to go for it. This is because only a detailed and clear idea about these few things can help you to include the most competitive elements in your app keeping the users and the business requirements in mind.
Never forget about the device and app fragmentation:
As an android application developer, you must understand the market demographics very well. You should know the current market fragment. Android often comes up with newer versions of it with new features and functionalities. With this mind, you need to build an app that is compatible with as many of these versions as possible. Moreover, android gadgets come in different sizes with different screen resolutions and features. Build your app layout, choose the fonts, and assets accordingly.
Optimising your application is important:
Users hate to use applications that take more than even 5 seconds to get loaded and process. Moreover, they do not prefer to keep apps that take more space in their devices. Yes, both the size and the speed of an android application matter. So, build an app that is fast and consume very less space without compromising on the features that the app needs.
Limit the advertising content:
Do you think users will continue to use your application if they get interrupted and frustrated with too many ads while browsing the application? No. It can be a major turn off for the business. So, limit advertisements.
Hope these tips will help you to come up with improved and successful applications for android devices.
Rob Stephen is an expert in android app development and is associated with a leading company in Australia, GetAProgrammer. The author has written this article mainly to help out the beginners to build ROI-driven apps for all devices that run on this operating system.
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