3 Android Application Development Tips for Beginners
Let’s take a look at 3 tips that every beginner must keep in mind if he/she wants to develop praiseworthy Android apps.
1. Knowledge of SQL
This is a must if you want to develop highly robust apps on the Android system. This platform uses a storage system that is SQLite based and this is why it’s important from the developers’ perspective that you have a thorough knowledge of SQL. This ensures the stability of your app and its data in case, Android stops your application. More importantly, developers also have to take note of the fact that mobile applications sap the battery life of mobile devices. This is why the fact that Android’s user interface can connect directly with database query results, means the danger of losing data, if and when the application shuts down suddenly is minimized by a long way.
2. Learn and Use Best Practices
Let’s face it, if you don’t follow the rules and regulations associated with Android OS to meet the most exacting standards of quality, you will fail. Every development platform has a clearly defined application and services lifecycle, which needs to be used effectively. The same is true for the Android and the application lifecycle methods that it wants developers to learn and use.
What this essentially means is that you will need to get a clear idea of how to ensure that your application is started, stopped and/or restarted by the Android OS effectively. If you don’t get the hang of how Android manages the workability of applications and any issues that they might encounter, you will never be able to develop a successful Android App.
3. Breakup Large Applications
As a developer, you will have to work on different kinds of project requirements. At times, you might have to code a large application, with varying degrees of complexities, and as a beginner there is a chance that you won’t be able to handle such large projects comfortably.
But there is a way around this problem and this is why you need to divide the project into a manageable suite of applications. Instead of a single application that achieves a particular purpose, break the app into smaller applications. The advantage here is that such applications are easier to write, have a faster loading time and take up a very limited amount of resources.