How to Excel in Android App Development

Android platform has brought massive opportunities to the developers as Android is serving bigger audience than the iOS community. Android hardware devices vary according to screen sizes, processor types, custom APIs, etc. It brings significant challenges to maintaining similar user experience and execution performances.

So if you’re aiming to become professional Android app developer, here are five valuable tips for you.

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1. Start Researching to know your market

All the applications are ranked in the App Store or Google store. Google gives ranks according to which it appears on Google store. So before approaching an Android App Developer make a list out of a gigantic pool of application. Before starting your development, start researching the market. Are there any application with features, you are willing to develop? If yes, take a note of it and if not, evaluate and think about whether your app bears potential of holding the advanced feature. Never forget you are building an app for your users. So, always make a habit to inquire your users about what they expect new in the application or what drawbacks they are facing in your competitor’s application.

2. Responsive to screen size

Android is an open source platform and differs in screen size according to the smartphone and tablet form alone. It expands to cover various mobile handsets developed on different operating system. So it is essential for Android professionals to guarantee a uniform experience across the varying screen sizes.

3. Check out Android platform’s patterns

It is best to keep your app user-friendly. UI patterns act like your friend. It is much better to think of these patterns as tools than restraints. Users will never learn how to deal with your application. It is your application patterns which will make user know how to navigate and interact.

Action bar will let you know where you are and what you can do. The dashboard pattern describes the primary areas of the app and the top level navigation. Workspaces pattern allows the users to swipe screens left and right between content. The ribbon menu makes it possible to launch the user directly into content.

4. Optimizing UI

It is always recommended to build your application to view in both ways vertical and horizontally. As an Android developer, you can use static code scanning tool that helps you optimize the layouts. It also helps to layout hierarchies of your Android application and helps to detect common coding problems. So, make sure that your Android application is optimized well.

5. Use Android Code Templates

There are several types of Android code templates which can help the developer to create the whole Android application or some specific application components. These are available while a developer creates a new Android module. One can also use Android templates to add new activities to the existing module.

Follow the following steps to use Android templates:

– Go to Android Studio, select File>New>Module

– Get inside the settings of the application. (Application & Company Name, Package name, Domain, and SDK, then click Next)

– Select your application template

– Then enter activity name, layout name, title, Menu Resource name and click finish.

So, these were few important tips for developers who are beginning with Android App development. Follow them and create a best Android App ever!

Top-Notch Features Offered By Android App Development

The android applications certainly render a lot of usability to its users. Android is in the limelight these days since we know that the there are ample lot of applications that brings to us the best tools that are makes our day to day chores quite easy. For this you need to create an imaginary function as well as utility is created for Android operating system.

When compared with other mobile operating systems, Android mobile operating system is quite advanced as it give developers the leverage to render features as well as functionalities that they require. This leverage that these developers have is great for them to generate applications that are quite creative as well as innovative and helps the users to work on intuitive apps . In this blog we have discussed all these functionalities that any professional Android development company uses to develop incredible apps.

What Does Android Use?

Android development system makes use of an open source programming language. Open source is a development framework which implies that the code is not only available for every and one can even modify it as well. Thus any android developer can modify the code of the files that control the working of the operating system and can develop as many applications as they could.

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What one needs to change in Android Application Development?

Android application development platform being an open source operating system has the leverage to change things right from the looks of the application, to backgrounds as well as the headers. Further you can also use complicated codes so as to change the working as well as the functionality of your application.

Apart from this you have the leverage to plugin the Add-ons and you also have the leverage to synchronize one applications with others if you can correctly add modules. This therefore makes android application development quite easy and quick for developers.

Leverages for Android Application Developers

Google has come up with softwares as well as app development kits that are for Android app development. The company has also come up with Simulators that allows testing and creating applications to explicitly check for bugs before releasing them to the users and use them on smartphones.

This is one of the major step that improves the efficiency as well as the performance of your developed app which you need to launched on the android devices.

These facilities, are great for android developers and this can enable them to create incredible mobile apps as well as tools for the users who count on Android.

Final thoughts!

The brings us the conclusion that the android applications and so the android application developers do have a very bright looking at the perpetual growth in the market coverage of the technology that the operating system that we use in order to make them smart enough.

