The latest AppBrain statistics have revealed that the number of mobile applications in Google Play is about to touch 3 million and this uptrend is likely to be continued. Well, this may sound interesting and promising, but developers, here you need to stay away from some of the prevalent myths in Android app development domain because any illusion of attainable success can dampen your enthusiasm. Nothing has much changed in the competitive categories, and it seems that this trend will persist leaving a little scope for innovation and experiments in such categories apart from gaming.
Here are three deadly myths prevailing among the Android app developer’s mind:
- Variety of app options
Okay. Which apps are included in the top-10 personalization applications category? They are mostly device launchers, wallpapers/themes, and ringtones for the smartphones. Top-10 apps in the Tools category are mostly battery savers, antivirus apps, and device cleaners. In brief, each category has just 3 or 4 popular app types, and the variety of options is NOT available for the developers.
The more discouraging fact is the popularity of theme/wallpaper and ringtone downloader apps gradually reducing as the users can readily download the theme or wallpaper and ringtone of their choice through the Internet. What’s more, ringtone maker app can cut any song on the device to have a customized ringtone.
- No hard work with open-source libraries
The core of tens of thousands of apps is based upon one of the popular open-source libraries, and therefore, their development does not take much time or efforts. But then, the users do not install a poorly-performing and the similar type of apps instead of a stylish and reliable app developed by a credible developer.
Open-source libraries certainly reduce the app development time, but it has the same monotonous design that cannot attract the users. So, hard work is far better than imitation!
- Google is the only competition
Google and Facebook are nowhere in the list of top Personalization apps. Well, this does not mean that the competition in this category is less as compared to other categories where Google and Facebook appear as top players. In fact, you get more potential competitors in the Personalization app category.
Twitter, Facebook, and Google are giants and you, as a developer, should not consider them as competitors for your app at any level. Instead, you should focus on making your app more appealing and seamlessly working across various devices.
You need to address many aspects while integrating unique and user-friendly features to develop a standalone Android app in the current competitive scenario. Merely increase in the number of smartphone users and arrival of new Android devices cannot increase the app revenue. You need to keep your users’ requirements in mind while focusing on the app functionality and stay away from any misleading misconceptions.