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									                                                                Author:- Aadam Gibson

   Tips     for Developers to Develop Lucrative
                     Android Applications
Android is one of the most innovative amongst
the smart-phones and tablets. Android
technology offers several exciting future
opportunities. Android application
development process is quite easy to kick
start with the help of SDK. The entire content
of the Android source code is accessible
online, with extensive documentation and a
friendly community. A treasure of tools and
demos for IDEs will make easier an otherwise
steep learning curve.
If you are planning to develop a great Android application, there are
certain tips and guidelines that can walk you through the development
process to create innovative and engaging applications. It will ensure a
smooth and easy development process leading to a successful Android
application development.

Let's start tour of some useful development tips which
helps developer to develop innovative and creative

Use Android's Platform Patterns
                               How can you encourage people to share
                               information using your app. The usual
                               method is via platform intents. It is
                               advisable to expose intents to your
                               application and there are myriad of
                               intents from which your app can
                               benefit. The most popular is the generic
                               intent - ACTION_SEND option. Proclaim
                               that you provide with an
                               ACTION_SEND option and watch how
                               users rush to your app via normal
message and picture sharing applications.

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Rely on Hierarchy Viewer To Create Views
Using View Hierarchy you can easily explore activity UIs
and it can assist you visualize complicated layouts. If
you aspire to take advantage of this tool, you’ll either
require an emulator or a phone with an Android OS
development version. This tool will support you during
the entire development cycle of your layouts along with
styling development.

Capture PNG/PSD
                       Several useful data can be exported to assist you
                       when you’re compiling or fixing your designs. You
                       can keep a screen-shot object model of the latest
                       view hierarchy tree or can also export the current
                       state as an assimilation of layers available to
                       switch off and on, or move as layers in a PSD for
                       use via Adobe Photo-shop.

Use Themes
Themes are meant to assist you in managing styles
in an entire app. To design your app with strict
styling early during the development of your app will
enable you easily deal with device idiosyncrasies at a
later stage when you will develop your app for the
best performance on various resolutions and sizes of

Offer Translations
                          Android market is an essential part of global
                          smart-phone. You can pitch a greater section of
                          audience by simply offering translated title and
                          narration for your app in this market. Start from
                          the user base and gradually move on to offer
                          localized text for particular regions that appears
                          to be of interest in your application. You can see
                          and download details particular to specific
                          locations in the Android Market.

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Standardize Naming Convention
In the res/values/directory you'll find attributes. Create some logical and
sensible guidelines and then stick to them. In this way, later on down
the line while an important bug fixing, your development partner would
be able to find unassisted items.

Keep it Simple
It is advisable to develop simple and error free app rather that trying
your hand in developing highly complex application having numerous
errors. Leaving scope of committing
mistake is not recommended and
emphasizing on simple and error free
apps is the best choice. It is simple
and user-friendly applications that can
make a mark and gain mobility
amongst the users at large. If your
simple but innovative concept of app
can be brought to life before the client,
it has fair chance of becoming
successful. Simple apps are easy to understand, and are frequently used
by the users for performing tasks in an optimal manner. Such apps are
highly appreciated by the users.

Don't Lose Focus

Another golden rule that you should follow while developing Android
app is not trying too hard to make it unique. Passion of making your app
out of the box may diversify your focus from the actual goal leading to
non-functional and complex app in terms of design, UI or functionality.
Chances are your app may end up being entirely different with loads of
errors and also unappealing to the users. So, be focused and try to make
it as simple as possible, which will also keep you focused towards your
actual goal.

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Comply with Basics of Design and Development
Irrespective of the type of design
and development, i.e. if you are
creating mobile or web app, the
basics will never change. For
instance, in terms of navigation, you
should emphasize on keeping the
navigation simple and easy allowing
the users to have great user
experience. The basic objectives of
certain functionalities remain same
in all apps. In brief, you should not
ignore the actual objective of
offering a user-friendly and
appealing UI driven app that can
provide the users with best experience. This can only be possible if you
do not forget the basic design and development objectives.

The above stated pointers can be termed as basic guidelines, which will
certainly lead you to achieve success in developing android app.
Whether you develop apps on your own or hire Android developer for
Android Game Development or any other app, it's of the essence that
these simple tricks are followed.

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