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Google Mobile Applications: History in the Making

Old-timers will still remember the days when Google was just a search engine – and one with a mostly bare-bones, academic appeal, at that. But since the first Android-powered device came to market in 2008, Google has played an ever-larger part in all of our lives, both in the home/office and, increasingly, on the move.

Android, for the uninitiated, is Google’s open source operating system for mobile devices. “Open source” means that the operating system’s source code is freely available, and easily modified by device manufacturers. This makes it extremely popular, since each manufacturer can customize the operating system to their unique design considerations.

In the past years, a whole community of Android developers has sprung up worldwide. These people develop software that runs on Android, known as applications, or apps for short.

Most Google mobile applications, or Android apps, are distributed via the Google application marketplace, called Google Play. Many Google mobile applications are available for free, but licenses for some cost money. To date, there are over 700,000 Google mobile apps available via Google Play, and this number is constantly growing. It is estimated that there have been over 25 billion downloads of mobile apps from Google Play thus far.

Creating an App, and Getting It into Google Play

Anyone can create a Google mobile app, and almost anyone can sell or give away his/her app via Google Play. In fact, it is much easier to have your app accepted to the Google app marketplace than to Apple’s app marketplace.

There are a number of ways to create your app, but one of the simplest is by using an automatic app creation tool like Conduit Mobile. In addition to making app creation simple, fast, and painless, Conduit Mobile solves the problem of getting your Google mobile application into Google Play.

Conduit Mobile actually guides you through the Google Play submission process step by step. Alternately, you can use Conduit Mobile’s full-service premium submission, and let us do all the work.

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