My first smartphone was a Nokia Symbian – back in 2011. I loved the fact that we could install “real” software aka apps on a phone!
The ‘JS in Mobile App Development’ meetup was held on 17 March 2016 at WSO2, and I was fortunate enough to attend this event with my friends.
Android is not iOS. Of course, but the point I want to make here is that there is no single latest version or ‘flavour’ of Android. Being an Open Source project, anyone can create their own version of Android. This has so many advantages, but also some disadvantages as well. Let’s see.
I ended my last post saying how awesome the Material Design is, which was revealed along with Android Lollipop a year ago. After writing a few apps on Android Studio I wondered how amazing it would be if we can have this beautiful typography, subtle transitions and animations in more places than just droids…
Needless to say, Android has become the leader of the mobile platform market. Starting with smartphones and tablets and moving onto TV, wearables and vehicles, Android never seems to stop.
My message here is that there is never a better time to hop into Android Development, in case you are programmer or hoping to be one.
I am not here to undermine other mobile OSes. iOS, WP and BB are great too, but I have always been an android fan and the market too points in its favor.