As Google's mobile operating system, Android dominates the global smartphone market. Over 2 billion users on a monthly basis and the largest user database occupy an undisputed first place. The operating system is based on the Linux, and it supports a large number of applications in smartphones. The Android system has a higher loyalty rate than iOS and a definitely higher sales rate. Will it remain so? It depends on a lot of factors, but the fact that its price and ease of use is much more accessible than iOS.
As the Internet moves from desktop to mobile phones, we are witnessing the need for an Android mobile app development increasing year by year. This trend is unlikely to change soon because the potential of the market is high. Internet users mainly use a mobile phone that is always with them, and through whom they can complete all daily obligations. Mobile applications have become an indispensable part of life, and the market is moving in the direction that users demand.
Although it's about programming an extremely popular application that can be made at home, a professional approach requires much more dedication and knowledge. Vega's IT team of 10 Android developers seek to optimize the functional use of mobile applications designed to coordinate with more complex technology and that's why the focus is on usability and accessibility. We have an experience of more than 50 mobile application developed in the last few years for more than 30 happy clients. Read more about one of our use case here.
The Android app development company seeks to respond fast and well to market demands, as creating the right application at the right time brings great profit today and companies can not ignore the moment of recognition of market demands. Professional Android application development implies serious access to application development. A software development kit (SDK), a set of tools that enables developing applications for a specific platform, use programming languages such as Java, Kotlin etc. to write them. Usually, an SDK includes one or more APIs, programming tools, and documentation.
Google Analytics, Google Mobile Ads, Google Cloud Platform, Unity, Apache Flex, FMOD Studio etc. are some of the most used SDKs across Mobile Apps of Android and tools our mobile developers use in their everyday work.
Basic components of an Android application
Activities are the starting point for interaction with the user and they allow performing actions to the smartphone screen. Launching a new activity pushes the old into the background and stops until the new one is done, by finishing the new one the previous activity resumes. Each Android app has more than one activity and although all work together, to provide a complete user experience, each one is independent of the other.
These are long-lasting background processes which do not break even when the initiating component is interrupted or transferred to another application. The services do not provide a user interface and they represent the main point for maintaining applications running in the background.
Content providers bring object-oriented functionality, and their task is to deliver data from one application to others on demand. That's, they are used to manage access through a set of data that are in the file system or somewhere else. They are needed because, in Android, each app has a unique ID, but a different storage path that involves running different processes - content providers are there to provide data.
They provide communication between Android OS and applications, allowing the app to respond to system-wide broadcast announcements. They respond to emitted intents from other applications or systems. A broadcast intent is a background operation that users never see, but activities allow transactions to be seen.
The specificity of the android app development is reflected above all that in Android OS. Android allows you to communicate between applications, and run one from the other. The advantage is that you can use Windows, Mac OS or Linux to develop Android applications. They represent a great platform for both, users and developers, primarily thanks to the development environment, software tools and the constant support that comes from Google.
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