Today’s society is said to belong to the information age where information is considered to be valuable asset with this, different technologies are made so as to ensure the proper handling of information. There are databases and computer to name a few. The above mentioned however are bulky and thus, their use is limited to offices and or house only. People nowadays are needed to get and manage information whenever they want. And so, handheld devices or smaller versions of database and computers are developed. Mobile class records belong to this category. Android Mobile phones are becoming increasing in popular, not solely for business and personal use but also for the use of education. At all educational levels, android mobile phones are being use in the classroom for increasing student’s organization, fastening collaboration, and maximizing portability of technology.
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Hence nowadays all around the world there is an explosive growth of the mobile application market. There are more than a dozen platforms for which developers can build applications. Some of the platforms are Google’s Android, Apple’s iOS (short for iPhone Operating System), Blackberry, Symbian, etc. Application developers must address both business and technical issues in deciding which platforms to support.
The official language for Android development is Java. XML is used for the designing of the app. Large parts of Android are written in Java and its APIs are designed to be called primarily from Java. It is also possible to develop the app using C, C++, Python, etc. The apps can also be made by using an IDE such as Android Studio, Eclipse, NetBeans, Flex, etc. The compiled code along with any data and resource files required by the application is bundled by the aap tool into an Android package, an archive file marked by an .apk suffix. This file is the vehicle for distributing the application and installing it on mobile devices; it’s the file users download to their devices. All the code in a single .apk file is considered to be one application.
Beta testing is the first opportunity to get feedback from your target customers. It is especially important as it enhances your visibility in the app store. It not only reduce product risk but get you that initial push in the app store. To identify beta testers is another important task to ensure success of an app. While developing an app should always be developed keeping in mind the target users of an application. Having a clear vision regarding the target group, enhance the success ratio of an app.