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  • Zazz

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    The app creation specialists you need!
    Zazz is a leading American mobile app development company with a team of 275+ software engineers and designers dedicated to building and maintaining mobile and web applications and government apps.
    Seattle, Washington
    250 - 499 $50/hr Inquire
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    iPad
    Field Operations
    iPhone
    Android
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  • Trango Tech

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    Driving Change Through Technology - Apps, Ecommerce, Staff Aug, BPO, Next Gen Tech and more!
    We are the nerds that every company wants in their tech division; experience, innovative and imaginative to the core!With more than 200 innovative software products and solution delivered, Trango [...]
    San Jose, California
    100 - 249 $25/hr $1,000 - $10,000
    Expertise
    Hybrid
    Field Operations
    Accessibility Mobile App
    Cross-Platform
    iPad
    Games
    Android
    iPhone
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  • Groovy Web

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    DesignRush Award WinnerDesignRush Design Award Winner
    Top Mobile App and Web Development Company.
    Groovy Web is highly recommended for building cutting-edge digital solutions like web, mobile apps, SaaS, MVP, MERN, bots, and browser extensions to help businesses ranging from startups to mid-sized [...]
    Nadiad, India
    100 - 249 $25/hr $10,000 - $25,000
    Expertise
    Cross-Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    B2C Apps
    B2B Apps
    Hybrid
    Social Network Apps
    Media App
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • Naked Development

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    We are a Creative Development Agency & Consultancy.
    First we listen and strip down your idea to reveal the core of your business objectives.This means designing a strategy that will best support the users total experience, end-to-end.Then our US-ba [...]
    Irvine, California
    Under 49 Inquire $25,000 - $50,000
    Expertise
    iPhone
    Android
    Social Network Apps
    iPad
    Application Modernization
    Media App
    B2C Apps
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • TekRevol

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    Revolutionizing Mobile Apps In Today's Dynamic Digital Landscape
    TekRevol is a mobile app development powerhouse, dedicated to scaling businesses across diverse industries, including Education, Real Estate, FinTech, Healthcare, On-Demand, E-commerce, and Automotive [...]
    Houston, Texas
    100 - 249 $45/hr $25,000 - $50,000
    Expertise
    Field Operations
    iPhone
    Cross-Platform
    Wearables
    Android
    Social Network Apps
    Games
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  • Admios

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    Nearshore Software Development Services
    Need devs but in a hiring freeze? Continue to build and increase productivity with our nearshore software development resources. We provides highly skilled, team-based resources to companies that need [...]
    San Francisco, California
    50 - 99 $55/hr $25,000 - $50,000
    Expertise
    iPhone
    Social Network Apps
    Wearables
    Android
    Application Modernization
    iPad
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • Get Widget

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    Flutter App Development Company
    GetWidget is a Premier Flutter app development company that delivers robust Flutter app development services with an in-house team of 50+ developers across various Tech stack like NodeJS,React,GraphQL [...]
    Bengaluru, India
    50 - 99 $25/hr $10,000 - $25,000
    Expertise
    iPhone
    Android
    Cross-Platform
    Hybrid
    B2C Apps
    B2B Apps
    Media App
    Social Network Apps
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • SEM Nexus

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    Startup App Experts
    SEM Nexus is an award-winning startup app agency focused on building and marketing startup mobile apps. We live, breathe, and dream startups. They are our life, our passion. Let us help you make your [...]
    New York City, New York
    Under 49 $100/hr $25,000 - $50,000
    Expertise
    iPhone
    Android
    Hybrid
    iPad
    Media App
    Accessibility Mobile App
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • MindSea

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    START HERE to Create Your Winning Health App
    We work with experienced entrepreneurs and business owners like you, taking your first steps into mobile app development. Healthcare | Medical | Wellness | Fitness
    Halifax, Canada
    Under 49 Inquire Inquire
    Expertise
    B2B Apps
    B2C Apps
    Accessibility Mobile App
    iPhone
    Android
    Wearables
    Application Modernization
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • Solveit

