Android Development is present and Future Learn why
What is Android Development:
Android development is the process by which new applications are created for devices running the Android operating system. Officially, apps can be written using Java, C++ or Kotlin using the Android software development kit (SDK). Third party tools, development environments, and language support have also continued to evolve and expand since the initial SDK was released in 2008.
Everything changed last year, and changes were happening so fast that you could easily lose track of them and ask yourself, “When did this happen???” What’s even more important is the fact that the whole Android ecosystem underwent many improvements – we got new hardware (smartwatches), new software (Gradle, Android Studio), new OS (Android 5.0 Lollipop).
Everybody contributed – Google, device manufacturers, developers. Everybody had the same goal and asked themselves the same question: “OK, now we have stable OS, billions of apps with billions of users – how can we further simplify and improve Android? How can we make the development process better?” This is where open access and open source principles have shown their true potentials – everybody can make a change. An improvement. Something new.
On 17th May 2017, at Google I/O Keynote, the CEO of Google Mr. Sundar Pichai and his team had made the big announcement that also includes the launch of new programming language Kotlin. This is one of the biggest and exciting news for Android app developers all across the world. With an announcement of Kotlin, a superior programming language that supports the Android App Development, Android developers consider it as a great opening for new opportunities.
Kotlin is the most recent and powerful language that overcome several problems suffered by Android developers using Java such as verbosity of source code and runtime exceptions and many others. It is very simple to get started and developers can also introduce it into existing projects.
Here, we would like to mention about useful features and benefits of Kotlin to consider it as a powerful language that streamlines Android App Development:
- Enhance the development speed with less coding.
- Really easy to learn.
- Simple syntax.
- Highest compatibility with Java.
- More powerful because it’s an open source language.
- Versatile and secure.
With the launch of Kotlin, we surely can see a bright future for Android development.