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From Idea to Execution: Understanding the Basics of Android App Development

Author: Seethal Bdm
by Seethal Bdm
Posted: Aug 08, 2017
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When you have an innovative idea for a mobile application and are eager to turn it into reality, it takes an immense programming effort, among other things. Learning to code is difficult enough but with Android development, it gets even more complicated. Creating an Android app requires a Software Development Kit (SDK), an Integrated Development Environment such as Android Studio, a Java software development kit (JDK) for starters. It would be more convenient to seek the assistance of an Android app development company in India to do the coding. Since there are experienced software professionals in the country with a vast amount of knowledge, the app development will be quick and the overall aesthetics professional and user-friendly.

Here, we discuss some of the unique features of the Android system

1. Programming Language- Java

Android apps are written in the Java programming language. The SDK tools compile the code along with data and resources files, if any, into an Android package or an APK. It is an archive file with an.apk suffix which is used by Android-powered devices to install the app. Remember, Java and JavaScript are not the same.

2. Role of Linux

You might have used the Linux operating system, or at least heard about it. Android is a multi-user Linux system in which each app is a different ‘user’. By default, every app runs in its own Linux process. The android system starts a process when the app or its components needs to be executed, and shuts down when it is not required or when the system must recover memory.

3. Security Features

Each Android app lives in its own security sandbox, with features to protect the app itself as well as the device. Since an android system implements the principle of least privilege, each app has access only to the components that it requires to perform its dedicated functions and nothing more. Thus, it creates a secure environment for the devices where an app cannot access parts of the system without permission.

4. Native Apps vs Hybrid Apps

Native apps are smartphone applications built for a specific OS while hybrid apps are websites packaged in a native wrapper. Though hybrid apps work cross-platform, native apps outperform these by performance and speed. It is always wise to opt for a native application and an Android App development company in India can help you build the best.


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Zoondia is a leading provider of technology solutions and custom software development, one who is dedicated to the development of customized, creative and affordable solutions that can meet the needs of our expanding clients.

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