Why Android

Android platform is by far the runaway leader in the smartphone market. As of 2017, Android enjoys a share of more than 85% of the market.More than a billion android smartphones are sold every year.

Businesses small or big, cannot ignore this huge market space. Making business brands and products accessible through a mobile app has become as essential as having a company address and website.

A mobile app can serve a variety of purposes.

  • Promoting the company brand
  • Promoting products and services
  • Selling products and services
  • customer support
  • Drive engagement and increase sales of existing or new customers
  • new customer acquisition.

Android Features

The Android Software Development Kit (SDK) comes with a host of features and tools, that makes development in android fast and easy. Android SDK boasts several features for the development of awesome, engaging apps including

  • Indoor Navigation - (Support in Android P Q318)
  • Geolocation, motion sensors
  • Graphics & Animations
  • UI Components like dialogs, lists, grids
  • Audio Video Recording, Playback
  • Access to Photo Gallery, Contacts
  • Storing and retrieving files from local storage
  • Networking, Bluetooth
  • Notifications
  • Smart Watch integration
  • Ad Mobile integration

Besides there are thousands of third party libraries and components that can be readily used. These include libraries for many features commonly used in mobile apps such as social media integration, authentication, push notifications, bar code readers, payment gateway integration etc.

Native App or Hybrid App

There are many hybrid App development frameworks such as react native and Ionic, which helps developers, develop apps once, but build and run the app on multiple platforms including android and iOS.

There are pros and cons with developing apps using hybrid frameworks compared to pure native android applications.

Why develop Android natively?

  • Android is developed and maintained by Google. It is periodically updated with enhancements and fixes.
  • There is a huge developer community providing support and developing libraries and plugins for many android features.
  • App performance is better in native applications for most type of apps.
  • API support for handling android hardware and OS features such as camera, contacts are better than in hybrid frameworks.
  • Compatibility with different version of android and support for different android smartphone vendors.

Why develop with Hybrid?

  • The main reason to develop in hybrid is to reduce cost and development time. Code is written once, but can be compiled to run on multiple platforms, thus reducing the develop time. Companies also don't need to employ engineers with multiple skill sets.
  • Certain types of apps render faster on the mobile browser and are more suited to be developed in Hybrid frameworks

Android App Development AT APPiLY

At APPiLY Technologies, we have developed several native as well as cross platform apps. Apps include chat applications, e-commerce applications, sales/productivity apps and enterprise applications.

We have integrated several of the android features into our apps which include.

  • Call Recording
  • Payment Gateway
  • Firebase integration for authentication, real time database and push notifications
  • Social media integration
  • UI components and material design components
  • Graphs and Charts
  • Google maps integration
  • Camera - Photo and Video
  • Photo Gallery, Image Picker
  • Contacts
  • SMS - sending and receiving
  • File storage & organizer

Work Samples

ECommerce Apps, Taxi Hailing Apps, Sales CRM Apps, IOT Apps, Enterprise Asset Management Apps - Check out our portfolio of apps.