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iOS App to Android App Porting

Convert iPhone app to Android and create the same user experience on a new mobile platform!

Mobisoft provides services to convert iOS app to Android and other platforms. Mobisoft will provide you complete process to easily and efficiently port iPhone app to Android and various devices. We follow best practices to achieve best design and development live cycle when we serve iOS to Android app porting service. We have simple yet effective process model for porting services.

iOS to Android app porting service Mobisoft Infotech

Offerings

iPhone to Android app

Before we go about the process of porting iOS to Android, we analyse your existing iOS app to identify the requirements for Android app, this process will include design, functionality, core components and target audience. This complete analysis help us to decide the process flow to convert iOS to Android.

Android specific UX/UI design

There is difference between iOS specific UX/UI and Android specific UX/UI, many components and controls which are available in the iOS are not part of native development kit, to achieve those components and controls extra efforts for building custom components and controls required. To avoid that extra burden it is recommended to use Android specific UX/UI for native Android development or porting, identification of those components, controls and module is one of the important aspect during the process of porting swift app to Android.

Android app testing

Functional testing for both iPhone and Android will be the same but as Android has variety of OS, devices and resolution it is important to plan Android specific testing with consideration of these factors. Android app might behave different depending upon OS, devices and resolution. Our iOS to Android porting service team of developers at Mobisoft will cover those scenarios deeply while porting iOS to Android to provide a best and robust application.

Identify supported OS, devices and resolution

There are large number of devices with different combination of OS, resolution and specification. We plan for development process for supported OS, range of devices and different resolutions. As Android devices are available in different combination this will target us for most prominent user base. Identification of these factors help us to plan and develop the Android app in the right approach.

iOS to Android porting service Mobisoft Infotech

How to Convert iOS app to Android?

Analysis

A complete analysis of existing iOS application is required to understand and decide the process flow. Analysis cover different aspect of the app, some of the major analysis parameters are mentioned below:

How existing iOS app works?

It is very important to understand the working and functionality of existing application when you think of how to convert iOS app to Android. This analysis will make us understand the functionality, flow and behaviour of the app.

Problems/issues in existing iOS app

When we are porting an existing iOS application to Android application we have to make sure that existing iOS application is bug free and does not have any problem or issue. By analysing any existing problem and issue we can not only port iOS app to Android but also propose some solutions for the existing iOS application.

Identify optimization opportunities

Optimization is the key for a successful application. App can be optimized in different ways to achieve better performance. In this phase we analyse opportunities for optimization. A app can be optimized in terms of data, battery, app size, load time etc. We identify which functionality, module or aspect can be optimized in the phase.

Understand technology used for existing iOS app.

iOS app development technologies are xCode, Objective-C and Core “C”, however there are many other things need to be understand, In this phase we analyse code structure, framework used for development iOS app, UI components or Storyboards, ViewControllers and architecture. This analysis is important for finding the right approach for porting iOS to Android app.

Understand third party framework/libraries used

Almost every next app will used some of the third party tools, framework or library for the development and/or achieve some functionality. If iOS app is using any of these frameworks then we need to analyse the compatibility or support for Android app. If there is no support available from same provider to Android development, we analyze equivalent framework or library for Android.

Understand backend technology stack

However it doesn’t really make a difference from backend technology stack but it is very helpful for the process of porting iOS to Android, backend technology stack understanding allow Android development team to decide framework and architecture for the Android app. A right framework and architecture will make the development process fast and porting easy.

Plan

Android App Architecture

Android app architecture will depend various factors such as flow, functionality, design and backend technology stack. Deciding architecture at this stage will make the complete porting process benefitted.

Creating Android app specific UX/UI design

In this phase create Android specific UX/UI design, basically we replace iOS specific components and controls to Android native components and controls, also if required we will change the navigational style for Android which are more prone to the Android rather than iOS. Some of the major components are back button, tabs, metrics and grids, fonts (if required), list/settings styles, tabs positions, and sidebar menu.

User acceptance testing

We perform user acceptance testing for the ported Android app. In this phase Andorid specific components, controls, designs (UX/UI) will be under consideration, how familiar user is with the components, controls and is designs are developed according to Android design guidelines? It is always recommended to use native Android designs for the Android app development and developer must follow design guidelines provided for Android development. Android native design is very prominent and easy to adapt for the Android users.

Technical feasibility assessment

Technical feasibility assessment is the phase in which we will assess the features and verifying technical feasibility for the Android, there might be some features which are not technically feasible for porting into Android app. If that is the case we will figure out appropriate solution or alternative which can be used for our mobile app porting service. Technical feasibility assessment also include performance and usability related features and finding the solution to port those features effectively in Android app.

Implementation

Implementation phase in which we apply our plan to port existing iOS app to Android app, we create Android specific UX/UI designs, build suitable architecture, target identified OS, devices and resolution and follow the best suitable architecture for Android app development. We follow best practices for porting Android development and iOS to Android app, hence serve robust mobile app porting service. Implementation phase includes various phases of adaptation and verification to existing iOS app to verify feature, functionality and flow.

Testing

Integration Testing

Integration testing assure combined testing of independent software modules and tested as a group. Ported Android app should work as expected when integrated into a group from modules.

Validation Testing

Validation of final software meets the business requirement. As we are porting existing iOS app into Android that would be just the case of verifying the process was in the right track and have we achieved or ported iOS app to Android app.

User Acceptance Testing

User acceptance testing is performed to check whether the Android app can handle scenarios similar to existing iOS application, if ported Android app can handle the scenarios and required similar to iOS application then we can proceed ahead for beta release and beta testing.

Beta Testing

It is the last stage for the Android app before release, in this process we will send Android app to client and outside the company to test for real time exposure. Beta testing will involve real time data and user to test the app, as we already have existing iOS app we can use real time data from existing iOS users and test the Android app before release.

Go Live

It is the time to launch the Android application, get ready the production environment and publish the application live to the users. The complete process will definitely increase you experience with the services we provide and you will receive an awesome iOS to Android porting service with Android specific design and development guidelines.

Case Studies

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Technologies

Java, Xamarin, HTML5, Web Services, JSON, HTTPClient, XML

Tools

SQLite, Eclipse, Android Studio, git, SVN

Expertise

Custom App, Android OS Customization, Hardware Integration, Third party Integrations, Widget Development

Skills

Payment Gateways, In-App Purchases, Google Play Store, Push Notifications, Google Maps, OAuth authorization, Hardware Integration, Geofencing, Location tracking, Canvas Drawing, Caching and Sync, social integration, background processing, ORMLite, AchartEngine, SlidingMenu, Gradle, RoboGuice, EventBus, Retrofit, HoloEverywhere, Android NDK, Android auto, Android wearables, Material design, Memory management, Image processing

iOS to Android App Porting Summary

How to port your iOS app to Android?

  • Analysis: Analyze your existing iOS application against major parameters such as – how it works, scope for optimization, bugs, technology stack etc.
  • Check feasibility - Check whether all the features are supported by Android, if not check feasibility and find alternative solution.
  • Design: Create an Android app specific UX/UI design and a navigational style for Android as per design guidelines.
  • Implementation: Develop Native Android app with Android specific design, architecture, target OS versions to support, devices and resolution with the best suitable architecture for Android app development.
  • Testing: Test your Android app on emulators and popular devices. Also, ensure you perform cross-device and OS version testing, Integration testing, functional testing.
  • Play Store Submission: Get the production environment ready and publish your Android application on the Google Play Store!
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