Developing your own Android app You’ve seen what Google’s Play store has to offer, downloaded numerous applications, deleted a few, and discovered new ways of doing things. But have you ever consider building your own Android application?
It’s not as hard as you might first imagine. What’s more, the internet is full of useful resources and guides for developers of all levels. So whether you’re a seasoned pro or a complete newbie, there’s plenty of help out there to get you moving on your app project. Our personal favorite is AppMakerStore, which allows you to create and monetize your app. You can even upload the app to the Android Play store for a fee, which will allow anyone around the world to download it.
- To create your app. first head to aposmakerstore.com and set up an account
- Now you can start creating. First, choose the design you want for your app.
- Now, head to ‘Design’ and upload a logo and background Image if you want one.
- Click on ‘Gadgets’ to add widgets. These form the meat of your application and AppMakerStore offers the widest selection.
There are loads to choose from, to suit almost every kind of application. These include a radio station, shopping catalogue with online purchasing functionality (you will need to upload your existing shopping catalogue in .csv format), event booking, even live chat and iFrames if you’re a seasoned developer and already have the code you need to produce an app, but just need a place to host it.
When you click on a Widget, it is added to the list in the center of the screen. Click ‘Save’ to see the widget on the phone screen on the right, and choose the pencil con below each in the list to edit.
You can click on each of the widget names to change the display name on the app.
Once you’ve created your app you can publish it to any app store you wish, including Google Play. Just click on ‘Publish Settings’ to submit your app. You will need to be registered as a developer on Google Play Store https://play.google.com/store.