Qualities of a good Mobile developer

Posted on September 1, 2012 09:52 am

Mobile apps development has brought about a change in the way people have been using their hand held devices. Not all of the skills, but a deep understanding of a language requires an intense or prolonged period of using it in a range of situations and projects. The longer you have been using a language the better you will be with it.As I have noted, it takes time to get that experience and just like any other business always it takes time to become an expert and that has been my case. The entire system of apps development has made a huge impact in our daily lives and made our mobile phones much more than simple calling devices. Nowadays, through various kinds of apps, they can be used for just about anything from finding the closest place to eat like www.eat.fi app does to giving life saving treatment to a neighbor in trouble.This influence of mobile apps development in my daily life has enabled me to earn a fortune within a small period of time by catering to the demand of the people and developing the right kind of apps for both internal and external clients.Since, mobile apps development does not demand high technical fluency; it can be done by anyone willing to venture into the business.However, it’s always a better idea to let the professionals do the work and you reap the benefits.Clients need to tell the chosen developer ideas clearly and in detailed manner.As much as this is a boon, it’s a point of worry as well because there are literally those who are there to just rip client money apart and not deliver satisfactory results. This is why clients should be careful as they choose the developer they will deal with.In case of a company, you should look for one that has experience in the industry, and in this case experience in mobile application development.

Clients should thoroughly go through their portfolio and testimonial sections to get an idea about their work and the feedback their customers have given.I am not yet a guru at this point of my career, but I’ve been fortunate to meet and listen to industry seasoned developers, attended tens of conferences and read books by those who are ahead of me. Also, while working in Melbourne back in the days, I worked with a range of languages and gained a deep knowledge of programming in general, and enough in each language to code apps which work well in the timeframes.An apps developer requires deeper understanding of a couple of languages to be a truly great programmer and am there so I have moral authority to discuss the topic.This has helped me identify the best tool for the job in those languages and as lead developer in some projects for clients who aren’t tied to a single platform.Developers are also in a place to choose a language to become a specialist in and can be of great help to clients looking for the right developers. As a developer, if you study and go on to make some apps in a selected language, you will be on the right path, but yes, it will take time as was my case in 2006. Don’t forget the other aspects also some of these can be gained a lot quicker. As a client, ensure you hire the right mobile developer by looking at their individual portfolio and see to it that the developer is capable of developing and delivering the idea you have. Also, finalising the financial agreements prior to striking the deal is important so as to avoid any kind of complication and miscommunication afterwards. That way you can have a smooth transaction and get your mobile application development done in time. Signing an NDA so as to keep your ideas to yourself and not let other misuse them is equally critical.


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