Being an app developer is really exciting and challenging. You get to learn new things and face new challenges on a daily basis. Every platform has its own advantages and benefits but today we will be discussing the advantages of being an Android app developer.
What are the benefits of being an Android developer?
Android is one of the most widely used operating systems that is used by a majority of mobile devices around the world. There are various benefits and perks of being an Android developer, some of which we have discussed below:
A Greater Market Reach
The first benefit that you get by being an Android app developer is that you are able to reach a greater market. As mentioned, Android is the operating system that Is being used on a majority of mobile devices around the world. As an app developer, you want your app to reach as many customers as possible.
Android OS is currently the dominator in the market making more than half of the global share of the mobile industry. This means that by being an Android app developer, you have the chance to create apps and games that can reach out to a huge customer base worldwide. A simple app like Speed Test is able to reach out to more users on Android than it would on iOS just because of the huge consumer base of Android.
Another benefit of being an Android developer is that you are using an open-source platform. Unlike iOS, Android is an open-source platform where you get access to so many things for free which includes licenses, royalty-free, and the latest framework available in the market. The open-source nature of Android allows app developers to fix and improve their apps with the help of other fellow developers. It also allows developers to take ideas from already developed apps and games & try to make them even better.
Multiple App Stores
Android developers also get the advantage of having multiple app stores on which they can publish their apps. Unlike iOS, which only has one store for apps, the App Store, Android has multiple app stores on which they can publish their apps and games. Be it a game like Dota or any application, through multiple app stores, Android developers can reach out to a greater audience through multiple app stores.
Easier Adoption For Developers
Another advantage that Android developers get is that it is easier to adapt to Android compared to iOS or other platforms. Android app development for most apps and games is done primarily in Java which is the most popular and widely understood programming language out there and most of the developers are quite familiar with java. Due to this reason, it is much easier for software developers to switch their field to Android app development. Along with this benefit, there is also the benefit that developers can freely use multiple libraries that Java comes equipped with.
Easy To Integrate
If we talk about the complexity or technicality of customizing Android apps or integrating an application that is already developed then Android is the platform that has the least complexity. Android app developers have no difficulty in integrating and modifying already-created Android apps to meet the requirements of customers as Android is open to a lot of customization. Being an Android developer, you don’t face any difficulty in the integration of apps, whereas, with iOS or any other platform, you will definitely run into some complexities, especially if you aren’t an experienced developer. Companies such as Smart have been heavily investing to make their programs and technologies compatible with integration with third-party applications.
Low Investment and High ROI
Android also gives the benefit of low investment and high ROI. If we compare Android development with iOS development then Android has a lower barrier to entry which means low investment. In contrast, the return on investment (ROI) is high which is very appealing, especially for new developers. Android, as a platform, provides developers access to a wider audience while keeping the investment low and the return on investment high.
Work From Anywhere
This is a benefit for all the developers out there, they can work from any place in the world. Developers aren’t confined to offices, they can work from any place in the world through the internet. Most of the app development work is done on computers and it can be easily uploaded to the internet, making it easier for app developers to achieve a perfect work-life balance.