Essential Skills Require To Become An Android Developer

Ilma Zahil
3 min readMay 26, 2021


Nowadays, Android continues to dominate on a global scale. Nearly 75% of the world population prefers using Android as against the 15% of iOS. It is an operating system that has a huge market for apps.

Knowledge of Java and Kotlin

One of the most must have skills of all, proficiency in java and kotlin can be a game changer for Android Developers. Used to develop, in fact, as kotlin is statically typed programming language so it should be the first choice for Android Development.

Vital Sense of UI/UX

As per a report, more than half of the world app users judge the app on the very first impression. To develop an Android app that stand out, one needs to have good knowledge of the design requirements of Android apps and what type of designs user prefer.

Android SDK

The Android Software Development Kit is full of handy code libraries that let your Java application make use of Android and phone-specific features like camera.

API and Database

At the present Android industry you have to use third party API’s and Databases. An API specifies how software components should interact with services & If your App handles large number of data use database.

Technology Updated

The Android app industry todayis rapidly transforming and new trends continue to come up. You need to stay updated with the rapidly altering trends and also having a technical knowledge is the key today for Android app development.

Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is crucial aspect of app development, and Android developers are not away from it . It allows developers to test in all possible points with as much clarity. This is always beneficial as it reduces any of the potencial chance of mistakes in coding an app.

GIT-Version Control

Version controls are used to store codes and if you want to become a coder or software developer, you must have to know version control tools like Git.

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Ilma Zahil

I am Ilma Zahil, an undergraduate Software Engineer who is intrested in studying new technologies and hope to change the world.