Mobile Development for Android


The advent of mobile phones has made our lives easier than before, and thanks to upgraded versions like the iPhone, touchscreen phones, Smartphones, etc., various mobile technologies are compiled into one device. With high-end handsets like iPhones and touchscreen Smartphones, users can access all computing applications on the go from their mobile phones. With the introduction of Android, mobile technology has reached its next level. Mobile development for Android is mainly based on Java.

Development for Android

Android is the software that has introduced an operating system for mobile phones. It also comes with middleware and other key mobile applications. With its growing popularity, it is obvious that Android will soon surpass the iPhone from a marketing point of view. To stay in this busy and competitive market, developers must embrace Android mobile development. So far, more than 50000 Android mobile applications have already been developed for Android-powered mobile phones, such as Darbi.

There are three versions of Android operating systems available for different mobile applications:

Android 1.5
Android 2.0/2.1
Android 1.6

Owned by Google and nearly 65 mobile companies, Android offers a leeway to intervene in mobile application development. Android has allowed developers to develop Android mobile applications on various platforms, such as Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.

A few things to remember: If you are an Android developer, consider a few points before working on mobile development for Android.

Android Apps must be incorporated with more than one application module. Generally, an Android application comes with various services, activities, broadcast receivers, and content providers.

Each of these components should perform distinct roles.
Each of these modules must be activated separately.
Files should declare the components along with their requirements. For example, if the element requires a separate hardware configuration, it should be mentioned in the corresponding file.

Many non-code app sources, such as layout, image, and string files, should be device-specific. For example, developers must build separate layout files for various screen sizes.

Benefits of mobile development for Android: There is a trigger called ‘User-friendliness.’ The mobile technology that hits the trigger will win the crown of popularity. Let’s check the advantages of Android-enabled mobile phones over other handsets.

One of Android’s main advantages is easier data transfer across different mobile networks. GSM, Bluetooth, UMTS, EDGE, EV-DO, CDMA, and Wi-Fi services are available for data transfer in Android.

Android-powered phones offer separate libraries for 2D and 3D graphics. There are also several libraries for video, audio, and images.

Android-enabled phones have many features, such as a Touchscreen, Video Camera, accelerometer and magnetometer, and GPS.

All Android phones have an IPC or Interprocess communication message-passing facility.
There is SQLite for storing data.

To learn more about Android Development and its features, visit android-development. HTML.