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My Suggestion Android App Development Hacks

Discussion in 'General Programming Discussions' started by echoinnovateit, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. echoinnovateit

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    To develop a cutting edge app that delights users every single time. The key to doing that is in perfecting your basics. Here are a few basic things that every developer should take care of when developing an Android application.

    1) Knowledge of Language

    This is the primary and most important thing you need to master if you wish to develop an application in Android. Java is the primary language for Android development.

    2) Android Studio
    Android Studio has tools that allow fast development of apps on every type of Android device. World-class code editing, performance tooling, debugging, a flexible build system, and most importantly, an instant deploy system are all the features that do the heavy lifting, allowing you to focus on building high performance and quality apps.

    3) Android SDK
    Android SDK is a must-have if you wish to start developing with Android. It provides API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android.

    4) Activity/Fragment
    When it comes to the development, Activity is the entry point of any Android application. Activity is a single screen which consists of controls related to the user interface. The fragment is a lightweight component which is held by Activity. A Fragment can be used in multiple activities. Both Activity and Fragment hold controls like Button, TextView, and RadioButtons etc with which users can give their input or developer can display the information to users.

    5) Database
    Android supports SQLite to store offline data. SQLite is an open source database and it supports standard relational database features like SQL syntax, transactions, prepared statements etc. It can hold any kind of data like Text, Integer or Real numbers.
    6) Threads
    Threads are nothing but background tasks. When you want the app to perform some tasks in the background without interfering with the user interaction, you can use threads. When the app must execute some tasks that don’t need to be seen by the users or heavy tasks that must run in the background without making the users wait, threads are the right choice.

    7) Using the Right Query to Search Google
    Google is a treasure trove of information and you can find answers, tutorials, and shortcuts for pretty much anything you need. To find the right answers, however, you need to know how to search. You must enter the right query to elicit the right response from Google.

    8) Display Bitmaps Efficiently
    As a developer, an image is more than just that. It is a sizable weight on the app that must be handled carefully, so it loads smoothly and doesn’t make the app sluggish. You need to know how to use bitmap images efficiently. Images can be loaded from the network or locally.

    9) Developing for all devices
    Your app to be widely successful on Android, it needs to adapt across all kinds of device configurations. You must account for different languages, screen sizes, and OS versions of the Android platform.

    10) Choose Libraries Efficiently
    The first thing all developers tend to do as soon as a requirement arrives from the client is to search for a library that can get the job done quickly. Before choosing a third party library, a good developer would perform thorough research, and check for any known issues of that library, check forks and stars on GitHub that the library has received, check the response rate of the developer who developed that library and takes other cautionary steps.
     

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