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
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.