The Android operating system is one of the most popular, and subsequently comes with a vast number of users on many smartphone and tablet devices. For such reason, it makes a lot of sense that many mobile app developers ensure their market offering is compatible with the operating system, and the devices it is used on. If you can create such compatibility with your app, you will not only optimize its reach with Android users, but you will also increase its reputation within the industry as a legitimate mobile offering available to a broader audience. If you are indeed looking make your mobile app compatible with the Android operating system, you may want to consider the following when doing so. Working With Your Design Team As you aim to make your app accessible on Android devices, including smartphones and tablets, you will want to work closely with your design team to ensure all elements of its architecture are compatible with, Android, Google's mobile operating system. What's more, it is important that you have a skilled developer or mobile solutions firm to help you achieve such compatibility. While converting your app's architecture to fit with Android is not necessarily a difficult task for an experienced developer, if you have primarily been working in a different operating system, such as iOS or Symbian, then it can take some attention to make the transition. Transitioning From Another Operating System If your app has only been compatible with other mobile operating systems, then you will have to instruct your developer to make the transition to Android, and consequently change the necessary components of its architecture in order to ensure compatibility. This should be no problem for a developer that has done so before, however, if you are working with someone that is inexperienced, a transition from one mobile operating system to Android, can be a bit foreign, and arduous at times. Due to such, it is critical that you work with a mobile app developer that knows what they are doing and has worked with Android in the past. Doing so is critical to your app's success with the operating system. Getting Your App Featured Once your app is compatible with Android, getting it featured on Google Play, or another app store that features third party Android apps, will ensure even greater success. This is a major part of reaching out to the audience your app needs to target in order to increase sales. Furthermore, the more app stores and mobile marketplaces that you can get your app featured on, the more opportunities you will have to boost its sales. Conclusion While Android is not a relatively complex mobile operating system, it can still require an experienced developer to convert your mobile app from a different systems, such as Symbian, iOS, or Blackberry. Through working with your design team to ensure compatibility, and to get your mobile app featured on Google Play, or another app store that supports Android apps, you will optimize its success. Additionally, with a little luck and user acknowledgement, sales of your app will increase on the mobile app market. In doing so, you will broaden your app's reach to another market niche of mobile device users that simply would not have been possible if you had maintained its compatibility with only one mobile operating system.