When we talk about the Android App Development ecosystem, the discussion on high competition is always at the forefront. Till now, Android has amassed a massive 2.5 billion user base alone and app developers tend to rush to get the market with their products.
But to stay ahead in the competition of Android app development services, Android programmers need to be more creative while developing their apps. They should understand their user base, their priorities, and what they like about the apps.
Today, every developer wants faster development time and commits errors in trying the achieve the same. So to avoid these errors and ensure faster development time, developers need to avoid the below points.
1. Rewriting Existing Code
This is the most common mistake developers tend to commit during android app development. Some noted features like network calls, database access, social logins, JSON parsing, image loading are very common and widely used in all apps. And rewriting code for these features is a big mistake. These mentioned features come with readymade codes that have been written and tested multiple times.
2. Incorrect usage of Bitmaps
All smartphone users love content, especially when they are in the form of images. As you know, one image can convey a thousand words alone in just one glance. But images take a lot of memory and their loading time is also high. So developers use bitmaps for this process to reduce memory usage and lag. But no understanding of bitmap paves the way for the inefficient mobile app. So it always a good idea to measure the view in which you are going to display the image. So just scale the image according to the scenario and show exactly what can be displayed efficiently.
3. Not using minSdkVersion 14
minSdkVersion 14 is known as the latest version added to the Android software development kit. So developers need to know that they must choose the latest versions with some new versions instead of relying on the older versions. Older phones and devices pave the way for multiple complexities to the code and it is difficult to maintain. This can also delay the development process. So it is always preferable to use new versions to provide a great user experience. In totality, if users are using new devices for a better experience, the developers must go for new versions.
4. Not Employing List View Hierarchy
For a long time now, developers have been relying on a deep view hierarchy for making layouts. If you don’t know, Layouts have an XML presentation in Android. So to draw the required content, the screen size should be measured accordingly, elements need to be placed rightly, and XML needs to be parsed. This is a certain time taken to process and requires more resources and needs to be optimized for a long time.
If developers use List view, they are empowered to flatten the hierarchy and optimize the entire process. Therefore developers must go for it to fasten the development process.
5. Making the Users Wait
Data takes time to be sent, processed, and received. There is always some lag or time delay in the entire process and the user has to wait for a long time. This results in a bad user experience.
Sometimes issues like network failures, data packages lost on the way, and affect the whole process. And as you know, today’s users don’t want such lags in-network and expect immediate feedback from apps. So the developers have to deal with such issues on a first basis.
A Road to Conclusion
With so many opportunities in mobile application development, a mobile app development company can carve its niche by avoiding the above mistakes in the development process.