iOS and Android developers skill set is somehow what similar but the process of app creation and software usage differs. Our company uses both to create solutions for you.
Here are four skills our experts have as a mobile developer for iOS and Android platforms:
Analytical Skills. Mobile app developers have to understand user needs in order to create applications they want to use. The ability to be able to analyze the way people use their mobile devices is critical for a successful mobile developer. They must also be able to differentiate between the demographic and the needs of an iOS user versus and Android user.
Programming Languages. Knowledge of programming languages is necessary for a mobile developer. Apple iOS developers generally use Objective-C, and Android developers typically use Java. This set of skills also includes creating secure platforms for customers to use, trying to eliminate the risk of scams and fraud as much as possible through the use of encryption and firewalls.
Problem Solving. As a mobile developer, a big part of the job is to troubleshoot issues with applications on Android or iOS platforms. This may include constantly updating and upgrading the application to get rid of bugs. You will have to be able to recognise various technical problems and understand how to resolve them.
Creativity. As a mobile developer, you have to write codes to create applications that are user-friendly. Developers think creatively about how users incorporate their mobile devices into their lives and then build applications that help them complete various tasks.
Accompanying the skills needed for a mobile app builder aside, there is also certain software(s) that aid a mobile app developer to do his/her job in app creation.
Coding. For iOS developer, Xcode is the Mac app you use to create apps. It has a code editor, project organizer, compiler and debugger. Secondly, Swift is the powerful programming language that you use to code iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS apps which contains powerful features for iOS mobile app development.
Building UI’s. Every application needs a User Interface (UI). UIs are made up of buttons, views, navigation, labels, images, controls, etcetera. It’s important that you know how to build UIs and design them.
App Architecture. Being able to write clear and maintainable code is as important as writing code that works. It’s a challenging topic, and it takes time to learn what solution is appropriate for what scenarios.