There are different platforms in the market for developing apps while Android remains the favorite of many due to its flexibility and SDK(software development kit) available with Java programming. The SDK supports WiFi and Bluetooth technology and has vast library features on GPS, touchscreen, and video camera.
Android is a product from Google and allows for integration of other Google facilities like Google map, G-mail, and calendar. Above all, the true open nature of Android helps apps development, i.e., the applications can access the phone's core functionalities such as making calls, SMS, camera etc. The Android platform is a plethora of valuable features supporting the development of mobile applications.
Android supports all types of mobile application development and has evidenced variety of apps in more than 26 app category. The android application development is very easy since Android is an open source. There are many application development tools for traditional web programmers such as Appcelerator and Phone gap. If you are novice in programming, you can utilize non-developers tools in the market such as MobiCart and iSites for developing your Android apps easily. MobiCart helps to build a limited mobile commerce store while iSites creates simple and limited app for your RSS feed, blog or other business-related social media content.
Some of the interesting Android apps are listed below.
1. Google sky map uses the phone's orientation sensors to display the star map of your location. You can explore the planets, stars, constellation and much more just by pointing the phone towards the sky.
2. Word Player v3 can give you an amazing book reading experience on your mobile phone with page navigation and bookmarking.
3. Voice Search apps lets you search the phone with voice command.
4. Places Directory can fetch you information about nearby banks, hotels, restaurants, and movie theaters. It also provides you with distance, location, rating and photos.
5. Alchemy Classic is a free puzzle game for android. The gaming is based on the combining trick of earth, air, fire, and water to create other massive elements.
The list of apps are huge and the few listed are only a drop of ocean. The Android mobile application development has created a momentum in the mobile industry with its easiness to develop apps swiftly.
Developers prefer the Android platform for building user-friendly apps. In fact, the Android developers find a lot of opportunities in building their career. This demand is high because of increased customer demand for applications. Thus Android remains the all-time favorite platform for both developers and the apps utilizers.
Author: stevensmith / Posted: 10-04-2012