Contents: Introduction|Web Development|App Development|Differences between App and Web Development|Conclusion
We constantly use different apps like What’s App, Facebook, Instagram, etc, and websites like Google.com, Youtube.com, Twitter.com, etc, in our daily lives. Imagine a day without our favorite apps or websites? How would it be? And you would also have some ideas or your own thoughts that an app or website should have this or that of your liking? Don’t you?
At this point there come the two powerful fields of creating these apps or websites, i.e, Android Development and Web Development. Let us discuss briefly……
Web Development deals with creating new websites or developing an existing website for the Internet. Web Development is a non-designing department and it mainly deals with writing markup and coding. Web Development has been a constantly growing industry and many start-ups and businesses are willing to use websites to advertise and sell their products.
The basic interdisciplinary skills that web developers will have are:
- Graphic and web designing
- Information Architecture with web usability.
- Information Architecture with search engine optimization.
- Information Architecture with accessibility.
- Mobile Responsiveness.
Web Development takes security considerations into accounts such as data entry error checking through forms, filtering output, and encryption.
Android Development deals with developing applications for devices of the Android Operating System. It uses programming languages like Kotlin, Java, C++, etc, and an Android Software Development Kit (SDK). And the final applications will be released on the Google Play Store of Android through which we can download and use the apps.
Android(SDK) has a set of development tools that include a debugger, libraries, a handset emulator, documentation, sample code, and tutorials. We can also use an Integrated development environment (IDE) like Eclipse using the Android Development Tools (ADT) Plugin. As of now, Android Studio is the latest.
Differences between Web Development and Android Development
|Web development||Android Development|
|1-It deals with developing or creating websites.||1-It deals with developing mobile apps in Android platform.|
|2-Websites that are build are not specific to the platform.||2-Apps are built only for the Android Platform.|
|3-These applications can be accessed through any digital devices through browsers with active Internet Connections.||3-Apps can be controlled only through android with or without internet|
|4-Scope is not limited||4-Scope is limited|
|5-Easier to learn when compared with Android development and||5-It is Difficult to learn when compared to web development|
|6-Java , python,HTML, CSS , Web framework, various database knowledge is required.||6-Java, Kotlin, C++, XML, Android Studio IDE,various API knowledge, etc, are required.|
|7-It is a never ending requirement as every organisation needs to establish its presence on the internet.||7-High career opportunities are available|
|8-It’s is more easier.||8-It’s a bit tough to learn.|
|9-Some popular websites are Amazon, Youtube,Facebook, EngineersConnect, HackerEarth, etc.||9-Some popular apps are Whatsapp,swiggy , Zomato , PUBG Etc.|
From the above comparison, we can contrast that it is easy to make a career as a web developer compared to being an android developer but the salaries are high for android developers. Web Development is a pretty easy and fun career whereas android development can be pretty challenging.