Apps have become an integral part of business operations in different verticals; may it be providing dependable support services to customers, virtual collaboration between the teams, product development, infrastructure security management, and others. Android apps have changed the way of business doing and phones have become smarter. An Android mobile application uses one or more Android's core application components – Activity, Service, BroadcastReceiver, and ContentProvider. The increasing numbers of Android developer jobs show the increasing dependency and trust of businesses on objective-oriented Android application development.
Android apps are being accepted as a 24hrs functional marketing force. As the mobiles are increasing reach to wider communities, the customized Android application development supports the businesses to serve multiple purposes. More numbers of smartphone and device manufacturers use Android as the OS. The mobile platform of the top choice worldwide, Android grants an open-source license to users. A study report reveals that over 135 thousand job opportunities will be available for Android app developers in India alone by 2024. So, are you competent ready to give a kick-start to Android app development career?
After being acquired by Google in 2005, Android has become a top choice of mobile and device manufacturers and users. Android has been the most used operating system in smartphone since 2010. The latest version Android OS 12 (October 2021) offers new features and functionalities with many improvements. Each technical advancement in Android brightens the career scope of Android application development experts. The career path for aspiring Android applications developers has the following milestones-
Android app developer
Hybrid App Developer
Senior Android Application Engineer
Cross-Platform Mobile App Developer (android, iOS, Windows)
Team Leader Mobile App Development
Lead Mobile Software Engineer
Every Android developer, to compete for job opportunities, has to have competitive efficiency in using the most advanced Android developer tools. To become a future-oriented Android developer, you need the in-depth insights and experience in Java foundation, Android network programming, Android components, Git/Svn version management software, XML, database, etc. Besides the basic skills required for Android app development (mentioned below in blog), you need to have perfection in using following six tools for Android applications development-
Android mobile application development facilitates the app developers to customize the functionalities for specific operations. Enterprises prefer to hire Android app developers because it offers extended flexibility and more tools to deliver the tailored-to-need app in a short period. The user-friendly Android app features that make it # choice of both developers and end-users are-
Prompt security alerts
Robust privacy control
In addition to develop user-centric Android application, an Android developer is expected to have proficiency in removing bugs, updating software, and software maintenance also. Android apps development job profiles vary at large because of difference in requirements of particular enterprises. The more in common job titles for Android apps developers are Mobile Application Developer, Mobile software system Engineer, Android Application Developer, iPhone/iOS Application Developer, Windows Mobile App Developer, etc. The commonly mentioned roles for Android developer jobs are-
Due to increasing popularity of Android apps, the requirement for Android developers is consistently high. The more demand pursues more developers to make a career in Android application development; the trend drives in the tough competition. To be a competent Android app developer in 2022, you essentially need to have following seven skills-
Proficiency in Java and/or Kotlin
Knowledge of Android SDK concepts
Experience with SQL
Experience of using Git
Knowledge of Material Design language
Expertise in Android Studio
Backend programming efficiency in Python, Node.js, .Net, etc
Android app testing for different verticals
Top recruiters for Android mobile app developers are named as Accenture, Adobe, Infosys, Cognizant, Paytm, Tech Mahindra, etc. The average annual salary of an Android developer having 1- 3 years of experience is about Rs. 3 - 5 Lacs. The annual salary of Android developers with 3-6 years of experience can expect something around Rs. 10- 14 Lacs / annum. The key factors that affect Android developer salary are job location, experience, job role, technical skill set, certifications, etc.
To conclude, the best approach to become a competitive Android application developer with high earning needs you to be more focused on UI, UX, tools selection, performance, accessibility, security, and emerging markets.
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