As we know that Google is now getting popular among audience and now getting more users rating, we now can expect that there are several advanced benefits of operating systems as well as tools that that Google will offer in the coming future.

Features Android N Has In Store For The Users

There is news that says that Android’s upcoming OS might be named after Kerala made sweet and there are reports according to which Google is going out to public to get a poll so as to name the new Android N version of Google’s smart operating system. Further, it was seen that official Twitter page of Kerala tourism ministry’s asked people to cast their vote to “Neyappam” for naming the next OS.

As per reports, Sundar Pichai announced that Android N could be chosen via an online poll while he visited India in December 2015.

Android is well known to choose popular names of sweets such as Lollipop, KitKat, Marshmallow and Ice Cream Sandwich, name its Android versions and if everything will go well according to Kerala tourism ministry, India probably gets its first listed sweet. This is certainly great news for each and every leading Android development company, but its features are also giving a thought to the competitors as well. Here you will get to know about all the anticipated features of Android N.

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1. Multiple Window: We know that Android N offers a choice for a multi-window screen that allows the user to access more than one apps simultaneously at a time. This is possible with the help of multi- window as this allows you to do the multitasking job.

2. Bundled notification and direct reply: This API renders post notifications to the users that have the highest visibility & interactivity. This helps you to get to know more subject line at a single point of time in the notification area. You get to receive the notification in a bundle and give then straightforward reply.

3. A new element for easy accessibility: Android N comprises of other highlights for screen zoom which is an element present in the accessibility area. It renders quite a clear impression that makes the screen quite bigger and does not demand much attention from the users.

4. New plan for saving your data: Not everyone has gone through the complete information so as to arrange as quick as reasonably expected. Android N comprises of instrument that helps in settings. Now when you turn on Data Saver highlight into your settings, thus you are allowed to save your data plans at places where it is possible.

This helps you to block the extra data usage that happens due to a background, along with this the users get an option to whitelist all the applications that are needed for the setting of the Data Saver.

5. Language no bar: Android N is evolving to give people a choice when it comes to location and language is quite an improved way, quite importantly for application developers. Apart from this, there is no great reason to stretch your limits and adopt only the default language, as users are now given a choice to pick up their preferred language as per regionalization.

6. Directories get more secure through access control: Android N presents the modified element as a scoped directory that has improved the security of your data or any folder.

7. TV recording: Due to this Android N, the user also gets the option to store the videos which are present at one or more than one session at once. This also means that you are allowed to schedule the recordings to watch it later.

8. Faster management & setting: Google has also included a“Just- In Time compiler” to the Android Runtime so as to properly improve the working process of your running your Android applications. This has improved the installation process of the application quicker and also makes the reboots of the system upgrades quite quick along with quite a clever and quick setting.

Along with this, the new features unveiled in developer preview are:

1. New Graphics API: This new Android operating system offers you Vulkan graphics API as this platform renders quite nice representation execution performance.

2. Shortcuts for App launching: Android N is a platform that allows applications to give various alternatives to the app launchers. This allows your application to choose up to five alternate ways. This makes it quite easy for the developers to work on Android N.

3. High interactivity using Emojis present for Android N User: Android N offers an all new set of Emojis, which is quite individual and do not look like Muppet blobs. This makes it easy for the users to enjoy their conversation using several living creatures to express their views.

One of the most important thing that we need to know is that these features are subjected to change, and the final launch of the operating system is yet to come, and all these features were launched as per the developers preview that unveiled on 9 March.

Let’s see what will come to us, waiting in anticipation!

App Streaming Is Changing The Methodologies Of App Ecosystem

The two dominant players in app industry are Apple’ App Store and Google’ Play Store. Every year hundreds of applications go live on these two powerful platforms. It has been found that approximately 3 million apps are offered to the Android and iOS users if combined. Thus, we understand how the app ecosystem is evolving and has given the endless opportunity to almost every iOS or Android app development company. Previously, the apps were only supposed to be used for entertainment and fun, but with the burgeoning mobile usage; it has become a necessity.

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Do you remember, the previous days before the web browsers came into existence? The monopoly of services like AOL, MSN, Yahoo forces the users to install them on their PCs if they want to see the premiere content. After certain time period when web browsers came into existence these restrictions were no longer in practice. It has given a great liberty to its users to switch between the services and content as per their wish.

