Hiring Resource Center Mobile Developers These resources will help you throughout your mobile developer recruiting process. From the basics of what mobile developers do to the key technologies utilized in the industry—also, interview questions to reveal your candidate’s strengths and weaknesses, and job descriptions readily to use.

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Front-End 101: What are these developers all about?

Today’s mobile developers are experts in designing mobile applications that function on a variety of mobile devices, including smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, etc. Most of today’s mobile developers are working to build mobile technology for today’s dominant operating systems: iPhone and Android.

You can find mobile developers and coders that are working within three different types of mobile apps. These include:

Mobile web apps: These are opened through your device’s browser as a URL. They perform like a regular app, but it is not an application that is directly downloaded onto your phone or device.

Cross-platform mobile apps: These are apps that are written in one language and are able to run on all the platforms.

Native mobile apps: Native apps are written in a language that’s natively supported by the device OS vendor.

Recent estimates indicate that there are about 12 million mobile app developers worldwide. In the U.S, labor shortages for software developers mean that U.S companies hire mobile developers outside of Silicon Valley, where the demand for talent is very high.

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All About Mobile Developers Guide An in-depth guide about this type of developer - their main responsibilities, best skills to look out for when hiring and where to hire them.



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Overall responsibilities of mobile developers

As with any role, the responsibilities will depend on the hiring company’s tech roadmap. Their daily tasks and responsibilities have a wide scope, so day-to-day tasks and responsibilities are tailored to your specific company needs.
  • Design, Develop and Deploy the iOS / Android app
  • Ensure a high-quality user experience iOS / Android app
  • Improve testing strategies for iOS / Android
  • Track down and fix bugs by actively monitoring and examining bug reports
  • Help create a delightful and consistent user experience across all client platforms by communicating with iOS / Android and Web teams
  • Help define the client/server API by having regular architectural meetings with the Backend team
  • Stay current with the latest technologies and apply them to improve the iOS / Android app’s robustness, efficiency, and maintainability
  • Apply best practices and security measures to protect our data and that of our customers
Leading Technologies Used by Top Mobile Developers
Objective-C and Swift Apps can be built for iOS devices either by using the native iOS SDK with Objective-C and Swift or with the various cross-platform technologies that are written against the SDK of that framework, but targeted for iOS.
Java and Kotlin For building Android apps, developers need the Android development toolkit that comes with the required SDK, debuggers, and emulators. Thus far, Java is the most widely used language for Android app development. And yet, Kotlin has become the preferred language for Android development, as per Google.
HTML5 and Apache Cordova With Apache Cordova mobile developers can run HTML and JavaScript (JS) code in a captive browser instance called the Webview. The HTML code is packaged along with the app itself and installed on the mobile device.This opens up the possibility for using a wide variety of web UI frameworks like Jquery, React JS, Bootstrap, Angular JS, or Vue.
C# and Xamarin C# is an Object-Oriented programming language that was developed by Microsoft and the Xamarin framework (acquired by Microsoft) allows you to program in C# against the .NET framework. The C# code is cross-compiled and runs natively on the iOS or Android device.
JavaScript and React Native React Native uses JavaScript as a programming language for writing mobile apps. There is no HTML used in writing React Native apps. React Native has become very popular because the learning curve for JavaScript is very low.
Dart and Flutter Dart is an Object-Oriented programming language. Mobile Developers use Google’s Flutter framework to write mobile apps for iOS. One of the unique capabilities of Flutter is that Flutter comes with its own UI widget framework library that is based on Google Material design as well as iOS-like UI widgets.
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Cost Comparison LATAM vs USA
LATAM
$3,250
Mobile Developer Salary
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USA
$10,150
Mobile Developer Salary
*Source: CodersLink Internal Catalog, Glassdoor Senior Mobile Developer Salaries
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