Your guide to become a Mobile App Developer in Malaysia

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RM 4,200 - 5,200

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Who is a Mobile App Developer?

Mobile App Developers create and fix programmes for mobile devices such as games and other applications we use everyday.

Demand for more apps that run on iOS, Android and other operating system that will power future smart devices, is continuously growing. Companies are facing a dearth of mobile development talent. For students planning to take up IT with programming skills, that gap represents a fresh opportunity to embark on an exciting career. Do names like Clash of Clans, Angry Birds, PUBG and Mobile Legends ring a bell in your head? A Mobile App Developer is responsible for creating, testing and progra...

Demand for more apps that run on iOS, Android and other operating system that will power future smart devices, is continuously growing. Companies are facing a dearth of mobile development talent. For students planning to take up IT with programming skills, that gap represents a fresh opportunity to embark on an exciting career. Do names like Clash of Clans, Angry Birds, PUBG and Mobile Legends ring a bell in your head? A Mobile App Developer is responsible for creating, testing and programming applications for mobile phones. They are the masterminds behind the games in your phones. Usually, they work in teams to brainstorm ideas and concepts that can appeal to the general public. They understand and apply coding languages while working closely with other departments such as graphic artists and data specialists.

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The pros and cons of being a Mobile App Developer:

Pros

Can create and publish your own apps

Some positions allow telecommuting

Positive job growth expected in the next 5-10 years

Cons

Job may require a lot of traveling for consulting positions

Long working hours

What are all the responsibilities of a Mobile App Developer ?

Design apps suitable for phones

Establish the specifications of the programme

Break the programme into parts, develop them separately and combine everything into a usable program

Anticipate problems and design ways to overcome them

Work as part of a team and work on a specific part of the programme

Test the programme for bugs

Assess the programme to see if you are able to increase the programmes efficiency

Should new requirements be needed, make changes to the programme as necessary

Conduct user testing

Write reports on the results of the user testing

Update and modify existing software

What skills do you need to become a Mobile App Developer?

Creativity

There are countless of games and applications on the app store and most of them are just a copy of others or have common similar features. Consumers are always looking for something new and out of the box. It is also important to spot any untapped market that can attract the consumer’s attention which will be beneficial to both the app and the company.

Being able to work under pressure

There will be tight deadlines to be met. As apps are usually developed stage by stage, the higher ups may constantly be pressing you for earlier releases and debugging. Not only that, you may also be required to handle multiple projects at once. Therefore, you must be able to channel the pressure into motivation for the completion of your work.

Patience

Through the process of developing an app, there will be multiple stages with trials and errors. Even if you are done with the initial programming, you will need to test it to ensure that it is glitch and flaw free. You will need to be patient while dealing with everything throughout the process as some steps are rather time consuming.

What field(s) of study should you choose to become a Mobile App Developer?

What are the requirements to be a Mobile App Developer?

Candidates should at least possess a degree in Information System, Mathematics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or any of the related field in order to be a Mobile App Developer.

What are the working hours of a Mobile App Developer?

The working hours of a Mobile App Developer is irregular and may require you to work overtime, including weekends especially if deadlines are nearing.

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