June 20, 2017
From the past until the certain future, there is at least one hand-held operating System in every hand the name is Android operating system which has become popular in all terms, which can show movies, allow one to talk to another person, send messages, pictures, emails, and play games and let you stay in touch with everybody.
Android is possibly one of the most used Operating System cum framework available for what we call smartphones today. And it is composed to become an all-encompassing framework which will be used not only on simple handheld devices like smartphones but its uses will also be on HDTV’s, Automotive Infotainment systems.
Android is a three-layer sandwich:
1. Application built in Java, now in KOTLIN running on Dalvik Runtime Engine
2. System Library wrote on C and C++
3. Kernel based on Linux
There are no signs that the Android phenomenon will abate in the near future – or even slow down. More and more smartphones are being bought and activated on a daily basis. Android app development offers a wide range of benefits associated with its use.
So, what is an Android App Development?
Android Apps Development has reformed the focus of many IT firms. Less than a decade ago, software development was the only source of earnings for most businesses; nevertheless, the popularity and growth of smartphones, paired with the higher number of folks using smartphones to browse the internet and check their emails has transformed the way IT businesses work.
As per the latest data, Indian telecommunication industry is the world’s fastest growing industry with a huge base of mobile phone subscribers (811.59 million). In terms of a number of wireless connections in the world, India has the second largest telecommunication network after China.
The most popular apps that are downloaded in India are:
1. music (41 per cent),
2. social networking (41 percent),
3. business (27 percent),
4. photo/ personalization (22 per cent)
5. Games (22 per cent).
The more popular apps people use are:
1. social networking (40 percent),
2. music (36 per cent),
3. business (28 percent),
4. utilities (21 percent)
5. Games (21 per cent).
Overall, games (38 percent), social networking (35 percent) and music (29 percent) are the most downloaded apps, while social networking (31 percent), games (29 percent) and utilities (25 percent) are the most used.
Mobile app development has increased profitability for companies who have managed to create incredibly important and entertaining apps. According to a survey, the consumption of mobile apps has already crossed internet surfing consumption. As per the US statistics, more than 80 million unidentified usage sessions are recorded every day across all mobile platforms.
While 2016 turned out to be an action-packed year for mobile development companies, the trend is expected to continue in the year 2017 as well. So let us quickly glance through some of the top mobile app development trends in 2017:
Hybrid Technologies app:
The Indian Government is all set to transport its “Digital India” dream into reality, and this sets the bell ringing for mobile app development companies. The government has very recently launched a number of mobile applications ranging from education to agriculture and healthcare to e-governance and is planning to roll out more of such apps in the coming year.
Enterprise apps are business applications that help the organization in solving enterprise-related problems. Common examples of such apps are automated billing system, email marketing system, payment process, content management, ERP, HR management, messaging and collaboration systems etc. Mobile app development companies these days are gradually moving on to cloud computing. This is the latest trend in enterprise app development, where the enterprise moves either a part or its entire infrastructure to a type of Internet-based computing (cloud) where services are delivered directly to the computers and devices are delivered online.
Global Positioning System (GPS) apps are on the rise these days. It helps in determining the position of a person, navigating from one place to another, tracking the movement of our parcels, creating maps of the world etc. Some of the major mobile app development companies are fully focussed on creating highly accurate GPS powered apps that are being widely used around the world across several industries viz. mining, aviation, marine and even military.
Mobile messaging app development trends are replacing the traditional form of text messaging. Easy-to-use messaging apps like WhatsApp, Snapchat, Hike, and Viber, does not only offer free messaging but also allows voice calling, video calling, and file-sharing options. However, as per the tech trends in 2017, it’s being perceived that chatbots will be the new form of messaging apps.
Mobile Payment App:
Digital wallets are the latest mobile app development trend in 2017. Instead of making cash payments at the store counter or having to swipe your credit card, all you need to do is wave your Smartphone or tap it on to the machine and your payment will be made! This app will store all information related to your payments and credit cards. You simply link your credit or debit card to your Google account and let this amazing payment app handle the rest!
Mobile phones work nowadays as pocket fit PCs because the Android operating system offered by Google is flexible and is based on Linux Kernel. Apps can be easily created for smartphones without having to go through complex procedures and offers a lot of returns on investment. There are many mobile application development companies, which have come to the fore and are offering extremely lucrative and cost-effective app development services.