Adventures with Android

Ever look at all those fascinating apps on the play store and wonder if you could ever have your name beside one? The key to all those apps is Android development. Let’s get a better idea about Android app development and how it is perfect for you and your skill sets.

Android is basically an open source platform which connects over millions of devices around the world.  For a developer, this basically means that you have access to the source code of the platform. With the source code, you can understand how the interface works for the app. Also, if you’re lucky enough you can find a bug and report it.

The industry wide support is humongous and the Android community is super friendly and helpful. Using Android, you have the power to build wonderful games, books, movies, music, and apps of course and share it openly. 

Why Android?

The growing trends of 2017 suggest that Android has definitely overpowered iOS, reasons it being economical and open source.

If you are looking for something where you won’t have to spend a lot of money in the development, then brace yourselves. Android has almost zero developmental costs. The development tools are free and easily available, and Google only charges a minimal fee to launch applications on the Android market.

You have the freedom to innovate. Besides developing an application, you have the full fledged freedom to extend or contribute it further.

Android developers have the freedom to collaborate. The developers are encouraged to share their source code between each other. They do not sign an NDA(Non-disclosure Agreement).

Android has an open distribution model, which simply means that not only developers are encouraged to share their source code with each other but you can do so via other distribution channels also. The development can be done in any hardware devices be it Mac, Linux or the good old Windows.

Pre-requisites:

To develop in Android, you just need to know the basic data structures, OOPs concepts  and programming.(Join our Foundation courses to do so by registering here).  

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Why our courses?

Our Android Development courses are amongst the best. This course will gradually guide you through the process of turning your breakthrough app idea into reality.Say goodbye to old school learning because we are here to provide hands on learning to you, develop apps in every class. Our courses are extremely interactive, you will start working on your app from the very initial classes. Exciting Hackathons will take place from time to time to keep your skills up to the mark. Not only this, everyone will get to work on super exciting projects!

 By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
  • Make apps not only in Java but also Kotlin
  • Learn to build a brilliant UI
  • Use animations and sensors to make your apps top notch
  • Use backend services like Firebase Cloud Messaging
  • Link third party sites such as Facebook, Gmail to your apps
  • Last but not the least, launch your app on Play Store and make it available to millions of users worldwide

Build your expertise by making apps, games and so many cool projects. Enter the world of play store with us, new batches of Envision(Android App development) are commencing soon. Register here!!

 

Kotlin: A beginner’s guide

If you’ve not heard about it before then hear it now! 

From Google I/O 17, Kotlin has been added as the official programming language for Android development!

Hearing the word “Kotlin” for the first time?

Kotlin is a super new and a super cool programming language. Developed by JetBrains which also developed the JetBrains IDE that Android Studio- Google’s official developer tool is based on. (Woah??!1!)

If you’re too scared thinking that it would replace Java for Android? Fret not! Java is not going anywhere and it will stay here.

Also, if the thought of learning a new language scares you, then there’s good news because Kotlin is very similar to your best friend Java; object-orientedstatically typed and designed for similar problems.

So, Why Kotlin?

Some features include:-

1.Kotlin tools will be included with Android Studio 3.0, so you don’t need to worry about downloading anything.

2.Google and Jetbrains, both pledge to support the language wholeheartedly

3.It is very compatible with Java. This means you can mix and match both Kotlin and Java into your project.

4. It is a concise language so IT drastically reduces the size of your code

5. Hate when you see Null Pointer Exception as an error? Well, Kotlin is here to solve it for you.

On top of all this, Kotlin has already been accepted by major developers like Pinterest, Expedia, Square and others for their production apps. It’s a clean, concise language.

Start making your first app in Kotlin by joining our Android Courses!

Happy Developing 🙂

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  • Promote us on the college campus through posters(Offline), and Social media marketing(Online).
  • Maintain a database of your peers of all batches
  • Promote and associate us in cultural and departmental fests
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5 kickass reasons why you should start learning Android Development today!

‘Google’
It’s not just a name but an experience. An experience that touched and changed our lives forever. Almost a decade ago, google launched this wonderful OS called ‘Android’ which redefined mobile experience forever.  An Android revolution had begun. And today?
With over 1.4billion active users in the world, it captures 87.5% of the total market share of global mobile operating system. The beauty of the OS lies in it being an open source operating system. That means it gives the leisure to use, or add, or even modify the source code depending on the needs of an individual/company. Today android powers billions of devices and is changing the mobile application industry inexplicably. Android development is one of the most sought after skills of 2017 and has been ruling the charts.
So why should you have an android developer badge up your shirt? Let us give you 5 solid reasons and you’ll know why.
1. You’ll fall in love with it, no doubts about that!
I have reasons when I make such a bold statement. Firstly android is an open source platform i.e.- that you are free to develop an app and deploy its prototype without spending a single penny! Then the ease of access, development and deployment make it a developer’s favorite. There is an insane amount of Android support available online at no cost. You can actually be a self-taught developer and make bucks out of it.
2. It’s an ever-growing market
 
Like dense Amazonian rain forests, the canopy of android is never ending. And when I say that, it’s both in terms of opportunities and ideas. The online Android community welcomes beginners with open arms. Want to know the number game? Here let’s take a look at them:
  • Over 1.5 million Android devices are activated across the globe every day.
  • There are over 2.2 million apps in Google Play store & growing!
  • Over 60% of Android apps are for free!
3. World’s largest app market to deploy and monetize your apps:
 
Every since Google’s Playstore came into existence, the joy of experiencing the apps has multiplied tenfold! Google pays millions of dollars every year to Android Developers. If you come up with something that becomes popular and sells really well, the monetization properties are endless. Let’s say you make a ‘hip and popular’ app and 0.001% of the android users download your app. Firstly, let me tell you there are over 60 million android users in India alone. So that makes it a total of 60,000 downloads and you price your app as low as 20 Rs.
Do the math, 60,000 * 20 = a whopping INR 1.2 million!
This and more with just 0.001% downloads in India alone! Even if your apps are free you can always earn through ads.
4. Job prospects and freedom
 
Today, business/brands want to reach out to their customers. Whether a profit or a non-profit organization, every company owns an app or are in the process of getting one. The demand for app developers is increasing at an exponential rate globally. The unique advantage of learning app development is that you can choose to work full-time or freelance. It gives you freedom and the right to choose to work for yourself or somebody else. Empowerment, freedom, and money! What else do you possibly need?
5. Sharp learning curve
There is no denying of the fact that Android is everywhere. Different devices mean different opportunities to learn and explore. Java and XML are the bare basics and it scales higher up as you proceed. There are endless opportunities to explore with Android which iOS doesn’t allow you to do. And the simplicity of the language gets you rollin’.
But self-learning seems too much of a work eh? Thomas Edison once said, ” Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and seems like work.” But wait, this one is already shouting out loud, so attend our Droid-it Android Workshop and get kickstarted into Android development!
Get-set-droid-it!