Being free and open source, Android has a lot of application developers. In fact, anyone with programming skills and curiosity can begin to develop applications. This makes thousands of applications available for android, and every day they are increasing.
What types of applications are available in Android Market?
Here you will find games and applications of two types: free and paid. Although the payment options are usually quite affordable.
How do we download applications?
We have to do it from our end. You only have to click on the icon of Android Market application on the screen of your phone or tablet.
Once we enter the Market, we can use the search engine or browse the different categories to find the application or type the name of application you want.
Google does not monitor people who upload applications. As a lot of applications are uploaded daily so you may find a few applications which are of low quality or has bugs. To filter out such applications from the market Google has adopted a grading system, where if an application has more stars the better it is. In addition, users can leave comments on the application.
As we said, not all applications are free. Price is usually displayed in the currency of the supplier. Before paying, you will see an approximate conversion to your local currency.
After selecting the application, just press the Install button or Buy now and pay accordingly. It’s that simple.
When you start Android Market, you will find the section My Downloads. From here we can manage installed applications, and if one does not meet our expectations, uninstall it with a “click”.
As mentioned, anyone with minimal knowledge can develop applications for this operating system.
To program the applications, we need knowledge of Java and object-oriented programming.
From the site Android Developers can download the necessary tools to start. Basically we need the Android SDK with all necessary libraries and the emulator.
The development environment is integrated into the free platform Eclipse.
And when we have our application, we can upload it to Android Market.
According to recent survey 60% app developers on android don’t recover their invested money. So, if you are planning to outsource development of android app then make sure that it is worth investment. Also if your application is not at par with standards of Android market then it may get rejected during the approval process.