APIs that top android app developers use

In a blog post a few months ago, we outlined best resources for aspiring android app developers to learn android.


Remember how we talked about utilizing android tools? APIs often play an instrumental role in bootstrapping startups, but given the sheer volume of 3rd party APIs available, finding the best API for android development becomes difficult.

And, there’s a huge gap when you compare the API usage of top android app developers to the rest.
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A quick analysis of google play app store optimization (ASO) tips

While much is known about ranking websites on Google search, there’s very little information about ranking apps on Play store. What we find on the internet are these bits and pieces of information that advice you to get more app reviews, optimize images, localize, etc and talk little about keywords in app’s title and description.

There are some companies that have generously donated what they know to the internet, but as an app developer how do you know if that information is correct? If you look at the ASO (App Store Optimization) of Facebook, it won’t be the same for a little-known developer making apps for a niche. Some apps often bring their customers directly from either a huge following or already existing web applications. Thus, they have entirely different sort of approach towards ASO and are often more assertive rather than focused on getting found organically. Continue reading

How to avoid reverse engineering of your android app?

People embrace the open nature of Android, and that is something that empowers innovators to build groundbreaking products . But only a few know the dark side of this openness, Vulnerability. Our apps are always vulnerable to attack as Android does not render its code into machine code, leaving it prone to extraction. The vulnerable code can then be used for a variety of reasons, which should be daunting for any serious mobile app business.

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Why Material design matters

“New Physics and animations”

Until now, designers only had to deal with little or no animations with Holo and Kitkat, but with the new Material design language the task becomes very difficult and simultaneously promising. And the reason is very simple, with the new physics and animations designers can think of more possible ways to provide better user experiences to their applications. But the same will also make it difficult for others. Continue reading