Finally, the big news is here! Google has announced their guidelines for Android app development for this year and the next year. If you are wondering how that is going to affect your business, then here is the plain truth. Google has released the update with these three instructions to provide the users with the better, enhanced and more advanced browsing experience with an app on the go. And if you are lagging behind to implement these guidelines in your app development strategies, then you will be kicked out from the race of reaching higher in no time.
If you are thinking that the search engine guan, Google, is only focusing on the user experience, then you are yet to get the right insight into the new updates. The aim of these guidelines is as follows:
- Increasing the robustness of the app.
- Ensuring more security for the app.
- Improving the performance of the mobile applications.
In the end, it is not just the users who will get benefitted from this update. If your developers follow them, needless to say, you will reach the desired higher place in SERP and get more ROI from the android app development endeavor. If you are a brand owner or an app developer and looking for a clear insight in the new guideline that you have to follow in 2018 and 2019, then you are absolutely at the right place. Here, we have put together the updates and their significance for you. Have a look.
First Update: Importance of API
App’s performance, as well as the security, has always been the paramount issues for Google. To ensure it further, Google has released the updates where it has specified that the developers must target the latest Android API level to improve the performance as well as the security of the apps. So, if you are going to develop your app in 2018, you must follow this update. In the case of older apps, you need to update from November. This is to ensure that all the apps in the Play store are built on the latest API and are on the same page.
Second Update: 64-Bit Processor
The second major update that Google has released, instructs that the app developers must develop the app on 64bit process instead of the standard 32bit processor. This update will be applicable from August 2019. The old apps need to be updated accordingly too. If you are wondering why they have announced it so advanced, then there is a good reason behind it. Google wants all the apps to be compatible with the 64buit processor so that when it decides to stop supporting 32bit processor, it won’t create an issue. However, this update will be affecting only the native apps. The rest of the apps in Play Store will remain untouched by it.
Third Update: Extra Layer of Security
With this update, Google instructs the app developer to add a security metadata on the top of APK to add an extra layer of security to the app. Since we already know that this year, the major stress will be on the security of the app, this update is really important. This will strengthen the authentication during the verification process in Play Store. Though it will increase the size of the app a bit, yet, it is essentially a wise step.
So, now as you know about these updates, what are you waiting for? Start your app developing endeavor and implement them in your strategies. If you are looking for assistance, get in touch with us. Our expert app developers have a clear understanding of the updates. To know more, give us a call at 713-489-0845 (USA, CAN) | (02)-9191-2621 (AUS) | (0)-203-514-2412 (UK) now.