Android phone is one of the major devices in Nigeria currently about 70% of Nigerians use an android device, targeting the market is the best thing to venture into right now Android App development is the next best thing if you want to enter into the world of programming. You may be thinking about what to learn or what’s lucrative in this era, today we will talk about how to start android app development, what kind of apps to develop, how to upload apps to play store, what the future hold, how to earn from android app development.

 

What’s Android?

I know by now most of us have seen an Android device before, we are probably using one now to access this page. Android is based on Linux kernel which is managed by Google, Android is open-source which makes it widely used and also has a very large community with a large catalogue. We use Android devices more than any other operating system here in Nigeria, which means if you are targeting Nigeria an Android app is very important for your business.

 

What Apps can you make for Android?

When you pick up your android device and access the Google play store we see a lot of apps which simple to complex functionalities, with Android development you make almost any app you can Imagine, in Nigeria most downloaded apps here are Movies Apps, News Apps, Social Networks, Payment Apps, Music apps.

 

Why you should choose android app development

Mobile apps are the future, people tend to use apps on their mobile devices more frequently than on their computers, everyone wants a portable system that can fit into their pocket and perform a lot of tasks, most people can afford a mobile phone than a computer system.

 

How you can I earn with Android development?

You can make money working as a freelance developer, working with a company or developing apps for yourself and uploading them to play store and monetizing using ads or in-app purchases, android developers get paid from N100,000 to N5,000,000 per app development most companies are looking for a way to get closer to their customer, with their apps on the customer’s phone its a step closer to the customer. Android development is a good business to venture into right now.

 

Programming Language you need to learn

Android Native development is based on Java, google has also introduced simpler languages like Kotlin for Android.

You can develop an Android app with many languages like Javascripts, Flutter, C#, C++, python etc

 

How to start Android development

To start developing an android app you will need the following;

  • A computer system (Windows or MacBook)
  • Internet connection

System requirements for Android Studio?

 

Windows Operating Systems

  • 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 8/10
  • x86_64 CPU architecture; 2nd generation Intel Core or newer, or AMD CPU with support for a Windows Hypervisor
  • 8 GB RAM or more
  • 8 GB of available disk space minimum (IDE + Android SDK + Android Emulator)
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution

Mac Operating Systems

  • MacOS® 10.14 (Mojave) or higher
  • ARM-based chips, or 2nd generation Intel Core or newer with support for Hypervisor.Framework
  • 8 GB RAM or more
  • 8 GB of available disk space minimum (IDE + Android SDK + Android Emulator)
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution

Linux Operating Systems

  • Any 64-bit Linux distribution that supports Gnome, KDE, or Unity DE; GNU C Library (glibc) 2.31 or later.
  • x86_64 CPU architecture; 2nd generation Intel Core or newer, or AMD processor with support for AMD Virtualization (AMD-V) and SSSE3
  • 8 GB RAM or more
  • 8 GB of available disk space minimum (IDE + Android SDK + Android Emulator)
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution

 

To get started with Android development visit https://developer.android.com/studio to download and install android studio on your system either Mac, Windows, Ubuntu etc

After installing on the first launch you will need an internet connection for Android studio to download its SDK.

After SDKs have been successfully downloaded start android studio and you are ready to start development.

There are lots of Android development tutorials online courses, Youtube videos and websites. Just google getting started with Android.

 

How to upload app to Google Play Store

To upload an app to the play store you will need to create a google developer console account, you will need to pay a one-time fee of $25 after that you can publish as many apps to your account and will be visible for users on the Google Play Store.

 

I personally think going into the Android app development is a nice field to venture android developers earn a decent amount of money, you can start now and join the market.

 

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