Android has always been at the top of the app development market. By 2023, the Android market OS share will reach 87.4% according to the recent research by Statista. In other words, having an Android app will help you reach more users.
The total global mobile app revenue reached $462bn in 2019 and it’s predicted to generate up to $936bn by 2023. That sounds impressive, doesn’t it? But not every app can become a success and generate revenue. In fact, only 1 from 10K mobile apps survive because there are too many apps on the market, apps are expensive, etc.
Hiring top Android developers will help you create a successful app that will stand out from the crowd and generate a pretty penny. Here’s our guide on how to find and hire an Android developer for your app development project in 2020.
Developing mobile applications requires particular skills, experience, and knowledge. App developers should understand the business needs, have technical skills, and know-how to develop an app that generates money by solving specific business needs.
A proper mobile technology stack is an important aspect of the development process. And when it comes to Android app development, there can be long and sometimes quite heated discussions on which approach, technology, or framework is better for your project.
Before choosing which tech stack to use for Android app development, you need to understand what the features are, what extra features will be added in the near future, etc. Also, you need to decide if you need a native app or a cross-platform app solution. The price for your Android app heavily depends on the complexity of the app, a number of features, and design, but in most cases, it doesn’t depend on the programming language you’re using.
Before looking for Android developers, you have to figure out what skills and experience your developers should have. You need to provide a detailed job description to find the right ones for your project.
In short, the tech stack is a set of requirements, specifics, and technologies. The right combination of tools and requirements allows the development of a top-notch mobile application for Android users. Choosing the right tech stack is a challenge for the vast majority of business owners.
Java is one of the oldest programming languages. It was released in May 1995 and is still actively used. It has everything developers need – Java Development Kit, Java Runtime Environment, and Integrated Development Environment.
Java has become the primary programming language for enterprise app development. It’s widely used for the development of various web apps, apps for government, and big data technologies like Hadoop and Apache Storm. When it comes to high-end app development projects and evolving technologies, Java has no rivals.
Kotlin is a new open-source Android language that’s officially supported by Google. The best part of it is, developers won’t need to rewrite their entire project when switching from Java to Kotlin.
Kotlin first appeared in 2011, but it took almost 5 years to be officially released. It’s an obvious competitor of Java in terms of Android app development. But it’s also used by developers of JS, Swift, and Python. According to the latest report by JetBrains, larger companies prefer hiring Kotlin developers to build Android apps. Kotlin was used to develop such legendary apps as Uber, Evernote, Pinterest, and others.
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While outsourcing app development service to DOIT Software, you can hire a full development team (with a PM) or add more developers to your existing in-house team. We’re never short of Android developers, designers, QA engineers, and PMs. In case your project needs more developers than we have, we’ll quickly find and hire additional developers thanks to our much shorter local recruitment cycle.
So, you’ve learned how to hire Android developers to build your first Android app from scratch! Now you know the differences between Java and Kotlin as well as how apps are developed.
At DOIT Software, we’re combining the latest technologies and ideas to build top-notch software products from square one. Do you have additional questions about Android app development? Contact us, and we’ll do whatever it takes to help you build an app solution for your business from scratch.