Magazine article Techniques

Mobile Application Developer

Magazine article Techniques

Mobile Application Developer

Article excerpt

MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPERS DESIGN AND CODE PROGRAMS FOR mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, and Android phones and tablets. Their duties may include testing, debugging and implementing application programming interfaces. They might be responsible for developing games and other Web applications, and may work with analysts, project managers and other developers during the planning and implementation processes.

The Workplace

Mobile app developers may find employment in software development firms, video game studios, media organizations, advertising and marketing firms, financial institutions and government agencies. Some are self-employed or work as freelancers.

Educational Requirements

While some employers will hire talented candidates with a strong high school computer science background, many will look for candidates with a bachelor's degree in software engineering or mobile application computing and development. Career and technical education (CTE) programs starting in high school and continuing through two- and four-year educational institutions prepare students for professional certifications like Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Microsoft Certified Software Developer, Oracle Certified Professional and CompTIA Mobile App + Security. …

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