Android 11 is here: The most interesting features to look out for

Android 11 is here: The most interesting features to look out for

A massive chunk of people all around the world is using Android devices. Android is a mobile-OS built by Google, and 86% of the world population uses Android smartphones. Recently, Android has previewed its new OS update. Google calls it Android 11. Android App Developers having Pixel 2, 3, 3a, or 4 devices can take an early look at this Android version and test it. Google has done a few tweaks here and there while bringing adding some quintessential features. This Android version sees improvement in 5G support, tighter privacy and security features, a new messaging interface, and behavior changes for apps. We all know that features in Android 9.0 Pie and Android 10 were loved by the users and got a lot of applauds. Google believes that Android 11 will create the same sense in the audience this time

Booming Features of Android 11

1. Messaging

Finally, Android 11 introduces the Bubbles feature this year. This feature was supposed to launch last year with Android 10, but Google delayed the plan. Many hardcore Android users have been eagerly waiting for this feature to roll out. Not only you can open conversation in a bubble, but also you can add a shortcut to the conversation right on the home screen. Or, you can mark it ‘as important.’ Right now, Google’s messaging app supports this feature.

2. App Permissions

Android 11 has added the pop-up for giving temporary permission to your apps to enhance Android’s security and privacy. Apple introduces this feature last year in its iOS update. It seems that Google has taken that out form iOS’s book. Keeping it aside, this is a nice little touch by Android to make your phone secure. In Android 11, new permission will appear in the platform’s permission system, which is “Only this time.” This means users will be able to grant an app permission to use location access once.

3. Resume on Boot

Another new feature will be soon going to add in the Android 11 developer preview 2, which is Resume on Boot. With this addition, developers can schedule overnight OTA software updates. Resume on Boot will let applications access Credential Encrypted storage after an overnight update. Without unlocking the device, it can start receiving messages right away.

4. Screen Recording

Last year with Android 10 betas, Google brought a scratchy version of the screen recorder. Though, it never came in the final version. But, this year, screen recording is back with a fancy UI, and it will do exactly what you think it will do, record the screen.

 5. Mute Notifications while Shooting

While you are creating a video and you get a notification, it gets irritating and annoying. With the new Android version, you can mute notifications while you are recording video.

6. Scheduled Dark Mode

Google introduces the essential system-wide dark mode feature last year on its previous version Android 10. And this year, the company enhanced the dark mode feature more efficiently now. The company has added the option to schedule when your device shifts to the dark mode or when not. This means it has the ability to turn the dark mode feature on and off automatically. Besides, you can either set a custom time or have an Android shift between dark mode on and off based on the sunrise/sunset time zone. 

7. Touch Sensitivity

Google has added an “increase touch sensitivity” feature, and it is a blessing for the people who use screen protectors. Now, you can increase the touch sensitivity by going into the settings menu and enable “increase touch sensitivity” option.

8. Back Gesture Tweaks

Back gestures are super annoying at times, mainly when you perform a gesture to activate hamburger menus. With Android 11, you get two sliders to control the sensitivity of the back gesture, i.e., one for the left side and one for the right of the screen.

9. Airplane Mode

The new Android 11 version brings a positive tweak, i.e., enabling airplane mode won’t kill Bluetooth. Previously, enabling airplane mode used to kill Bluetooth, and people who had Bluetooth headphones connected had to turn on Bluetooth again. In Android 11, it won’t be the case when airplane mode is activated.

10. Copy-paste from Notification Panel

Do you also want to reply to the messages right from the notification panel? Now, it is possible to respond to the notes directly from the notification shade. Yes, the Android 11 version comes up with another exciting feature for you! The notification panel now supports the copy-paste system. You can copy an image from anywhere and paste it into the reply section of notification to transfer. It means you don’t need to open the messaging app just for sending pictures.

What can you expect in the final version?

Scrolling screenshots: Although, it has not come up in the first 
Android 11 Developer Preview, Google might bring them up in the final version of this Android update, where you get to see scrolling screenshot supports.
Settings icons- Google might be adding a new UI-based way for Settings icons, and it might come up in the final version. 
Reverse wireless charging- In Android 11, you can find a Battery Share feature in Settings. This gives an indication that Google is thinking of bringing wireless charging for Pixel 5.

What’s in for Android App Developers?

