As the mobile app market looks like a new El Dorado, the online education portal School.com is releasing an infographic on how to become a mobile app developer.
School.com reveals that there are 3 ways to become a developer, namely learning, by schools specializing in computer science or internships, the justification of skills, and practice, by creating a first application.
In addition to learning, an application developer must also have some skills that are very important in the sector: knowing how to create an easy-to-use interface, becoming familiar with the specific language, or even making a solid business plan to do appearing its application in the top 100 in its category.
Infographics also point to a growing market and provide some figures. Downloads of mobile applications have thus increased from 2.1 billion in 2008 to 31 billion in 2011. The predominant categories are games, ahead of the weather and social networks. The total revenue from consumer mobile applications, which was $ 5.2 billion in 2010, is expected to reach 52 billion in 2016. Many schools specializing in the development of mobile applications have been established in the last two years, and the site Dice.com recently announced a 100% increase in jobs in the sector between 2010 and 2011. It’s time to get started!