Do you want to start a career in mobile app development? Well, read on to find out how
you can become a really successful app developer.
1. Enrich Yourself
The first thing that you need to do would be to familiarize yourself with the different
programming languages and app developer frameworks. That is because you are going
to be using both of them to develop applications.
If you want to focus more on developing Android Apps, I highly suggest that you learn
more about Java and the Android SDK.
If you want to develop iOS applications instead, you should learn how to use the
Swift programming language, as well as the iOS development framework as well.
2. Stay Abreast of the Latest Trends
The mobile app industry has come a long way and it had received numerous
improvements throughout the years.
It is important that you keep yourself updated with the latest happenings in your chosen
field. There are many new features and technologies that are being introduced on a
yearly basis and you have to know them to sharpen your development knowledge.
3. It’s All About the Users
Whether you are developing an application for a business owner or for your customers,
in general, it is important to always think about your end-users. No matter what your
reasons are for becoming an app developer, it will be your end-users who will critique
4. Know Your Target Audience
When developing applications, it is important that you focus only on core features as
implementing a lot of features can surely increase the development time significantly.
That being said, to know exactly what features to implement, do some market research
so that you can find out more about your target audience. Focus on what they like and
what they do not like in an application.
5. Understand Your Users
If you are going to develop mostly Android applications, it is important that you
understand Android users in general. Android has the lion’s share of the market simply
because of the many devices it supports. Therefore, it is imperative that you do some
research to understand what your users need.
6. Study Your Competitors
Look, you might think that you have a novel app idea, but there are so many apps out
there that you will definitely find some similar applications to yours.
However, you can actually use that to your advantage. Study your competitors and see
what people do not like about their apps. Then, do not commit the same mistake while
you are creating yours.
7. Master One Platform at a Time
Creating an application can be basic or complex depending on the features that you
wish to incorporate. Trying to master both of the operating systems can be time-
consuming. Therefore, focus only on one platform to start with and perhaps think about
learning more about the other in the future.
8. Test Now, Test Often
As a would-be app developer, it is important for you to remember that you need to test
your application every so often, especially in multiple configurations.
Android app developers, in particular, must also consider testing their applications in
multiple configurations since there are a lot more devices in the market that run the said