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Reasons to Choose the Android Platform for Apps Development

September 27, 2016

How much do your love your smartphone?? Can you leave a day or two without it ?? The answer will be an obvious “NO”. We have become too much addicted and are totally dependent on these it may be for calculator, music, browsing whatever it may be .
   
With the advancement in the technology to cater to the advanced needs of mobile users, mobile apps have come into existence. These apps are made utilizing the most powerful and dynamic mobile platforms available today. There are a lot of platforms available today for development, such as Symbian, Android, Windows, Blackberry, and iOS. However, the Android platform by Google is moving ahead by leaps and bounds and its popularity shows no signs of receding. Let us check why developers choose the android platform for Apps development.

  • Android can be easily accessed

                                       

The best part of Android is that it is easily accessible to any Android programmer with knowledge of Java and the Android SDK. The Android SDK can be easily accessed and has the potential and capability to create some of the most innovative mobile apps.

  • Much lower entry barrier

                                                     

The Apple App Store requires a yearly fee of $99, whereas to register as a developer on the Google Play Store requires a one time payment of $25. In plain terms, all a developer needs to begin developing and releasing Android apps is a $25 payment, and a computer, while for iOS, you will require a Mac and a $99 yearly subscription.The entry barrier for Android is much lower as the approval process is much simpler, which is not the case with its nearest competitor App Store.
  • High market share
                            
Android has become the  most popular smartphone operating system in the world as of 2016. Since its release, android has been successful in capturing the market with the highest market share and is growing over the year strongly. In 2009, 6.8 million Android smartphones were sold. By 2015, this figure had risen to more than 1.16 billion. Android accounted for around 85 percent of all smartphone sales to end users worldwide in the beginning of 2016.
 
  • Well optimized for social apps
                                   
Social platforms are booming vigorously. Android makes an optimum utilization of this opportunity to develop social apps. Most of the app developers are going social and are trying their best to maximize their potential by earning top revenue. Hence, due to its ability to better integrate with a wide range of social networks, it is more preferred amongst developers and business owners who want to go social.
 
  • Easier to learn
     
                                                 
According to various professionals who have learnt Google Android and other platforms such as iOS and Blackberry have stated that Google’s Android can be learnt from scratch, faster than other platforms. Hence, developers starting out with mobile application development will find it very easy to develop in Android.
 
  • Cheaper Apps
 
                                        
 
Android has a diverse user-base, hence offers more free downloads. Also, apps are cheaper compared to those on iOS, and free apps with ad revenue or in-apps purchase models are also possible on Android. 
 
  • Profitability
 
                                   
 
In most app categories, Android apps have been found to be as profitable (even more profitable in some instances) as iPhone apps, both for initial app purchases and for in-app purchases. Also, with many apps using a free with ads model, as long as the ads are being shown to app users, the app generates income. In addition, advertising costs are generally lower on Android devices, which means that apps can advertise to more users on Android devices than users on iOS devices for the same amount.
 
                            
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There has been always a huge fight between Apple’s App store and Google’s play  Store. App deployed to the Google Play store are available for download by users within a few hours, compared to a few weeks for Apple’s App Store. An app can literally be updated multiple times a day on the Google play store, in response to user complaints and/or issues, while on the App store, your app would have to pass through the same lengthy process whenever you submit an update and/or bug fix. For a new app or game that might need to be constantly and speedily refined and updated in response to user feedback, the Play Store is the perfect platform
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Another excellent feature of the Play Store which can help your app to be more polished is the ability to release an app as alpha and/or beta releases, which would be available only to members of a selected group of testers. With this, you can provide early access to a subset of users, and use their feedback to polish your app before finally releasing it to the general public. You can also perform a gradual/staged roll out of an update. With the staged rollout, you specify what percentage of users should get the update, and you can then monitor the feedback and crash reports before increasing the percentage of users to receive the update.
So after going through some of the features of android we can sense that Android development is the platform on which you can generate high revenue as well you get a huge no of users.
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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