With Blackberry and Windows are practically non-existent, Google’s Android platform is ruling the smartphone world at the moment by virtue of its high presence as a better choice for third-party application support to the users after Apple iOS. If reports are to be believed the number of Android smartphones hit 1.53 billion, up from 1.2 billion in 2015. However, the Android’s market share remained static at about 79 percent.
Interestingly, it turns out that approximately two-third of the smartphones that make up 81 percent of Android’s market share are loaded up with user-friendly Android applications. They’re absolutely different from their desktop cousins, they are designed to get accessed on the go, their touch interfaces are more intuitive comparatively, they are intelligent enough to leverage device hardware and they’re infinitely customizable whenever required to create a delightful experience.
Attempting to get to grips on the Android apps market, there are thousands of entrepreneurs making heavy investments in the development process and as a result, millions of not-so-essential-but-still-working apps with a slow interface floating in Google Play.
Developing an awesome mobile application for the world’s most popular platform – Android – is no easy feat. We need to understand that mobile users are very savvy these days and every element of your Android application counts. To cater the new age audiences, it is important to develop the well-optimized applications that push information to users, adjust to slow data speeds and create a cleaner visual experience.
Given below are some useful tips on how to optimize the Android app development process in the right way and create something awesome:
1. define your strategy. It is very important to figure out the right approach to deciding the destiny of your application in the Android market. Additionally, there are many other considerations like long-term goals, define the apps features, and prioritize who will be the target audiences, thinking about apps content and planning the primary purpose of your app.
2. Do lots of brainstorming. Before jumping head first into the time-consuming process of building your mobile app, we suggest allocating enough time for brainstorming sessions. Consider low-fidelity wireframes to map out and plan the layout of your app. It will also provide a better idea for the functionalities and you will end up saving an incredible amount of time.
3. Pay Attention to UX. Considering the mobile experience as a downsized web experience. We need to get this out of our mind, an android mobile application is fundamentally different from a website in size, functionality and of course, the scope. Make sure you’re creating an application that must be well-designed in terms of visuals and the user experience (UX).
4. Automate mobile application testing. Setting up Automated Testing comes as a great solution to accommodate fast development cycles. For this, you can rely on numerous open-source test automation frameworks available there to run a suite of tests and be much more confident that your code is bug-free.
So now you know how to speed up your infamously longer Android App Development cycles, we wish you good luck to strategically manage your entrance into the competitive Android app market with a solution as error-free as possible. Godspeed!