An Insight Into The Multitasking In Android Application Development

Image 1The open-source mobile platform, that is Android has garnered great popularity in the past few years. It has been into a fierce competition with the Apple iOS platform that has been the forerunner of the touchscreen industry. The Multitasking is one of the most significant attribute of the Android, which has greatly contributed to the success of this platform.

Indubitably, with the ultimate leverages of Android application development services, applications can efficiently support multitasking. However, to reap its benefits, it is essential to understand the platform behavior, prior diving into the app development platform. Since, there are certain limitations associated with the application development, these must be kept in mind to ensure a functional and remarkable product. These limitations have facilitated developers to seek effective solutions that support multitasking.

Here are a few restrictions that must be considered while developing a mobile application possessing multitasking.

1. The mobile application must be lightweight and agile in nature. Most of the mobile devices don’t exhibit a huge memory space. The available memory is substantially less than the amount of RAM needed for app development. Thus, in order to avoid this issue from creating bottlenecks in your app success, it is advisable to ensure a lightweight and feature-rich app development.

2. Since, the mobile users are often less patient, asking them to click done after accessing an application won’t be a viable choice. For instance, there could be a case that a user will need to access an application quite often but only for a small time span while accessing another app. Thus, asking for done application after each access could annoy your app users.

3. Switching from one app to another must be smooth and seamless. If a mobile user is not able to instantly switch from an application to another, there are great chances that soon he/she will abandon that app. Mobile are likely to access thing on the go and in a quite hurry as compared to the desktop users. Thus, if they are not able to access an information as and when desired, they may get annoyed.

4. While accessing an application if another application has been accessed, then the user must be able to resume the heretofore running application from where he/she has left. For example, if a user is accessing the Facebook application and in between a text message has arrived, user must be able to switch to seamlessly switch to messages and then back to that last accessed Facebook page.

If you opt to hire Android developers, there might be a possibility that a common issue might occur that often creates misunderstanding while developing an application with multitasking. It is the confusion between process and application. Most of the developers often get confused between the two terms. An application may or may not possess a process, however it can also support multiple processes. Moreover, multiple applications can share a common process as well. Create the app process wisely while developing a multitasking app.

To achieve multitasking, one needs to support the simultaneous execution of multiple applications. However, the above mentioned factors are needed to be kept in mind to ensure a smooth and consistent user experience on mobile devices. And, Android platform has been designed to augment multitasking in an efficient fashion.