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    DesignRush Award WinnerDesignRush Design Award Winner
    100% Focused on Apps
    We design and develop top-rated mobile and web apps for startups and SMEs. E-commerce, Healthcare, Marketplaces, and more. Our clients rate us for 5 out 5 - check out why!
    Warsaw, Poland
    50 - 99 $45/hr $25,000 - $50,000
    Expertise
    iPhone
    Android
    VISIT WEBSITE
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  • TechAvidus

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    Building Custom Software, web and mobile solutions
    Outsmart the competition with best-in-class Custom Software development, web & mobile app development & digital marketing services. Build digital products that let people do things differently. Acquir [...]
    Chicago, Illinois
    50 - 99 $18/hr $1,000 - $10,000
    Expertise
    Cross-Platform
    iPhone
    Android
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  • Designli

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    Designli is a top-rated development firm for mobile apps and custom software.
    Top-rated development firm for mobile apps, web apps, and custom software.
    Greenville, South Carolina
    Under 49 $65/hr $50,000 & Up
    Expertise
    Cross-Platform
    B2B Apps
    B2C Apps
    iPhone
    Android
    iPad
    Application Modernization
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • Saigon Technology

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    Building Innovative Custom Web & App and Fully-integrated Agile Software Development Teams
    Saigon Technology specializes in custom web and app design & development for growing startups and enterprises. Affordable cost, high quality services with project based or fully integrated dedicated s [...]
    Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    500 - 999 $35/hr $10,000 - $25,000
    Expertise
    iPhone
    Android
    Media App
    B2B Apps
    B2C Apps
    Cross-Platform
    Social Network Apps
    Application Modernization
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • Ronas IT

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    DesignRush Award WinnerDesignRush Design Award Winner
    Design, development, maintenance.
    We design and develop web and mobile apps for startups, small and medium businesses.
    Tallinn, Estonia
    50 - 99 $50/hr $1,000 - $10,000
    Expertise
    iPhone
    Android
    Cross-Platform
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  • Diffco

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    Reliable mobile&web development partner
    Diffco is a Silicon Valley-based development company specializing in providing businesses with teams of senior developers to drive their success in the market.
    Sunnyvale, California
    Under 49 $85/hr $50,000 & Up
    Expertise
    iPhone
    Android
    Social Network Apps
    Cross-Platform
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  • Binmile

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    Innovating digitally to enable businesses to scale!
    Binmile is a globally recognized software engineering company that empowers businesses to excel digitally and craft successful software solutions.
    Claymont, Delaware
    250 - 499 $45/hr $10,000 - $25,000
    Expertise
    Cross-Platform
    B2B Apps
    B2C Apps
    Hybrid
    Social Network Apps
    Application Modernization
    Field Operations
    Media App
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • Kanda Software

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    A Reliable Full-Service Software Development, Cloud, DevOps and QA partner
    Leveraging 30 years of excellence designing, developing, deploying and supporting world-class software solutions, Kanda Software has established itself as a trusted Software Development, Cloud Enginee [...]
    Boston, Massachusetts
    500 - 999 $50/hr $50,000 & Up
    Expertise
    Wearables
    Games
    iPhone
    Android
    Application Modernization
    iPad
    Media App
    Accessibility Mobile App
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • Big Human

    Big Human is a technology, design, and branding company.
    Big Human is a digital product studio that specializes in technology, design, and branding. We create innovative digital products and services for a wide range of clients, including businesses, non-pr [...]
    New York City, New York
    Under 49 Inquire Inquire
    Expertise
    iPhone
    Android
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  • CXR

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    Next Generation, Tech Solutions
    CXR.Agency is an award-winning full-cycle software development and IT Consulting company building full-stack Web, Mobile, Blockchain, XR and AI applications as well as providing Staff Augmentation and [...]
    New York City, New York
    100 - 249 $100/hr $10,000 - $25,000
    Expertise
    iPhone
    Android
    iPad
    B2B Apps
    Application Modernization
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • Blue Orbits

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    Resource Augmentation Company For Funded Startups
    Our technical excellence ensures that we ignite innovation while safeguarding your MVPs through cost-effective resources.
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    50 - 99 $15/hr $10,000 - $25,000
    Expertise
    Cross-Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Social Network Apps
    Media App
    B2B Apps
    B2C Apps
    Hybrid
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • Clay