Think of a situation, when you need to install a separate mobile application for everything you serve on the internet as websites. i.e. an app for shopping, an app for Facebook, etc. This can be a nightmare! You may prefer serving the internet because the content is delivered to you without any walls. You just need a browser, where you can search for anything you want irrespective of going into lengthy downloading procedures.

The Incoherent World of Mobile Apps

The web applications and the mobile applications have always been contradictory regarding growth. It has been found that there has been no smooth conversation between the applications. If you want to read an online news portal, you need to download an app. If you wish to serve Facebook, you need to download Facebook app for it. You name your problem; there is an app for that.

The situation is worse when it comes to web search. If you search for content using Google, its mobile search results will tend to push you to mobile web pages. But this is not always definite. It may lead to a pleasing situation too. But sometimes, it is better to go into the app.

The Mesh of Apps

Don’t you think it will be better to move between the applications just as you do within the web? Several tech giants like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, etc. believe in it. This is the reason why Google App Indexing, Apple Deep Linking, Bing App Linking, Universal Links, Facebook App Links, came into existence. But the crux of these companies is that they want to make it simple to move from one link to another. From a web page or inside the application and into another app when

The Birth of App Streaming

As the name suggest, App Streaming Google can efficiently broadcast what user wants to see within the app, without downloading it. It will definitely work as promised, and you will be able to browse within the app with the same type of web browsing experience.

In the US, nine application publishers have tested the services of app streamlining. And freely available for Google App on Android 5 or 6 phones. One may require setting US English in their web search or WiFi use. But unfortunately, this service is not for iOS users who are using Google App. The Chrome users on Android will be excluded.

I hope, this blog has given you plenty of information about App Streamlining. Alternatively, you can spend some time on researching more on this topic. It may help you explore more.

How to Make It Big in The App Industry?

The continuously increasing use of smartphones and tablets is driving demand for mobile applications. Moreover, given the fact that nearly “89 percent of media time is spent on mobile apps”, both aspiring and experienced developers find mobile application development as a lucrative career.

But, as the “market demand for app development services is estimated to grow 5 times faster compared to the capacity of internal IT organizations’ to deliver such services by 2017” , it becomes imperative for app developers to be prepared to face such challenge with utmost efficiency.

Furthermore, with millions of apps competing for the attention of mobile users, making your own application stand out can be challenging. Whether you are a part of an Android app development company or or an individual interested in developing a successful app, reading this article will provide you useful insight on tactics on how can you make it big in the app world.

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1. Study Mobile App Statistics

Studying the latest mobile app statistics provide useful insight that gives a fair idea of crucial considerations that can help in successful implementation of a winning app model. Below listed are some stats on mobile apps worth considering:

  • Gaming applications, entertainment, and utility apps are three of the most popular app categories that you must focus on when planning on creating a mobile application.

  • 86 percent developers prefer the Android OS for developing apps while 57 percent developers choose Apple iOS operating system for their mobile app development project. This is because of the ease Android platform provides to developers in building an app than iOS-based applications. So, it makes sense to adopt Android operating system for your project instead of choosing iOS (especially when you’re searching for a simplified manner to develop mobile apps).

  • Other than Swift programming language, Java is becoming another preferred choice among developers for building apps. While Swift is required for developing iOS apps, Java, on the contrary, is used for building Android applications. Thus, you must become familiar with a particular or both of these programming languages based on your project needs.

2. Get Familiar With Popular App Trends

The second most critical consideration you must consider before starting app development is to know about the trends that are dictating the mobile app industry, and will continue to so in the coming years. Let’s have a peek at a few biggest app development trends to watch out for in 2016:

  • Swift will become the preferred programming language of the future: Swift has become open source, which has helped in getting the programming language plenty of attention from developers. Another factor that makes Swift a preferred application language is because of the ability it renders to developers in writing highly reliable code.

  • Enterprise and wearable apps will gain more traction: According to a report generated by IndieDev, “43 percent of developers who favor creating enterprise apps over consumer apps earn over $10K every month.” This clearly suggests how building enterprise applications will prove more profitable for developers. Additionally, with wearables (or smart devices) such as Fitbit and others becoming a hot favorite among people, the need for wearable apps will likely increase.

