Android devices have grown like mushrooms. They are everywhere: Android is the world leading OS, it gains the largest market shares, it leads smartphone sales and now, for the first time, Android has overtaken iOS on mobile ad traffic. This growth is mainly attributed to Google’s open source policy and to Samsung’s excellent line of Android products.
Numerically Android devices outnumber Apples’ and in fact Android is the device of choice throughout the world and especially in many developing countries. There were 279.4 million smartphones shipped in the first quarter of this year and 81% were Android devices.There are several reasons why people prefer Android devices. Android has a greater variety of devices, these devices are more affordable, they can be freely modified and finally, there are much more mobile business apps in the Google Play Store (and there are much more free mobile business apps accordingly).
However, developing Android mobile business apps leads to several challenges. First is the same variety of devices which run Android OS. This is how one and the same thing can be the advantage on the one hand and the disadvantage on the other. The problem is that with so many Android devices, some vendors have added many proprietary extensions. That’s why I would stick to the core Google Android features to make sure my mobile business apps run on any Android device.
Secondly is the wide variety of screen sizes available. Do you want your app to run on any screen size or do you want your app to take advantage of the extra space available on Android Tablet?
Finally, are you a programmer or a business person? If you are a programmer, than you will probably write some code for your app that will certainly take you much time and effort. If you are a business person who wants to develop mobile business apps for Android devices and Java to you means a cup of coffee, I would recommend using something like Snappii to create your Android mobile business apps.
With Snappii you can visually develop your Android App using the drag and drop approach right in browser and completely in the cloud. You can make your mobile business apps universal to work on any device and fit any screen size or you can build your app specifically for Android tablets leveraging the extra space they offer. Your choice.
So if Java programming is not your cup of coffee, grab some Java and visit Snappii to build your Android mobile business apps online without coding a single line.