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    Top UI/UX design, web design, and branding agency in San Francisco.
    Clay is a UI/UX, web design, and branding agency based in San Francisco. They create world-class digital products, websites, and brands for startups and Fortune 100 enterprises.
    San Francisco, California
    50 - 99 $175/hr Inquire
    Expertise
    Wearables
    Android
    iPhone
    iPad
    Accessibility Mobile App
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • TRIARE

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    TRIARE unlocks IT potential of YOUR business
    TRIARE provides comprehensive services encompassing the entire software development lifecycle of WEB and MOBILE applications, along with UI/UX Design, Prototyping, Business Analysis, and software test [...]
    Cherkasy, Ukraine
    50 - 99 $50/hr Inquire
    Expertise
    Cross-Platform
    iPhone
    Application Modernization
    iPad
    Media App
    Accessibility Mobile App
    Android
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • Sunrise Integration

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    Keep your business competitive in an app-connected world.
    Expert website design and development - mobile application development - API integration: we do it all! Your online presence can't be left to just anyone. We are an agile-focused agency with a high [...]
    Los Angeles, California
    Under 49 $150/hr $1,000 - $10,000
    Expertise
    Social Network Apps
    Android
    iPhone
    iPad
    Application Modernization
    Media App
    Accessibility Mobile App
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • Calibrate

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    DesignRush Award WinnerDesignRush Design Award Winner
    We craft digital experiences that spark joy
    Calibrate designs and builds websites, dashboards, mobile apps, and enterprise tools in a cost effective and scalable manner.
    Chicago, Illinois
    Under 49 $72/hr $25,000 - $50,000
    Expertise
    iPhone
    Android
    Wearables
    Social Network Apps
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • ZeeSweb

    Solutions, One Line of Code at a Time
    ZEESWEB (The S Web) is a Web solutions provider based in Lebanon, founded in 2011 by a team of experts in the fields of web and mobile engineering, social media marketing, and graphic design.
    Tripoli, Lebanon
    Under 49 $15/hr $1,000 - $10,000
    Expertise
    Freelance
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Application Modernization
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • Techigator

    Techigator is a leading digital marketing company
    Techigator is a full-service digital solutions agency based in Dubai specializing in branding designs, Software, Mobile Apps, Webs, & Marketing Solutions.
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Under 49 $10/hr Under $1,000
    Expertise
    Android
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • Data+ Tech+ Innovation= Success
    We design and engineer end-to-end experiences that help clients succeed at the speed of innovation.
    Mumbai, India
    50 - 99 $20/hr $1,000 - $10,000
    Expertise
    Android
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  • wondour

    Global strategic design and innovation firm.
    We push the world forward. We're here to help you bring your product and vision to life, it's that simple. We design and build world-class brand experiences, custom software, and hardware products in [...]
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Under 49 $100/hr $25,000 - $50,000
    Expertise
    Android
    iPhone
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • We create an impact through design and technology.
    We Delight Users through Digital Products that perform.
    Ahmedabad, India
    100 - 249 $30/hr $10,000 - $25,000
    Expertise
    Android
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    Top Mobile App and Web Development Company
    Promatics Technologies is a premier web and mobile apps development company. As a seasoned team of 100+ developers we have built a strong foundation of web and mobile app development processes with mu [...]
    New York City, New York
    100 - 249 $15/hr $1,000 - $10,000
    Expertise
    Android
    iPhone
    Hybrid
    Games
    Social Network Apps
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • We are a software and mobile development company with a global presence connecting various technology giants in the US and India. We build transformative products and platforms that expand and evolve [...]
    Bengaluru, India
    Under 49 $18/hr $10,000 - $25,000
    Expertise
    Android
    iPhone
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • End to end software development since 2010.
    Danubius IT Solutions prioritizes continuous learning and improvement to provide customers with the latest technologies. Emphasizing the human side, we place importance on clear communication, agile m [...]
    Budapest, Hungary
    50 - 99 $60/hr $25,000 - $50,000
    Expertise
    B2B Apps
    B2C Apps
    Cross-Platform
    iPhone
    iPad
    Android
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • Strategizing, designing and analyzing in the best-possible way!
    At Mercury Development, we offer comprehensive end-to-end development services, guiding your project from inception to deployment and ongoing support. Whether you're launching a new venture or enhanci [...]
    Stuart, Florida
    100 - 249 $50/hr $10,000 - $25,000
    Expertise
    Media App
    Cross-Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Field Operations
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • BitCot

