So you have an android device and have all the apps you want. Now you are wondering just how to create your own android app. By reading below you can learn the steps to creating some good money making apps. Just like most things there are numerous tools to create Android apps and we will put you in the right direction to start this process. Android application development is now a flourishing business, because it is based on an open source platform. If you are a programmer you will find it easy to develop apps.
When designing an app you need to make sure that it is functional. Before you start the process of designing your app, you need to know all apps use XML files which is the primary source to define user inter face and layouts. These XML files are linked to activities carried out by the application; which is corresponds to what’s on the device’s display; either vertical, horizontal or tablet form. There are different layouts but it makes it easy to fit various different screen sizes and shapes. The different aspects for an app are graphics and controls.
When you start to design an app remember it will take awhile to create, you shouldn’t expect to accomplish this in one day. It is better to think in the big picture and create many apps than to focus too much time on one or two; this way you have more sources to make money from.
So you have an android phone now you will need to get Android SDK, which is Android’s basic app writing program. The Android SDK is also equipped with a comprehensive set of development tools like debugger, libraries, a handset emulator, documentation, sample code, and tutorials. The built-in features of Android SDK provide the base needed to build some great mobile applications and providing a great opportunity for developers and entrepreneurs to cash in for technology. Android enables developers to create compelling mobile applications that take full advantage a handset has to offer.
Next you should look through the Android market to see if there is an app like the idea you have. If there is already a successful app that you want to make it may be hard to compete against an already successful app. Go through and download some apps to play with and see how they function to help give ideas of what you can and can’t do.
Once you have you idea it is a good idea to sit down and draw some screenshots on paper to show how your app will look on paper. Just remember the screens are small and you will not want to over clutter the screen. Once you have a layout done have someone go through the buttons and walk them through on paper how it functions to see if it has unclear instructions or lack of functionality.
Things to remember while designing the app are not only is it a touch screen, there are other issues like zoom, pan, and movement of the phone and movement speed. Also keep in mind the buttons need to be big enough for fingers to select.