If you’ve been reading our blog for some time, you’ll know that we are big fans of mobile development. So much so in fact, that we consider smartphones and tablets the perfect development platform. This is mainly because Android is the most widely-used mobile operating system and also because it’s free.

If you’ve got a smartphone or tablet, you should follow our guide to getting into Android development right now. This will not only help you get started with the idea of creating your own apps but it will also give you an overview of what it takes to become a successful android developer.

What is Android Development?

The idea of an app is to create a computer program that can run on a computer and a mobile device. Android is a common mobile operating system that has been installed on hundreds of millions of devices. iOS is a similar operating system that has been installed on even more devices. Both operating systems are based on a common source code. The Android and iOS operating systems have many similarities, but there are some key differences that set them apart.

Android, Java, Kotlin

The Android SDK comes with the “java” language runtime environment (JRE). This is the same JRE that’s bundled with Windows, Mac OS X and other modern OSs. While Android is based on C, the JRE uses Java’s own dialect, called “Java SDK”. The Android common source code is in the same repo as the other Android SDK components.

You should be able to figure out where to get the components you need with the Android SDK Manager. The other main difference between Android and iOS is that Android uses the Java language runtime environment whereas iOS uses the Objective-C language runtime environment. The Kotlin programming language is also used to develop apps for Android and iOS.

What You Need to Know Before You Start Developing

The first thing you should consider doing is learning a little bit about software development. This will help you understand the process of creating apps and will help you see what’s involved in developing an app. Once you’ve got the understanding, you can move on to the next step which is choosing the programming language(s) you want to use for your app.

You need to choose the language(s) that will make it easiest for you to understand the code and to debug your apps. This will help you stay focused and avoid getting bogged down in the wrong technology.

Out With the Old – Why Growth Companies Don’t Use Android

There are a few major challenges and risks that come with using Android in a growth organization. One of them is the idea of using a system that’s seven years old in a new application. Most business apps today are built using modern technologies. This includes technologies such as:

To Build or Not to Build

If you’ve been following our blog, you’ll know that we are big believers in building apps from the ground up. This means that we build apps from the ground up not only for speed and SEO but also for stability and ease of use. When building apps from the ground up, you need to think about how your apps will be used. This means that you need to think about: How your users will use your app Why your app is different from other apps


Developing an app isn’t just about writing code, it’s about understanding the app and its users. Understanding your users will help you create an experience that’s unique and meaningful to them. Your app’s success or failure will largely depend on how well you understand your users and their needs. With that in mind, we hope that this guide to getting into Android development gives you some insight into what it takes to become a successful android developer.