    Master Craftsmen of iPad App & Hybrid App Experiences
    BitCot epitomizes excellence in mobile app development, particularly in iPad app development and hybrid app development. With a commitment to quality and user experience, we deliver tailor-made soluti [...]
    San Diego, California
    100 - 249 $30/hr $10,000 - $25,000
    Expertise
    iPhone
    Android
    iPad
    Field Operations
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • Wve Labs

    Your Premier iPad App Development Studio
    Wve Labs is an elite iPad app development studio, leveraging the power of the latest Swift language through Xcode. Serving a broad spectrum of clients, our team's synergy, rapid execution, and transpa [...]
    Newport Beach, California
    Under 49 $50/hr $25,000 - $50,000
    Expertise
    Android
    Field Operations
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • eComStreet

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    Transform your business digitally with us!
    At eComStreet, we specialize in propelling businesses forward with an array of comprehensive services, including mobile app development, specializing in Android app development, web development, UI/UX [...]
    Chicago, Illinois
    50 - 99 $25/hr Under $1,000
    Expertise
    Windows
    iPhone
    Android
    Field Operations
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • BlueLabel

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    A highly recommended mobile app development company
    Blue Label Labs is a premier digital product agency, providing a comprehensive array of services to transform businesses in the digital realm. With a strong global presence, we specialize in mobile ap [...]
    New York City, New York
    100 - 249 Inquire $50,000 & Up
    Expertise
    iPhone
    Android
    Social Network Apps
    Wearables
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • Rapptr Labs

    Best web and mobile experiences guaranteed!!
    Discover a world where digital innovation thrives. Rapptr Labs is more than a company; it's a team of high-energy, diverse, and passionate individuals, just outside of NYC.
    Jersey City, New Jersey
    Under 49 Inquire Inquire
    Expertise
    Android
    iPad
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • Simpalm

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    Promising customized mobile apps and solutions
    Discover excellence in cross-platform app development and digital solutions with Simpalm. We are more than an Android app development company; we are your partner in crafting exceptional mobile and we [...]
    Rockville, Maryland
    Under 49 Inquire $10,000 - $25,000
    Expertise
    Field Operations
    Cross-Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Social Network Apps
    Media App
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • Crafting Legendary Games, Pixel by Pixel.
    Welcome to the dominion of Cerdonis Technologies LLC, the towering giant in game app development and React Native development. From the US, we've etched legendary tales in digital solutions since 2015 [...]
    Chicago, Illinois
    Under 49 $110/hr $10,000 - $25,000
    Expertise
    Games
    Android
    Cross-Platform
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • Glorium Technologies

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    Your Idea. Our Innovation and Engineering
    Glorium Technologies specializes in tech consulting and engineering for Healthcare and Real Estate. We offer comprehensive software development services, from planning to maintenance. Our mission is t [...]
    Princeton, New Jersey
    250 - 499 $50/hr $25,000 - $50,000
    Expertise
    Android
    iPhone
    iPad
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • Magneto IT Solutions

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    Empowering eCommerce Excellence
    Magneto IT Solutions, an award-winning eCommerce agency, specializes in Node.js development. We excel in creating top-notch B2C, B2B, and Marketplace eCommerce solutions. Our Exclusive Partnerships wi [...]
    New York City, New York
    100 - 249 $30/hr $10,000 - $25,000
    Expertise
    iPhone
    Android
    B2B Apps
    B2C Apps
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • Openxcell

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    Most Trusted App and Software Development Company
    OpenXcell is the world's most trusted performance testing, mobile app and software development company catering to leading brands like Google, Motorola, Byju's, Schlumberger, John Hopkins, Cin7, etc. [...]
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    500 - 999 Inquire $10,000 - $25,000
    Expertise
    iPhone
    Android
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • AppsChopper

