Tips and Best Practices on Optimization of Android App Development

Saurabh Singh May 23, 2022
Tips and Best Practices on Optimization of Android App Development

Thousands of apps are getting published, each and everyday, and what matters is to obtain the highest visibility and to achieve the highest ratings possible. The key strategy for Android app development remains as the optimization of the quality of the apps.

The best platform for the app development is the Android platform, preferred by millions of app development companies. The greatest impediment on the path of the Android app development is the ability to find the best way and tools, for the Android app development. The users wants the Android Apps with the following parameters:

  • Responding Quickly to User Response
  • Starting Up Quickly
  • Power Sparingly Used

A higher quality Android apps will lead to a higher user rating with better rankings, downloads and higher retention. The chances for the high quality Android apps are easily publicized on the Google Play store. In fact, the quality of the apps must be brought under consideration, both before and after launching the product. Regaining the lost users after a poor quality app is launched is difficult and costly. On the other hand the maintenance of a high quality app is relatively easy.

The success or failure of Android apps is dependent on certain factors. Some of these factors are battery usage, performance, reviews appearing on the Google Play Store and even time taken for loading the content. One must continuously try to improve the customer experience and the performance of the mobile app.

Following are some of the tips:

  • Location Updates
  • Ondraw Function
  • Autoboxing
  • Support StringBuilder
  • Reflection in Android

1. Location Updates

There are not much difference with applications for sharing locations. What needs to be done is the combination with Google API, so that the user’s location data is collected.

2. Ondraw Function

The importance of the function lies with the Android app developers that it is used for describing views on the screen, running 60 frames per second. The ANR (Application Not Responding ) dialogs is returned when there is a reduction in frame rates, with slower functions.

3. Autoboxing

There is a simple conversion of simple types into objects such as turning double to Double, int to Integer and many more. There is an opposite process called unboxing that is possible, by which simple types and objects are build mutually, without extra code or typecasting.

4. Support StringBuilder

The addition of strings to other strings happens with concatenation, but the task usually takes 10-15 seconds, due to waste collection. The same time gets reduced to mere 4 to 5 seconds, when StringBuilder is used. This has it own impact on the Android mobile app performance. When one tries to change the value of the string, then an altogether new string is created.

5. Reflection in Android

Sometimes, the application is said to be in agreement with other Android versions and the bottlenecks at the the time of running the Android apps are identified, with the Reflection. It basically allows to invoke the methods, field’s access and the object’s structure, at run time.

Best Practices for the Performance of the Android App Development

The highest performance of your Android apps lies in the fact that they must be responsive, smooth and uses as little battery as possible. Some of these best practices are:

  • Optimizing the Battery Life
  • Operations send to Multiple Threads
  • Responsiveness of the App
  • Improvement of Layout Performance

1. Optimizing the Battery Life

The power consumed by the Android apps is minimized with adaptability to current power conditions and carrying out power-hungry tasks at proper intervals.

2. Operations Send to Multiple Threads

Work is dispatched to multiple threads and the improvement is brought to the scalability and the performance of the long-running tasks.

3. Improvement of Layout Performance

Improvement in the UI responsiveness happens for identification of problems related to Android app’s layout performance.

4. Usage of Java Native Interface

The Android App Developers must efficiently use Java Native Interface with Android Native Development Kit (NDK).

Appinventiv, is a India based mobile app development company, that has registered fast growth, in comparison with its competitors. It offers innovative solutions for its clients, not only for the Android devices, but also for the upcoming, wearable, IoT and iOS segments.

Saurabh Singh
CEO & Director
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