What language are android apps written in? Briefly Explained!

What language are android apps written in? Google Play Store is filled with Android Apps, some are just Apps that helps solve some problem like Navigation or Order something and some are Game Apps which helps you kill time like Flappy Bird or Modi Doodle. I still remember when i got my first Android mobile, my reaction was, ‘How do they even build such amazing apps, What language are android apps written in?’ and i think so is yours reaction right now!

Truth: Android apps are a bundle of assets and code (a.k.a. scripts) that tells your Android OS what to do, how to do and when to do. The are coded using Programming languages!

What language are android apps written in? Briefly Explained!

So! What language are Android Apps Written in?

Short answer: There are 4 popular languages currently used by top IDE. Though famous apps like Whatsapp is written in Erlang programming language and like this there are many programming language but if you are an armature and have little to no experience with programming languages, i would recommend to stick with these programming languages:

1.XML and Java or Kotlin Programming Language

If you are planning to develop some basic app like a Gallery app, Video or Music Player App then Java or Kotlin programming language are the best to start with. With a little knowledge about XML, you can use Android Studio which is the best software provided by Google to help you build such apps. Also the online community is quite active so whenever you face any issue you can Google it anytime!

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2. SQLite Programming Language

If you app needs to access some data from server or store user data, prior knowledge about SQLite programming language is a must. SQL is used for managing, accessing and storing data in a database. SQLite is a light version of SQL designed for mobile, smartwatch and Tablet devices.

3. C# or Javascript Programming Language

If you are planning to develop some game like Flappy Bird or Modi Doodle, prior knowledge about any of these C# or Javascript Programming Language can be a great help. Unity is an ultimate game development engine that can help build games for Android mobile. Though there are many other platforms as well which can help you develop Android game app using some other programming language but Unity and Unreal Game development engines are two quite famous game development platforms with great online community support.

With prior little bit knowledge about C# or Javascript Programming Language you can start building your first game with support of some online tutorials available on Youtube or Udemy.

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