Managing Application Development on the Android Platform is Not Easy!

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Developed by Google and Open Handset Alliance, Android is an open source multifunction mobile operating system used for a multifunction smartphone, turning the smartphone into a laptop or desktop PC.

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Managing Application Development on the Android Platform is Not Easy!

  1. 1. Managing Application Development on the Android Platform is Not Easy!Developed by Google and Open Handset Alliance, Android is an open sourcemultifunction mobile operating system used for a multifunction smartphone, turningthe smartphone into a laptop or desktop PC. There are various types of smart phoneoperating systems like iOS, Symbian, Android, Windows, etc. But, because android is onopen source mobile operating system does not make it easy to manage Androidapplication development. Of course the cost involved is comparatively very low. But, thethe splintered state of the platform itself can make it a bit tricky to manage appdevelopment except for the cloud-based services which provide new behaviours for thedevelopers to quickly evaluate how their apps look on various devices.How to Manage Application Development?Managing app development on the Android platform has never been an easy task. But,you can still follow the below mentioned ways to test and manage your android appdevelopment.  Don’t just test your Android application on the each released version of Android as it does not make sense in testing the app on the devices running Android 2.3 or earlier.  It would be sensible to buy actual devices to examine your app on different devices provided you want to satisfy your users and justify the amount spent and the time invested on it.  If possible, try to stop the Play store from displaying your application for the users who have incompatible devices with the help of the application manifests compatibility features. Make the compatibility pretty clear with minimum SDK, etc.  Other way is to use App Thwack which tests all the Android based devices with the help of its cloud-based platform.  The App Thwack has an inbuilt lab which tests each device running on Android which you can use as the foundation for the services. It automatically tests the devices and the developers can get answers to their queries within no time about the app behaviour on various devices on different Android versions. Up till now, the app has run 563,000 tests to exactly find out the behaviour!  You can also use JUnit or the standard unit tests which is an open-source automation library that makes it easy to write JUnit tests that simulate user interactions. There are other means as well like Tobotium or Gorilla Logic’s MonkeyTalk, etc. which are quite effective.
  2. 2.  Apptentive focuses on the actual customer behaviour and reviews and ensures they leave your app with good review by finding out what works and what doesn’t. You can also use tools like BugSense and Crittercism which offer a way to send bug reports automatically in case the app actually crashes on the device of the customers.There are many ways to manage Android application development. But, it would besensible for the enterprise developers to look at services that allow custom testing.Because apps and tools like AppThwack can only help you in identifying what wentwrong in the process of Android application development but it is ultimately for thedevelopers to take care of other aspects. It is wise to consult an experienced and expertAndroid application development India company based in to get your Android appsdeveloped.

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