Welcome to our Android and accessibility glossary page!
On this page, you’ll find detailed explanation of terms you often encounter in the world of Android and accessibility.
If you are a developer, you will have the chance to become more familiar with Android accessibility terminology.
Accessibility is the process of making your mobile apps available to as many people as possible. Traditionally, we think this is about people with disabilities, but the process of making apps accessible also benefits other groups, such as those with slow network connections. Although the concept of accessibility is quite comprehensive, our page only covers the part that applies to Android apps.
APK, (Android Application Package) File extension / format of packaged Android applications.
APKMirror is an app store where free Android apps can be downloaded legally. Beta applications are also easily downloaded and tested from this store, which is supported by many developers. Many apps are directly uploaded here by the developers themselves.
According to the definition made by Google;
To put it simply, ADB is a versatile command-line tool that enables communication with an Android device. ADB commands facilitate many operations such as installing applications, debugging, taking screenshots from the device, capturing videos. In addition, two-way file transfer can be done via ADB.
adb consists of two applications, one running on the computer (Windows, Linux or Mac) and the other on the phone. adb is part of the Android SDK available for Windows, Mac or Linux.
Arm is a processor architecture used in smart devices. Among the manufacturers of Arm processors by the company of the same name are large companies such as Apple and Samsung. Hardware such as processors and cores produced by Arm are licensed to device manufacturers.
AppGallery is the app store for Huawei phones and tablets, used instead of the Play Store. Many Android apps are included in this store, along with Huawei mobile services integration. In this way, Huawei users can install apps and receive notifications without the need for Google services.
New app added to the Accessible Apps directory by Amir: Dictionary.com Premium. Accessible with a few unlabeled buttons. Download the number one dictionary app with English language learning tools and word games built for every level of learner. https://accessibleandroid.com/app/dictionary-com-premium/ #Android #App
Much expected announcement! New app added to the Accessible Apps directory by Editorial Staff: Seeing AI. Accessible. Seeing AI is a free app that narrates the world around you. Designed with and for the blind and low vision community. https://accessibleandroid.com/app/seeing-ai/ #Android #App #AI #SeeingAI
156th episode of the Blind Android Users podcast has landed on your favorite podcatcher of choice. This episode features Samsung OneUI lockscreen settings, managing and clicking links in messaging apps, new image recognition feature of Jieshuo Screen Reader, and Android journey of Amir Soleimani @amir https://accessibleandroid.com/podcast #Android #accessibility #podcast
New app added to the Accessible Apps directory by Wesley Martin: Wordweb dictionary. Accessible. Wordweb dictionary is a free offline English dictionary and thesaurus with synonyms, related words and great search – and no adverts. Audio pronunciations are available with the separate Audio Edition app. https://accessibleandroid.com/app/wordweb-dictionary/ #Android #App
New app added to the Accessible Apps directory by Warren Carr: Radio G. Accessible with a few unlabeled buttons. Radio G is an online radio player that also includes a recorder https://accessibleandroid.com/app/radio-g #Android #App
154th episode of the Blind Android Users podcast has landed on your favorite podcatcher of choice. This episode features Samsung OneUI display settings, Android 14 QPR Beta 2.1, interview with Dipti Prasad from Nobaflix a leading OTT for app mainly for Visually challenged individuals in India. https://accessibleandroid.com/podcast #Android #accessibility #podcast