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 the 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 favourite. 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:
Ever 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 the 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!