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    Ideas Delivered
    AppsChopper develops market-winning apps by bringing your distinctive vision to fruition. Our digital solutions combine personalized technology with your company's character, increasing the value of y [...]
    New York City, New York
    100 - 249 $55/hr $25,000 - $50,000
    Expertise
    Android
    iPhone
    iPad
    Hybrid
    Cross-Platform
    Wearables
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • Codup

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    Web, App & Custom Software Development for SMBs, Retailers and eCommerce Brands
    We're a Web and Software Development Company with 100+ team members who all work together to make your project a success. With 10 years of expertise and 1500+ projects under our belt, we've efficient [...]
    Houston, Texas
    100 - 249 $25/hr $1,000 - $10,000
    Expertise
    Social Network Apps
    Android
    Cross-Platform
    Application Modernization
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • Evestar

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    Your Ecommerce Marketing Agency, We help brands transform potential ideas into profitable realities.
    For Founders, By Founders.We help ecommerce businesses grow profits.
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    Under 49 Inquire $10,000 - $25,000
    Expertise
    Android
    iPhone
    Games
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • Pearl Lemon

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    Committed to your success!
    Pearl Lemon is a London-based SEO agency offering a range of services to enhance online visibility and drive organic traffic. They provide SEO solutions for various sectors, including local and intern [...]
    London, United Kingdom
    Under 49 $97/hr Inquire
    Expertise
    Android
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • Digital Silk

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    DesignRush Award WinnerDesignRush Design Award Winner
    Growing Brands Online
    Digital Silk is an agency focused on Creating Superior Digital Experiences for their clients. They create cutting-edge brand strategies, websites, apps and results-driven marketing campaigns for mid-s [...]
    New York City, New York
    100 - 249 $150/hr Inquire
    Expertise
    iPhone
    Android
    Hybrid
    VISIT WEBSITE
  • Surf

    Verified AgencyVerified Agency
    DesignRush Award WinnerDesignRush Design Award Winner
    Mobile & Web Development Company
    For over 12 years we have been developing flagship mobile applications - native and with Flutter - for market leaders and startups. We're trusted by KFC, Mars, The Home Depot, Burger King, Raiffeisen [...]
    Wilmington, Delaware
    100 - 249 $49/hr $25,000 - $50,000
    Expertise
    iPhone
    Android
    iPad
    Media App
    Accessibility Mobile App
    VISIT WEBSITE
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    Get what matters!
    Suffescom is a leading mobile app development company offering top-notch solutions across diverse industries.
    Los Angeles, California
    250 - 499 Inquire $10,000 - $25,000
    Expertise
    Cross-Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Application Modernization
    iPad
    Media App
    Accessibility Mobile App
    VISIT WEBSITE
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Android App Development Company Hiring Guide

What is an Android app development company?

An Android app development company builds applications for mobile devices that run on the Android operating system. These companies create apps compatible with Android smartphones, tablets, and other devices, catering to various user needs and industries. Their apps can be served to users through Google Play, Amazon Appstore, Samsung Galaxy Apps, and other Android app marketplaces. 

What does an Android app development company do?

An Android app development company designs, develops, tests, deploys, and maintains mobile applications for the Android operating system. These companies employ software developers skilled in using tools like Android Studio and programming languages like Java, Kotlin, and C++, who can transform an idea into a functional Android application. 

The primary services of Android app development companies include:  

  • Consultation: Advising clients on app strategy, feasibility, and design based on market research and industry trends.  
  • Market and Competitor Research: Performing research to understand the competition and market dynamics. 
  • Code Quality Assurance: Writing reusable, testable, and efficient code. 
  • New Features: Regularly defining and shipping functionalities based on feedback and evolving market needs. 
  • UI/UX Design: Creating user-friendly and visually appealing app interfaces.  
  • Custom App Development: Building customized apps to meet specific client requirements.  
  • Enterprise App Development: Designing apps for businesses and large organizations.  
  • App Testing & QA: Ensuring the app's functionality, performance, and security through rigorous testing.  
  • App Deployment: Launching the app on the Google Play Store.  
  • Maintenance & Support: Offering post-launch support, updates, and bug fixes and ensuring compatibility with newer Android versions.  
  • Integration: Integrating apps with other systems, databases, or third-party services.  
  • Migration & Porting: Helping clients move their apps to or from other platforms, like iOS.  
  • Documentation: Providing clarity and transparency, facilitating future enhancements and developer handoffs. 
  • App Monetization: Advising on and implementing strategies to make the app profitable.  
  • App Marketing: Promoting the app to reach a wider audience. 

