Android, which is known for making mobile app development easier, entered its tenth year in 2018. An Android app developer can work on a wide range of solutions, from creating gaming apps to highly complex enterprise solutions to apps for IoT enabled devices and gadgets. Meanwhile, new languages like Kotlin and tools like Android Jetpack have taken center stage.

With opportunities expanding and technology evolving at a fast pace, an Android application developer faces the challenge of constantly staying updated and continuously upgrading their knowledge and skills to create maximum value for clients. While on one hand, the demand to hire Android app developers has jumped, on the other hand, the number of highly trained, skilled and experienced Android app developers have surged as well. So, there’s stiff competition. In order to stand out, here are some tips to follow to increase productivity. Create Apps Using a MADP Most enterprises are on a tight timeline for deploying apps. And, many enterprise apps are complex and need to be of high quality. By using the traditional approach of writing code from scratch, an Android application developer can hope to increase productivity only marginally. Hurriedly written code is more prone to errors, which get discovered at the testing stage. Identifying the error and fixing bugs can be extremely time-consuming, completely defeating the purpose of writing code fast. To significantly increase productivity without compromising code quality, an Android app developer can create the mobility solution on a MADP (Mobile Application Development Platform). Such a platform has numerous pre-configured business modules and pre-connected technology components, which are workflow specific and can be easily included in the mobile app by a simple drag and drop approach. The modules on this low-code platform are ensured to be bug-free. Moreover, an Android app developer may choose a MADP to customize the app at the business-level to suit the business’s unique architecture. Using a MADP can help create and deploy an app 10 times faster than following the traditional approach of writing code from scratch. Learn Modern Programming Languages Stay abreast of the latest programming languages. Google launched Kotlin in 2017. Kotlin may rapidly replace Java as the primary programming language for Android. In less than a year after its launch, Kotlin was already being used by around 35% of professional developers, according to Android Developers Blog. Use the Best Frameworks The HokuApps MADP is a good cross-platform technology platform that supports development in HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. When used correctly, these can increase an Android app developer’s productivity. Stay Updated Stay updated with the latest trends in Android app development. For instance, Google has launched Android Things 1.0, which makes it easier for Android app developers to create solutions for connected devices. Google has already commenced production of the Android Things console, which will enable devices to remain updated with the latest security upgrades and stability fixes. Use Applications That Allow Faster Code Changes If an Android app developer has hundreds of XML layouts and classes, even the most powerful machine will take time to process and rebuild them. Both JRebel and InstantRun (Android Studio 2.0) can be used for making faster code changes. Google’s Android JetPack, which is a part of Android Studio 3.2) has new code refactoring tools, along with a visual navigator tool. It enables easy backward compatibility and immediate updates to a large set of components, making Android app development quick and more robust. Related Link:- HokuApps Creates an Effective Solution for The Severely Hit Events Business During the Pandemic HokuApps Redefining Vehicle Financing Operations for ELK-Desa Benefited During COVID-19 HokuApps Facilitates C2C Selling as a New Retail Avenue for De'Longhi Group