Hello Guys, if you are new to Android Development and looking to understand the functionality and technical points in the easy language, this article will help you quickly achieve your goal.

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Below, we discuss some technical terms that we use very frequently whenever we develop Android Mobile Applications.

Activity

Like a website is a collection of web pages; similarly, an android application is a collection of activities and fragments. You can say an activity is a web page of any android application used to display the whole UI and Functionality of the app. It is impossible to develop the app without using an activity.

Action Bar and Navigation Bar

Every mobile application has different types of bars for good UI, UX Experience, and for better user engagement. It is the same as every website has a Header and Footer for better User Experience and for quick access to different categories, posts, pages, etc.

Intents

This functionality is widespread in android development. The Intent is a way of sending a user from one activity to another activity. Just like in websites, we use Links, Anchor Tag, or Back-links to go from one web page to another web page within site or to another. The same work performs by Intent in mobile applications. In Android, mainly there are two types of intents, just like two types of linking in websites.

Implicit Intent:

Use to going from one app to another app. or from one activity to another app activity. In straightforward language, it is used for taking actions in android. It’s the same as Back-Links or External Links on the websites. For example, in some apps, we click on navigation, and the Google Maps application automatically gets open on our smartphone. Or We click on “call to customer care” in some app, and automatically our phone dallier opens. Or We click on “E-mail Us” and automatically, we redirect to G-mail.

Explicit Intent:

Used to go from one activity to another activity but within the app. Like on our websites’ webpages, we put the Internal Links on the text or on some image to redirect it on some other post within our website.

Pending Intent:

This type of Intent is used for notifications. Like when we receive any notification from an app, it receives on the notification tray. And when we click related application, get opens.

Dependencies in Android:

It is one of the essential parts of any android project. Inaccessible language, a working of dependence, is the same as working of plugins in WordPress. It helps in applying custom functionality in Android with less code the same as plugins in WordPress. But keep in mind that it can increase the app’s size, so keep in mind that it will not unnecessarily be used.

Database in Android:

Like in WordPress data stores in MySQL. Like that official cloud database for android apps suggested by google is Firebase. It’s specially designed to maintain the database of mobile applications, whether it’s an android or iOS application. It provides much pre-fill functionality like Login, Cloud Database, App Analytics, In-App Messaging, Cloud Notifications, Testing, etc. Which helps is saving developers time and cost.

Google AdMob:

Like Google AdSense for showing ads and for generating revenue, Google provides Ad Mob for mobile applications to deliver ads and generate revenue by them. In Ad Mob, developers can decide what type of ads they want to display on applications, whether it would be Banner ads, Videos ads, or fully customized Native ads.

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Google Play Console

We do not require any Domain name or Hosting for the publishing of the android app as we need for websites. We only need a google play console account, which costs a one-time fee of $25 for the lifetime. Click Here to Create Account on Play Console

App Store Optimization (ASO):

Like Search Engine Optimization (SEO), it is necessary to list a website on the top pages of google. Same as that, ASO is essential to list your app on top of the Play Store Results. It includes keywords, descriptions, screenshots, graphics, etc.

These are some basics, which are the same as in websites. There is the only difference in the name and implementation of these.

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