Android app software development is the process by which new applications are created for the Android devices operating system. Applications are usually developed in Java programming language using the Android software development kit (SDK), but other development environments are also available. Android provides a rich application framework that allows you to build innovative apps and games for mobile devices in a Java language environment. The documents listed in the left navigation provide details about how to build apps using Android’s various APIs.
Android development is the process of identifying different techniques to plan, design and prototype all mobile apps before writing any code, understanding app life cycle and its components, creating GUI, Implementing a custom application theme, Implementing menu based or drawer navigation, Integrating code from an external support library, scheduling time-sensitive task using alarms, Scheduling background task using job scheduler, Designing and building a functional Android application, Debugging Android applications using different tools and plugins, Setting up and understanding your Android Development Environment, Register and publishing on Play Store.
Android provides a variety of powerful APIs for applying animation to UI elements and drawing custom 2D and 3D graphics. The sections below provide an overview of the APIs and system capabilities available and help you decide with approach is best for your needs.