How do I develop an Android app?

To develop an Android app, you must take the following steps to ensure the app is functional and user-friendly and meets the desired requirements: 

  1. Before app development, you must determine your app’s purpose, its target audience, the problem it will solve, and its core features. 
  2. Once the idea is clear, create visual mockups to provide a glimpse of the desired app user interface and experience. 
  3. Download Android Studio, the primary integrated development environment (IDE) for Android app development, which provides all the tools required to build Android apps.  
  4. Android apps are primarily developed using Java or Kotlin. While Java has been the traditional language for Android development, Kotlin is now the preferred language, as it offers more concise and expressive syntax. 
  5. As you code the app's functionalities, remember that some features may require integrating with APIs. These Application Programming Interfaces allow your app to communicate with other services. For instance, if you want your app to display real-time weather updates, you'd integrate a weather API to fetch this data. 
  6. Use Android Studio’s drag-and-drop interface to design your app's UI. Make the design intuitive and user-friendly, considering different device sizes and resolutions. 
  7. Once the design is in place, start coding the app's functionalities. This step involves writing algorithms, integrating APIs, and ensuring the app processes data efficiently. 
  8. Before launching the app, test it on different devices and screen sizes to ensure it works seamlessly. Android Studio offers an emulator to simulate different devices, but testing on actual devices is a recommended practice. 
  9. Once you’re satisfied with the app's performance, you can publish it on the Google Play Store. To do so, you must set up a developer account, pay a one-time fee, and follow the store's guidelines for app submission. 
  10. After the app is live, monitor its performance, gather user feedback, and make necessary updates to enhance its functionalities and fix bugs. 

What programming language is used for Android apps?

The programming languages most commonly used for Android apps are Java and Kotlin.  

Java has long been the primary language due to its platform independence and extensive libraries. However, Kotlin offers more concise syntax and improved safety features and is now officially supported by Google for Android app development. 

While not as common as Java or Kotlin, C, C++, and Basic can be used with the Android Native Development Kit (NDK) for parts of an app that require intensive computations.  

What are the benefits of Android development?

The benefits of Android development are: 

  • Widespread popularity: Android dominates the global smartphone market share at 70.79%, giving apps on this platform access to a vast user base. [Statista] Meanwhile, according to BankMyCell, Android users are expected to grow to 144.01 million in 2023. 
  • Quick development: Android's easy working model accelerates app development.  
  • Faster deployment: Android apps have a short development cycle, providing businesses with a quicker go-to-market advantage. 
  • Multi-platform targeting: Android apps, primarily developed in Java, can be ported to multiple operating systems. Kotlin, another official language for Android, further supports multi-platform development. 
  • Versatility and scalability: Android Studio enhances the platform's adaptability, making apps compatible with various devices and emerging technologies like IoT, AR, and VR. 
  • Enhanced security: Android has robust security features, protecting against malware and viruses. 
  • Customization: Apps can be easily integrated with multimedia tools and data management functions, catering to evolving business needs. 
  • High ROI: With a one-time registration fee for Android Software Development Kit (SDK) businesses can earn more from their Android apps. 
  • Cost-effectiveness: Android offers affordable tools and systems with less expensive devices and hardware. 

How much does it cost to build an Android app?

The cost to build an Android app can range between $16,000 to $72,000 and up, depending on various components: 

FactorScopeExpected costs
App complexityFunctionality, third-party integrations, visual design, advanced smartphone features$8,000-50,000 for an Android eCommerce app 
Google Play Store feeRegistration fee$25
 App sales

15% of sales for the first $1M

30% of sales (standard)

Additional features & integrationsSocial media integration$500-1,500 
 In-app purchasing$1,000-4,000 
 Infrastructure and database$1,000-5,000 
 Share capabilities$500-1,500 
Post-launch costsMaintenance, updates, bug fixes, user feedbackVaries

Here's a breakdown of approximate prices and delivery timelines based on app complexity: 

ComplexityTimelineCost
Simple2-4 months$16,000 - $32,000 
Medium4-6 months$32,000 - $48,000 
Complex9+ months$72,000+ 

According to Salary.com, the annual cost of hiring a US app developer is approximately $105,000. The average app development hourly rate in the US is between $38 and $50 per hour.  

