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10 Best Practices in Android App Development

The number of smartphone users worldwide now surpasses 3 billion, and is projected to climb to nearly 4 billion by the end of 2021. As of August 2020, Android is dominating the smartphone market with over 74% market share, followed by iOS with around 25%. 
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What is augmented reality? Augmented reality has become quite a popular term in the past few years thanks to Google Glass, but the idea is older than the first Android phone. Do you remember the Terminator movie? The main hero’s vision mapped the nearby area and displayed additional information about objects or people. And that, in essence, was AR.
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Application that monitors your child - the idea Being a parent to a newborn is always stressful. There are many questions popping up: will I manage with all the new duties? Should I watch the baby all the time? What if the baby needs me and I am not there? 
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On 17 May 2017, Google announced their first-class support for Kotlin, which means that Kotlin became an official language for Android app development. Since then, JetBrains proved that Kotlin can also be successfully used for writing iOS apps – the official app of KotlinConf 2017 was built entirely in Kotlin and supported iOS, Android, as well as most browsers via its web app.
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If you're a mobile app developer, Java is probably your go-to language for building Android apps. But there are new languages popping up all over the place that might challenge Java's dominance in the Android world. One of them is Kotlin, a relatively new programming language, which has been already announced by Google as a “first-class” language supported on Android.
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Got a perfect business idea that needs to be turned into a beautiful app? Whatever the challenge, you need a committed and qualified team to make the best out of your idea. That’s why checking the team’s skills, experience and approach, along with clients' opinions should be an essential part of your decision-making process. For all those reasons, you might be interested in making your next mobile application with Netguru. Here is why:
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The Android development landscape is changing at a neck-breaking pace. Emerging technologies change the way users interact with their devices, but they also improve the development process. It’s not an easy task to guess what the next few months, let alone the next year, will bring to mobile. We decided to give it a go and gathered senior Android developers and C-level executives from the top startups in Europe talked about the future of mobile development. Let's see what are their Android development predictions for the upcoming year 2019. 
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Mobile devices now account for over half of all Internet traffic, with the majority of this traffic dominated by apps. Android, Google’s mobile operating system, leads the global smartphone operating system market with an 81% market share. This, combined with frequent updates and a loyal following of users, makes it a top choice for businesses that think of mobile app development.
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The mobile operating system market is completely dominated by two industry giants: Apple and Google. On paper, Google’s Android dwarfs Apple’s iOS: its market share is at around 88%, compared to the Cupertino company’s paltry 12%. But these numbers don’t tell the whole story.
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According to Statista’s estimations, in 2018 52.2% of all worldwide online traffic was generated through mobile phones. However, trends have changed in mobile development. We’ve seen a major switch from native to cross-platform programming with React Native and increasing popularity of Progressive Web Apps. On the other hand, we have Kotlin, AR, VR, and IoT solutions which keep Android development growing strong. What are the trends for the upcoming year for Android development? We asked C-level executives from the top startups in Europe about their guesses.
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After all the scandal caused by Cambridge Analytica and considering the role Facebook had in it, people went crazy about the personal information companies are collecting about them. Many users revoked permissions from applications or removed applications that they’re not using.
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Google began sending emails notifying about the coming changes in the Google Play Store policy. Starting from November 1, 2018, every app uploaded as a new application or an update of a previously launched app has to target Android Oreo (API level 26) or higher.
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Android has a whopping 85.9-percent share in the mobile OS market. Even if you’re an iPhone enthusiast yourself, these numbers can’t be argued with – Google’s operating system is an extremely important part of the modern technology landscape.
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For years, Java has been the standard for developing Android apps. In 2011, JetBrains presented Kotlin, a new statically-typed language running on Java Virtual Machine. In 2017, during Google I/O, Kotlin was announced as an official language for Android development. As Kotlin is a modern programming language with powerful features, it gained popularity among Android developers. It was placed second on the list of the most loved programming languages in the Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2018.
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The Android platform is periodically updated, which means a new version is released every now and then. When a new iteration is available, the question that arises among the owners of Android products and in the Android developer community is: “should I update my mobile application?” The answer is not straightforward, as there are both good reasons to do it, and good reasons to wait. In this article, I will help you make the right decision on when and how to update your application to deal with a new version of Android.
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On 17 May 2017, Google announced their first-class support for Kotlin, which means that Kotlin became an official language for Android app development. Since then, JetBrains proved that Kotlin can also be successfully used for writing iOS apps – the official app of KotlinConf 2017 was built entirely in Kotlin and supported iOS, Android as well as most browsers via its web app. With the growing support for both major mobile platforms Kotlin is bound to gain in popularity, and its future seems not to be confined only to Android. You might have heard about Kotlin and asked what it is and whether it is worth choosing this technology over Java for Android mobile development. This article was written to provide answers to these questions - and more.
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Video chats are implemented in a great many applications. Facebook’s Messenger, WhatsApp, Skype, Google Hangouts, or Slack – they all have it. If you want to follow their steps and implement a video chat in your application, you might encounter some problems. Most of them are paid solutions that only use their provider’s servers. That’s why I created VideoChatGuru, an open-source solution accessible to anyone who wants to have a video chat in their app.
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The most frequently googled questions about Android programming are: Why is Android app development hard? and Why is Android development so complicated? All in all, developing an Android app doesn't have to be more complicated than any other app. There are a lot of things that you have to keep in mind, but with the tips presented in the article, you can make the process effortless.
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In May 2017, the Android team at Google announced first-class support for Kotlin, a statically typed programming language that runs on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Kotlin is built by JetBrains, who (it is worth noting) is also responsible for developing the JetBrains IntelliJ Java IDE, which Google’s own Android Studio is based on.
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10 Things about Android Oreo that You Should Know

And the day has come when Oreo is no longer only our favourite cookie.
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