The use of Android smartphones is flourishing well, with thousands of apps being created and distributed across millions of smartphones across the world. According to the recent study, Android phones have witnessed an increase in sales of 32 per cent every month, with new handsets being released frequently. Industry experts believe that the app development has also witnessed a drastic rise with the advent of feature-rich smartphones like Samsung S II, MotoBLUR, Motorola Droid, etc. The first and foremost reason for the rise is obviously the open source nature of the platform and its flexibility. Additionally, a significant growth has been witnessed over a couple of years when it comes to download of Android applications which is expected to reinvigorate sales too.
Some of the latest functionalities and features offered by the Android platform for application development have included Cloud based service integration. Cloud computing has helped out different companies to efficiently manage IT and also make the best use of the utilities and promotion of their own services. There have been many popular Android apps which has taken advantage of the Location based feature offered by Google which is basically an extension of the Google map feature. This feature has facilitated many apps which can track down the location of the customer via GPS and now have gone a step further in giving the relevant information about the place.
It has been said by analysts that mobile apps will soon involve e-payments since there are gadgets which can help mobile phones swipe credit cards. In the near future, you can expect your Android phone to send and receive payments. Android app development is geared towards offering e-commerce based services too.
There are many offshore software development firms who offer mobile app development services and specifically related to the Android platform. These programmers try to make the best use of the platform and its attributes for making a range of innovative apps at cost-effective prices. It is important for most of these organizations to churn out the best Android applications quickly and make use of the recent trends and the upcoming smart phones and its features.
Android developers create Java-based third party mobile applications for mobile devices which include PDAs. Some of the services offered within Android application development include:
- Web-based application mobile development
- Custom Android add-on development
- Mobile utilities development
- Android games development
- Java-based games development
- Business app development
- Multimedia mobile solutions
- Location based app development with GPS support
- Communication mobile application development
- QA and testing services