How do free Android apps make money?

Free Android apps can make money using one or a combination of the following monetization strategies: 

  • Advertising: Display ads and banners are visual ads that appear within the app that can be tailored to user behavior. For instance, retargeting ads might show products a user previously viewed to prompt a purchase. 
  • Email marketing: Android app development companies send promotional emails to nurture relationships with their users, provide updates, offer discounts, and more.  
  • Subscriptions: Some apps offer premium features or content available only to subscribers. Users pay a monthly or annual fee to access these additional features or content.  
  • In-app purchases: Leveraging in-app purchases, users can access special features, items, or virtual goods within the app.  
  • Affiliate marketing and partnerships: Apps can earn revenue by promoting other products or services and earning a commission for every sale made through a referral. 

According to BankMyCell, 96.9% of Android apps are free on the app store in 2023. 

Why should I hire Android app developers?

You should hire Android app developers to ensure a professional, efficient, and secure approach to bringing your app idea to life. 

Hiring Android app developers offers several advantages: 

  • Platform expertise: Android developers have a deep understanding of the Android platform, its nuances, programming languages, and tools. 
  • Customization capabilities: Developers prioritize tailoring apps to specific client needs, ensuring a unique and tailored user experience. 
  • User experience focus: Developers emphasize creating user-friendly interfaces, leading to increased user satisfaction and retention. 
  • Seamless integration: Their expertise enables seamless integration of your app with other software or platforms, enhancing its utility and functionality. 
  • Security: Professional developers prioritize app security, ensuring user data protection and compliance with relevant regulations. 
  • Speedy development: Experienced developers can accelerate the development process, bringing your app to market faster and more efficiently. 
  • Cost efficiency: Hiring expert developers can save long-term costs by avoiding potential pitfalls. 
  • Ongoing support: After the launch, developers provide continuous support, ensuring your app remains updated, functional, and bug-free. 
  • Data safety: Given the rise in Android malware, especially trojans, securing your app through expert Android development protects against potential cyber threats, safeguarding both your business and client data. 
  • Relevancy: As the app industry rapidly evolves with 8.93 million apps available (of which 3.553 million on Google) and trends like AI, IoT, and 5G emerging, businesses must align with professional Android developers to remain at the forefront of technological innovation. [BankMyCell] 

Partnering with a specialized Android app development company like Unico Connect was pivotal for Deep Meditate. The agency successfully expanded the iOS platform and enhanced its overall user experience.  

This collaboration resulted in over a million downloads on Android, a 4.4 rating, and a threefold adoption rate for the iOS version compared to competitors. Such outcomes underscore the value of entrusting app development to experts, which guarantees quality and user acceptance. 

What to look for when choosing an Android app development agency?

To choose the best Android app development agency for your business, follow these simple steps: 

