Android App Development
Not wanting to allow Apple to take control of the future of the smart phone market using its closed-source platform, Google are rapidly taking market share using their open-source Android platform.
By offering the operating system to all handset manufacturers Android quickly became the global smartphone platform of choice (43% of market), thanks to the variety and affordability of the range of devices available. Half a million devices are activated everyday across the world in addition to the 190 million devices already out there.
Whilst the platform presents some added complexity due to the diverse handset specifications, users have been drawn to the increasing Market of over 250,000 apps, and have downloaded over 10 billion to date.
2011 saw the launch of the first Android tablets to compete directly with Apples iPad, and with it numerous high profile court cases. This shows the quality of the platform and how important it will be moving forwards.
Why The Distance?
We have a UK based team of dedicated Android developers, with an advanced knowledge of differing handset and tablet hardware and software varieties, and the capabilities and restrictions of each. Our developers are skilled at targeting all devices to maximise usability, and although Google is less strict than Apple with their guidelines, our understanding of them helps us to provide the best user experience.
With over half a million Android devices being activated each day, isn’t it about time you contact The Distance about your next app project?