  • IoT will drive the need for app development : The “Internet of Things based product and services is said to generate incremental revenue exceeding $300 billion in 2020.” This clearly suggests IoT will impact how a mobile app is developed. So, it makes sense to try your hands on building apps for IoT.

3. Go For App Store Optimization

There are over 2 million apps present in the app stores, which makes it difficult to rank higher on the app store searches. However, you can improve your ranks through App Store Optimization (ASO). The approach help optimizes mobile apps to make them rank higher in app store’s search results. Moreover, the better your app will rank in app store searches, the more easily your app will become noticed by potential customers.

Simply put, ASO helps in attracting more traffic to your app page. App store optimization is not much different from search engine optimization; it also make use of keywords and phrases to direct your users to your app. But remember that SEO and ASO are not same and use a different process. When it comes to optimizing an app, here are a few key points worth taking a look at:

  • Pick a short title (not exceeding 25 characters) that adapts to top searches. Besides this, make sure to use a unique and creative title.

  • Use only relevant keywords in your app’s title and description.

  • Adding ratings increases the likelihood of getting more clicks from users.

  • Write a quality description for your app, as it has the potential to encourage users to download the app.

Final Words

This article covers three most important considerations that have the potential of helping you achieve success in the mobile app space. So, make sure to go through all of the above discussed points carefully and increase your chances of succeeding as a mobile app developer.

Wearables Technology Will Define The Future Of Mobile Apps

Wearables technology has become a buzzword, in fact, it is touted to be the next big thing for business. According to a recent forecast by IDC for the wearables industry:

“The worldwide shipment of wearables will increase to 111.1 million units in 2016, which is 44.4% higher than the 80 million units shipped in 2015.”

Statistics Showing Increase Demand For Wearables

Here are a few other stats for the wearable market worth exploring:

  • The wearable market is said to reach up to $8.36 billion by 2018.

  • It is expected that the total shipments of the wearable devices will reach 214.6 million units by 2019.

  • IDC also revealed that 74 percent of individuals consider wearable to be an exciting technology, while 71 percent think smart devices such as smartwatches and similar devices are the “Next-In” thing. IDC labeled such users as “wearables intenders.”

All the above statistics clearly indicate that the wearable market is in a boom phase, and will continue to grow in the distant future as well. That means consumers demand for wearables is on a rise and will increase with time. But unfortunately, not all the brands and ios or Android App Development Company pay due attention to developing solutions for wearables. In fact, “Only 6 percent of app developers have created an application for a wearable device.”

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The Role of Wearables in Mobile App Industry

But considering the ever-increasing consumer demand for wearables, app developers get perfect opportunities to grab market share of the tech-savvy shoppers by developing applications for the wearables. Besides, wearable intenders are becoming more inclined towards tech companies offering wearables. That’s because, such tech companies have helped in introducing advancements to the wearable market and move it forward.

However, as we had discussed previously, majority of app developers still need to make inroad in the wearable market. Based on an online survey conducted by InMobi’s State of Mobile App Developers, “31 percent brands said that they are not sure whether they’ll render apps for smartwatches or other smart devices, while 32% believe that they might consider capitalizing on the ever-evolving wearable market by creating an app.”

The biggest reason that is slowing down mobile app developers from making an attempt to develop apps for smart devices is: the difficulty they face in building the app that works well on both Smartphones and wearable devices at the same time. But the rate at which the need for wearables is increasing, soon you can expect smartphone and tablets to be the “things of the past”, while the smart tools will gain precedence in our lives. This suffices that the wearable technology will define the future of mobile application development.

What’s the Conclusion?

Consumers are always seeking for new technology, and wearables are indeed the best technology that can add value to users. But sadly, the shortage of apps for smart devices can affect wearable adoption. Moreover, it’s been observed that most of the brand are partially interested in building apps for smartwatches and the like devices. As a result, you can rarely see app developers making many efforts in creating apps with capabilities that are essential for the smart devices.

But you can’t deny the fact that the utilization of smartwatches and other smart tools will rise to a great extent. Thus, preparing to create solutions for wearables will likely turn out a profitable deal for you.

How to start with Android App Development

Android app development businesses seek for higher profits and promising future. The demand for Android smartphones has triggered the demand for Android application development in recent years. It has boosted the developers interest into Android programming. Learning Android App development programming is not a difficult job. It only requires severe care and planning.

