Android and its Developers – Multifaceted Relationships

Android Vision of the Wearable Technology Future

Future has a lot of tech surprises in store for us. Prospects for any device include simplicity and usefulness as a must; it’s especially true for the wearables as being the gadgets nearest our body.

Google initially focused on watches for its new Android Wear endeavor. With the course of time, the Android OS will be extended onto numerous venues, in order to create an all-embracing universal approach.

According to Google, the Android Wear software development kit (SDK) and new application programming interfaces (APIs) will launch later this year. New features will include the ability to create custom card layouts, move data between phones and wearables, display data from sensors, and support voice commands.

The Android Wear Developer Preview is available now, with some sample apps, the guide for developers and interesting trial options.

Google splits displays of information for Android Wear into two categories: suggesting and demanding. Suggesting implies the most typical content a user would be interested in viewing while swiping vertically or horizontally on a device’s screen. Its main mission presupposes delivering the right stuff at the right time. There are also demands, which stand for tasks a person can proactively call up, as a device cannot read our mind. Such processes can be initiated by the minimum number of voice commands.

As for the guru suggestions, Google offers some best practices to developers on the design front. They must omit needless text from their notifications. They must design for glanceability, not reading; use words and phrases, not sentences. In general, it’s advisable to show, not to tell: to use simple icons, glyphs, and visualizations where possible in order to convey the message. Besides, the experts advise to only use vibration under urgent circumstance; other stuff must simply bubble up on the screen.


The Eternal Matter of Choice – Android or iOS?

Today, we’d like to tackle one more topic connected with mobile platforms, namely, the choice of the best platform for present-day developers. There are 2 aspects of selection – which platform is easier to work on, and from which platform the developers can reap the most revenue.

Firstly, professional challenge is a relative issue; it’s more a matter of ambitions and expertise. Secondly, a longer-term view of the mobile macroeconomic environment suggests that Android is the place for app developers to make their fortunes in the future, largely driven by the platform’s dominance in emerging markets: the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin American regions. The stunning figures tell that people in these regions activate one million Android devices every day, and “the next big thing” in technology will also be combined with “the next big market”.

Some great apps were developed on Android first, and later on they reached success with the iOS platform as well. Actually, a matter of choice is double-sided now: Apple is a good option for apps focused on generating revenue through purchases, but for apps designed to generate revenue through advertising to large user bases, the best choice is Android, especially for future.

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