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Mobile Application Development Developers

Hire Mobile Application Development Developers

Updated on:
16 Jan, 2024

Hire Mobile Application Development Developers

Our dependence on smartphones today for every possible daily activity has become irrefutable. Tasks like sending or receiving messages, online banking, digital entertainment streaming, health management, etc., can be easily managed through digital devices. A mobile developer or mobile app developer is responsible for designing, implementing, and developing mobile applications. They develop applications for all the mobile platforms like iOS, Android, etc. During manufacturing, the applications can be pre-installed, or the applications can be delivered through server-side or client-side processing. 

When developing all those digital devices, a mobile developer comes into the picture. For the development of mobile processes, designing of mobile user interface (UI) is also essential. Along with front-end services, back-end support is also a part of this job.

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In mobile application development, developers employ some programming languages to build an application. To build an app that attracts users, a developer needs to choose the right technology and programming language to create a user-friendly, robust, and innovative app. 

Various programming languages that are used in mobile development are as follows:

  • JavaScript
  • C++
  • Python
  • C#
  • HTML 5
  • Ruby
  • PHP
  • Lua
  • Objective-C
  • JAVA
  • Rust
  • Swift
  • Kotlin
  • SQL
  • Action Script

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Responsibilities of a Mobile Application Development Developer

Before starting a mobile application project, developers need to understand what the client wants to achieve. Giving the developers an idea will help them determine what the implementation should look like. Further, the developers are responsible for technical feasibility and compliance with the guidelines for the app store operators. 

A developer consults with a UI designer, UX designer, function designer, etc., in his work. A mobile application development developer also needs to ensure that the technical and functional sides of the apps are working properly. Other responsibilities include correct linkage of the front-end and back-end, developing concepts for existing apps, and creating time and cost estimates for the project.

Essential Skills Required In A Mobile App Developer

  • Work on the needs of the customer and convert them into technical requirements
  • To support mobile functionality, develop Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
  • Cooperate with the UI designer, UX designer, function designer, and other programmers
  • Implement new or work on the further development of existing apps
  • Consultation with the development team and customers
  • Ensure coherence between the technical and the functional side
  • Collaborate with all the team members on mobile development
  • To ensure there is a correct link between the front-end and the back-end
  • Keep updating on the concepts, terminology, best practices for coding, and development of mobile applications.
  • Adapt and use existing web applications for mobile development
  • To innovate functionality and design for mobile development constantly, work closely with colleagues.
  • Fix bugs, identifying and correcting bottlenecks.
  • Integration of design with the high quality of the code. 
  • Ensure the quality, performance, responsiveness of the application.
  • Evaluate and implement out-of-the-box ideas for mobile development.
  • Detect and troubleshoot issues in the application
  • Code quality should be reliable, simple, and scalable.

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Skills for Mobile Application Development

A mobile application development developer needs to be familiar with the operating systems of the mobile phone. Knowledge in programming languages like Java, HTML, CSS, Javascript, etc., is essential to create mobile applications.

Other skills required are communication skills, structured and analytical thinking. 

Requirements - Hard Skills

Some of the hard skills you should look for in a mobile developer are:

