The mobile apps which runs on devices having Android OS are usually called Android apps. Nowadays, most of mobile device users are using Android devices across the world. While thinking of having mobile apps for personal interests or for business interests Android devices can’t be ignored. A beginner requiring to build an Android app requires to follow certain steps to conclude the app. Before jumping into the mobile app development the developers must have a confidence that yes, they can do it. Without a positive mindset it will look complex. Though, it is as easy as other software development assignments.

Let’s go through the steps to build a mobile app for Android devices.

  1. Android App Idea – Conceptualize the app idea after a research and choice. Create a specification document with all necessary functionalities it will have. Create a flow-diagram of the app in the specification document. This will fix the Android app requirement. Never hesitate to revise your specification document for a better user experience but try to minimize the revision.
  2. Get Android Studio – Download Android Studio to start the Android app development.
  3. App Prototyping – Complete a wireframing of the Android app required based on the user experience described in the specification document. Strictly design prototypes as per the Android Material Design guidelines. Design complete mock-up using Android Studio, like Status Bar, Action Bar etc.
  4. Android App Coding – Write code to bring app functions into life, Activities, the Manifest and Gradle files. Connect the app with server side using application interface (API).
  5. Preview the App – Using emulator preview the app and test it as per the requirement document. Ready it after quality analysis to publish at Google Play Store.
  6. Publishing & Distribution – Register for Google Play publisher account and get developer console. Publish the app developed and start distributing it.

There are many do-it-yourself mobile app development tools which allow native apps development with just drag-and-drop features. This doesn’t require Android Studio to build a mobile app. Mostly these tools are used for rapid mobile apps development and to cut the overall app development cost by an Android app development company. At the beginner level, use of Android Studio is recommended to create an Android app rather than these tools. Familiarity with Android Studio is necessary for the beginner mobile app developers.