Without Android apps, we couldn't envision our lifestyles. The number of mobile phone users has increased dramatically in the last two years and continues to rise. The demand for Android developers is continuously increasing as a result of the industry's growth.
The majority of individuals use their mobile devices to access the internet. The general public has been very interested in the creation of Android apps. As a result, it's worthwhile to study how Android apps are made!
Today, I will share the tools and resources you will need to learn Android development with you. After going through these resources, you will be able to start building Android applications from scratch. So, let's get started:
Firstly, I will be mentioning which language you should choose. There is Java, Kotlin, and Flutter in the market for Android development. Java and Kotlin are native that you can select to develop App for one platform at a time. Flutter is a hybrid language you can use to develop applications both for Android and iOS phones.
2️⃣ Xml And Java/Kotlin
In a similar way, XML is used for designing the layout of your application on Android. To apply the logic behind the app, we use java.
3️⃣ Free Learning Resources-
This is the platform developed by Google, and it got two courses: Fundamental and Advanced. Google has created this course, so no doubt that this will be a nice course for you to get hands-on experience in Android Development:
This is a great course, and it’s quite long also. Also, it will cover more advanced topics along with basics like Notifications, Camera Controls, etc. This course will be beneficial if you want to upgrade and learn advanced android development.
After reaching a certain level, you won’t be relying on any video for fixing errors in your application. You will be visiting documentation or StackOverflow. You will be using API documentation to fix basic issues yourself
This is a web-based platform that helps you to render the launcher icon in a very friendly format for your app:
4️⃣ How To Make Money From Android Development?
Let’s come to the part of the blog, most of the people would be eager to read about - How to earn money?
There are a lot of ways to make money from your Android Development skill. Few of which includes:
There are many websites that you might be aware of, like freelancers, Fiverr, Upwork. You need to be patient once you get started, as you might still not get the work in the beginning. But many people manage to make a good amount of money from it. All you need is to establish your authority on one of such platforms, after which your reviews will speak for the quality of work you deliver!
Playstore + AdMob
In the play store, you can publish the app according to its guidelines, plus to upload the app, you have to spend 25$. After that, you can upload as many apps as you want. With the help of AdMob, you can show ads on your application which will help you make some passive income on the go!
Playstore + In-App Purchase
You must be wondering what an In-App purchase is? Suppose you make an application which is a game, and you want to add custom features like getting an armor. Your users can get it after completing a few levels or you can make something like an in-app purchase which will offer your users this armor after paying Rs. 50. Similarly, you can program your application such that if your users pay some money, they will get more features on this app.
There is a lot of opportunity in the field of Android Development when it comes to internships, so if you are in college and you know android development, then you can easily get an internship and job in the field, and this can be your best target to achieve as a college student.
5️⃣ Important concepts
To become a successful Android developer, it’s essential to learn git because if you are doing an internship or job in a good company, all the contributors contribute through version control. So this makes it mandatory to learn a version control system like git.
You should know about working with Databases as an Android developer. To store data on the user’s phone, you will require to learn a database like Room or SQLite. If you want to host your app, Firebase is a perfect tool. I will recommend you to get a good enough knowledge of both these Databases.
AdMob API can sometimes be a little complex; you will need to read its terms and condition. It would help if you so some research on its monetization programs before monetizing your application.
Ds & Algo
As an Android Developer, data structures and algorithms is a very beneficial skill to have because you will be having clarity on what tasks require how much time. You can calculate time complexity, analyze various processes, etc. Having Ds Algo in your skillset is definitely a plus.
This was the complete roadmap that helps you become a pro in Android Development. I have mentioned all the points that were needed. All you have to do is add an ingredient in the hard work recipe, and the dish cooked from this recipe will perish you so much.
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