So, here are few tricks that will help you in Android App development if you are new in this field.

1. Understand the Android Market

Android market is bigger than iOS. So, try to focus on a huge number of users accordingly. Being an inexperienced Android App developer, you should use Android device as much as possible. Take part in Android community discussions largely. Google+ is the best example of it. Whether you are an individual or willing to become best Android app development company in future, participate actively in these kinds of dozens of communities, it will surely help you to thrive in this field.

Android developers, Android Studio, Android App Design are few best example for it.

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2. Maintain Latest Trends

Seldom, Google releases new updates to its current SDK, which provides as a guideline for Android App developers to produce new ways of developing an Android App. Constant updation of your Android application, help you to exist in competition and introduce new features regularly. Users highly praise updation periodically. This also helps the users to remain at the top of the standards set by Google.

3. Do not ignore User Input

It is one of the excellent ways to improve your app. Users appreciate the application when developers take their feedback sincerely and apply it to their application/s. If users are happy with the existing feedback system, they will never uninstall your application, which is probably, the best thing. And ultimately, as a fresher in Android App Development you get access to a huge group of people that acts as a medium for progressing your app. What else you want?

4. Follow Android design Guidelines

As an inexperienced Android App developer, you should follow the full set of guidelines produced by Google. However, it is found that many Android App developers feel shy to use them as this will be notified in the Facebook. But don’t avoid it. The guidelines will help the users to understand the working of the application intuitively. These are designed to keep apps compatible with another and make Android feel and behave as one.

5. Work for Mulitple Devices

The best part of Android App development is that Android runs on a variety of devices that have different screen sizes, unlike iOS. As a developer, it is quite difficult for Android developers to test the Android application on every device. To maintain consistency throughout the variety of devices, Android Developers can use density-independent pixels. Android device will then automatically the pixels in adequate amount, thus leading to more consistency throughout different devices.

So, these were some useful tips for inexperienced Android App developers. Many applications fail because the developers behind them got too greedy. Android communities are quite supportive, take their suggestions seriously and you can produce quality Android Applications.

Android App Development: A Viable Alternative for Aspiring Developers

For the past few years the battle between whether Android or iOS platform should be used for developing an app has been a popular one. Although, the war seems to be over now, however still the question remains answered to many users especially to aspiring app developers. Though, building an app for iPhone and iPad users proves an excellent option in generating good revenue, but novice developers find Android platform a better choice for application development.

Also, many iOS or Android app development companies favor building an Android app because it requires using the Java language compared to complicated languages such as Swift and Objective-C. Let’s have a look at some other reasons that make developing an application in Android a worthy option:

A Viable Alternative for Aspiring Developers

1. Help Save Time in Developing a New Programming Skill-set: As discussed previously, creating an Android-enabled app does not require you to spend time in gaining knowledge about any new programming language like an iOS application. Moreover, beginners find it natural to shift to Java programming language – that is needed to build an Android application. So, if you have familiarity with Java, you won’t have to waste any time in learning several other languages.

2. Flexibility to Build Android Apps: An iOS application can only be built in Xcode. But, you can choose to build Android apps in either Mac or Windows operating system. Thus, the latter gives an added advantage to novices to create a product that can work on any OS. Basically, startup developers get the flexibility to develop an app based on their convenience.

3. Cost-effectiveness: When it comes to application development, Google provides a free tool called Android Studio to help build apps that works well for Android powered phones – be it Smartphones, tablets, and associated hardware. Most importantly, students wanting to become app developers find it pretty easy to start their project using the Android Studio tool and pre-built templates perfect for building Android applications.

4. Submitting and Publishing App is Easy: The approval process of an Android application is quick and easy in comparison to an iOS app. You don’t have to follow strict guidelines as imposed by Apple to get your application published in the app store. Once your Android app is put up and ready to be launched, it won’t take much time in getting your app approved on the Google Play Store. In fact, it might only take a few hours or a day and your application will likely get the approval. In contrary, the Apple can take days for the approval.

5. Better Reach: Many young people purchase Android devices more as they are cheap compared to an iPhone, especially students. And so, creating an Android app will indeed help you attract younger audience using an Android device. Since this mobile platforms have different variants made available in the market, more will be the chances of product discoverability.

