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With the availability of more and more OS platforms, app developers are presented with a dilemma on what platform should their app be developed. The Android OS, developed by Google remains the top choice for app developers. It is based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as tablets, and smartphones. It has been the best-selling OS on tablets and on smartphones since 2013, and has the largest installed base.
So why do developers choose Android?
Let's take a look at few of the reasons that make android the top and obvious choice among app developers.
Android apps are mainly developed using Java programming language, making it easily portable to other mobile operating systems like BlackBerry and Ubuntu. Apart from mobile OS, android apps can also be ported to Chrome OS. Microsoft has already begun developing a new way to port android apps to Windows 10 with more ease.
"Rooting" is the Android equivalent to jailbreaking and helps the developers to install customized operating systems on the device. By doing this the developers can learn more about the OS, and improve its performance. Some Android manufacturers even help in "rooting”, where as jailbreaking is an actual crime in the USA.
Low Entry Barrier
Android actually encourages people to develop more apps and the approval process is very simple, in this way android provides a lower entry barrier. The developer has to register on the Android market, prepare the APK and submit it to Android. And the app development can be done on Windows, Mac or Linux. However in the case of iOS devices, development of an app requires a mac and a yearly subscription to the Apple Store.
Versatile Hardware Choice
Android is made to be compatible with almost any device that is manufactured around the globe. This gives the option of using a variety of device for the development and testing of various applications. These developers include a wide range of advanced features into the device, which can then be effectively utilized by developers worldwide. These features are comparable to those available with the expensive models and high-end phones, and are also easy to fit into your budget.
Easier to learn
Google's Android is reported to be much easier to learn than the iOS or BlackBerry, by professionals who have studied both. And it can be learned from scratch, faster than other platforms. Hence, developers starting out with mobile application development will find it very easy to develop for Android.
Introduction Of Marshmallow
Recently Google Inc. revealed the latest and most awaited version of Android OS, i.e. Android M- Marshmallow. It presents developers with exciting ways to enhance their existing apps. Here are a few significant features.
The Android Pay
Android pay allows users to store all the information regarding their debit or credit on the device. This helps developers to market their apps and incorporate micro-transactions within the app. Regular payments can be made to any shopping or game app without having to enter the Credit Card Information all the time.
Marshmallow came with an update in improving Android's app linking ability. Now when a user opens a company's domain it automatically opens the company's app if it is installed on the device. It does not ask whether it needs to open in the browser or another app.
All the above-mentioned features along with being innovative and creative make android the top choice among android app developers across the globe.
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