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WHAT IS ANDROID PLATFORM?
Released on 23rd September 2008, the Android platform is an open-source Linux based operating system. It was first introduced by Open Handset Alliance in 2007 and was developed by Google. The Android platform is meant specifically for smart devices like mobile phones and tablets.
WHY CHOOSE ANDROID?
Android is now of the leading platforms in smartphones and other smart devices globally. Android devices are popular in many countries, including India, Brazil, Turkey and Mexico. It is Apple's biggest opponent and has many outstanding features. An Android developer is, therefore, highly in demand. Becoming an Android developer means your position is highly secure, and you are sure to make a lot of money.
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FEATURES OF ANDROID:
Android's latest version is Android 10. It has many new and existing features such as:
NFC: NFC or New Field Communication is a feature that facilitates interaction between devices across short distances.
Infrared Transmission: The Android OS comes with a built-in infrared transmitter. Now you use your smartphone or tablet as a remote control.
Alternate Keyboards: The Android OS supports multiple keyboards in a single device. You can easily install other keyboards and switch to them as and when you like.
Gesture Control: With gesture control, you can control your phone by gestures without touching your device.
Wireless Download: Wireless downloading is a unique feature of Android. You can now download apps on your personal computer and sync them with your Android device without plugging.
Custom Rom: Android developers can customize the Android OS for users. They can build customized versions of the OS with additional features that the user can download.
Widgets: Widget is another unique Android feature. With widget option, you no longer have to open your applications for specific functions. You can display specific features of the app on your home screen and access them quickly.
ANDROID PACKAGE KIT:
Android Package Kit or API is the file format for the Android OS. It is used for the distribution and installation of all Android applications.
GUIDE TO USING ANDROID:
Set up your Android device: The first time you switch on your new phone, you will be asked to select your preferred language. There are a lot of options you can choose from, including regional languages. You also need to connect to a network source. Then you need to login to your Google account. In case you don't have one, you need to create a new one. You can use your phone without a Google account.
Security and Backup: Once you have set up your device, go to Settings. In the Settings option, choose the kind of security feature you want. You can lock your phone using a pin, a password, a pattern or your fingerprint. The fingerprint option is a relatively new one and is available on selective devices. You should also backup your phone. You can back anything from contacts to photos. Backup will help you retrieve all your information if you lose it.
Navigation and Gestures: Android devices usually come with three buttons for navigation- the back button, the home button, and the overview button. The more you use your phone, you will get used to it in no time. Android devices also come with a gesture option. With this option, you can control your phone with gestures without having to touch it.
System Apps and Play Store: All Android phones come with some system apps like Messages, Clock, Calendar, FM Radio, and so on. You cannot delete these apps. However, the new Android devices come with an abundance of space so you can download all your favorite apps from Play Store. Download all the apps you need, and you are all set to use your new device.
TOP ANDROID APPLICATIONS FOR ANDROID USERS:
Google Assistant: Google Assistant is a free app similar to Alexa. It can perform many functions. It can tell you the weather, provide you with information on various topics, play songs, read the news, and so on. With all its functionalities, it is a better assistant than most other popular ones in the market.
Find My Device: Find My Device is another free app by Google. With this app, can easily locate your device if you lose it or if it is stolen. You can also use it to lock your device and erase all the details. The application is compatible with smartphones, tablets and smartwatches powered by Android.
Nova Launcher: Nova Launcher is a free, Android exclusive app. With this app, you can customize your home screen. You can add widgets and icons as per your requirements.
Android Messages: Android Messages is a universal platform for sending messages. Now you can explore beyond sending simple text messages. With this app, you can send photos, videos, stickers and emoticons. You can also record and send audio messages.
Google Fit: Google Fit is one of the best fitness apps in the market. It helps you track all your fitness goals from your daily activities to your sleep habits. This all-in-one app is a must-have for all Android lovers.
Google Pay: Google Pay is an app that facilitates payment across all platforms. You can easily connect it to your bank account and pay for all your stuff using Google Pay. You can also set up an automatic payment option, so you don't have to worry about your monthly payments any more. Google Pay will do it for you.
Google Rewards: This is a relatively new app in the Play Store. With Google Rewards, you can earn virtual money simply by performing surveys. These surveys take only a few minutes of your time and are available from time to time. You can use your earnings to make in-app purchases for all Play Store applications.
Maps: This is one of the most helpful applications for daily use. With Google Maps, you can easily track your location and check for transport facilities wherever you want to go. It will show you how much time it will take you to go to your desired location, as well the amount of traffic you will encounter on your way. Maps ensures that you no longer lose your way wherever you go. With just a few clicks, it will direct you to your location and choose the fastest route possible.
WHO IS AN ANDROID DEVELOPER?
An Android developer is a software developer who builds apps for Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
HOW TO BECOME AN ANDROID APPLICATION DEVELOPER?
To become a good Android developer, you must have certain skills. Here are some skills you need to be an Android developer:
Knowledge of SQL MySQL databases: You need to learn SQL and MySQL for organizing databases within your Android application. SQL language is used to get information from databases.
