A new Android 5.0 version “Lollipop” [http://developer.android.com/about/versions/lollipop.html] was release in November 2014. Android powers your watch, your TV, and even your car. There is a lot cool features a new Android provides for developers. Let’s go through most amazing of them.
Android 5.0 introduces the Material Design [http://www.google.com/design/spec/material-design/introduction.html] concept as UI/UX standard in Android Development. You can add real-time shadows and 3D-like look-and-feel by new android:elevation property. It’s also possible to animate elevation changes by ViewPropertyAnimator.z() and ViewPropertyAnimator.translationZ() methods.
iOS developers are running the hot competition against Android App programmers.
The mobile application is nowadays the direct way to progress. This concerns everything including time, resources and of course money. That you need is to focus on the most important cases and ignore features that are just taking the memory limits.
What are mobile apps created for?
Some companies try to tighten up their budget and deny creating the separate mobile application opting for simple mobile optimized website. This is rather wrong way to solve the question, since mobile applications reach much wider audience then mobile-opted sites do. They offer more built-in options and offer easy access to various data.