If your business is considering an Android development project, it will want to select an expert with the right skills and experience. Android application development can help you to build your business with a consumer application or support your team with a business-focused mobile application. In this article, we review three crucial areas of focus you will want to consider when looking at prospective Android application development partners.
‘When considering an Android development partner, be sure to select a partner with the skills, experience and references to complete your project and anticipate your need for growth, expansion and change.’
Android application development leverages two primary languages, namely, Java and XML, and, while there are many developers who count Java and XML as part of their skillset and experience, there are a number of basic prerequisites with which a development team must comply if they are to deliver a timely, affordable solution for your Android development project.
Here are three areas of focus for your Android development partner selection criteria:
Android App Development Tools – Be sure your IT consultant or Android development partner has experience with automation tools and the integrated development environment (IDE) used to develop Android applications. IDE options include the Android application studio, Apache Ant, Apache Maven, Eclipse and Gradle. All provide to manage the Android build. Your Android design and development team should also have a working knowledge and experience with control tools and the use of GIT-source repository, GitHub and Bitbucket.
Android Component Expertise – Components represent a constellation of entry points for your application and each plays a particular role. Some are independent and some are codependent. Components can fall into several categories, e.g., services, content, activities, activators and broadcast receivers. Android developers must know how to leverage components to build the best, most seamless application and ensure high-performance.
Android SDK – Android developers will use the Android Software Development Kit (SDK) to create the software application and the development team must have a firm grasp of all aspects of the Android SDK and its specific parameters and guidelines. Areas of focus include application responsiveness and performance, hardware polling, UI thread blocking, and other Android restrictions and parameters that may negatively affect performance if not handled appropriately. Working with expert Android developers will ensure that the mobile application is designed and developed to assure the best performance and mitigate user complaints and issues.
Android is a stable development environment and offers many opportunities to build a software product or software application for use by consumers in a market environment or by business users to support the business needs. When considering an Android development partner, be sure to select a partner with the skills, experience and references to complete your project and anticipate your need for growth, expansion and change.
‘There are a number of basic prerequisites with which a development team must comply if they are to deliver a timely, affordable solution for your Android development project.’
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