Android currently enjoys more than 80 percent of the market share, and there exist 3.6+ million Android apps. Anyone who happens to make the simple deduction that Android is wildly popular among the masses worldwide. It means that Android app developers have their hands full with creating engaging apps, but language do they use to get the job done? While Java is admittedly a considerably sought after option, there's a relatively new kid on the block that is making waves: Kotlin.
Since its launch in 2016, Kotlin has been steadily gaining traction among Android app developers owing to the myriad features it offers. It cuts down the boilerplate code to render development not only easier but also much faster as compared to other modern languages. Since Kotlin is interoperable with Java and other existing Android languages - it means developers get to leverage existing libraries for Android and the JVM with it. Moreover, Kotlin is considered similar to Java. What this means is that developers can pick any Java IDE to build an app in Kotlin.
Furthermore, Kotlin also allows developers to create an app from the command line. Moreover, this one takes care of safety too, thanks to the fact that app developers can eliminate complete classes of errors, such as Null Pointer Exceptions, in Kotlin. It, in turn, helps ensure a smooth and secure development experience.
Suffice it to say that this robust programming language has much to offer and here are some more reasons why it is a terrific idea to use Kotlin for developing Android apps:
- Kotlin addresses real-time challenges that impede developers. Take Null Pointer Exceptions, for example; while they consistently keep posing challenges for Java developers, Kotlin helps developers eliminate them rather quickly.
- Starting a new project is practically a piece of cake with Kotlin. Developers only have to go to the File menu, select 'New Project,' name the project, and then choose the installed Android SDK version.
- Since it is an open-source language, developers can achieve excellent quality of development with a one-click Java to Kotlin converter tool and concentrate on Java compatibility. This language also enables developers to change their existing Java projects into Kotlin swiftly.
- Kotlin also comes with Custom Getters and Setters, often used as a model structure. This provision helps developers in getting as well as put the fields in place by the specifications.
- Another benefit proffered by Kotlin is that it is an exceptionally agile language that does not saddle developers with a specific style or tenets of programming, such as Object-Oriented Programming styling where the developer must contend with methods and attributes. In addition to that, Kotlin does not impose an overly-functional outlook, thus making Android app development easy.
There is not even a modicum of doubt that Kotlin is indeed a first-class choice for developing Android applications, especially since it offers the many advantages of a contemporary language sans any restrictive constraints. However, for businesses to fully leverage the many possibilities presented by Kotlin, it is of crucial importance that they choose a reliable partner with extensive experience in offering Android application development services. Once you have that, rest assured that there'll be no looking back.
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We can say that mobile and tablet applications have replaced the TV because in the research, it is found that people today spend minimum three hours every day on their mobile devices. Android development India team experts are leaving no room for bugs in such applications that could disturb the audience while watching their shows. More entertainment applications are coming with their own web series and movies and thus, people spend lesser time on TV nowadays.
The days are gone when we called television the “first screen” for entertainment. Lots of entertaining applications are now made by android developers and the idiot box has been replaced by phones and tablets officially as the trend is on rise for the past two years.
I think most people who have a device-based on Android OS heard about the secret codes.
There are some very powerful codes, for example one of the codes on my Samsung Galaxy Tab allows me to set up the GPS, which speeds up the search of satellites, the other code allows me to set up the mode connection with the network (GPRS, EDGE, 3G ...) that allows saving the battery between mode jumps in places with unstable connection.
I am going to talk in this article about the device analysis of running applications on the codes in Android OS, and how to find all the codes and applications, and as well I will explain how to make an application that will respond to its code.
In addition, I will give 6 pictures, some code and lots of text.
I am engaged in developmental work for Android for some time, and I gradually came to the conclusion that I have been lacking many things as a developer. At the beginning of 2010, I lacked only C++ exceptions and RTTI. Without them, any non-trivial C++ code could not be ported to Android, and it required almost complete rewriting. It was a very important limitation, which worried me a lot. Fortunately, Android is an open source, so I started working on that, keeping in mind old saying (if you need something, do it yourself). I got surprised, because to make support for C++ with exceptions and RTTI turned out pretty easy. It only took about a week of work. Then the website was made on which were posted the NDKs for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, as well as a patch and the instructions for assembly.
The problem was urgent, so the project was very popular. During the first month I received many letters with the questions, requests for additional functionality and simple thanks. One of the most frequently asked question was: “Will Google include these changes to the mainline?”. I honestly replied that I do not know, but there is hope, because David Turner (system architect of Android) is very interested in my patches, and he promised to pay attention to them.
Why is Android laggy? This topic has generated a heated discussion all over the Web by both technical and nontechnical android users. Therefore, this insightful post will illuminate many of the complex issues with smooth Android rendering, where the author Andrew Munn does technical analyses of the real reasons that make Android laggy.
Why is Android laggy, while iOS, Windows Phone 7, QNX and WebOS are so smooth in the work?
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This article contains a list of Android tips and advice for novice developers.
1. Do not forget to free resources after use: many resources such as database cursors are often ignored. Free them. Close the resources (files, streams, etc.) after you are done with them.
2. Do not use magic numbers: values is meaningless. The framework provides very useful access techniques like values[SensorManager.DATA_X]
3. Make use of onPause()/onResume(): to save or close what does not need to be opened the whole time.
4. Make your applications running fast and efficiently: Google I/O 2009 has a lot of useful tips.
When I read about the device fragmentation on Android, I mentally agree with the author. When I see theses that the device fragmentation prevents from the software development, I raise eyebrows perplexedly, but when somebody tries to prove me that the fragmentation of Android is the main problem of this platform and the main disadvantage for developers of mobile software, frankly, I start laughing. I am sorry, but this is a pure marketing nonsense or complete misunderstanding of the situation.
Let us imagine that you are a furniture manufacturer. You are working in the market of furniture products; you competing with other producers and dividing the entire market in some parts. As an entrepreneur your job to cut as much as possible the radial angle on a pie chart with the title “Furniture market share”. The pixels of this diagram are the people who buy the furniture. These are different people and they buy different furniture: starting from the unstained wooden beds from IKEA and ending with sofas that are upholstered in leather of young crocodiles from Caroline Islands that each costs as your apartment.