Android App Development Guidelines by Google: Get Started Android Developers

Change always remain constant. We all have heard it but Google is the one who implements it. Here are some of the major ones on board again. There are some massive declarations that have been made by Google which are about to change the way how Android app development companies work. The updates announced by the Google are supposed to take effect from 2018 and 2019. All these updates will strengthen the security and enhance the performance of the Google play store.

The preliminary change that the developers have to pay heed to targets the recent Android API for the apps which are to be launched in 2018. The same thing will also be applied to the existing Android apps in the Play Store at the moment. This step is to be taken to ensure that all the app of the play store are on the same page and are built by integrating the latest API. This step is to be taken by the Google to enrich the performance and improve the security of the Android apps. There is no specific in the announcement made by the Google that what will be the minimum level of API that will be allowed to the developers for those who are running the older versions.

Coming to another major update to be rolled out by the Google, Android app developers will need to have minimum 64-bit libraries for the newer apps entering the Google play store along with the updated apps. This change will be applicable from August 2019. This announcement is made in advance to ensure that all apps are made compatible to run with a 64-bit processor and there won’t be an issue when Google stops the support of 32-bit processor. The performance of the Android apps will be better on the 64-bit processor as compared to that with a 32-bit processor. An entire set of new instructions and registers will be out to make the apps compatible with the new alterations. However, this update will be affecting only those apps which are native and rest of the apps will not have any effect on this.

The final update that Google has for the Android apps and for the Android app development company is that it is going to add an extra layer to the app. A layer of security metadata is to be added to the APKs of all the Android apps that are going to be submitted to the Google play store. This will result in a teeny weeny increase in the app size and would acquire more space on the user’s device. However, this won’t increase the work of developers in any way. This layer is a mere indication that the app is downloading from the Google play store. One of the positive effects of this update is that this will entail the developers with an adequate amount of time to roll out the update and make changes as per the feedback.



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