Android SDK vs Customer.io

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Android SDK vs Customer.io: What are the differences?

What is Android SDK? An SDK that provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android. Android provides a rich application framework that allows you to build innovative apps and games for mobile devices in a Java language environment.

What is Customer.io? Send email based on what people do (or don't do) on a web or mobile app. Send segmented newsletters without bugging developers. Change transactional emails without re-deploying your app. Create lifecycle emails to activate more customers.

Android SDK and Customer.io are primarily classified as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" and "Engagement/Lifecycle Marketing" tools respectively.

"Android development" is the top reason why over 280 developers like Android SDK, while over 13 developers mention "Behavior based emails" as the leading cause for choosing Customer.io.

According to the StackShare community, Android SDK has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1084 company stacks & 907 developers stacks; compared to Customer.io, which is listed in 185 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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I've just finished my Masters degree and I am looking at routes into developing my Java knowledge.

The University I studied at requested that all practical Java assignments were done in Java Swing and as such I have a strong understanding in that area of development. Looking at job prospects, many employers are now looking for Java Spring or Android developers.

The plan is to move away from Java SE and skill up in Android development. I was planning on learning Spring Boot to gain exposure in web application development, however looking at StackShare, Django seems to be the more attractive choice for developers.

Does anyone have any advice on which routes/stacks would be the most advisable to adopt. If Spring is not receiving as much exposure or support as Django, is it worth adding to my stack?

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Jeffrey Dabo
Software Engineer at Jeffrey Dabo · | 7 upvotes · 199.3K views
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Though Java is a strong language and basically the first language to be used in Mobile Development (Android), the framework Spring Boot is not as modern as the Django framework which is based on one of the most popular languages today - Python. Moreover the Python language is far more simpler in syntax and just as powerful as Java. However, Java has scaled up it's performance and the Spring Boot framework can support dynamic web development as well as android development. Whichever way you choose to go, there will be no regrets - trust me.

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Spring is generally more an enterprise solution, while I see Django being more startup oriented. Django is lightweight and fast (development time, not runtime!). Spring seems to have more focus on microservice architecture than django, if that matters to you at all. Starting your project in Django, it automatically creates a backend 'admin panel' for you to use and customize. You will not find this in the more serious Spring Boot.

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Omran Jamal
CTO & Co-founder at Bonton Connect · | 7 upvotes · 291.2K views

We actually initially wrote a lot of networking code in Kotlin but the complexities involved prompted us to try and compile NodeJS for Android and port over all the networking logic to Node and communicate with node over the Java Native Interface.

This turned out to be a great decision considering our battery usage fell by 40% and rate of development increased by a factor of 2.

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Pros of Android SDK
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    Android development
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    Necessary for android
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    Android studio
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    Mobile framework
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    Backed by google
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    Platform-tools
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    Eclipse + adt plugin
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    Powerful, simple, one stop environment
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    Free
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    Behavior based emails
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    Transactional emails
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    Newsletter to user base

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What is Android SDK?

Android provides a rich application framework that allows you to build innovative apps and games for mobile devices in a Java language environment.

What is Customer.io?

Send segmented newsletters without bugging developers. Change transactional emails without re-deploying your app. Create lifecycle emails to activate more customers

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