We are in an era where Google’s Android Operating System (OS) has reached every nook and corner of the world. With the smartphone market booming, Android app development is only going to grow from here on. Still looking for more reasons to learn Android Programming? Here they are:
1. Google Play Store, the gold mine
With Android smartphones getting more efficient and affordable, the audience it caters to has risen ten-fold. Apps can make you a billionaire, even if they are free - Candy Crush is a great example of that! In fact, in 2014 alone, Google paid over $7 billion to Android developers in total. Today, a professional Android app developer easily makes thousands of dollars on an average app. You can be one among them!
2. Freedom to you as a developer
Android OS is an open source platform, so there is no licensing fee to be paid. This makes it a preferred platform to test an app, over its competitors, such as iOS. It also gives you the freedom to extend the source code and exercise their development capabilities as well as skills to create an effective and unique app that could potentially help you make millions.
3. Internet of Things (IoT)
This is definitely the buzzword of 2016 in the tech community. People have realized that IoT is bigger and more disruptive than anyone imagined it to be. IoT defined: a proposed development of the Internet in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data.
To do the same, developers will continue to make apps, for ‘small’ activities such as switching on/off the air conditioner when you're 'x' kilometres away from your house. In fact, 53% of developers worldwide are being drawn towards the Internet of Things.
India is also growing in this field, with the emergence of smart cities. If you thought you were late to make the most of the ‘App Boom’, think again! With Android being the most widely used OS in India, opportunities in Android programming in the world of Internet of Things have just begun.
4. Career Opportunities Are Endless
The demand for Android app developers will not drop as there are several organizations and individuals who have ideas for Android apps, but do not have the necessary skills to turn them into a reality. Businesses want to reach out to their customers, individuals want to make money, organizations want to increase awareness, all of which is easily acheivable through mobile apps. What better market than Android to do the same?
Android developers are high in demand and will continue to remain so for a long time! In case you are wondering how your pay would change, expect a salary bump of 3,00,000+ per year.
So, what are you waiting for? If you feel the same way as we do about the future of Android Programming, get to know more about our course here: http://mgait.in/mgait/open-programs/android-app-developer-program.html
About the Author:
Arvind Thothadri Vice President Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE)
Arvind Thothadri is the Vice President at Manipal Global Education Services. A post graduate from IIM - Lucknow with about 20 years experience, Arvind has spent the last 10 years in leadership roles advocating technology in Learning, Training and Assessment with customers across the globe.