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Kotlin Apps Development for Android

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WE ARE PIONEERS IN DEVELOPING BLEEDING EDGE ANDROID APPS USING KOTLIN

What the market dictates, we provide. Java has been in the spotlight for quite some time now; Kotlin is here to change that. Our team of gifted individuals is well versed in Kotlin apps development and ready to turn ideas into your business.

Let’s divulge into a brief intro of this rising star of a language

INTRODUCTION TO KOTLIN

Kotlin was introduced in the year 2011 by a Russian team at Jet Brains. This programming language has been evolving since then. In 2016, they released Kotlin version 1.0.

Kotlin is an OOP style programming language. It is a concise yet very expressive programming language. It runs on JVM (Java virtual machine). It can be compiled to JavaScript source code as well. Kotlin is the Swift equivalent of Android App development.

Google has announced Kotlin as the official language for Android Studio. Android Studio 3.0 fully supports Kotlin. Among other great features, Kotlin is fully interoperable with Java. That means you can use Kotlin code while using Java code or vice versa. Use as little or as much of a mix of code as you want, no restrictions.

Developers at CitrusBits shifted to Kotlin app development, and they loved it. Kotlin is not only a pleasure to write code in but also a pleasure to read. That is a treat, which will never be too sweet for anyone who has to read the code.

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Best companies are adopting Kotlin

Pinterest: A social hub of more than 150 million people. They shifted to Kotlin and are still growing.
Coursera: One of the largest education-focused platforms chose their android app partially written in Kotlin.
Uber: After using Kotlin in internal tooling, they enjoyed improved programmer happiness, code quality and speedy work deliverables.
Netflix: Nominated for the broad caster of the year in UK, has started using Kotlin.

HOW DOES KOTLIN MAKE THINGS BETTER?

  • KOTLIN IS SAFE YET VERY SIMPLE: Say goodbye to Null Pointer Exceptions.
  • CONCISE AND EFFECTIVE: Fewer lines of codes have lesser number of bugs.
  • MODERN AND INTEROPERABLE: Not just new, it’s extensible & mixes well in Java.

DEVELOPING APPS IN KOTLIN

At first sight, Kotlin looks a lot like Java, but there are some very sharp differences in the two.

Kotlin packs a full punch, that’s for sure. Its perfection lies in the aim to cater to the needs of the developers. The team at Jet brains takes feedback on all ideas and considers it WHILE developing. So, the issues and problems of the people developing apps in Kotlin do not go unheard. There is a high chance it would be taken into consideration in the next version of Kotlin.

Also, Kotlin is open source and available on Github!

While Java is great in its “very Java way”, but Java is a closed language and a very old one. It would be rare to see any changes in Java because of the Java developer community.

Don’t fall in love with Kotlin yet; there is more!

WHY WE LOVE KOTLIN

We love developing apps in Kotlin. Given a language such as Kotlin, we love it even more. Kotlin is concise and a universal language. CitrusBits always stays updated with the latest technology trends and interventions. We are a Kotlin Android App Development agency offering you tailor-made solutions with modern and cutting-edge technology.

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KOTLIN OFFERS A CONCISE CODE STRUCTURE

Write up a class producing the same results in Java and Kotlin. You will notice the class written in Kotlin is shorter in length. Less code = Less bugs. Creating applications in Kotlin, we hit two birds with one arrow and give you fast deliverables.

INTERCHANGEABLE CODE WITH JAVA

As mentioned above, Kotlin is interoperable with Java. Our developers won’t need to rewrite the whole code of your app. Simply adding Kotlin code, where ever needed, works.

SAFE CODE

Kotlin is error free. That is not easy to believe for a Java developer. There is no null pointer exception in Kotlin. How? Simple, in Kotlin, null is illegal for standard types. So you get to avoid this dreaded ‘Null Pointer Exception’ error.
Professionals at CitrusBits love this specific feature!

KOTLIN: NOT JUST FOR ANDROID APPS DEVELOPMENT


Creating Server Side applications that are wholly scalable and more concise than ever. Kotlin coded server side apps can be deployed onto any host that supports Java Web apps. Powerful and easy to use modern applications at your service anytime.


Building applications that require a server/client side architecture. Kotlin code can be transpiled to java script. Creating or updating DOM elements, making graphical elements or working in server-side technologies like Node.js is our specialty and now a pleasure, all thanks to Kotlin.


Kotlin-Native is a technology that allows compilation of Kotlin code into native binaries. Aiming platforms where a virtual machine is not required or necessary. We are well versed in building an iOS app using Kotlin because Kotlin/native supports full interoperability with Objective/C.

KOTLIN APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT: FUTURE AND SCOPE

Kotlin is not just a new language with a phase. It is here to stay. All the big companies and organizations are adopting Kotlin and the trend is growing not declining. According to IT tech experts, the right question to ask about the future of Kotlin is; how much of a market share will it own?

Jet brains, the guys behind amazing IDE tools like IntelliJ IDEA, use it to develop their own products.

Kotlin is not going anywhere, it will only flourish and grow. Kotlin has already had many version updates; latest to date are versions 1.1 and 1.2. With such a great company backing its support and development, Kotlin is unlikely to be abandoned anytime soon.

Get in touch with us to get personalised app solutions and business strategies with the most recent technologies in play.

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San Francisco Bay Area:

  • 5976 W. Las Positas Blvd, Suite 126, Pleasanton, CA 94588

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