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Things to consider for better Android app development in 2022

by Rob Stephen getaprogrammer
Giving your Android app a competitive edge has become essential to stay ahead in the crowd of more than 3 million apps already existing on the Google Play Store. Here are the most crucial things you need to consider for better Android app development in 2022.

 

One of the major concerns of most businesses today is to have a mobile app to boost their brand recognition, and brand awareness, and widen their user base. However, when it comes to application development, the majority of businesses choose to invest in Android app development

 

With the Google Play Store having more than 3 million applications serving the users' needs in different ways, the level of competition has increased a lot and you need to have a strategic app idea to stay ahead in the crowd. 

 

Here are the most crucial aspects you need to consider for competitive Android app development

 

Know your market well first:

One of the common mistakes most companies often tend to make is to begin the development process with an emotional mindset. Just developing an app with imagination and ideas is not enough. If you think you have a beautiful idea in your mind, it's not enough. You have to know and study the Android app market to proceed with the development smartly using your brain. Find out what are the current Android app market trends and what are the current user demands. Also, this will help you to fill in the existing gap that your competitors have still lacked. With extensive market research, you can understand the strengths and weaknesses of your competitors which helps you to come up with better Android application development. 

 

Identify your goals:

What do you want to achieve from your app? What is the purpose of the app? Are you seeking for a more innovative app development solution than your competitors? What are your business requirements? Create a roadmap with the answers to all the questions to stay ahead in the curve. Identifying the goals is important before getting started with the app development process. 

 

Choose between the cross-platform or native approach for your Android app project:

When building an Android application, you can choose from two approaches, native if you want your app for only Android or cross-platform application development if you want to later launch the same app on other platforms like iOS as well in a cost-effective way without investing separately for the other platforms. Keep your later development and maintenance strategies in mind while choosing this. Remember, native and cross-platform application development, both are different in many ways like:

 

They vary in terms of the programming languages, tools, trends, and technologies required to build native and cross-platform apps. The difference in the development time, app development cost, and app performance, also differs. Also, consider the features and functionalities you want to include in your Android app before choosing between cross-platform and native app development. Analyse your target audience and distribution methods of the application for the approach that you are going to take. 

 

However, when it comes to building heavy-duty Android apps like gaming, videos, etc., the native application development approach is much better as native apps perform natively and solely for a single platform and show better performance. 

 

Consider security factor:

Consider the security breach of your Android application. Nowadays, hacking, external threats, viruses, and phishing, all these have become quite common especially when it is a mobile application. And mobile apps contain sensitive and confidential data like customer details, banking information, passwords, business data, etc., that need to be stored securely in the app on the Android devices. Attackers or hackers often look got at least one or two vulnerabilities to exploit the program. Hence, developers need to be very careful when it comes to protecting the app's data. Make sure to use advanced security tools for Android applications to ensure 100 percent security and protection. 

 

Give importance to user experience:

You are building the app for your users after all. And giving an exceptional user experience is important. When it comes to smartphone users, Android holds more than 80 percent of the market share. Hence, building a user-driven application for Android can help you get the maximum ROI for your business. 

 

Everything you plan for your app should be done considering the user requirements and their demands to ensure to offer a great user experience. Carry out research to find out what they want from your kind of app and implement the features accordingly. Your app must solve their problems and meet their expectations. Also, keep your Android app simple. The Android App Store is flooded with applications. Keeping yours one simple can also offer simplified navigation and usage of the app, again ensuring a smooth user experience. 

 

Apart from these, make sure your Android app is lightweight, consumes less space on the device and memory, and consumes less battery life. This also ensures more downloads and more usage of an application. 

 

The Android App Store has millions of applications and the competition is extremely high. To stay ahead in the crowd in 2022, you need to consider all these points discussed above in this article.


Johan Smith is a dedicated and specialised Android app developer associated with an award-winning Android app development company in Australia, GetAProgrammer. The author has written this article to let you know some of the most vital things to consider for better Android application development and for giving a competitive edge to your project in 2022.


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