Mobile app developers work in one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. According to O-Net, a partner of the American Job Center Network, there were 613,000 professionals employed as software developers in 2012. By 2022, this number is projected to increase by more than 218,000 jobs. Given the technical skills necessary for mobile app development, developers can expect to make a robust salary; the median annual salary for mobile app developers is $95,510. Though there is an array of skills needed for app development,
Despite their prevalence and increasing visibility, mobile apps still remain shrouded in mystery to many consumers. The average app user may note the user-friendliness of the app, or the convenience of its service, but many users know little about what goes into app development. In reality, there are many decisions to be made in the development process that will largely determine the overall costs of development. Today, we will discuss some of the important decisions in mobile app development and the rough cost of developing a mobile app.
In many American cities, “local” has become a trendy buzzword espoused by small businesses to encourage economic and environmental sustainability. There are many advantages to going local, but perhaps the most important reason to develop locally viable businesses is that they retain local character, an attractive trait in an increasingly globalized and corporate world. The local movement is not often associated with mobile app development, but there are many advantages to developing mobile apps with a local focus.
Did you know the average consumer has 65 apps on their smartphone or tablet? Need movie times? There’s an app for that. Looking to try a new restaurant? There’s an app for that, too! In the last few years, the mobile app development industry has experienced incredible growth. Obviously consumer demand has be responsible to this dramatic rise in an industry that did not exist ten years ago. However, more mobile apps are being developed today,
Apple products are celebrated for their simple, elegant beauty, but do people really buy them because they’re beautiful? People are drawn to them because they are pleasant to use, and that’s because of their simple, uncluttered interfaces. User experience design, or “UX design,” is the idea of creating products that make people want to use them.What are the main principles of UX design?A product needs to do something, do it well, and do it easily. Beauty is not so much a goal as it is the byproduct of an interface that is laid out in a logical,
One unique and important feature of the Apple Watch is that it’s not meant to operate as a standalone device. It can perform quite a few tasks on its own, but its primary mission is to work as an easily-to-access extension of the iPhone. Because of this quality and its small size, it will use a distinct operating system called Watch OS instead of the iOS system used by the iPhone. Due to this fact, a software development kit called WatchKit will be provided shortly after the watch itself is released.