Getting rid of difficulties in Android application development

Android has become a gigantic mobile OS. This open-source software has captured 85 percent share of the global smartphone market and 62 percent of global tablet market. One of the best things about Android is that it can easily be customized. Also, it’s an app-friendly mobile operating system. Android has been designed to be an app-dependent platform and it’s of course for both smartphone users and Android application developers. But the way to Android application development is full of difficulties and not all developers in this domain are able to address and remove them.

Android development is a challenge

The popularity of Android has attracted a lot of mobile developers to build applications for this platform. Google Play Store currently has more than 1.2 million apps and hundreds of new are added to it every month. But not all apps on the store are equally popular; however end-users are not aware of difficulties in the creating successful apps.

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Fragmentation in software and hardware because of the involvement of multiple vendors in Android ecosystem-

The first difficulty of Android application development is fragmentation. Because it is an open source mobile OS, mobile device makers are free to use it the way they want. They can tweak some of its features according to the hardware environment of their devices. Open source is the beauty of Android OS but on the other hand, it is slowly making it ugly. There are hundreds of versions of Android OS powering about 85 percent smartphones all over the world. It has become difficult for developers to design and develop universal apps. But experienced developers know that by following the rule 80/20 they can make such apps that will run in almost all the devices. The rule says that 80 percent Android devices are generally provided by 20 percent companies. So if developers succeed to scale and scratch an app for 20 percent of Android powered devices which are actually the most popular ones, they will be able make apps that run on most of the devices.

Unclear usage polices

Originator of Android, Google, appears to be quite lenient to let developers customize the suit for their purposes. So any developers using this OS as their platform is able to submit and get published theirs apps on the store. The app approval policies of Google are loose enough to let low-quality apps pass and become available for users. Even infected apps or apps with illogical permissions are approved. Google needs to be a bit hard in approving the apps.

Do not add irrelevant ads

Many developers have a tendency of developing apps just to show advertisement for making money. They do not consider on the quality of app or performance aspects but on how many ad banners are showing up. This distracts users and sometimes they uninstall the app just after a few minutes of downloading because the app is showing too many advertisements.

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