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You have strongly decided that you want to develop an app for your business and you’re super motivated to achieve success in this overly competitive business world. You have analyzed your audience, project timeline, desired app features, app maintenance budget, and revenue goal. And your analysis showed that Android development is the right choice for you. You’ll leave the iOS app development for later.
That’s a smart move! Android devices have the greatest global market share. What’s more, according to Statista, the number of available apps in the Google Play Store reached an all-time high in 2018, with 3.6 million apps.
If you’re targeting global and emerging markets, and if you want to have more flexibility with features, then Android is your best bet. But in case you’re still undecided, please continue reading.
Whether you’re a startup or a large enterprise, there are several key reasons for using Android in your app development. Let’s dive in!
A broad global audience: Android and iOS accounted for 99.7 percent of all new smartphones shipped in 2017. However, of the 432 million smartphones sold, 352 million or 81.7% ran Android and 77 million or 17.9% ran iOS. On top of that, Android is dominant in global markets, including Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Android is an open source platform: Android has an open source operating system for mobile devices. By letting Android run on a wide range of hardware, Google managed to increase the number of app purchases, number of users, and searches made on Android.
More flexibility with features: As Android is open source, you’ll have more flexibility to customize your app. Meaning, you can build the features and functions that your target audience wants.
Device compatibility: Android can function smoothly on various devices with different resolutions and screen sizes. This includes phones, tablets, and watches. You have all the tools you need to develop an application that supports multiple types of devices. For example, if your app requires the user to have a front camera, then only devices with a front camera can see your app in the Play Store.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the main reasons why you should hire an Android developer.
Thanks to Android’s open source model and flexibility, developers can create full-featured apps quickly and easily. After you successfully register as a developer at the Google Play Store, you simply need to upload your app and publish them. Unlike with iOS, you don’t have to go through an app approval process.
Another important reason why you should hire Android developers is that they can create an app at an affordable price. Open source software is generally free and it’s less expensive for businesses to use and maintain than closed software. As Android is built on an open source model, developers can access tools and systems for free. In a nutshell, with the help of open source software for business, developers can create an extensive tool that meets your business requirements at significantly reduced costs and in shorter timeframes.
The experienced Android app developer has released many apps and published them on Google Play. Although publishing an app to Google Play is a simple process, having a developer who understands the Google Play features can significantly help you to enhance your application and bring you more downloads.
What’s more, Android developers have a good grasp of Android frameworks and other core development technologies like Java. Android developers understand the Android open source ecosystem and are familiar with all the good open source libraries that can speed up their development.
Now that you've got some good ideas about why to hire an Android developer and what it can mean for your business, it’s time to start hiring. But where should you look to find one? Well, right here at Adeva, of course!
We at Adeva have many experienced and well-trained developers who have a broad experience in building top-grade Android apps for international clients. You can be convinced that our developers will make every effort to provide quick deployment of Android development projects and ongoing support.
Adeva constantly expands its developers’ network with world-class engineers. You get vetted developers, ready to start in 2 weeks without the screening hustle or hidden hiring costs.
Developer retention is a challenge that requires a dedicated HR team. Adeva's unique community opportunities allow developers to learn and grow professionally, so you can focus on growing your business.
Adeva helps you build great engineering teams with full flexibility. You can scale up and down as needed, apply your own recruiting practices and make sure the contracts suit your needs.
Before joining Adeva, each engineer goes through a thorough vetting process and demonstrates exceptional technical skills and problem-solving attitude.
Adeva's engineers work as part of your own team as distributed team members. They attend your daily stand ups, follow your security practices, and use your tools.
Paying out your team accross borders can be a pain for your business. We handle every administrative bit, so you can keep on building.