5 Facts you should know about Android tablet app development
Thanks to its user-friendly interface, its customized possibilities and the compatibility with apps, Android is the mobile platform the most used in the world. As a mobile agency and app marketing agency, Swiss Tomato developed several apps for Android. Here are a few advices for Android tablet development.
The UX Design on Android tablet is unique
You’re neither in front of a smartphone, neither on a computer. The Android tablet design is unique. You have to think about the space you got and provide the best UX. There is indeed plenty of tablets which use an Android system, apps should adapt to each of them while optimizing its content. As an app development agency, we recommend you to use a flexible design with big images/elements. The navigation should be as user-friendly as possible.
AppWidget : a friendly feature
If you want to add a slight advantage to your app, you should definitely think about an AppWidget. They are this tiny app elements that stay on the tablet’s home screen. First, they are simple and fun, plus they are a reminder of your app. The AppWidgets have to remain user-friendly and small. You don’t want them to occupy a lot of space. Finally, they shouldn’t use a lot of energy.
Data sharing on Android
Every app should ask permission to use its users’ personal data. It is very important to keep the users’ privacy. Note down which data on the phone you need to use, and then make sure you notice your users when they download or open the app.
Rotation of the display: on or off
During the Android tablet app development, know that you have 3 choices concerning the rotation of the display:
- You can choose to rotate automatically the app. In this case, it will work only horizontally (landscape).
- You can let Android decide: in this case, your app will have to be responsive since it will work vertically or horizontally.
- You can forbid Android to rotate your app. It will then only work vertically (portrait).
You may want to block sleep mode
What’s more annoying than an app which keeps on activate the sleep mode when you’re not touching the screen ? This advice is useful for apps such as newspaper, ebook reading apps… In a nutshell: not every app needs a constant screen touch. Know that you can block the sleep mode so that the screen won’t switch off during your app’s use. It will make your users enjoy your app without interruption.