How To Become A Mobile App Developer [Infographic]

become mobile app developerBy Kristin Marino

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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