Android has already captured a huge market share and continued to run in an average of 85 percent of smart devices over the world, according to IDC. Many businesses already aware of this trend and, thus they are adopting the custom Android app development approach to enter the smart mobility segment.
Android, as an open source smart mobile platform, is capable of delivering desired quantifiability, agility, and performance. Businesses relying on Android for their mobile app implementations will certainly expose them to a number of benefits. Only Android has been successful to deliver these benefits so far. Some of these benefits are as follows:
1. Android is an evolving platform
Google is fully dedicated to Android. The company provides new OS versions sooner than other OS providers. Devices manufacturers too are quite loyal toward the OS. They launch new device-ranges every year, keep adding new, and upgrading older functionalities to provide users with rich experience of smart mobility. Latest mobiles now come with advanced features, like NFC, fingerprint sensor, HD display, Bluetooth 4.0, wearable devices support, voice recognition, wireless charging etc that allow Android app developers to use them and devise an app with sophisticated features and functionalities.
2. High-end solutions and capability to support customizations
Unlike apps for other OSs, an Android app development can be customized to a great limit in order to achieve the desired functionalities. So, Android supports customizations and, this is what today’s businesses need before adopting mobility software technology for their enterprise operations which aren’t as similar as playing a game. Android can support apps that are reached by large teams of employees and field executives. Latest Android devices do also support AI, ML, AR, VR and IoT technologies. Many businesses have already started to explore scopes these advanced technologies with a mobile in the process, procedures, marketing, promotion, and increasing sales.
3. An easy to adopt and implement technology
Now Kotlin is Google’s official Android app development language. Some developers have already started to apply this language to the latest Android app projects. But the beauty of Kotlin is that it can be used also with Java, which has been the key programming for Android apps since beginning. Android supports both Java and Kotlin. In fact, Kotlin is designed to interoperate fully with Java which means a single app’s code can have both Java and Kotlin together.
This makes the programming of an Android app easier than others. As we know, Java has been one of the most trustworthy languages for the development of a variety of software. Also, the software development market has no shortage of Java developers who build Android apps. This brings down the cost of the development and, as a result, businesses can easily have an Android app.
4. Open supply of tools and technology
Android is an open source OS. Also, different tools like Android Studio and SDK provided by Google for an Android app programming are also open source. This reduces significant package licensing prices and, of course, requires low development investment. Also, the Android community allows developers to interact with Android Developer Community to find problems and devise the future version of the OS. This makes Android an extremely profitable platform for enterprises.
5. Customizable user interface
One of the key advantages of applying an app to the Android platform is that the OS comes with a fully customizable user interface (UI). When the UI can be customized, developers are able to design customizable apps fulfilling case specific requirements of a business. No other OS provides such freedom. Enterprises can build apps with customizable features and lots of choices. The platform is capable of effectively addressing requirements of businesses.
6. Affordability and applicability
Many organizations have hundreds of employees working internally or externally. If an organization wants a mobile app to manage a work process or simply for employees marking attendance, there is no other platform better than Android in the market for this purpose. Android devices are affordable as even low-budget devices do not lack for smart features. This makes Android a viable option for large employee-teams. Organizations are able to distribute devices in minimum investment required to bring every employee on board.
7. Open app distribution system
Android apps aren’t limited to only Google Play Store for their distributions. The OS allows installing apps from third party sources too. If an organization does not want its app to make available publically, it can provide it locally, such as via device to device sharing or a text message / web page containing a download link. There is no restriction in doing this.
8. Quicker development and app approval
A business can launch an Android app as quickly as it wants. Tools, technologies, and documentations provided by Google for Android app development are rich enough to accelerate the development and rapidly publish an in Google Play Store. Also Google’s app approval policy does not hold an app for weeks or months before it becomes available to users. Many apps are approved and published in a few hours of their submission.