Use Cloud and APIs for Android App Development

Use Cloud and APIs for Android App Development

We came across a new in the Venture Beat where it says that many developers prefer to choose iOS platform to Android. However, some iOS apps are still missing to be equivalent with Android.

Why they choose iOS first – Since Android app development requires more resources. Developers have to build apps for a number of hardware, OS versions and new Java runtime.

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We all know that Android has the biggest market share so why we must not embrace it? Various android apps development company in India capitalizes on the improvements and gives users exactly what they want – native look, feels, performance and feature integration as well.

The developers at the Android app development companies aim for only one thing, building quality apps and a deep understanding of the app ecosystem.

Current Improvement in the Ecosystem

Android keeps on improving day by day and it is possible to build quality apps with a small team. Android fragmentation is not a huge problem. Since 25 percent of the 500 million Android devices run on Jelly Bean 4.2 and 4.3, it is possible to reach 125 million devices simply. You can easily avoid the multi-OS testing and you can use the latest APIs without building fallbacks and workarounds.

The technical community matures as a fast as the growth of the customer base. Google and others releases and improves official SDKs for their services and grows a developer ecosystem to produce rich Android libraries for the common tasks.

You will find the Android core library well documented with proper guides, references, how-to’s, IDE and packaging system that recently got more boost with Android Studio and Gradle.

Read More: Android Marshmallow the New OS Version

How to take advantage of the recent improvements

With this kind of core improvement, you will be able to enable high level of abstractions. A library does what your app actually needs to do. It is better to rely on the stable libraries so that you do not have to do the system integration and test yourself to focus on the libraries that use existing Android apps.

Beyond libraries uses the familiar model-view-controller pattern for your app design. Just like the iOS apps, the separation between the components will help in concurrency, code organization and performance as well.

The use of server

With tablets came the device explosion, now most of the second devices are common. Therefore, it is a good time to move the app data and some of the app’s logic to the server. You will end with less logic on the client, easy ability to build apps on hardware and other platforms and most important to grow the small app footprint. Moving more code to the server will let you have a better control over the OS, runtime, hardware and effectively reduces the app testing time.

So what will happen to fragmentation, should we forget it?

Fragmentation and its future

Experts are right to say that fragmentation is here to stay. Android making its way to hardware is expected to grow along with that the tools will improve. It is better to use the existing libraries when possible. Build app using MVC pattern and put your data and core logic on the server. These tools can make apps smaller and easier to build more platforms.

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