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Android App Development Fundamentals that Beginners Should Know!

Android App Development Fundamentals that Beginners Should Know!

Do you know the amazing features that come along with a new application is what catches the interests of users. Application is something that make smart phones actually “smart” and with their advantages, apps have bought a huge change in the way we carry out activities in our day to day life. It has completely transformed the we function today. In addition to this, some young and hardworking programmers are very busy, building and developing apps of their own and loading them with interestingly useful features. Therefore, If you’re one of those young and career oriented programmer, here are some of the best Android fundamentals that you should not miss out! Thinking why it’s important? It’s because these fundamentals will help you in developing an amazing app!

Don’t Forget to Master the Language!

If you are already into android programming, you must be aware that Java and XML are two of the main programming languages that are used in Android App development. And if you want to develop an outstanding android app, it is imperative to have proper Knowledge of the languages. And, secondly, the mastery over these programming languages before developing an Android app is quite necessary and it will also rescue you from any issue that you might face during the development. Here, you can see some of the fundamentals of the Java programming language that you can learn:

  • Packages

  • Objects & classes

  • Inheritance & interfaces

  • Strings & numbers, generics,

  • Collections

  • Concurrency

When you master all of the above points and get the right understanding of Java and XML, it will help you build/develop an amazing and exceptional android app.

Know the Right Development Tools & Requirement!

It is necessary that you as a programmer should be familiar with all the build automation tools as well as the integrated development environment before you start developing your app. For this, you can use Android app studio IDE or any other studio for the tools; they will help you learn the basics and many other things that will help eventually improve your code. You can learn Apache Maven, Apache Ant, and Gradle as they provide a great set of tools to help in managing your builds.
Secondly, it is very important for you to familiarize yourself with source control tools and concepts. For the same, you can learn the git and then create a git-source repository (by creating an account on Bitbucket or GitHub). Moreover, in order to understand the standard concepts and terms of how the platform operates, you can make use of the Git Pocket Guide.

Be aware of Fragmentation, Threads, Loaders and Tasks!

Android is a divided market for sure and have many different devices and operating system versions. Here, it is a point to be noted, if your device supports more devices and/or versions it will surely require more than enough maintenance and testing as well as the right costs. The vice-versa is this condition is also true. You will also require adequate fonts, assets and layouts that will assist in maintaining the best possible experiences in the various screen that are given. Additionally, one should also consider the array of android supported sensors or UI facilities that are given. And after all, different android apps have an application class, one or more activities and one or more fragments.

In such condition, sometime, you may have services for background tasks that need to run continuously but many a times you may not require it. In addition to that, If you want to deliver a fine and smooth user interface, make sure that the thread is never blocked. This is why, the long operations (computations, I/O, network, etc.) should all run without any synchronization in the background majorly when talking about various thread of execution. This is the core reason, why it is necessary to learn the Java language concurrency facilities in order to build a robust android app. 


As a conclusion, it can be considered that you’ll need to learn & master the Android fundamentals in addition to the other skills that you need in order to build a robust and elegant android app. If you find this useful, do let me know! Happy developing!