Android Studio Based Development
For the Android platform, the Java language is used, along with the Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE). Google provides the Android Developer Tools (ADT) plugin for the standard Eclipse IDE to support things like graphical layout definition and debugging. As of the time of writing, Google has also released a new IDE, called Android Studio, in early-access preview. This product is based on JetBrains' IntelliJ IDE and will eventually replace Eclipse as the official development tool for Android applications. Because Android Studio is still in prerelease form, we'll use Eclipse to develop this application. Eclipse is very stable, and many Android training resources using Eclipse abound.
The Android development environment is supported on Windows, Mac and Linux. There is no charge for the development tools, and applications may be freely deployed to devices. To submit apps to the Google Play marketplace, developers must sign up for publishing and pay a one-time fee of $25. Submitting apps to Google Play is notably less involved than for iOS. When your application is submitted to Google, it is scanned for malware and common threats. Generally, the application becomes available to the general public within a few hours.
An overview of the toolset can be found on the Android Developers website. Successful Android development entails use of the following tools:
- Eclipse IDE
- Android SDK
- Android ADT
- Android system images for the Android emulator
- an Android device (technically not required but highly recommended)
Kotlin Based Development
Kotlin is a great fit for developing Android applications, bringing all of the advantages of a modern language to the Android platform without introducing any new restrictions. Here are the few advantages of this new language:
Compatibility: Kotlin is fully compatible with JDK 6, ensuring that Kotlin applications can run on older Android devices with no issues. The Kotlin tooling is fully supported in Android Studio and compatible with the Android build system.
Performance: A Kotlin application runs as fast as an equivalent Java one, thanks to very similar bytecode structure. With Kotlin's support for inline functions, code using lambdas often runs even faster than the same code written in Java.
Interoperability: Kotlin is 100% interoperable with Java, allowing to use all existing Android libraries in a Kotlin application. This includes annotation processing, so databinding and Dagger work too.
Footprint: Kotlin has a very compact runtime library, which can be further reduced through the use of ProGuard. In a real application, the Kotlin runtime adds only a few hundred methods and less than 100K to the size of the .apk file.
Compilation Time: Kotlin supports efficient incremental compilation, so while there's some additional overhead for clean builds, incremental builds are usually as fast or faster than with Java.
Learning Curve: For a Java developer, getting started with Kotlin is very easy. The automated Java to Kotlin converter included in the Kotlin plugin helps with the first steps. Kotlin Koans offer a guide through the key features of the language with a series of interactive exercises.
The Kotlin/Native compiler is available for macOS, Linux, and Windows. It supports different targets including iOS (arm32, arm64, simulator x86_64), Windows (mingw32 and x86_64), Linux (x86_64, arm64, MIPS), macOS (x86_64), Raspberry PI, SMT32, WASM. For the full list of targets we can refer to the Kotlin/Native overview. While cross-platform compilation is possible (i.e., using one platform to compile for another), in this first tutorial we are only compiling for the operating system we're running on.
Kotlin has been successfully adopted by major companies and they are really happy with their app performance.
Responsive App Designing
We have experience design team available to provide you with the best quality responsive app design in native android platform.
We can review your requirment and create the draft version in Photoshop tools first to show you the demo and once approved we will design the theme based on that design layout with all standard effects and navigation process.
We can cutomize any exiting theme and design based on your requirement as well.
Web Service Development
Any mobile application required a web service to communicate with a cloud or a server. The webservice is the key component of any mobile application development.
We as a web development company have experience in such web service development. We can provide support on existing web service customization, full development and bug fixing and upgradation as well.
When a mobile application communicate with a web service it requires a secure way of handshaking between the application and hosting server. We have experience in implementing those secure handshaking mechanism.
While implementing web service we take care of following level of security
- Transport-level Security
- Application-level Security
We follow the below mentioned process for make webservice access secure:
- Authentication: Verifying that the user is who she claims to be. A user's identity is verified based on the credentials presented by that user.
- Authorization or Access Control: Granting access to specific resources based on an authenticated user's entitlements. Entitlements are defined by one or several attributes. An attribute is the property or characteristic of a user
- Confidentiality & privacy: Keeping information secret. Accesses a message, for example a Web service request or an email, as well as the identity of the sending and receiving parties in a confidential manner. Confidentiality and privacy can be achieved by encrypting the content of a message and obfuscating the sending and receiving parties' identities.
- Integrity & non-repudiation: Making sure that a message remains unaltered during transit by having the sender digitally sign the message. A digital signature is used to validate the signature and provides non-repudiation. The timestamp in the signature prevents anyone from replaying this message after the expiration.