For the first time ever, more advertising dollars are going towards mobile than TV. With people spending more time (and money) on their portable devices, the only choice is to meet them there. Whether adapting an existing property or bring a new brand application into the mobile space, Mobile Developers know how to create applications and user experiences that are both simple and engaging. Coding, testing, debugging, documenting, and developing mobile experiences that work across various platforms (phones, tablets, etc.) are all app development skills part of increasingly important Mobile Developer jobs.
What Does a Mobile Developer Do?
Mobile Developer Job Description
Mobile, sometimes called application or iOS, Developers use programming languages and source code to create software. Developers may work with multiple programming languages and operating systems, thus requirements vary for developers depending on the employer. Application development involves the process, life, and creation of the software aimed at helping users. Mobile Developers work closely with computer analysts and engineers in using languages such as Java and C++ to develop the necessary specifications for software. They may also test, debug, and improve applications for clients and often collaborate with product and design teams.
Responsibilities vary for developers based on level of experience, type of application platform, and employer. Application developers often have the duty of creating, maintaining, and implementing the source code that makes up the application or program. Application developers may also be responsible for designing the prototype application, indicate program unit structure, and coordinate application plans with the development team or client.
When hiring or creating a Mobile Developer job description, keep the following app development skills in mind:
Mobile Developer Skills Needed
- App design
- Software design
- Native app writing ability
- Backend web services knowledge
- Knowledge of UX and UI
- Unit tests, automation, and code reviews
- Creativity and brainstorming
- Organization and ability to multi-task
- Willingness to learn new technology
- Complex problem solving
Mobile Developer Suggested Software Proficiency
- Phython, Perl, Shell Scripting
- Adobe Systems Adobe ActionScript
- LAMP Stack
- Ruby On Rails
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