Android for iOS people
As a freelancer, many of the customers I work with have extensive iOS experience, but little or no Android dev experience. iOS focused organisations and developers have many questions about Android development: About the android ecosystem, fragmentation, test devices, app design, libraries to use and what to expect from Android development. Making the situation even worse there is a large amount of hyperbole and uninformed opinions spouted online by the supporters and detractors of both operating systems.
We will cover many of the common questions those with iOS experience have about Android, providing concrete advice on subjects such as dealing with multiple screen sizes, choosing test devices, what versions of android to support, etc. We will discuss the Android ecosystem and the business aspects of building Android applications. Finally we will conclude with some short code examples, showing how to use the Android SDK to create a simple ‘hello world’ project in Android studio.