5 Reasons Why should you be an Android Developer

1. Low Barrier to entry

The minimum hardware requirement for Android Development can be easily attained on cheap computers. It does not matter if it runs Linux, Windows, Mac or Chrome OS. The PC you have access to right now, will most likely be able to build android apps.

For example, I started my Android Development journey in 2016 with a Lenovo ThinkPad x220 I bought for 100 dollars. If my 2011 vintage x220 can successfully build apps, imagine the wonders you can do with a modern-day computer. Recommend Laptops for Android Development

2. Market Share

Android is the most popular operating system. It has 88% Market share of mobile operating system. Which means, there is a huge probability of finding users for your app.

3. Ease of App Distribution

you see, building an Android App is the first part of the equation, distributing it is the second part.With Google Play Console, you can publish your app to the Google Play store in 160+ countries at the click of a button, yes, at the click of a button. It Is that easy.

On top of that, Google will promote your new app for free. To put that in context, if you built a web app, you will need to run ads, translate your app to a ton of languages and spend a ton of money to match what google is giving you right out of the box.

4. Opportunity to Make Money


With Android Development Skill you can be an entrepreneur by:

  1. building apps that people are willing to pay for eg Tinder, Spotify and so on.
  2. build apps for other people as a freelancer.
  3. Create Courses on Android Development

On the other hand, You can be an Employee by working for startups and huge companies. Side note, Android Engineers are in constant demand due to the ubiquity of the platform

5. Great IDE

IDE means Integrated Development Environment. It is a software used to build other software, in this case Android Apps. The Official IDE for Android Development is called Android Studio. It has advanced features that will make your software development enjoyable.

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Hello there, my name is Opeyemi Olorunleke. I am a Software Developer (majorly Android, GitHub Profile), Digital Marketer, Udemy Instructor, Technical Writer, Blogger & Webmaster.

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