The work does not cease after an Android app has been released, since there is much more work to be done. With more new phones, comes more new versions of Android, and new components that apps must generate fixes and optimizations for. Small errors and bugs may appear due to this constantly changing environment. Keeping an app fresh can easily be done with a team or maintainer after release, and the more experience, the better.
Keeping a coder around after launching is a good idea to have someone to work on the issues. Simpler apps that take only a single person to create will only take a limited time for a single person to sustain. If the app is on the market free, embedding discreet ads or having a "premium" version with extra functionality may help fund the upkeep. This is often important if the app is complex or developed by a team of people rather than a single person. Ongoing services which need a server or other outside forces give an even better reason to charge a single or monthly fee.
It is recommended to read app reviews, since constructive feedback or issues are listed the most on them and will help the app developers address issues early and stay in the lead over competition. Reading all of them is important, because even five star ratings will often list issues with the software. Although customers will send emails when they are going through difficulties, it is rare unless the person needs or wants the application badly.
Keeping the same development team to maintain the application after launching is good since they will know exactly how the application works. Mobile application testing services are also available to test the apps before problems are found by customers. A performance test can be carried out so that an application runs well on under-powered devices, and the experience is maintained from one unit to another. These comprehensive tests provide a great experience to customers right after release, instead of the problems that plague many projects and drive customers away with bad feedback.
Continued support and adding features can keep the application's edge over the competition, since most apps have others that provide exactly the same function. In order to pay the existing bills and pay for future work, advertisements and paid apps can help supply income for future ventures. The world's populations have taken a huge liking to smartphones, and as a result, smartphone applications have one of the more profitable and competitive fields today.