  • Should be comfortable working in java and kotlin programming language
  • Strong understanding and familiarity with java version 8 or higher 
  • Must have experience in the development, debugging, and specifications of mobile applications.
  • Must have worked on UI/UX, in QA, back-end, product for the development of mobile applications. 
  • Experience in making apps work intuitively, pixel-perfect interface, and understanding of UX/UI.
  • Should have experience as a java, android SDK, kotlin, Android NDK
  • Knowledge and familiarity with RESTful APIs to integrate the android applications
  • Should have experience working in design patterns of mobile architecture using frameworks like MVC, MVP, MVVM
  • Should have a good understanding of code versioning tools like Git
  • Good understanding and knowledge of Algorithms, Data structures, design patterns, ORM
  • Agile methodologies
  • Android platforms
  • Knowledge of android programming language 
  • Software Development Kit (SDK) for Android
  • Seeking new programming knowledge
  • Attention to details 
  • Functionality for app store
  • C#
  • C/C++
  • CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
  • Command-line utility
  • Knowledge of Cocoa Touch Framework
  • Core data
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Based on UI/UX requirements and mock-ups, create an android app 
  • Based on UI/UX requirements and mock-ups, create an IOS app 
  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Cross-platform development
  • Data structures and algorithms
  • Detail-oriented
  • From start to finish, develop custom android applications 
  • From start to finish, develop custom iOS applications 
  • Maintain and upgrade the document building process
  • Estimate scope of project and cost
  • Git
  • Github
  • Google Play store
  • Grand Central Dispatch (GCD)
  • Graphical user interface design (UI)
  • HTML5
  • Independent worker
  • iOS platforms
  • iOS programming language and requirements
  • iOS Software Development Kit (SDK)
  • iTunes Connect
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • Networking
  • Node.js development
  • Objective-C
  • Oral communication
  • PHP
  • Presentation skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Programming languages
  • Python
  • Responsible web design
  • RESTful APIs 
  • Spatial reasoning

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Requirement - Soft Skills

Some soft skills essential in a mobile application development developer are:

  • Attention to details 
  •  Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Independent worker
  • Presentation skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Spatial reasoning
  • Teamwork


The following must also be taken into account when hiring a mobile app developer:

  • Should have experience as a front-end developer for mobile devices
  • Good knowledge of Javascript, HTML, CSS
  • Working knowledge of Gradle build system and Android Studio
  • Experience in OOP, design pattern, Android UI design principles
  • Should have developed one app in Kotlin using the latest technologies like MVVM, Retrofit, Dagger, architecture components, etc.
  • Ready to experiment with new features and technologies
  • Good knowledge of developing web applications in Java
  • Should experience with Swift and Objective-C programming language
  • Should well-aware of the connection to the back-end systems (XML, REST, JSON, WebServices)
  • Knowledge of continuous and test-driven development 
  • Should be a team player and strongly motivated
  • Should be a problem-solver and be able to work independently
  • Focus on user interface and should have a good sense of designing
  • Openness to new approaches and technologies
  • Project management skills and quality awareness
  • Good understanding of git commands and able to use VCS to manage different project versions

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Salary Structure

The salary of a mobile application development developer can hugely vary from industry to industry and also differ based on the type of company.

The average starting salary in the U.S. for a mobile application development developer is USD 44,000 annually. The average salary for a mobile application development developer is around USD 127,000. Depending on the work experience, the average annual salary for a mobile application development developer is USD 200,000 or more. 

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Mobile Application Development Certification

There is no specific roadmap for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in mobile development. Generally, to be able to become a mobile application development developer, one needs to have a Bachelor's degree in IT (Information Technology). There are also many self-taught experts and many who have changed their careers to mobile development to follow their passion in this field.

There are many specialized certifications and courses available on various platforms for existing developers in mobile development or those looking for a fresh break in mobile development. 

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How Will Certification Help You?

The world is becoming more dependent on technologies, and this type of technical expertise is required in every field. Even the IT industry is growing and becoming more competitive as it has opened more opportunities for developers. The field of mobile development is growing, and job opportunities for mobile application development developers are incomparably great. 

Having good experience and knowledge in mobile development with a certification is a valuable combination that employers look out for. One will be able to work closely on designing and implementing the app and work on the existing app to make them better. A mobile application development developer can work in the following industries:

  • Automotive Industry 
  • Gaming
  • Telecommunications
  • Financial Services 
  • Medical Technology 
  • Electronics

Skuad’s services can help you hire full-time, part-time, and freelance resources from all over the world based on your hiring requirements. 

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Skuad is a platform from which you can hire exceptionally talented people from all around the world while we handle the intense job of managing payroll, taxation, etc. From education to healthcare and travel to media and banking, we at Skuad cater to all sectors. We network in 150+ countries and provide a single platform to onboard the best talent. So, if you are looking to hire mobile application development developers, contact the experts at Skuad and build a talented team anytime and anywhere in the world. 

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