As a leading firm in the Android app industry, Webgen Technologies USA has tried and tested almost every tool and technology to figure out what works best for building efficient and scalable applications for our clients. Here we will go over our Android tech stack to help you better understand our developer’s proficiency.
- Programming languages
There are primarily four programming languages used for Android app development – Java and Kotlin for Native apps and Java Script and C# for cross-platform apps. Our team is well-versed in all four languages and you can pick anyone as per your app requirements and goals.
Java – Java is a versatile and widely used programming language used for building a wide range of native mobile applications. Although it can be run on both Android and iOS platforms, it is preferred by Android app development companies for the fact that it is relatively easy to understand and use.
Kotlin – Kotlin is, by far, considered the number one choice of programming language by Android developers because it is a concise and easy language that lowers coding errors and seamlessly integrates into old Android apps. It offers some best-in-class features and Android studio allows easy adding of Kotlin files to existing applications.
Java Script – Java Script programming language is used for building both android and iOS apps. It is popular because it makes the user experience interactive and friendly. React Native is the framework for JS which is used for the development of apps for myriad platforms.
C# – It is used for developing cross-platform apps that are relatively easy to code and has a cleaner syntax than Java. This programming language is object-oriented and so it accumulates data into objects, thus making it faster to develop and merge.
Top Frameworks we use for Android app development in Olathe, Kansas in the USA.
Flutter – Launched by Google in 2017, Flutter is an open-source and cross-platform framework used for both Android and iOS app development because it requires a single code. Flutter is used for creating a beautiful front end and interactive user interface and has a vast widget library. It is the most preferred framework for developers these days because of its efficiency.
React Native – React Native is also a prevalent choice for app developers in the Android operating system. The reasons are many. It has in-built UI components and codes reusability features to enhance elegant app design and deliver exceptional performance.
Xamarin – Xamarin apps have more than 2 billion downloads and are mostly used by enterprises for creating compelling native mobile apps. Xamarin has its own extensive toolset that programmers can use to develop android apps using C# and .NET.
Ionic – Ionic came into the market in 2015 and is an open-source and front-end framework that comes with multiple extensions and plugins. It is a developer-friendly mobile app development platform leveraged for the creation of cross-platform apps and is compatible with React.js and Vue.js.
Android SDK – The software development kit (SDK) for Android contains all the necessary tools and components that a developer needs to build an app. The Android SDK comprises an emulator, debugger, tutorials, sample code, libraries, and much more.
Android UI Tool
The Android Jetpack compose is the UI library tool created by Google which is used for developing Native UI. This UI tool simplifies and speeds up the user interface for Android apps with less coding and instinctive Kotlin APIs.
Plugins & Libraries, Local Database, Tools & Utilities
Android Studio is a fully equipped development environment that comes with incredible plugin tools. The use of the right plugin is helpful in making your development process faster and more efficient.
CodeGlance – This plugin embeds minimap for coding through the editor and you can preview the code pattern and navigate to your selected section.
Rainbow Brackets – Nested brackets are every programmer’s pain point and this plugin can be a savior. It allows them to highlight codes with rainbow colors for braces. For developers stuck in massive blocks of code, this tool is an absolute must.
SQL Delight – It is a popular database library in Kotlin that generates APIs from SQL. It also has an Android studio plugin that is useful in completing codes, navigating through SQL queries, and syntax highlighting.
Dagger 2 – Many android app developers use Dagger 2 which is a dependency injection framework to simplify the process of developing an android app.
Retrofit – It is an easily accessible and fast library that programmers use to retrieve data and upload them. It resolves errors before they are accelerated and thus, prevents the crashing of the mobile application.
Android NDK – The Android Native Development Kit is a premium toolset used by Android developers to implement native components on apps created using C and C++ languages.