Android Software Development Kit and Android Studio Proficiency: The Android SDK of Software Development Kit and Android Studio are open-source. They are free to download. Android Studio is the IDE or integrated development environment for Android. You can use it to write codes and assemble your application. The Android SDK comes with sample codes, coding tools, software libraries, and so on that you can use to build and test your application.
XML Knowledge: XML is used to describe data. You need to know at least the basics of XML to design UI layouts and parse data feeds for your Android app. Although Android Studio has most of the XML features, knowing XML will surely come in handy.
Analytical and problem-solving skills: You must also have analytical skills and problem-solving skills. These soft skills will help you determine what the users want, and you can then develop an app that stands out in the market. You also need to know how to debug your application as and when required.
Once you have mastered all the skills, you need to be an Android developer; you are good to go. Now you can try your hands at application development. Develop an application that has basic features and is easy to use. Once you have your application go ahead and create your CV and portfolio, start applying for jobs at some of the best job portals depending on your level and business enterprises will soon recognize and hire you. After you have successfully built some apps for various companies, you can even try and apply to top companies. You never know when they will hire you, and you will never have to think about your career again.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN ANDROID APP DEVELOPER:
What does an Android App Developer do?
An Android developer has several functions. Here are some of them:
Create New Features: An Android developer also collaborates with the cross-functional team to come up with new features that are attractive and user-friendly. A developer has to design features that will be highly competitive against the features that Apple provides.
Maintain Existing Applications: Along with building new applications, an Android developer must also troubleshoot all existing applications. He or she must test the applications periodically for technical glitches and bugs and fix them immediately with software patches.
Implement New and Updated Development Tools: An Android developer must stay updated about new technological innovations and developments. He or she must be able to use all modern tools for building new applications and updating old ones.
What To Look For When Hiring An Android Developer?
Here's all you need to look for in an Android developer:
Look for technical skills:
The first thing to do is to ensure that the developer has the technical skills and knowledge that an Android developer must-have.
Look for work experience:
A professional Android developer must be experienced in releasing and publishing applications on Google Play Store. These applications will tell you a lot about their work. You can also check out the kind of feedback they receive on their applications to determine whether their apps are user-friendly or not.
Hire someone with UI and Material Design experience:
A good Android developer must also be experienced in UI design so that he or she can make small adjustments to the project whenever required. Taking the help of a UI designer every time will cost you money and increase your business expenses.
Hire someone who can manage databases:
Most apps these days, particularly those connected to social networks, use databases. An Android developer must know how to manage the database of his applications. He or she must know how to use the services that Google provides for database management. In this way, you do not have to hire someone solely for your databases, and you will save a lot of money.
Hire someone who has at least one outstanding application:
A competent and experienced Android developer will have at least one outstanding application on Play Store. This application will be the best work of the developer and will showcase all his abilities in app building. It will also show if he can build an app that is different from other apps, and that can attract a lot of new customers.
Why hire Android Developers from globalemployees?
Hiring With GlobalEmployees Gets You a highly skilled developer who gives you:
No headaches about infrastructure, labor/employment laws, HR costs, additional employee benefits, etc.
A developer dedicated to your work. 1 Project for 1 Employee policy.
An employee that you choose, not one that’s dumped on you.
Complete Control: Since you are the one driving your work you get a customized development to your specified guidelines.
No Risk: If the employee doesn’t work out, you can get out with a short notice without worrying about severance pay, damages or any other legal hassles.
The overall process to hire your candidate usually takes 1-2 weeks from the time you convey the requirements.
The Process to Hire a Resource is Quite Simple:
- Submit a job description including experience, qualifications, skill set, project details, etc.
- Our HR department finds candidates; matches and screens them.
- Based on the screening process, a consolidated candidate list is submitted to the client. And You select candidates from that list to interview.
- Once you are done with the interviews, you select the candidate you find fit for the position.
- Depending on the position, our screening and hiring process spans across 1-2 weeks post receiving the requirement from the clients.
Normal business work hours are eight hours a day, from Monday to Friday, throughout the month. This does not include any time taken for breaks or for meals.
Yes. You can hire a part time employee.
We understand that with employees there can be a performance issue and we are always open to discuss and find a solution mutually. Typically, if the performance of a resource is not satisfactory then we endeavor to find a replacement for you. In another situation where a hired resources has delivered a decent performance but has been unable to scale it up, then we will charge you for the number of days the resource has worked and, will refund the remaining amount. We would request you inform of any such dissatisfaction within the span of a week so that we can take appropriate steps. In situations where you have not expressed your dissatisfaction and the resource has delivered considerable amount of work, we will not be responsible. Herein, you are requested to mail us an appropriate notice clearly mentioning the termination of our services.
Yes. If you want to hire an employee, GlobalEmployees requires receipt for the first month’s invoice before the employee actually starts working.
No. There are no hidden charges. The price quoted with each submitted resume is the full and complete cost for the entire service. The only exception is if your employee requires software or hardware that we do not provide and is costly to acquire.
Yes. We can discuss the terms once you submit the requirement.
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