In the duopoly of Android and iOS, we do have some compelling grounds to opt for Android app development. Indeed, this technology is progressive, has made it to billion devices, and owing to its popularity, there is high call for dedicated Android developers in the industry.
With Google Play Store hosting over 2.5 million Android apps, paying attention to the trends in development seems to be an obvious thing. While this year saw a lot of technological fads in the field of development, there were some ideas that were above the ordinary, took apps to a different level, and they show no sign of slowing down. The upcoming segment discuss them, along with their amazing applications.
The current smartphone market is dominated by Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. In the first quarter of 2017, 379.97 million smartphones were shipped worldwide; 327.16 (Android), 51.99 (iOS), 0.82 (others).
With this, mobile apps are and would be the smartphone essential, for sure. Statistics for the year 2017 (Q1) unveil that Google Play Store is home to 2.8 million apps while the iOS Store to 2.2 million apps.
Google Play Store hosts over 3 million apps in March 2017. Certainly, this surprising number is contributed by the popularity of Android and the capabilities that it brings in with every version. However, that’s not the only secret for its success.
Big brands, startups, and individuals are opting Android app development over other platforms and there are some invigorating reasons behind it. Here, we have a glance over some of them.
Smartphones are here to stay and we can predict that they are going nowhere in the next two decades at least. Following this, we can claim that there would be high dependency on mobile apps for managing day-to-day tasks, entertainment, businesses, health monitoring etc. This is one of the reasons why custom mobile app development is a lucrative career options these days.
Google’s annual developer conference finally kicked off with a two hour keynote session and it smartly gave a sneak peak at what Google has in store for the Android developers. Addressed by CEO Sundar Pichai and executives, the I/O unfolded upcoming plans about Android, virtual reality, voice based digital assistant, image based recognition, and much more.
Google showed us a sneak peak of Android Instant Apps at the Google I/O 2016 which is nothing but a Google’s effort to make apps run instantly without installation. We have read the stories and heard the whispers and have finally come to understanding what Android Instant Apps are all about.
As Google prepares one Marshmallow upgrade after the other, the company has announced that the next Android version will be the offspring of Chrome OS and Android merger. With such a magnanimous setting, Android N can only promise to be, possibly, one of the biggest development in mobile app.
According to IDC, in 2015, close to 83% of the world’s mobile devices were running on Android OS. So if you want to reach out to maximum number of potential clients, you must have an app for the highly popular Android platform. If you don’t have in-house app development capability, you can outsource the app development work to a technology company.
Nothing has changed our mobile lives more than apps. Today, it’s no longer just about building an innovative app with a better user experience, its about being successful while gearing up your mobile strategy, now the question arises which app development technology to be used ? Here are the key reasons to think over android application development before considering any other platform: