The last five years have seen a tremendous transformation in the mobile industry. The number of users is growing day by day.
Mobile phones today have become such an important aspect of our lives that sometimes we just become handicapped without them.
This in turn has led to the growth and development the android application development and services industry. Applications have played a very important role in the transformation.
Let’s look at the numbers:
- There are over five billion mobile users in the world, with global internet penetration standing at 57%.(https://www.businessofapps.com/data/app-statistics).
- As of the first quarter of 2019, these app users could choose to download between 2.6 million Android, and 2.2 million iOS apps.(https://www.businessofapps.com/data/app-statistics).
- The total number of app downloads in 2018 at 194 billion; up from 178 billion in 2017.( %.(https://www.businessofapps.com/data/app-statistics).
Over the year’s android has become a popular platform and is the most used operating software in the world, monopolizing the market.
Reasons for Android Popularity:
Scope: Android operating system has a wide and massive scope, this platform is available on high, medium and low-end mobile phones. This has largely contributed towards applications being specifically designed for android use as the users for this platform are large in numbers. This plays a very important role while designing it as the success of an application is dependent on the fact that it should reach to large audience.
Focus: Android applications have a huge scope as they control most of the market share, this has helped the developers to concentrate and focus on one key area of the application. The objective here is to concentrate on one or two features to make sure that the application they have developed is not a generic application but an objective specific application.
Quality Oriente: Mobile applications earlier were not focused on the quality, neither was a lot of thought put into the application. As android gained popularity the quality of the applications built and designed also transformed. Developers and companies became aware that if an application is developed for android use then the quality, features and designing of the applications need to change. This brought about a change in the quality as companies were trying to reach to more and more audiences the realized they could nor deliver subpar products.
Evolution and Development: As technology is evolving and developing the applications also need to. Android applications are developing and growing day by day. In the android applications development industry where the competition is cutthroat and everyday many applications are launched, its highly important to stay a step ahead. Evolving and developing better and advanced versions of the applications has helped them garner the market share today. It’s been a critical aspect in enabling the android application industry reach where it is today.
Easy Accessibility: The reason behind android applications huge popularity and success has been to a large extent the easy accessibility of the android application system. This operating system can be found even on the lower end range of mobile phones. This has opened a can of opportunities for developing applications that has a widespread reach. Also as android is compatible on most devices, it makes the accessibility to the applications even larger.
Versatility: Android applications over the last few years have adapted and transformed in order to meet the current requirements. Android applications have proven to be extremely versatile offering up a variety of applications with unique and exclusive features that fit into the roles demanded of them. The versatility and distinctiveness have enabled them to reach the pinnacle of success they now enjoy.
Diversity: Android applications are vast and varied. Technology is constantly changing, and this change has resulted in how applications are perceived. The shift towards applications and the rising demand for variety has led to applications that are varied and diverse. Android applications have truly brought about a change in the application industry.
Costing and Pricing: Creating, developing and launching an application is long process with a lot of time effort and money involved. For an application to be successful, costing and the pricing should be balanced. Applications on the android platform are paid or free applications. The advantage that android applications have is that they do not require large amount of funds to be developed. The android applications built are low on costing and that is why many applications are free applications.
Android applications have played an important part and will continue to do so, as android applications are dominating the market, the companies and Android developers feel safe to launch their applications on this platform. Android applications will continue their successful rein as they are constantly upgrading, evolving to ensure they deliver the best to their users.