Android App Development Tips To Follow for 2018
We have read a plethora of posts on what to do and also what not to do when you are an Android app developer and developing an Android app. Well, you must have heard nothing is constant except for change. A similar thing applies to Android apps as well. Certain concepts and techniques get eradicated with time and some new ones are added. In several cases, new things are not added but the priority allotted to various aspects of the development changes with the change in user preferences. So, let’s explore what the upcoming year is expecting from the Android app development.
1) Visual Impact
No matter, how functionally perfect your app is, users are not going to fall for the app if it does not attract the user visually. The design is all we are talking about. Design the Android app in a way that the user fall in love at the very first sight. No, I am not exaggerating it, trust me. The design is one of the things that drags the users at first, however, it won’t be able to maintain them without features and functions.
2) Hunt for The Mistakes
Well, if at the initial stage of the development, you are looking for the chocolaty words, then red alert. Don’t do that. ‘Praise at first will give you criticism the worst.’ Hunting for the mistakes during the development will make it picture perfect post development. It’s better to correct your mistakes by yourself instead of users finding the bug or fault in the app and addressing it. Criticize to make it wise.
3) Update and Update
The update here has dual usage: The first update is to stay updated with the nuances coming in the Android and the second update is releasing the app update in regular and timely manner. Both are like two sides of the coin, mandatory and non-separable. It doesn’t take more time from the user’s app to lose interest and abandon the app if they don’t find something intuitive in the app. Withstanding with a crew of 3.3 million apps in the Apple store without innovative and fascinating updates is extremely difficult. Competitors won’t be taking much time to develop the updated version of what is serving and users won’t be taking much time to diverge on them.
4) Don’t Waste Your App, Just Test It
Android studio is one of the best things for app development and the emulator is the best thing for Android app testing. Its one of the best tools for debugging. However when you want a flawless app without any issue, then relying entirely on an emulator for app testing is not advisable. Testing should always be done with actual devices. If it’s not a massive Android app development company and just a single developer then it can be an expensive investment to get different Android devices for testing. However, its mandatory step if you want your app to stand with other apps which are perfect.
5) Compatibility with Wearables
One of the emerging trends witnessed in the current year and expected to continue or even increase in the upcoming year is of the wearables. Hence, your app must be compatible with the wearable devices as well so that user can connect both the devices and can access the apps of the mobile device through the wearable device. Users will gain more productivity and you will gain a competitive advantage over similar apps lacking this feature.