Challenges for Android developers

Major Challenges Android Developers face in the Industry

There are a lot of challenges Android developers face, despite the freedom and ease given to them. Android is open-sourced and very convenient not only for development but also for its users. It is almost free for users hence, expanding the user base and that is the good news for the app owners.

The main reason for the undeniable Android dominance over iOS and other systems is due to the ease that app builder platforms offer to Android developers. The fact that there are so many free tools makes it easier to build specific apps for various purposes. Either business, entertainment or other purposes that are significant in today’s activities. However, despite these opportunities, Android developers still face a lot of challenges throughout the development process. Below are the notable five challenges Android developers face in everyday life of their career.

5 Challenges Android developers face in the development process

1. Software fragmentation

Regular upgrades of Android OS versions will be hard to keep up when developing apps. This forces the developers to create the same app in multiple versions to ensure it's compatible with a large group of users’ devices. It's obvious that you cannot expect everyone to have the latest Android OS version. So if the goal is compatibility, an Android developer has to develop the app for a couple of OS versions.

2. Hardware fragmentation

Majority of mobile devices run Android OS. All these devices have different screen sizes, processor, buttons, and other hardware. These huge variations must be taken into considerations by Android developers. Especially for screen sizes, where one has to specify app appearances and interactions in different size and aspect ratio. Performance is also an issue, where you pack as much feature in an app but must consider its stability in a low-performance device as well.

3. Freedom of carriers over the OS

The Android app development is not very secure compared to other OSs, like iOS. Designing an application for Apple comes with strict guidelines which ensure high-security level. Android OS has no such strict guidelines which result in increased malware issues. Due to the software/ hardware fragmentation, it becomes even tougher to fix the problems. There have been a lot of cases on security issues where Android developers face a big challenge in fixing this

4. Security

The Android app development is not very secure compared to other OSs, like iOS. Designing an application for Apple comes with strict guidelines which ensure high-security level. Android OS has no such strict guidelines which result in increased malware issues. Due to the software/ hardware fragmentation, it becomes even tougher to fix the problems. There have been a lot of cases on security issues where Android developers face a big challenge in fixing this.

5. Android App marketing competition for Android developers

One major challenge is the high competition of Android app in the marketplace. Google Play store has a multi-million number of applications. Chances are, your app might have already existed or created before. Therefore, getting your app to stand out amongst a large pool of other applications is a challenge. The difficulty is making a good impression and has nice reviews on Play Store. Listening to user suggestions and feedbacks are critical for improvement .

These challenges can make life difficult for an android developer. Creators will have better chances in tackling these issues if working in a group. Here in UIZ, we create suitable environment in attempt to encourage growth. Want to develop an all-customized and error-free android app? through +49-30-20679114 or visit our website to know more about our app development services.