Android usage is continuously reaching new peaks quarterly and annually. In such an environment, hiring an Android App developer or team to create and deploy an Android App for your business or informational needs can definitely help your reach out to a wider audience and maximize profits in an efficient manner.
Statcounter Global statistics state that 57.24% of the world’s mobile vs desktop (or laptop) vs tablet market shares are taken over by mobiles as of March 2023.
According to Statista, there are approximately 6.92 billion estimated smartphone users around the world today. This is calculated to be an estimated 86.29% of the world’s population. There are also an estimated 3.3 billion expected Android smartphone users spread across 190 countries worldwide in 2022. It is forecast that around 1.2 billion additional smartphone units will be shipped globally by the end of 2023.
As of March 2023, Android took up 70.93% of the world’s Mobile Operating System Market Share, as compared to the 28.37% share taken up by iOS which was the next highest. What this means is that nearly 3/4ths of the world use an Android device in some way. Android targets users from all walks of life: from those below the poverty line to those well above it. That said android devices are said to be significantly lower than iOS with an average sales price of approximately $300.
Hence, the huge market that an Android app can target, both in its own locality and internationally, can easily be imagined. With finely tuned and good quality Android apps a large audience can be reached and profits maximized.
Android app development is the process of creating apps for usage on Android Operating Systems. The development of Android apps is a popular option for businesses worldwide as they are customizable with many features and complex options. Android app development also has many flexible frameworks and plugin options that can be used. Therefore, there are always a higher number of Android apps on the market than there are iOS apps.
Android has two official native languages: Java and Kotlin. Java was the earlier official language used, while Google recently announced Kotlin as the current official language. As per the official Androidwebsite: “Kotlin is a modern statically typed programming language used by over 60% of professional Android developers that helps boost productivity, developer satisfaction, and code safety.” The language has Null Safety built into the language (prevents NullPointerException errors and saves time) and also is more concise and expressive than Java. That said Java, while less modern, is more stable and has better support within the Android community.
In addition to these, the Android Native Development Kit (NDK) can be used to program in C and C++ as a native language. However, these are not very flexible in programming the entire app and may cause bugs if not combined with Java and/or Kotlin in the right ratio.
There is also Dark, a very young programming language that only released its alpha version in 2019. It is increasingly becoming popular as a top gaming development language for Android native apps. Dark is defined as a ‘deployless’ programming language as it automatically deploys when the developer writes the code into the Dark Editor. As such Dark is easy to use, offers a fast-learning curve due to its similarities to Kotlin, and is designed for rapid development. However, it is only available on Android Studio 3.0 or higher and lacks some features such as libraries at this time due to its very recent creation. It is undoubted that these small negatives will soon be overcome and Dark will see more use in the upcoming years.
The final key link for Android apps is the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) specific to Android: Android Studio.
Android Studio is used for the application development of apps for any Android device such as Android phones, tablets, Android Wear, Android TV, and Android Auto. It provides easy-to-use Compose Design Tools, an intelligent code editor for Kotlin, Java, and C/C++ languages, a flexible build system and an ability to emulate any Android device for testing purposes. Finally, an Android app developer can optimize the Android app bundle through Android Studio and publish it. It is also notable that later versions of Android Studio support Dark programming language.
While native apps are the ones that use Android Studio, high-quality Android hybrid apps can be developed on Android Studio as well.
Development costs for Android apps can vary based on features, the complexity of the prospective app, the base code languages used for the app, and the skills and experience of your Android app developer (highly educated and experienced developers are more expensive but will have an in-depth knowledge allowing them to more easily solve any challenges or bugs that can come up during development).
In addition to these, whether the app is native or hybrid can affect the costs. Native apps are generally more expensive than hybrid apps of the same level. Hence, it is necessary for an Android app developer to gain a full understanding of the app development project before becoming able to quote rates.
With us you can hire a dedicated Android app developer or development team who are very skilled and experienced in the native app languages of Kotlin and Java. In addition, our Android developers are also talented in hybrid Android apps using Flutter, React Native, and Xamarin frameworks which are some of the most popular mobile app development frameworks in the market currently. Developers skilled in other frameworks can also be obtained from our talent pool.
We offer the highest user privacy and data security for the Android apps we develop keeping in mind regulations such as the GDPR and CCPA. This is achieved through vetting developers when we hire them, ironclad data security policies, highly client-supportive data privacy laws in Sri Lanka, and secure mobile app development methods.
Our Android app developers are able to reduce development costs and provide the cleanest code through efficient agile development cycles and offshore software development in Sri Lanka. We make it a key goal to provide you with the best cost-to-quality ratio in the market.
Our Android developers are experts in creating apps that maximize performance and resource management even on devices with limited processing power and memory. We have vast experience in developing apps for regions with limited internet connectivity, device specifications, or where user preferences may differ from what is considered the norm.
Our Android App Developers are able to add special Android app features for added accessibility, such as using voice input, text-to-speech, haptic feedback, or gesture recognition. This will enable you to make your apps more usable for people with disabilities or special needs.
We follow Agile software development methodologies with our Android app development done in short sprints, improving efficiency and reducing costs. Through our Agile Development, you will be able to gain visible, demonstrable output at the end of each sprint period. This will assure you of your final product and make it easier to make any changes.
With us, you are able to hire Android developers who can integrate groundbreaking augmented reality and artificial intelligence capabilities into Android apps. That said, keep in mind that these features will be costing higher than normal Android app features due to the difficulty of hiring an Android App Developer with knowledge in these areas, though it will still be less than what you will be charged onshore within your country.
Contact us to Hire an Android App Developer team for fast and secure Android mobile app development.