Android Application Development Doesn't Require a Huge Financial Investment

Mobile Man / Tuesday, August 6, 2013

 Companies are experiencing one of the most significant trends to influence their workspace in quite some time. The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon is taking a hold of businesses throughout all types of industries, as employees use their personal smartphones and tablets for work-related functions. Firms supporting BYOD initiatives can take advantage of this trend and reduce costs that would otherwise be allocated toward company-owned devices.

The Android operating system has asserted itself as a staple in both the smartphone and tablet markets, meaning it is likely that workers are bringing Android-powered gadgets to work on a daily basis. The Android OS features a robust offering of mobile applications, which are valuable for companies that want to develop their own apps to cater to operational goals.

In the past, however, firms needed skilled developers on hand to create such offerings, or hire workers to perform this service. Nowadays, there is a more logical and cost-effective option available to companies that want to develop Android-based applications for their brand. Companies can make use of Android controls, which are both free to use, and allow users to produce highly visual apps that are native to the Android platform.

These solutions also include support from leading developer communities to help any users who are creating their very own applications. Companies that have created previous apps can apply this code to future ones, making the development process that much faster and efficient.

The good news for those thinking of developing Android apps is that the Android operating system is expected to continue to dominate the mobile landscape for years to come. Organizations that realize employees are using Android-based smartphones and tablets at a rapid rate should ensure workers have access to corporate-developed apps that are native to the platform while keeping company goals and productivity in mind.

With Android controls in tow, firms no longer have to spend exorbitant amounts of money to develop mobile applications.