10 Most Promising Android Blogs You Must Follow in 2018
Written by Hemendra Singh on October 12, 2018
Reading news and latest updates while commuting towards office in the morning is a habit of many professional developers around the world. Staying ahead with the latest news about the technologies that are dominating is the only choice for software developers to keep them up-to-date. Being an Android app developer, I search out efficient ways to keep my skills updated with the latest dynamic technologies.
Every day some technology blogs are being posted on the sites by influencer or bloggers or agencies. Reading these blogs will enhance your knowledge and will provide a plethora of opportunities.
Understanding what is Android app development?
Android is a mobile operating system which is developed by Google. It is the primary OS used by the users along with iOS as its competitor. Android has gone through multiple changes since its launch in 2007. The latest Android version is Android 9.0 Pie which was released in August 2018.
In today’s time, mobile app development has become a significant field for any business to invest for outreaching the potential clients. Apps act as a bridge between companies and customers by giving power in customers hand to get access to the products from any place and at any time. Android being the widely used OS, makes it a high potential field for app development companies to develop a cost-effective and high-quality Android application for its clients.
Out in the market, there are thousands of Android app development companies that are offering their services to global clients to get connected with their customers. It is a matter of the fact that Android application gives an extended user base to the businesses to reach.
Android is a widely used platform, and Google keeps updating its users with the latest trends and software updates timely. There are some excellent Android blog sites that you can refer for quick and deep insight updates.
List of top Android blogs to get the latest updates
- Android Authority
- Android Developers
- Android Central
- Google News | Android Developer
- Android Weekly
- Android Arsenal
- TechCrunch Android
- Android Design Patterns
Influencing more than 50 million professional developers and technocrats in the technology industry, Android Authority is among the largest publication solely dedicated to the Android operating system. Their team of bloggers, graphic designers, Android developers, and gadget reviewers makes a perfect team to create insightful high-quality content
Frequency: 10 posts per day
Some of their blogs are listed below:
- Five ways foldable phones could change the game
- Google will soon give you greater control of your call logs and SMS data
- Honor may release Magic 2 on October 31 to cap off an incredible month for Android
From the latest Google I/O 2018 videos to giving complete developer guides to building an Android app, this blog site gives a diverse range of topics related to Android. All the recent updates and news that benefits the experts and technologists to keep updating themselves with the dynamic technology updates.
Android Developers site offers sections like Platform, Google Play, Android Studio, Android Jetpack, etc.
Frequency: Per week 4 posts
Few of their recent blog posts are as follows:
- Exclusive new organic acquisition insights on the Google Play Console
- Kotlin momentum for Android and Beyond
- Android Studio 3.2
The latest news about the Android software and devices are present on this sites. Reviews of Android phones as well as the latest updates by Google, the team of Android Central creates impressive contents for their readers to offer informative content. Also, Android central offers its reader an opportunity to buy guides, tips on Android devices and apps.
Frequency: Per day 7 to 10 posts
Some of the blog posts are as follows:
- Google’s shutting down its experimental reply app
- Unleased PlayStation VR games we’re most excited about
- Emergency alerts on your Android smartphone are a good thing – even if they are a bit annoying sometimes!
Google News | Android Developer
Get all the recent and insightful news about the latest updates related to Android that are converted into informative articles from all the different source. Google News consolidates all the news that is happening in the world of Android and present at one common platform to get fast and quick reach to the insights of the latest updates.
Users can filter out the Android topics depending on the interest field for easy access.
Frequency: Per week 10 posts
Few recent updates on Google News are as below:
- Manual Google Drive backup support is now in testing in Android Pie
- Remotely Unlock your Windows PC via Fingerprint Scanner on Android [XDA Spotlight]
- Download Google Pixel 3 live wallpapers ported for Android 6.0+
This is a site where you can find about Android programming development tutorials along with the updates about the Android and its devices. It posts both article and video content.
Frequency: Per week 1 post
Some articles examples:
- Introducing Android Jetpack
- Android Server/Client example – server side using ServerSocket
- Datagram/UDP client example
A free newsletter covering a wide range of topics from Android in form of tutorials, news, videos, screenshots, images, etc. It publishes articles weekly for its readers and provides informative content for enhancing knowledge of developers. Apart from this, it provides a platform where you can post a job to reach the hundreds of Android developers.
Frequency: Per week 3 posts
Some resource examples:
- Outsourcing app development: laying the foundations
- Unidirectional data flow using Coroutines
- The importance of contributing to open-source
It is a categorized portal with tools, apps, directories and libraries for Android.
Frequency: Per day 5 posts
Below are some examples:
This site covers all the latest updates about Android from tips to know-how to reviews about the apps or devices to Android news. It is an online publication covering a wide range of technical topics and an entire section dedicated to Android. The site gives a sneak peek to the upcoming technologies that will boost the Android features, apps that are going to launch and many more topics related to Android.
Frequency: Per month 4 to 6 posts
Check out some articles below:
- Google’s newest app blog compass helps bloggers in India manage their sites
- Amazon Rapids, the chat fiction app for kids, is now free
- YouTube’s dark theme has started gradually rolling out to Android
The site is run by Android developers providing information for consumers, developers and beginners. It suggests products and apps for the users and helps beginners with their first Android program through tutorials.
Frequency: Per month 3 posts
Check the examples below:
- Android DataBinding in RecyclerView – Profile screen
- Integrating Google’s reCAPTCHA in your app
- Android content placeholder animation like Facebook using Shimmer
Android Design Patterns
Run by a passionate Android developer, this blog encourages the new emerging Android programmers to develop high-quality code designs. The blogs range from basic level to in-depth tutorials on Android topics to give a better understanding of the Android filed. In this site, you can ask queries or can ask for the specific topic the author can answer in the next blog.
Frequency: Per month 1 post
Below are a few articles you can refer.
- Introducing Kyrie – An Alternative to Animated Vector Drawables
- An introduction to icon animation techniques
- Styling colors & drawables w/ theme attributes
My name is Hemendra Singh. I am Managing Director and co-founder of The NineHertz, a Mobile App Development Company. I am having a keen interest in the latest trends and technologies that are emerging in different domains. Being an entrepreneur in the field of IT sector, it becomes my responsibility to aid my audience with the knowledge of latest trends in the market.