Today, software development is one of the largest and fastest growing digital industries, and for good reason. The explosion in personal computing devices such as smartphones and tablets in recent years has opened up a massive new market of users and potential experiences that developers are keen to dig their talons in to. Writing and releasing software isn't as easy as one might initially envisage however, the most testing stumbling block often being the issue of choosing which operating system to release upon. Many developers simply decide to release cross-platform software in order to trump this issue, but what benefits does this particular approach yield?
For the vast majority of us our mobiles are used to keep in contact with others via the medium of text or call. There are others that need a phone so they can keep in constant touch with their various social media outlets; we all have that friend who switches from Facebook to Twitter, and then on to Instagram and Vine before finishing with SnapChat. And then finally, there are those that treat their phone as a 21st Century Game Boy.
In 2014 the Android platform truly came out of the long shadow cast by traditional video gaming platforms such as console, handheld and PC. This successful emergence and potential future domination has been accredited to Android gaming's ability to appeal to the casual, relapsed and new gamer.
Right now the internet is chock-full of articles touting the top five this or that for 2015. Not ones to be left behind or bested by others, we’re jumping straight into the 2015 predictions bandwagon, jostling our way to the front and taking the reins with our article about the five Android games that you won’t be able to tear yourself away from this year.