  1. Determine your app’s purpose: Identify the primary objectives and features you request in your app. Do you want an eCommerce app, a utility tool, a game, or something else? This will help you shape your search and help you find a partner who has the relevant expertise to meet your expectations. 
  2. Review agency portfolio: Review the agency's past projects, especially those related to your business domain or specific app challenges you anticipate. 
  3. Ask for demonstrations: Ask for case studies or demos of their previously developed Android apps to get a sense of their design and development capabilities. 
  4. Check their reputation: Examine their reputation on platforms like Google, DesignRush, and other industry-specific sites. Client testimonials can offer insights into their reliability and quality of work. 
  5. Assess developer expertise: Investigate the qualifications, certifications, and experience of their Android developers. Ensure they're familiar with the latest Android development trends and tools. 
  6. Check cross-platform capabilities: If you plan to make your app available on multiple platforms, check if they have cross-platform development or iOS app creation expertise. 
  7. Ask about tools and technology: Ensure they use the latest development tools, frameworks, and platforms, which can impact the app's performance and scalability. 
  8. Check security protocols: Inquire about their measures to protect user data and app information, especially if your app will handle sensitive or personal data. 
  9. Check about flexibility and adaptability: Understand their approach to changes in app requirements during the development. Flexibility can be crucial for iterative development processes. 
  10. Compliance with regulations: Confirm their familiarity and adherence to Google Play Store guidelines and any other relevant regulations. 
  11. Localization expertise: If you're targeting a global audience, ask how they handle app localization and cultural adaptation for different regions. 
  12. Transparent billing: Understand their billing model. Do they charge hourly, per project milestone, or a fixed fee? Ensure clarity on any potential additional costs. 
  13. Agree on communication and collaboration tools: Understand their favored tools for project management and approaches to collaboration. Good communication skills are essential for successful partnerships. 
  14. Ask about post-launch support: All types of apps, both large and small, need some kind of maintenance. To ensure an intuitive user experience at all times, make sure you partner with an Android app developer who can invest in a long-term partnership. 
  15. Submit a Request for Proposal: Shortlist a few Android app development firms that resonate with your needs. Send them a mobile app development Request for Proposal (RFP) to get a detailed understanding of their offerings, expertise, and pricing. 
  16. Discuss details: Schedule meetings and discuss collaboration terms, including service level agreements, deliverables, app ownership rights, and contract duration. 
  17. Make an informed decision: Choose the best candidate that aligns with your app development requirements. 

Need assistance in selecting the right Android app development agency? We can recommend top-tier Android app development agencies that fit your requirements and budget. Explore our Marketplace for more information. 

What should I ask Android app developers during interviews?

The questions you should ask Android developers during interviews include: 

  1. What types of Android apps do you specialize in: eCommerce, gaming, utility, or enterprise? 
  2. Can you provide case studies relevant to our app requirements? 
  3. Can you describe your process for onboarding new clients and understanding their app requirements? 
  4. What are the qualifications, certifications, or expertise of your Android developers? Are they experienced with integrating third-party services, APIs, or databases? 
  5. Beyond Android, do you have experience with cross-platform development or other mobile OS like iOS? Do you offer app marketing or App Store Optimization (ASO) services? 
  6. How do you approach UX design, and can you provide examples of your best UX work? 
  7. What testing methodologies do you employ? How do you ensure the app functions seamlessly across Android devices and versions? 
  8. How do you ensure the app complies with Google Play Store guidelines? 
  9. How do you ensure the app performs optimally, especially with high user loads? 
  10. Are you going to submit our application to the Google Play Store once it goes live? 
  11. Will you provide us with the documentation once you develop our app? 
  12. Can you scale the app if we anticipate rapid user growth? 
  13. How do you ensure the security and confidentiality of app data, especially user information? 
  14. Do you have backup systems to prevent data loss? 
  15. How do you handle localization and cultural adaptation? 
  16. Will we own the code after launch? 
  17. Do you provide post-launch support, maintenance, and updates? 
  18. How often will we receive updates or reports on app development progress? 
  19. Do you charge a flat fee, hourly rate, or based on project milestones? Can you provide a detailed cost breakdown? 
  20. How are contract renewals or terminations handled? What if we wish to transition to another provider or bring development in-house? 

What are the top Android app development companies in the U.S.?

AgencyDesignRush ratingGoogle ratingTop clients
Tech Gropse

5.0

(56 reviews)

4.2

(88 reviews)

  • Calm
  • Air Liquide
  • WASPHA
  • BBT
  • Ajerli
Unico Connect 

5.0

(24 reviews)

4.6

(23 reviews)

  • Koye
  • Futwork
  • Stay Vista
  • Railofy
  • Deep Meditate
BairesDev

4.9

(25 reviews)

4.2

(10 reviews)

  • Google
  • Salesforce
  • IBM
  • Autodesk
  • Rolls-Royce
Naked Development

5.0

(11 reviews)

5.0

(1 review)

  • Verzion
  • Google
  • Universal
  • Alcatel
  • Car Blip

 

Design in DC

4.9 

(18 reviews)

4.9 

(30 reviews)

  • Examit
  • Lateenz
  • Summit Ridge Energy
  • JFL Consulting
About The Author and Expert Reviewer
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