Android is the most widely used OS in the world, with over 900 million Android devices activated. When done correctly, the Android platform can be very profitable for app developers. Making an exceptional app is not easy, so we are highlighting 5 common mistakes that amateur Android app developers should try to avoid:
1) Don’t develop an app without the end user in mind
You know that you have a great idea for an app. But, will anyone else agree with you?
Always think about the user as you develop your idea. Constantly put yourself in the user’s position. Why would a user need this app? What benefit would they get from it? How will they interact with this app?
It is also very important to beta-test your app before you release it. This will help you get a sense for how the UI and UX appeal to actual users.
If you don’t think about the user, you may end up with an app that you enjoy, but one that doesn’t appeal to anybody else.
2) Don’t carry over UI elements from other platforms
The Android platform has its own specific look and feel. If you copy the UI of another platform, Android-brand loyalists may complain. Examine stock Android apps to get a sense for their most important UI elements. Also check out Google’s Android design guidelines for a better idea of what the Android platform looks like.
However, don’t be afraid to add your own branding and feel to your app. Just make sure that the general design of your app looks like it belongs on the Android platform.
3) Don’t have just one screen size in mind
This is especially important! One important aspect of the Android platform is that it is available on a range of devices …