As veteran mobile application developers with experience in most of the popular platforms of the past decade, we feel that the Android platform is one of the most accessible platforms for new developers. With cheap tools, a friendly development community, and a well-known programming language (Java), developing Android apps has never been easier. That said, we still see a number of mistakes that developers who are new to Android make over and over again. Here are the 10 most insidious gaffes.
1. Not Reading the Android Documentation
The Android Developer Website is there to help you. Much of the documentation can be downloaded with the SDK tools and is also available online (our preferred format as it’s continually updated). The documentation is far more than just a Javadoc API reference. It includes many guides, tutorials, videos, training, and other helpful material for creating Android applications.