7 Things You Should Know to Achieve Faultless Android Development
7 Things You Should Know to Achieve Faultless Android Development

Android now holds around 80% of the world’s market share, and is one of the major reasons why smartphones are ubiquitous now. The platform is simple and easy for both users and developers, and constantly opens new doors in the android development industry so that developers will be able to provide progressively better user experience to customers through applications.  

However, according to top firms in the mobile application development Dubai sector, developers still face many challenges during the development phase, and some of these challenges end up negatively affecting the end-user experience. Here are a few tips that can help you (if you are an android developer) address these challenges and achieve flawless android development. 

Reserve the Name of the App in Advance

Though this isn’t a big deal, it’s always a good idea to decide the name of the application in advance and reserve the name to avoid duplication. The Android PlayStore assigns new apps a unique package name that’s used to identify your app from the rest of the apps in the store. 

Research on What the Customer Wants and How They Want It

This is a more obvious and more followed practice. Developers should do some research to understand what customers need from the application, and in what ways the application can provide the services satisfactorily. Customers will be discussing things on communities and forums, which can give developers a good idea on the features they can include in the app. If the customers notice that their voices were heard, they’d appreciate the app more.

Android Design Guidelines Analysis

The android design guidelines from Google, known as Material Design, was designed to aid developers in app development in such a way that every android app behave the same way, with a consistent UI/UX. End users will also be able to easily understand how an app works, thanks to the guidelines. So the developer should go through the guidelines to make sure he’s doing it the way it’s supposed to be.


The demographics of the Android market is very important, and should be closely studied by developers. The market is fragmented, and Google keeps releasing newer versions of the operating system. Android related technologies are evolving as well. You should make sure that the app developed is compatible with the latest Android versions, and still support some of the older ones at the same time. You need to consider the screen resolutions of devices as well while designing the layouts and fonts. 

App Optimization

Normally, mobile users will get annoyed if an app takes too long to open or if the app process takes too much of the device memory. The app shouldn’t be too big and shouldn’t be slow to navigate as well. These are important factors that influence the overall success of the app, although they are overlooked. New developers often make the amateur mistake of using unnecessary variables and objects in the app that might reduce the speed of the app.

Consider Multiple Devices While Developing

What makes Android so popular and appreciated is the fact that it provides the flexibility to use an app on multiple android-powered devices. However, it is nigh impossible for developers to test the app on every device it supports. But they can still work on retaining the consistency of the app on various devices with different screen sizes by using density-independent pixels (dip). The OS can then determine the right pixel amount depending on the screen size of the device it runs on. 

Thorough Testing

Some developers, on a tight deadline, might only perform basic tests on the app. It can do more harm than good. An application devoid of bugs can be an asset, and that cannot be achieved without the help of both alpha and beta testers. Thorough testing could reveal many overlooked flaws and inconsistencies. They can be fixed before the final product release rather than fixing them with constant updates that might annoy some users. 


Successful applications keep users engaged and make them keep coming back. Engaged customers can give positive feedbacks to the app, attracting new users. However, this doesn’t mean the developers should stop analyzing the app. They can take a look at usage patterns, and suggestions from users to improve the app functionalities. Doing this can help garner higher customer lifetime value. The developers should also be prepared to release updates that will add more features to the app, while also rewarding loyal customers in some impressive ways.