The best way to do that is to use the merged skills of an experienced team, which can apply a needed development methodology, knows how to bring user needs in the spotlight, and satisfies customer expectations.
We at Celadon have refined a custom android application development methodology modulated over the years that allows us to constantly compare ourselves with the customer, collecting his feedback during the work and thus creating APPs and digital solutions.
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Why Create an Android app?
As you already know, Android OS is the most popular mobile operating system in the world. It was born as an open-source project of Google and thanks to the contribution of thousands of developers and billions of users it has grown and continues to develop every day. Its wide use is because of the possibility of being easily installed on hundreds of devices. Therefore, the range of users is also very wide, and its diffusion is widespread in every society. It still acclaims the open-source nature today and the basis of android’s success.
Why Develop an Android App Instead of iOS?
If you choose to develop a native Android app, you will have to leave iOS users aside. They are two different systems and require totally different programming methods. We can also develop the iOS version at the same time as the Android one, but it must be considered that the cost will consequently be doubled. However, if you have a small budget, starting development with an Android app offers advantages:
- Android in the world has a greater share of users than iOS;
- The development cost for Android is lower and the development times are faster;
- Apps are quick to update, which is very useful in the early stages of an app’s life
- The number of Android devices is growing: TV, smartwatch, tablet, projectors, consoles.
How Much Does It Cost to Develop an Android app?
One of the first questions we are asked is: “How much does a custom Android application development cost?”. Our answer is “It depends on the type of app.” Unfortunately, the cost for the development of an Android app is not defined, and we can not give you an estimate without knowing the details of the project.
If you want to create a free android app, we tell you right away that it is impossible. If you want to save money, you can read how to create an app without programming; keep in mind that the final result might also be functional but will have nothing to do with a custom-made app.
So here are the various steps that lead us to the publication.
During the analysis, we listen carefully to define together all the requirements that the new app will have to offer.
We collect your requests and on the basis of them, we offer you the solution capable of meeting your needs, goals, and budget. Starting from the requirements, we outline the future features. We study the use that the end-user can make of it and the scenarios in which he could be led to use the app.
The most important thing at the analysis stage is the choice of available technologies; professional development teams take into account all innovations. We aim to use innovative and cutting-edge technologies to obtain the required performance.
During the design phase, the visual part of an app begins to come to life. Customers are usually involved in the process to the point they determine themselves.
We create a first visual representation of an app, structuring the navigation pages in interactive prototypes: wireframes, stylized previews of the application structure and then mockups, complete visual representations of the design. We share with you the prototypes we made. In this way, you will be able to realize the graphic rendering and validate the design. Comparing and testing an app at this stage lowers the costs of development and allows us to collect meaningful feedback and refine the design.
In this phase, the team of custom android application development realizes the application based on the Steps of Analysis and Design.
Depending on your needs, we develop in native technology, creating apps optimized for iOS and Android, or using cross-platform technology with a single development for both operating systems. In both cases, we use the latest generation programming frameworks such as Swift, Kotlin, and React Native.
We integrate applications with the features present in smartphones such as camera and location services and external services such as Google Maps or push notifications.
This testing phase implies trying out the finished app. We test it using specialized software and the expertise of our QA team.
We test the app in all its functions to be sure of its performance, completeness, and reliability. This testing process is important to ensure the perfect functioning of an app in all its features: both user experience and interface design, from usability to the speed of each of its functions.
We listen to your feedback and repeat the test on end-users to be sure of their full satisfaction.
We have arrived at the release phase, the step in which we deliver your app made and finished and publish it in the stores.
We deliver your project, assisting you in the publication in the stores’ phase, creating your account, and preparing the content you need. You will get an app ready to be downloaded and found by users in the stores. Subsequently, we are also attentive to the maintenance phase, in which we take care of keeping the application always updated and in perfect efficiency.
In conclusion, we should say that you can create an application for the Android system in any target direction, and the most important thing is to clearly define the goals and the budget. And for the rest, you will be helped by Celadon development team, where professionals with years of experience will find a solution for any of your tasks.