5 Skills to Make You a Better Mobile App Developer

5 Skills to Make You a Better Mobile App Developer
Jobstreet content teamupdated on 10 March, 2022

The use of mobile apps for shopping, communication, entertainment, and even dating has become common in Singapore way before the pandemic started. The 2019 State of the Mobile report released by App Annie reports that Singaporeans install an average of 115 apps on their phones. Of these, they actively use 46, the highest in all the markets surveyed. Given the popularity of mobile apps these days, it is not surprising that mobile app developers are in demand. Whether you are a newbie or a veteran, you need to acquire certain skills to stay relevant in this field. In the fast-paced and ever-evolving field of technology, openness to learning and evolving will give you a definite advantage.

Here are five skills that will help mobile app developers in Singapore experience consistent career growth. These will give you the needed edge to be chosen for cutting-edge assignments:

Technical Skills

Improvements happen quite rapidly in the mobile ecosystem, which is why mobile app development has become a widely self-taught profession. Strive to be technically sound and look into investing in the following technological essentials and trends:

  • UX design focuses on simplifying the features of the app. Good UX design enables users to navigate through the app without confusion.
  • UI design determines how engaging and interactive an app is. It covers the combination of colour, text, animation, and, most especially, how responsive it will be to prompts and commands.
  • Fluency in programming languages is essential. Knowledge in objective-C and Swift (iOS) as well as Java and Kotlin (Android) will make you a more valuable asset.
  • Knowledge in cross-platform development will let you offer an economic advantage since a single code can run on both iOS and Android.
  • Agile methodology will help you update your clients at every step of the development. Thus, you are able to swiftly switch from the developing phase to the testing phase, making it easy to manage the project requirements.
  • Awareness of cybersecurity assures no data breaches for you and your end user. As the developer of the mobile app, you are responsible for how you can make your product failsafe and foolproof against mobile malware.

Business Skills

Mobile app developers who are familiar with the economics of their field have a distinct advantage. Investors will appreciate developers who understand budgeting. With business acumen, you can also add features that will improve your app's marketability. Help generate awareness on social media, help target it to the right users. Profitability is a good thing for everyone involved.

Analytical Skills

A mobile app developer should be able to understand the needs of the user. Observe your target market and discover how they really use mobile apps. Ask them questions and, more importantly, practise your problem-solving skills by testing solutions for issues that may arise from your enquiry. To be able to properly incorporate functions on an app, a mobile app developer needs to understand the needs of the user.

Creative Skills

A mobile app developer needs creativity to be able to write a clean code that will make the app user-friendly. It takes ingenuity to be able to marry design, functionality, and performance into one lean product.

One adage reminds us that necessity is mother of all inventions. So, if you find a way to solve a problem through your app, you empower users to carry out what they need to do in a more efficient manner.

Communication Skills

There will be situations where you will speak to various groups in different capacities. For instance, you could be a team leader giving directions, or a member of a pool of coders asking for help. Moreover, you might be tasked to speak to clients, users, or investors.

Strong communications skills are developed over time. Eventually, you should be able to explain different aspects of the product in a manner that will be easily understood by your audience.

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