There is no doubt that the Android OS is the most popular and most widely used mobile
operating system in the world. The Android market hasn’t stopped growing since its launch.
That’s why, when you create an Android app, you should equip it to work on a variety of mobile
devices. Always remember to make your app more user-friendly, because when an application
uses more memory or consumes extra battery, all other apps experience trouble or slow speed.
This issue potentially hampers the UX of the complete device.
Here we share some of the golden rules to master the area of Android application development:
- The foremost rule of app development is that you should maintain the same app for every mobile device in that range.
- People love it when the Android upgrade has features that did not previously exist in earlier versions. So, every time you make or upgrade your app, have features that are enticing and meaningful.
- In terms of numerical data, the integer is a much better option than floats. Both of them have similar speeds. But, floats take twice the space that an integer takes.
- In all new Android versions, many new features are added. Hence, always use the call-to-action bar, a navigation tool, and touch gestures in your app.
- The design is very important in terms of satisfying the end user’s experience. Hence, it is always better to opt for a relative or grid design, as this will greatly help in increasing your Android app’s performance. It is also a good practice to follow it up with an index to maximize queries.
- Keep the layouts simple. Having layered views can make the UI run slower, making the layout hard to manage. Avoiding intricate layouts helps in enhancing the UX.
- Use more of selectors and shapes and less of images because basic shapes can be drawn easily without using heavy images. These shapes are sharp and need not be recreated for varied densities.
- Always maintain the code quality as this matters a lot and determines how effectively your app would work.
- Conduct Functional UI inspections, as, these inspections check how your app functions from the user’s POV. You can take the help of Android instrumentation in case your app does not depend on its interaction with other apps. UI Automator can be handy if your app was meant to have interactions with other apps.
- Use Pro-guard in your public variant as this will eliminate all your remaining unused codes.
- Use Android debugging tools from the database. It holds a huge archive of debugging databases along with some other Android common favorites.
These are some of the best practices that you can follow to make your Android app more effective and user-friendly. The more responsive and interactive your app becomes, the more users it will attract.