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Android app development

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The comprehensive success of Google’s Android as an operating system is no doubt today. It has grown to be the favorite across all sections of the present market. Whether you are a developer, an entrepreneur or a consumer, chances are that you’ve come across an Android app and been in awe of its usability and unparalleled flexibility.

Open Source

Because of its open source development environment – which makes it accessible without spending a fortune, programmers and app developers prefers Android all across the globe. Android app development has experienced a huge upsurge, with millions of apps submitted to the Google Play Store since its inception.

When it comes to app development, Google always had a low barrier to entry. It provides its Software Development Kit (SDK) for free to the developer community, minimizing development and licensing cost.

Easy Integrations

Integrations of a previously owned app on any other platform is a breeze when it comes to Android. The entire platform is also readily customizable. You can always tweak and integrate your previous app on an Android architecture. It also offers to quality check the functionality of your app before submitting it to the Google Play Store for official downloads.

The Google Play Store as a Platform

As a businessman, you will obviously need to promote your app – to expand your business as well as to build a brand. This is where the Google Play store gives you a tremendous boost. It is contemplated as the largest mobile app marketplace in the technology world and attracts a huge volume of visitors who are looking to download a myriad of apps for different purposes. The app store thus helps your app to reach these downloaders, who are your potential customers.

The Play Store also allows regular updates of your app because Android as an operating system is constantly updating too.

Hiring an Android App Developer

If you are planning to hire an Android app developer to catch up with the rapidly growing market, there are a few things that you need to consider:

Technical Expertise – As Android app development involves extensive coding, the developer should possess technical expertise for the same. A requirement-specific knowledge is what you are looking for. A simple way to ensure that would be checking out the developer’s previous projects or asking if he/she has worked on a similar project before. The answers or the portfolio would give you an idea how suitable your developer is, for your specific needs.

Features and Functionality – You would need to have a clear idea about the end target of your app or what purpose would it serve, for your company. This is something you should state clearly to your app developer, to make sure your app is business-oriented and meets your expectations.

Budget– Due to its huge demand, there are numerous professionals who are delving into this app development market presently. It ranges from certified professional developers to newbie interns just starting out. Obviously, there would a difference when it comes to both their quality of development and charges to work on your project. You need to decide on your budget – the stipulated amount you are willing to spend on your app.

Due to the huge competition in the Android app development, hiring the perfect app developer can be a challenge today. Consider this few point would surely help you through the process.

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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