Google Play Store and iTunes are the official stores and portals for Android and iOS applications, games and other content that can be downloaded to smartphones and tablets. Many developers have made a lot of money because they had great ideas, they’ve sketched them out on paper and built the most interesting applications which were accepted on these stores and now they’re available for download. And users don’t mind paying a few cents for an application that will not be uninstalled anytime soon, so if there are 1 million people who buy these applications, their developers hit it big. But some create applications just for fun and they’re free to download. Either way, if you’re one of the newbies who want to become famous for their creative ideas, but you don’t know how to put them into practice, we’ll help you with a few tips and tricks.
You Must Learn SQL
It is known that SQL is a “Structured Query Language” that any Android user who wants to become a developer should have in mind before building an application or game from scratch. Because if something goes wrong and the Android device stops working while playing with the codes, without the knowledge of SQL, a developer could lose all his work in a second.
Knowing Application Code
Some Android applications are very easy to build, while others are extremely complex and beginners must have knowledge of “codes”. It takes a lot of time to become an expert, and for starters, it’s not indicated to work on a single large application, as it’s easier to begin with small applications that take less time to write and load.
Knowing Programming Languages
Without programming languages such as C, C++ and Java, a beginner for Android applications won’t have the slightest chance to create an amazing application with great features. There are many developers focusing mostly on Java and the results are impressive.
Knowing Which Tools Are Useful For An Application
Many users read reviews or comments written by others who have downloaded a specific application or game and if they’re negative, they move on and try to find a better app. It’s important to add a colorful layout, as it will hold on to the users’ attention, and for that, it’s mandatory to learn XML language. ADT plug-in, Eclipse and Android SDK are other tools necessary to design Android applications.
Sometimes, Android apps crash while they’re in development and it’s hard to identify the error cause. Luckily, there’s a solution: LogCat, which is necessary in debugging the app and fixing the problem.
An Abstracted Code
Many are developing cross-platform applications and they suggest beginners to build their code as if it is a “Web service”, making all their programming modules platform-agnostic and which can be reused across platforms. After that, they’ll build the native user interfaces and they will consume the “local Web services.”
Team Up With Other Designers
Graphic artists must learn about each platform, to study their visual language and to collaborate with programmers who will educate them about the way each platform is displaying information, they must learn about laying out screens and they’ll understand that cross-platform applications will look different across platforms.