Wrapping Up

Most of today’s generation students aspiring to become app developers favor Android to complete their task, as it provides them with ease and convenience essential for starting a startup project without much hassle. The best thing about building Android applications is that such apps can work on multiple devices and various operating systems unlike an iOS app. This ultimately benefit wannabe developers in getting enough opportunities to expand their product reach.

 

Ponder Before Hiring An App Development Company

In this heavy techsavy space, you can find ample lot of software development firms that will boast about their productivity, efficiency and skills to develop your mobile app. But as a business owner how can you find out a highly-skilled development company that help you to pursue your creative needs, on your budget, and deliver you on time project with no cost overruns.

When compared to any business organization, an Android apps development company is extremely good as its people . The big fishes in the software development zone have the skills to easily attract and maintain competency in the development and know the perfect trick to uproot the low performing ones.

Hiring A App Development Company

As per Dmitry Karpovich, the CEO of Oxagile, a leading software development, a good mobile app development company not only employ software engineers who have earned great certifications but also skilled analyst and people who have the expertise in the rendering a strong user experience.

Hiring experts that possess a wide range of skills and abilities is what you need to boost your business , this is because they need to build phenomenal mobile apps in all the major operating platform–be it iOS, Windows Phone. Android.

There is no mathematical formula or convention to measure competencies of a web development company. However, there are different indirect ways in order to find out the company that posses features that are necessary for your mobile app development. In this blog we are looking for some important characteristics that a web developer must posses in order to be a highly competitive web service provider.

Do the company has a good clientèle

As we know that social media is currently at its booming phase thus all the software companies have a very wholesome accounts. However, there are only few things that can appear to be useful for your and one of them are the testimonial.

Thus the very first thing a software development company what all services it can offer to its clients.

You can cross check with their clients that can attest that whether the company is credible enough to deliver the mobile app you wish to make. Do not forget to ask them all sort of experience they encountered while delivering the best development services.

Look for apps that can be tested

Do not just hire any software development company, and before doing so you need to ensure that you have come across the mobile apps that were created by them.

This is a very simple and much practiced thing. As we know that before buying a car you first take a test drive, similarly before handing over your big business project you need to make sure you know about their products and kind of services they offer. Ask them to provide you with the list of projects they have developed for the clients in the past. Do not forget to ask for live links and clients testimonials as well. You need to put in some time being a typical end use and download the apps that have built. Apart from this make sure that you spend time to educate them what all thing you need in your website and the quality you expect.

Search for a firm that works on agile

Agility is one of the most important aspect in modern age development. When discussing a company’s past and current experience, then you need to know that whether the firm offers agile development of mobile apps or not, can it easily solve the problems, and can easily take actions to the request changes. A competent software company offers to make changes very swiftly and this is what the current need to development.

Make sure to have a strong communication channel

If your hired firm do not offer you an honest and constant communication channel , then it would be difficult to bring out an app as it was envisioned to be in the first place.

As per Karpovich, “It’s critical for a software development company to keep its client updated at all times using daily status reports. App developers should use any means of communication the client wants, including onsite visits, Skype calls, and email.”

Going for a warrantee clause is one of the best practice in the development firm. You can also weigh the confidence of a firm and its products deliverance that in itself is a great opportunity for a firm, this is quite effective in the process of selection. If you have two companies and you need to choose one among them, then I suggest to pick the one that renders good warrantee, and do not rush into the decision of choosing a firm . Decide before
hand whether the company offer clauses for warrantee and they also need to guarantee whether your product gets delivered on time. Apart from this you need to look for warrantees according to which the company willingly offer bug fixes to defects or bugs after the deployment process even.

Counting on a third party firm to develop your project as you expect will lead you encounter unexpected things that can happen to you.

You might come across times when you will miss your deadline, the developed projects might not come out to be as expected which might be positive and negative , and it might happen that you can go through cost overruns.

No one can actually speculate what kind of relation you might end up having with the software development firm you will hire. However you can put in your diligent efforts to pick out the most suitable company to get a successful project development and get boost in the business.

How You Can Keep Your Android Apps Always On High Response Mode?

