The internet and mobile apps have become very popular among organizations and people these days. This is because mobile apps are fast and convenient to use. They also satisfy various needs that people and businesses have everyday. As of today, in the mobile OS market, there are two major players or service providers. One is the Google-owned Android mobile OS. The other one is the Apple-owned iOS. Together, these mobile OSs have about 99% of the mobile OS market share. In the mobile OS market, as of now, Android has 71.43% market share and iOS has 27.85% market share. The remaining meager market share is controlled by Samsung and Fuchsia. So, clearly, developing an Android app would help any business attract a lion’s share of mobile app users. Are there any other benefits to developing an Android app? Kindly read on to find out.
The process involved in developing an Android app is elaborate yet effective. It involves the following steps.
In this phase of the Android app development, you must thoroughly analyze why you need to develop the Android app and what benefits your business will derive from it. You must also analyze and understand other parameters like:
Analyzing and understanding the above-mentioned parameters will help you design and market your android app better. Generally speaking, developing an Android app costs anywhere between USD 5,000 to USD 50,000.
In this phase of the Android app development, you plan and build a roadmap for the development of the MVP (Minimum Viable Product) of your Android app. Once your roadmap has been finalized, you start building a wireframe for your android app’s MVP. The wireframe will usually undergo many revisions before it’s finalized.
The wireframe will give you a fair idea of how your Android app will look and function. Your Android app must have an advanced, attractive, and engaging UI to maximize user engagement and retention. Your Android app must make its usage, a seamless and effortless experience for your target audience.
Coding an Android app involves designing its front-end UI (User Interface) and back-end server coding. These functionalities are coded by seperate front-end and back-end teams. The UI shows the layout of the app and is used to interact with the user and the back-end code enables the functionalities of each of the features displayed in the app’s UI.
The source code of your app has to be compliant with its finalized wireframe, concise, seamless, and efficient. You must employ the best coding technologies and internationally accepted app design practices to design highly appealing and efficient Android apps.
Your Android app has to be thoroughly tested on all parameters and use case scenarios to ensure its flawless functioning. Even its UI has to be tested to see if it’s appealing. The more thoroughly your Android app is tested, the lesser the chances of it failing under certain use case scenarios or not meeting certain performance parameters.
Generally, an Android app is tested for:
You may also upgrade your Android app if required from time to time to expand its functionalities, better its performance, and maintain your users’ interests.
Developing an official Android app for your business or Android apps as part of your business will give your business manifold benefits. Some of the noteworthy ones are mentioned below.
Android apps are far more cost-effective to develop, deploy, maintain, and upgrade than iOS apps. Android app developers are also available worldwide in large numbers when compared to native iOS app developers. Hence, organizations of all sizes mostly prefer to develop native Android apps.
Since Android apps and smartphones have a very large user base worldwide, they usually give app developers and firms very high ROIs. Android apps are also far easier to maintain and upgrade than iOS apps. Hence, even post deployment, Android apps save money for organizations.
Both the Android studio and the Kotlin coding technology are robust, versatile, flexible, and easy to use. They enable Android app developers to modify their Android apps as per their changing requirements.
These tools (Android Studio and Kotlin) enable simple to complex modifications on Android apps. Modifying or upgrading Android apps is simple, swift, and cost-effective unlike iOS apps which are costly to upgrade.
The successors of Android Lollipop have better data security standards. The security levels of recent Android OSs are so high that they can give the iOS platform and iOS apps a run for their money.
It is now very difficult for malwares and hackers to locate the data structures of Android apps. Hence, they are more difficult to manipulate for unlawful purposes. Android apps these days also send notifications to users via various means like emails, SMSs, and in-app notifications in case the app was opened and used from any unrecognized device.
The vast majority of wearable devices these days run on the Android OS and have Android apps. Hence, if you develop an Android app for your business, it will be able to run on wearable devices like smartwatches too and thereby enhance the number of your users and your revenue.
Ever more people, especially corporate professionals (54%) are using wearable smart devices these days. So, you would be wise to develop an Android app for your business and tap into this growing market or opportunity.
You can even recommend your employees to use your official Android app on smartwatches for quick and easy official communication and coordination.
Google’s services can be integrated deeper and can run faster on Android smartphones. This could be one of the prime reasons why the Android OS still holds a lion’s share of the mobile OS market. Hence, if you develop a high-end Android app for your business, you can tap into this large user base.
The Android Studio and the Kotlin coding technology are more suited to develop AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) based apps than Xcode and the Swift programming language. So, if you plan to develop apps of these types, it would be better if you make your app a native Android app.
Yes! This is a proven fact according to a recent research conducted by a US-based organization called Pew. Android smartphones, especially Samsung smartphones, are evolving their hardware technology at a faster pace than Apple’s iphones and ipads.
So, if you develop an Android app for your business, your users can enjoy the advanced features of modern day Andoid smartphones as well.
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