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Learning MIT App Inventor: A Hands-On Guide to Building Your Own Android Apps by Mark Sherman, Derek Walter

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Android Strengths

Android has some specific advantages that make it a desirable operating system to write programs for. Because it is the world’s most popular mobile operating system, app developers have the potential to reach a wide audience for their applications.

Android apps can be downloaded from the Google Play Store (see Figure 1.8). The web-based storefront and Play Store app on Android devices ensure that your application has wide visibility.

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Figure 1.8 The Google Play Store hosts Android apps for users to download to their devices.

Google has also built in many services to Android that help developers, such as app usage statistics ...

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