Android Application Development Platform: An Overview

Mobile applications, in general, are software applications that run on mobile devices and platforms and perform predefined functions, often with the help of simple user interfaces. Most mobile phones come with several built-in applications from the manufacturers. Some common examples of built-in mobile applications include messaging services, games, calendar, alarm clocks, calculators and organizers. According to the Mobile Marketing Association, mobile applications can be divided into the categories of communication, games, multimedia, productive tools, travel and utility features.

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