With the improved 5G support and enhancements for foldable phones, there is a lot to do for android app development companies too. Android app development will take a massive shift as they have to implement some connectivity changes and ensure better security. Companies can also build new android app development frameworks that support foldable phone configurations as they might see a boom in the near future. There is a lot to do for app developers working in the Android sector as Android 11 brings tons of improvements, enhancements, and features.

A Complete Cost Guide For Entrepreneurs to Develop an App Like Tinder

A Complete Cost Guide For Entrepreneurs to Develop an App Like Tinder

There are many factors involved when considering the development of dating apps like Tinder App. There are various different aspects to the development of online dating apps that can beat Tinder dating app at its own game or at least present some competition.

Dating Applications - Parangat

Now when you start developing a dating app, it’s hard to ignore Tinder. Since it entered the market, it has created a niche out of nothing virtually on its own. There were a couple things mainly that stood out from the rest in making Tinder App a hit amongst youngsters and teenagers alike.

Tinder App - Parangat

Though it has great interactive design and a lot of functional features, it was its swipe gesture, geolocation feature and match on chat option that made it a hit. Now, it was as inventive as it was user-centered and practical. These are the things that you need to keep in mind as you go along the development of an app like tinder and will decide cost accordingly.

Large-Growing Global Dating Market - Parangat

Below is the list of factors that affect the development of your Android app especially one such like tinder and this invariably your costing estimate for the same.

1- App development Platform
2- Backend Development
3- Web Portal Development
4- Q/A testing

When you take into account the above various factors, you get a rough estimate of the cost that would be required to develop an app like Tinder. Further, based on your geolocation and the workforce that you hire and expertise that you require, you can zero in on the total amount.

App Development Platform

There are mainly two app platforms being used worldwide i.e. Android and iOS. Both very popular amongst its users for their own qualities and specifications. When it comes to launching an app like this, it becomes hard how to decide between choosing two platforms.

Ideally, iOS users generate more revenue but that’s compensated by a large number of Android users worldwide. When choosing between one platform or other, you can always choose to go with cross-platform/hybrid apps as compared to native apps to each platform.

Native vs Hybrid App Development - Parangat

Now, native apps take somewhat 200+ hours for android app development and around 250+ hours for an iOS app development. Hybrid apps need approx 350 hours of development time and require more technical expertise which means higher developer cost as well.

Backend Development

With heavy traffic and the database that an app like tinder requires, you must have a fully equipped admin backend technical panel if you are hoping to compete with tinder app on some level. It usually takes around 180-200 hours for an efficient developer to create it.

This backend panel will not help you track down analytics of app users, it will also help you analyze user behavior and latest trends. You will have to keep yourself upgraded constantly if you want to last in a long time.

Note: To make the best out your backend panel, make sure that it has feasible integration with several other tools such as google analytics etc.

Web Portal Development

If you’re aiming big then you need to have some source of your entire database or information repository to which users can refer to via some extension. The cost for developing such an extension depends upon the features that you choose to go with. Generally, it can take 100-150 hours of development time.

Q/A testing

Quality analysis for debugging purposes is one of the most important phases in which any flaws left whatsoever are detected and resolved before final release. Due to this stage being highly technical and through, it can take anything between 150-200 hours to be completed. That all is including the app deployment on the app store.

All the above things considered apart, there is also the matter of technical expertise required and resources needed. Most of all, everything can depend upon whether you outsource or hire a team to build your app.

These 4 are the general team members that you will need for a basic dating app:

  • 1 Graphic Designer for about 50+ hours with charges ranging from $25 per hour and above.
  • 1 UX designer for approx 100+ hours with the price per hour starting from $25 same as above.
  • 1/2 programmers depending upon your choice between native and hybrid apps costing $25 per hour and above for native developers and $35 and above for hybrid ones.
  • 1 Quality Analyst for about more than 100 hours with per hour cost starting from $15.

Note: Above is just a rough estimate for the cost of the team members and depends highly upon their technical expertise, experience and the country you are in. Hiring members in developed countries such as America can cost twice or thrice as much as hiring them from a country like India.

Calculating all the above hiring costs and number of hours required from initial development to app deployment, we can put an estimate between $30k-$50k for an average dating app with your basic features. Needless to say, the higher you go in terms of UI, UX, technical features etc, pricing increases with the same.