In this chapter we will explore recommendations for secure Android development and coding, from a range of industry sources. These different security recommendations represent the best current thinking on the topic, and I’ve added my own additional measures gathered from hard-earned experience building and deploying leading Android applications.
The State of Android Security
There have probably been more books, blog postings, and magazine articles written on the topic of Android security than on any other mobile platform. Whether we like it or not, Android is seen as the Wild West of the mobile world. Because all iOS apps are reviewed by a human, rightly or wrongly this gives people the perception that iOS apps are safer ...