Kotlin Expected to Surpass Java as Android Default Programming Language for Apps

Kotlin Expected to Surpass Java as Android Default Programming Language for Apps

By | October 16th, 2017
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The programming language got a serious boost in the developer community

when Google officially announced earlier this year, at the Google I/O 2017

conference, that Kotlin will become the first third-party supported

programming language for Android apps, besides Java.


														
							

Google’s announcement for supporting Kotlin on Android also comes after a long, drawn-out lawsuit that Oracle filed over Google’s usage of some Java APIs inside Android, seeking huge payouts.

“It’s clear: Java (on Android) is dying,” the Realm team explains. “In fact, 20% of apps built with Java before Google I/O are now being built in Kotlin. Kotlin may even change how Java is used on the server, too.In short, Android developers without Kotlin skills are at risk of being seen as dinosaurs very soon,” Realm experts adds.

According to a report by Realm, a mobile development platform, the announcement skyrocketed Kotlin’s adoption among Android app developers.

Kotlin’s adoption rate for Android apps doubled from early May (Google I/O conference) from 7.4% to 14.7%, at the end of September. If this growth continues, Kotlin will reach a 51% market share by December 2018, according to the Realm Report Q4 2017.

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Nisheeth Bhakuni