So, you want to become and Android Developer? Or you have this great idea for an app but don’t know where to start? Congratulations, you have come to the right place… I am going to show you how to develop Android apps!
Android is the upcoming mobile platform. Since the end of 2011 Android handsets have been outselling the iPhone. The Google Play Store (formerly Android Market) is growing very fast, bursting at the seams with apps, apps, and more apps! But don’t let that phase you: as more and more people discover smartphones, the need for great new apps is bigger than ever!
Now, let’s get down to business: you want to develop an app, so where should you start? There are several routes, depending on the skills you already possess and the time and effort you are willing to put in. The most obvious but als the hardest way is
Programming the app yourself
Android apps are built using the Java programming language in combination with something called the “Android SDK”. Do you already know how to code software in Java? Great! You only have to learn your way around the Android SDK and you are good to go. If you know some programming but not in Java, there are also ways to convert your code to Java so it will work on Android devices. But, if you don’t know how to do any programming you can…
Use a software product to develop the app
There are several Android app makers which write Android apps for you! These come in the form of software that either runs on your computer or online. So, you don’t have to learn how to write android apps yourself! However, most of these Android app creators are a bit limited in their flexibility. If you want more control over the end result you can
Outsource the development
There are many freelancers and companies who can develop the app for you. Of course, this option comes at a cost but you will be surprised how much you can get done for only a small amount of money! The advantages are that you don’t have to learn how to program yourself and that you can use your time doing something else.
On this website, you will find all sorts of great tips and strategies for any of these three approaches.
The fact is, it doesn’t really matter how you get it done, which ever way works for you is the best. The goal is to get a cool app published in the Google Play Store. You can make something that possibly millions of people can benefit from… and maybe even make some money while you’re at it!
So, what are you waiting for? Check out the other articles on this site to get you started on your app-tastic journey!