Software development is going mobile, bringing applications to phones, laptops and tablets everywhere. Gartner predicts that by 2015 mobile app development projects will outnumber PC application projects by 4 to 1. Mobile app developers are reaping the benefits of 45 percent year-over-year employment growth, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Dice.com reported a 100 percent increase in job posting for mobile app developers between 2010 and 2011.
Developers with the right mix of skills can find boundless opportunity in the multibillion-dollar mobile app industry. Learn what it takes to become a mobile software developer. Mobile app developers hail from different walks of life. A software engineer, a tech-savvy business entrepreneur or a web designer may have what it takes to create the next top-selling app. The common piece of the puzzle is some sort of training in computer programming, whether it's a certificate in a specific language like HTML5 or a bachelor's degree in software development. With the rapid growth of the mobile medium, some colleges and universities are adding specialized undergraduate degree programs in mobile app development.
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