Mobile Application Development: Career & Scope in India 

In IT industry there are several career choices but the one that is booming with every passing day is Mobile Application Development.The Mobile Application Development industry is skyrocketing gradually, creating new prospects and foreshowing the future’s most in-demand occupation, wherein Mobile Application Developers will have plenty of opportunities to explore.

Mobile Application Developers create software for mobile devices. Today, mobiles have become mini computers that have changed the way we communicate, work, do business, shop, read, access news and entertainment etc. The world has openly accepted this new and innovative medium due to which mobile app development is one of the most in demand career choices in the current scenario. The biggest example to substantiate this is that brands like Flipkart and Myntrachose to move away from their web versions to mobile versions.

 Future Scope of Mobile App development:

As per experts and recruiters reviews, the demand in the industry exceeds the supply. And this demand will keep growing with smartphones and tablets playing a vital role in our lives. The need for innovative mobile applications will continue to rise making mobile phones smarter and more preferred even for traditional businesses to promote their products and services through apps. In which the lion’s share will be majorly of iOS and Android based apps.

Popular Industries Hiring Mobile Application Developers

  • Video Game Studios
  • Software Development Firms
  • Real Estate Agencies
  • Advertising and Marketing Firms introducing branded applications for clients
  • Media Firms utilizing mobiles as Content Distribution Channel
  • Government Agencies and Financial Institutions to aware Mobile Users of their Core Services

So, it will definitely not be wrong to say that Mobile Application Development industry is soon to be the most lucrative opportunity for those who want a rewarding career in life.

Courses required to  pursue the Career:

 To pursue a career as an ‘app developer’ you have to complete your 12th in the Science Stream and enroll in the below-mentioned fields for your Graduation:

Bachelor of Engineering (B.E or B. Tech)- Information Technology (IT)(Eligibility:10 + 2 and clearing entrance exams like JEE and AIEEE)

Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)(Eligibility: 10+2 with minimum percentage as set by respective institutes)

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (B.Sc I.T)(Eligibility: 10+2 with minimum percentage as set by respective institutes)

Education Information:

Mobile applications are developed using programming languages like Java or Objective C+, C++ and C#, depending on the mobile platform commonly known as the operating system like Android or iOS.Majorly there are five operating systems with each having its own core language and development environment.

Mobile Platform Core Language (s)
Android Java
iOS Apple Objective- C & Swift
RIM Blackberry Java
Symbian C++
Windows Mobile C#

Training Programs:

To be trained in Mobile Application Development, there are two mediums that one can choose as per their convenience.

  • Firstly, one can join a College or University
  • Secondly, one can opt for online training where the online training providers offer courses like Certified Android and Certified iOS App Developer which helps developers to update their skills and knowledge in their respective domain.

 Certifications:

In today’s professional world, every firm prefers to hire candidates with up-to-date knowledge in their domain, innovative thinking and a certificate to back it up. A few certifications one can opt for are:

  • CompTIA Mobile App Security+
  • Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
  • Oracle Certified Professional (OCP): Java ME Mobile Application Developer
  • ATC Android Certified Application Developer
  • IBM Certified Mobile Application Developer – Worklight V6.0
  • SAP Certified Development Associate – SAP Sybase Unwired Platform 2.1 Mobile Application Developer
  • Mobile Development Institute Certified Developer (MDICD)
  • Logical Operations Master Mobile Application Developer (MMAD)
  • Microsoft’s MTA: Mobile Development Fundamentals
  • BlackBerry Certified Application Developer

Mobile App Developer Job Profile :

After specializing in Mobile Application Development with hands-on training, one qualifies for several in-demand job profiles like:

  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Android Application Developer
  • iPhone/iOS Application Developer
  • Windows Mobile Application Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Java Application Developer
  • Objective-C Developer

Skills Set and Responsibilities of Mobile App Development :

To be a successful Mobile App Developer, one must be well versed with the following skills set that will help them perform their responsibilities hassle-free.

Skills Set

  • Ios Application Development (Iphone&Ipad)
  • Android Application Development
  • Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Java Programming (Java SE/ME/EE)
  • Javascript
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Objective-C
  • C++ Programming
  • User-Interface (UI) Design
  • Game & Simulation Programming
  • Mobile App Portfolio Assembly
  • Database & OS Fundamentals
  • Mobile Media Marketing & Deployment

Responsibilities

  • Fluency in object-oriented programming languages such as Java, Objective-C and C++.
  • Able to code, test, debug, monitor and document changes for mobile applications.
  • Working inside the development environments of one or more top mobile OSes.
  • Implementing application programming interfaces (APIs) to support mobile functionality.
  • Well versed with the terminology, concepts, and best practices for coding mobile applications.
  • Migrating and adapting existing web applications to the leading mobile platforms.
  • Working closely with other departments to brainstorm and optimize deployments.
  • Recommending changes and enhancements to existing mobile applications.

 Mobile app developer Salary:

 Mobile Application Developers with proper qualification and experience can earn from 30 thousand to more than a lakh per month, depending on the firm and the program they are working in. The more certification one has the more his/her chances are to succeed in this field. The best part about mobile App Developer’s is that they can work anywhere – all they need is access to a good internet connection and a good SDK, which means they can work as freelancers independent businessmen.

Renowned Colleges For Mobile App Development:
National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Gorakhpur.

National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Calicut.

National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Calicut.

National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Delhi.

National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Aurangabad.

National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Chandigarh.

Advanced Computing Training School, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Mohali .

Knowledge-Divine Information Technology Pvt. Ltd.

Lovely Professional University, Jhalander.

Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune.

Poornima University, Jaipur.

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