Why Mobile Developers Have Great Job Opportunities
The majority of worldwide organizations are planning multiple—if not dozens—of mobile app projects, according to a recent survey from Progress. As a result, the hiring market is booming for mobile-specific developers. In addition, many companies are looking to outsource this function in order to get better and more affordable user designs. With typical mobile app projects lasting at least three months, development teams face numerous challenges along the way, including those related to security needs, timely delivery and the expectations of business units. In addition, the availability of required resources remains in question. "Developers need to take a long, hard look at the internal resources available to them and consider whether or not they are making the best, most cost-effective use of available skills and expertise," according to the report. "External software houses may be better placed to handle [user experience, or UX] design, for example. … As the volume and diversity of mobile devices continue to grow, customers will inevitably discover new ways to use them. The Internet of things (IoT) and a new generation of wearable and nearable devices are potentially huge opportunities for mobile app developers, but they will need to keep their options open in terms of the operating systems and devices they target." More than 150 global IT decision-makers took part in the research, which was conducted by IDG Connect.