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5 Sep 2014

Introduction to Android Development

Introduction to Android Development

The Android operating system, co-founded by Andy Rubin has over 1 million android devices activated every day. The android ecosystem has a wide variety of devices that use android framework to customize their needs. The Android Ecosystem consists of consumers, freelancers, OEMs and application development houses. The framework of Android also provides app monetization, which means the admap sdk is integrated with the Pay Per Click concept. Thus, any app developer has the potential to generate revenue from free apps launched in the Google Play store.

The evolution of Android has started right from the days of Android 1.5 (Cupcake) to the latest OS called Android L. The main components behind every Android App are Activity, Intent, Service, Content Provider and Broadcast Receiver. Developing an Android application is primarily based on the following 5 states which are starting, running, stopped, paused and destroyed state. The above video gives you a brief insight on the topics related to Android Development.

Why Android Development?

Android is one of the biggest platforms for application developers across the world. With market penetration of 85% in the smartphone market, the demand for Android App developers is surging consistently. The Android App market is estimated to have over 100,000 applications and is worth close to a billion. The Android platform which was developed using JAVA has found a large user base across the world. Its features, such as open-source and engaging user community, has made it an important platform for programmers across the world.

Need for Android Development

The most engaging platform across various consumer electronic products is undoubtedly the Android Operating System. Developed by Google and based on the Linux kernel, Android OS has found its place across Smartphones, Tablets, TVs and even cars!

The universal presence of Android has compelled application developers to learn android operating system in order to develop their applications. Its easy environment accessibility and the core functionality using Linux for building applications has made Android a preferred option. The following presentation will give you a brief introduction of Android Development and get you started in your Android Development career!

Topics covered in the video:

  • What is Android?
  • Android Ecosystem
  • What is App Monetization?
  • Android Versions
  • Android Main Building blocks
    • Activity
    • Intent
    • Services
    • Broadcast Receiver
    • Content Provider
  • Android Use Case Application

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