Category: Resources

To be or not to be an Android Developer entrepreneur

The decision of becoming an Android Developer entrepreneur is a very common dilemma for many app developers. If your are preparing yourself to become an Android developer, chances are you have thought about it at least once. We’ve heard successful stories of people making their own way into the mobile app market like Instagram, Snapchat, Whatsapp or Airbnb, to name a few. However, as we discussed in one article from last week, the mobile app market has suffered some changes over 10 years, and app developers might have to think about different approaches when it comes to app development.  ...

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How Google for Jobs initiative will benefit job seekers and employers

Google for jobs is a new initiative from the Search Giant with the main goal of providing a place where people can apply for jobs. According to the announcement made by Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, at this year’s Google I/O conference, this is an attempt to “connect employers and job seekers”.      You can check out other important announcements that took place at Google I/O this year, here. Pichai also stated that 46% of the employers in the U.S. express their struggle finding talent and filling job positions as they´d wish. And job seekers may be also struggle to...

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Why should Android Developers continue making apps?

It is well known that Android has released more apps than its competitors to date. Since Q1 of this year almost 2.8 billions apps were stored in Google Play (and counting). Of course, making apps is something remarkable that -without doubt- has been achieved thanks to the Android Open Source Project and the way economy has been shaped by the mobile app market.   However, with so many competition out there, some valid questions might come up into beginner developers minds: Why should someone still be interested to be an App Developer  and making apps these days? or Despite...

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Affordable Android devices on the market

So far, We’ve mentioned about the characteristics of open source code platforms such as Android, and how it has contributed to economic growth and have provided more options for consumers, among other things. Apart from this contribution to the mobile app market, Android can also be considered a reference when it comes to enable people to acquire this kind of technology, in terms of affordability. Affordable Android Devices Whether in emerging markets, where growth rate has increased in recent years as it is the case India, or in markets with more disadvantageous conditions as it is the case of...

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Kotlin: A new supported language in Android

The news that Google I/O offers annually allows developers to learn trends and detect opportunities in the mobile applications market. Although Android is close to become the most popular operating system, it continues amazing everyone. In this year edition of this highly expected event, it was announced the integration of a new programming language in Android App development: Kotlin. Kotlin was launched by JetBrains in 2011, and in 2012 the project became open source. The announcement of its integration with Android OS opens up many opportunities for developers who are familiar with this language and it is also an...

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