8 Ultimate Tips For Android Developers

Here are eight ultimate tips for all the Android beginner developers!

  1. IDE

Even though the majority of development of Android Apps revolves around Eclipse, it still provides a drag-and-drop interface only. Therefore, there is much more to be done with your choice of IDE which will ultimately affect your end result. Therefore, if you want to make a good Android application make sure you make a good choice of IDE.

  1. Think Of The User

photoMake sure that your app will be functional on most of devices. That is to say, your app should be compatible with the current version of Android. Since the sometimes the official releases are well ahead the users, it is important that most of all you think of your end-user. You would want the user to be satisfied and make an app which is useful to them.

  1. Test Your App

Needless to say, prior to distributing your app you should test it. That being said, you should use a real device to test it, not an emulator, since they are really not as good at portraying the real situation. Actually, it’s for the best that you have at least two devices so that you can test various things such as SMS, Bluetooth and other. It is also an advantage if these devices have screens of different sizes.

  1. Learn How To Use XML

XML2You are probably aware of the fact that all the Android apps are based on XML, therefore if you do not know how to use XML you’re gonna have a bad time! Surely, you could probably find a way to go about it and don’t use XML, still, it is probably for the best that you acquire the skills of using XML as they will come in handy for various reasons.

  1. Find A Designer

You will definitely need the help of a professional designer. However, if you think you are good at this you can design your app all by yourself! Furthermore, you will have to adapt your design for screens of different sizes. Also, you should probably read the official Android Design guidelines.

  1. Android Solutions

android-profWhenever it is possible you should use Android-specific solutions in order to provide a simpler and better performance of your app. You should consider various services and packages which will ultimately help you achieve this.

  1. Use Google

Google is your answer, to almost all of life’s problems. If you are developing an Android app perhaps you should look the answer to your problem on Google. You will literally be able to find the answer to your problem and fast too.

  1. Software Development

developmentYou will probably still have to test your app extensively and make an effort to separate the UI code from the business logic. Therefore, all the good software practices also should be applied when it comes to Android apps development. Having some general experience in software development should make programing Android apps so much easier and faster.