Keep your apps highly responsive

It’s very much feasible for Android developers to write code on Android to make the system work much faster to win the performance test from any other operating devices in the world. But still I think its often sluggish to work with high performance systems every-time that can hang or it might freeze for a significant amount of time to process every input. Which is the worst thing that can happen to your Android app’s while you are accessing it: it will alert you with the following message “Application Not Responding” or ANR dialog box.

I will introduce you guys with “What Triggers ANR” process?

All things considered, it happens that the framework shows an ANR message just on the off chance that your application is not in the slightest degree reacting for your asked message.

For instance, if there is an application that tends to hinders some of your I/O operations on UI strings that in the end will limit your framework to react to any approaching client info occasions. On the other side, it additionally may be the situation if your application is investing a lot of energy to create and expand in-memory structure, and figuring the following procedure in an amusement on your UI string. At that point, it’s basic to contemplate that such calculations are productive, yet at the same time it requires a huge investment to run the procedure.

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In Android, application responsiveness has proficiently observed the procedure known as “Action Manager and Window Manager” framework administrations. Android then shows the ANR dialog box for a specific application process when it identifies one of the accompanying conditions as and when required:

  • No reaction to an information requested within 5 seconds.
  • A Broadcast Receiver still has not wrapped up the undertaking inside of 10 seconds.

You will come across millions of Android app development companies who can handle such serious issues that occurs while installing or working with Android applications. But this is not the last thing that you should look for. Find Android app development companies who offers knack of dealing with such serious issues that often occurs when you start working with apps with fantastic solutions to avoid future glitches. Prefer to work with Android app development companies who offers great advantage of developing high -quality Android applications and can simultaneously solve ANR errors side-by-side.

Steps you should prefer to avoid ANR error in Android systems

On the off chance that you are an Android client, then you may know about Android applications that regularly likes to run altogether on a solitary accessing so as to string the default “UI string” or you can say “fundamental string”. That particularly implies that application is executing its undertaking in UI string that ordinarily takes quite a while to finish any procedure in your Android triggering so as to work gadgets the message ANR dialog in light of the fact that your application is not in the slightest degree in a state to get the data occasions.

So, any method that will efficiently execute the process in the UI thread should perform the task carefully. Activities should perform every task carefully in order to set up in key life-cycle methods such as onCreate() and onResume()methods.

One of the most effective way to avoid such error is to build a worker thread to easily handle longer operations: AsyncTask class. User can easily extend AsyncTask and implement it with doInBackground() method. To post progress the changes to the user, user can easily follow a process to call publishProgress(), that will invoke the onProgressUpdate() callback method.

For example:

private class DownloadImage extends AsyncTask<URL, Integer, String> {

// Do the long-running work in here
protected String doInBackground(URL… urls) {
String savedImagePath = “/sdcard/image.jpg”;
int count;
try {
URL url = urls[0];
URLConnection connection = url.openConnection();
connection.connect();
InputStream input = new BufferedInputStream(url.openStream(), 2048);
OutputStream output = new FileOutputStream(savedImagePath);
int lenghtOfFile = connection.getContentLength();
byte data[] = new byte[2048];
long total = 0;

while ((count = input.read(data)) != -1) {
total += count;
output.write(data, 0, count);

// publishing progress..
publishProgress((int) ((total * 100) / lenghtOfFile));
}

output.flush();
output.close();
input.close();
return savedImagePath;
} catch (Exception e) {
Log.e(“Error: “, e.getMessage());
}

return null;
}
// This is triggered when publishProgress() is called to notify progress in UI thread
protected void onProgressUpdate(Integer… progress) {
updateProgress(progress[0]);
}
// This is triggered when doInBackground() is finished
protected void onPostExecute(String imagePath) {
displayImage(imagePath);
}
}
// To execute this worker thread, simply create an instance and call execute():
new DownloadImage().execute(imageUrl);

How to Strengthen your System Responsiveness

  • If your application is performing well in the background mode on user input, then it shows that progress is being made with a ProgressBar in your UI.

  • For games specifically, performing calculations for moves in a worker thread will be of great help.

  • If any of your application takes a huge amount of time in its initial setup phase, then it indicate that loading process is in progress and will fill-up all the information simultaneously. It further indicates that application status is in progress status.

  • Use performance tools such as Systrace and Traceview to determine deadlock situation in your app’s responsiveness.