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How to Become a Mobile Application Developer

As mobile phones have become as important as our wallets and purses in everyday living, development in this area is going on in a very fast pace. ...

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As mobile phones have become as important as our wallets and purses in everyday living, development in this area is going on in a very fast pace. Mobile devices have become a tremendous source of entertainment, communication, and information and also jobs for millions. Getting started as a mobile application developer is easy if you are very focused and know about what you want to do. Here’s a quick guide about how you can prove your credibility as a developer.

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  1. 1
    Obtain a degree in computer science.
  2. 2
    Learn the basics and work on projects to furnish your skills. Mobile application can be developed on different platforms such as Flash, Java, CSS, and Python etc. Choose one platform and work on it.
  3. 3
    Analyze the skills you have. Find out whether you are a creative or analytical person. Think of your skills properly and decide what you would like to share with others.
  4. 4
    Build your knowledge base by creating your own software applications. Continue to refine your skill set on the job, and learn from the experience of others.
  5. 5
    Start to build something simple on your own. Don’t focus on building a hit, just try to make a simple application that is user friendly and provide some high utility solution to mobile users.
  6. 6
    Develop a plan of what you want to develop as an application. A detailed outline of important details such as the features, elements and benefits of the application.
  7. 7
    Create a team of knowledgeable, experienced, and reliable developers. Start out by reaching out to those that you know well, such as friends, and former employees, before looking to other resources. Get the team together before you start on the next step.
  8. 8
    Make a log file and keep it updated about your progress related to the development and what should be your next step.
  9. 9
    Contact other developers who are building apps that are in other categories, and discuss about how they are going about putting their ideas in shape.
  10. 10
    Build relationships with other developers with whom you can share a mutually beneficial relationship with. This way you will be able to gain new ideas and skills.
  11. 11
    Code up and release your first app, no matter how small. Tell your friends and known ones about the application and show it to them for their feedback
  12. 12
    Attend some mobile conference or a seminar which can be the right place to launch your application. For instance you can attend the Forum Nokia Developers Conference and share your idea and application there with other developers.

edit Tips

  • Mobile applications should work on mobile phones, PDAs and other mobile devices.
  • Don’t forget to go for the testing tools.
  • Work on it regularly to make changes.

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