When Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne in April 1976, to develop and sell personal computers, the technology was astounding and nothing like anything we had seen before. With digital technology so advanced, people were convinced that no other competitor would ever compare. Then something truly remarkable happened when Android hit its target. Android, Inc. was founded in October 2003 by Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears, and Chris White. Android’s goal was to develop …
“Smarter mobile devices that are more aware of the owner’s location and preferences”
At this time, Android’s intentions were to create operating systems for digital cameras. However, when Google acquired Android Inc for $ 50 million in July 2005, it was questionable whether Google was planning to enter the mobile phone market, and they did! Google then developed a mobile platform powered by the Linux kernel and firmly entrenched the Android brand as it is today. Since 2008 Android has received numerous updates to simplify improvements in its operating systems and with its interface features and customer usability it is definitely considered a force to be reckoned with!
In recent years, Android has slowly converted more and more iPhone consumers into Android customers, thanks to its elite features. Thanks to this, there has been a sudden increase in the needs and development of Android applications, but what does it take to create an Android app?
All apps have the ability to extend the functionality of the device used within a certain technical area, so when it comes to Android application development solutions, all are written using the SDK (Software Development Kit). The SDK provides a large set of development tools that includes software libraries, a debugger, a phone emulator, documentation, sample code, and tutorials. Java is used as the primary programming language as it has full access to the Android APIs (Application Programming Interface). Other development tools are usually available such as Native Development Kit, Google App Inventor which is a great visual environment for any trainee programmers, and of course a variety of cross-platform frameworks for mobile web applications.
Of course, if you are a non-technical person and that sounds very overwhelming, then there are a number of IT companies in the digital world that would help you realize your vision and build your Android app for you at a cost. While the downside to this is that you may have to pay a little extra to get what you want, on the bright side of things you will be working with a company that can provide a team of experts, who usually have extensive experience in Application Software Development Android. Most of the services will comply with development guidelines and regulations, which ensures that your Android application will not contain any dubious surprises. Additionally, most IT companies will provide comprehensive application testing, security checks, and even product support at launch and, in some cases, beyond.
Once your Android app is ready, you can sell it on Google Play, where users can download it for a small fee or for free. Google Play is the primary app store installed on all Android devices that meet Google’s compatibility requirements.