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How Does a Mobile Application Developer Help Your Project?

 / May 05, 2021

No one needs to be told how important Uber or Facebook Messenger is to our lives. These examples of mobile apps have changed how we travel and talk to each other. The people who make these apps are called mobile app developers. So, what will a mobile application developer do for you once you start a mobile project? And how are Designveloper’s mobile app developers different from those at other companies? This article will help you understand it.

The Basis of Mobile App Development

There are two main types of operating systems (OS) that are used on smartphones and tablets today: Android and iOS. Almost every mobile project revolves around these two things, so they are usually the first things a new mobile app developer needs to learn.

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1. Native development

You can use programming languages like Java or Kotlin and the development environment Android Studio to make a mobile app that only works on Android. To make a mobile app that only works on iOS, you can use Swift or Objective-C and the development environment Xcode. This way of making mobile web apps is called the “native approach.” To make native apps, you use the OS vendor’s programming languages, software development kits, development environment, and other tools.

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The biggest problem with this approach is that if you want your native app to work on both Android and iOS, you might need to hire two development teams at the same time, one to work on Android and the other on iOS. If you have twice as many people, you have to pay twice as much. If money and time are the most important things to you, you might want to use the cross-platform method.

Recommended reading: How Much Does it Cost to Build Apps like Uber, Tinder, and Instagram?

2. Cross-platform and hybrid development

You can use React Native, which is written in JavaScript, or Flutter, which is written in Dart, to make a cross-platform app. With these technologies, your app will work on multiple operating systems using just one code base. You will save a lot of time and money if you only have to write one set of code for multiple platforms.

In case you didn’t know, Google made Flutter, which is an open-source UI software development kit, and Facebook made React Native, which is a framework. At Designveloper, React Native is the most popular way to make mobile web apps. Our developers have used it to make a number of mobile apps. You can learn more about how React Native can help by reading the following article: Why Choose React Native for Your Mobile App Like Bloomberg or AirBnB

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Flutter + Dart = transforming the user interface for the mobile app

A hybrid approach is similar to a cross-platform approach in that you only have to write code once. The difference is your app can run on more than one operating system. Still, hybrid apps and cross-platform apps can’t compete with native apps in terms of speed and features. This is because hybrid apps and cross-platform apps don’t have as much access to device-specific features. These include wifi, notifications, Bluetooth, or the camera.

What Does It take to Be a Qualified Mobile Application Developer?

Any credible mobile app developer should learn the basics of programming languages and related technologies. The list consists of Java/Kotlin and Android Studio for Android development, Swift/Objective-C and Xcode for iOS development, JavaScript and React Native or Dart and Flutter for cross-platform development, and data structures and algorithms. Also, the mobile app developer needs to know the basics of UI/UX design because they are the ones who “turn” the prototypes into real, fully-functioning apps.

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Mobile app developers

In terms of personality traits, a good mobile app developer should have an eye for detail. They also should be very careful and precise so that they can make as few mistakes as possible. The care with which a mobile app is made is always a good indicator of how well it works. He or she should also work hard and know about new technologies. This is the only way for the developer to stay on top of an industry that is always changing.

Recommended reading: Top 8 Mobile App Development Best Practices in 2022

How a Mobile Application Developer Fits in With the Big Picture of Mobile App Development?

Mobile app development is a complicated process that involves a lot of people, from business analysts to UI/UX designers and quality control inspectors. Throughout the development process, a mobile app developer has to work with all of these people.

First, the developer has to break down the requirements that the business analysts have gathered. Then, the developer has to talk about and propose valid solutions, including details about the technologies that will be used.

Next, they might get the user interface design and assets from the designers, and it’s their job to turn it into a usable app.

Recommended reading: 12 Mobile App Development Tips to Help You Grow Faster

Once the app is finished, the developer must continue to work with quality control inspectors to fix any problems. This cycle of testing and fixing will happen over and over again until the product is ready and has no more bugs. But a mobile application developer is still needed after the app has been released for debugging, support, and maintenance.

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If you want to take a closer look at the web and mobile web app development life cycle, check out the following articles:

FURTHER READING:
1. Web Application Development Cost: A Brief Outlook
2. How to Choose Reliable Web Design Services?

Challenges a Mobile Application Developer Often Faces

To work well with a mobile app developer, you need to understand the limits of their work.

Bugs that come from using third-party libraries are a common problem for most people who make mobile apps. Many of the functions in these libraries are written in native, so they might not work with hybrid or cross-platform development. And if you want to fix them or change them to fit your needs, you need to know a bit about native development.

The response is another common source of trouble. For your app to work on different screen sizes, you need to make it responsive. This is not easy for developers who haven’t done it before.

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Also, the app needs to be able to use a certain amount of battery and memory. You should be able to make an app that doesn’t use a lot of battery or memory but still works well.

Even with all of these problems, many developers still love their jobs because it gives them purpose when people use their apps and when their apps make people’s lives easier.

As a Mobile Application Developer at Designveloper

FURTHER READING:
1. Mobile Web App Development: 2 Things You Must Consider First
2. A Detailed Guide for Web Development Cost in 2022
3. 10 SAAS Ideas for Entrepreneurs in 2022

Since Reactive Native is our main technology for making mobile apps, we are sure that we can make your apps universal (compatible with iOS, Android, and web browsers) at a reasonable price.

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Designers and developers at Designveloper in a meeting

The people in charge at Designveloper are very picky about who they hire, which is why all of my coworkers are very smart and know how things work inside and out. They can make every mobile project’s front-end and back-end work as well as they can. So, that’s what I’ve learned from working here.

Thuỷ Ngọc Hà
Mobile Developer at Designveloper

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