Sunday, 20 January 2013

Some Basic Tips For Android Application Development.

Android is a mobile software platform. It is an operating system too. It is designed based upon Linux Kernel. It is developed by Google and the Open Handset Alliance. Being an opensource platform there is no license fees so it reduces the initial investment of the project owner.
In the era of mobile technology, Android has been showing its enormous presence attracting, both, users and Android application developers. Since its release in 2007, we have found Android’s prospects in developing quality mobile applications. Whenever Google releases new versions of Android SDK, multiple new features are added to compete in the mobile technology world.
Android has various characteristics to produce revolutionary mobile applications.
* To send and receive data across mobile platform Android uses various technologies like GSM, EDGE, CDMA, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, EV-DO, and UMTS
* SQ-Lite for data storage
* Android has wide range of libraries for image, video and audio files like MPEG4, H.263, H.264, AMR, AMR-WB, MP3, AAC, JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG, WAV, and MIDI formats.
* It has comprehensive libraries for 2d and 3d graphics
* It has Inter-Process Communication (IPC) message passing facilities
* You can use Google talk for P2P communication
* It has features for video camera, touch screens, GPS, accelerometer, and magnetometer.
Android has SDK which provides tools and libraries for Android app development. With its SDK a developer can design the UI for an application and debug it as well.
The SDK includes multiple versions of Android platform (For example, Android 1.1, and Android 1.5) that you can use for Android Application Development. For every version, the SDK offers a fully compliant Android library and system image.
Android SDK includes some core applications:
* An e-mail client compatible with Gmail
* An SMS program
* A Personal Information Management (PIM) program including a calendar and contact list
* A Google Map Application
* A web browser
* A music player
* A picture viewer
* The Android Marketplace client to download third-party application
* The Amazon MP3 store client to purchase DRM free music
Android Application Development is based on four basic elements:
* Activities: A UI component that corresponds to display screens. Each activity displays one screen to the user. When the activity is not running, the operating system can kill it to save memory space.
* Broadcast Receiver: Is a reaction to an event. For example, phone ringing.
* Services: The tasks that run in the background. For example, an MP3 players running in the background while the user has gone to use other application on mobile device.
* Content Provider: Shares data with other activities and services.
Some Benefits of Google Android Application Development
* Android is an opensource platform means it is open for all so you can find a dedicated community of developers who are ready to help other developers and assure your bug free development.
* There is ease of development and porting with Android. By default Android is configured to auto-scale everything, however if layouts are specified with exact value then developer can make necessary changes with the help of published content. Support for porting is much simpler in case of Android.
* Android has Linux core so its operating system exhibits solid stability against the crashes and anomalies in the system.
* There are many ways to sell an Android application. First you can sell it through Android App Market where the majority of users come in order to purchase and download Android apps. Second way is the third party stores where any one can sell their apps.
* If you have quality work and you can deliver as per the aspiration of the users then it is sure that you will get good price in Android App Market. So you have good ROI in Android app development.
* It’s built to speeding up the information gathering process and delivers exact user requested information.
* It has reduced the application development cycle, and easy to use development tools to ensure fast development.
Android Application Development is a booming business among software development companies these days. The developers have leveraging skills and expertise in Android App Development. It has showed new path for the incredible growth of Outsourcing Android services and expertise.


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