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10 Skills and qualities of a good app developer

by Rob Stephen getaprogrammer
Finding an experienced and skilled app developer is important to get a competitive application developed. Here are the top 10 skills and qualities of proficient and expert app developers in Australia and all around the world.

Mobile application development has witnessed an exponential growth in terms of usage and popularity in the last few years. And the key reason for this is that almost everyone has a smartphone today along with a high-speed internet connection to access mobile apps. These days, most people use their smartphones and the internet for online shopping, interacting in social media, booking cabs, ordering food, planning trips, reading news, playing games, watching movies,.and more. 

 

People spend neay 90 percent of their mobile time browsing applications. And this trend of using apps for almost everything is definitely going to increase in the upcoming days because of the ease and convenience it offers. Smartphones have made things easy and have made it possible and easy to perform innumerable activities from anywhere and at any time. As per the studies, nearly two-thirds of the connected users access the internet daily and almost every one hour, making it a practice and a regular activity. 

 

While millions of businesses have already got their apps built, there are still many that are striving to get their apps built and are looking for skilled developers to give a competitive edge to their projects. 

 

And here's the set of skills a developer should master in building apps that can stand out in the crowd. 

 

Different programming languages:

Gone are those days when app developers had only a single programming language to use. With the continuous evolution and advancements in technologies, it has become essential for the developers to stay updated with all the available programming languages and tools to meet the requirements, objectives, and expectations of every client. A good developer should be versatile and should have the ability to handle any technology or use any programming language with ease. Different platforms and different apps need the use of different technologies. And a developer must have mastery in all. For instance, for Android app development the developer should be able to use Kotlin and Java, and for iOS application development the use of Objective-C and Swift is needed along with other technologies like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C, etc. Technology is progressing every day and this makes it essential to possess multiple language skills. 

 

Knowledge of back-end development technologies:

Back-end development technologies are equally important in app development. The ability to develop a fully functional and logical backend along with expertise in database management is needed to be a good application developer. The back-end of an application is used to store data, data sharing, app control, etc. 

 

Cross-platform application development:

In today's mobile application development environment, there are many platforms available like iOS, Android, Windows, and more, with iOS and Android being the two most common ones having the largest number of applications. And as a good mobile app developer, you must have the ability to build apps for all the platforms either separately using separate codebases for each of the platforms or using a single common codebase for running the app across multiple platforms. Having experience in both native and cross-platform application development can help you to get hired for different types of app development projects. 

 

UI/UX design:

One of the key aspects and objectives of building an app is to provide an exceptional user experience through an intuitive and innovative user interface. And a developer should have enough innovative and designing skills to create a simple, user-friendly, and stunning UI to offer a great UX. The developer must create a simplified interface to allow easy navigation of the application. The design creates the first impression on the users and well-designed applications are less likely to get uninstalled by the users. 

 

Knowledge of cybersecurity:

The advancements in technologies also made cyber threats more common and advanced. And this has made it extremely important to build highly secure applications to ensure complete protection of the app data against all threats, malware attacks, viruses, spyware, hacking, and phishing. The developer must have knowledge of cybersecurity to build completely safe and secure applications. 

 

Agile methodology:

The agile development methodology breaks down large and complex problems into smaller segments or chunks and then divides these segments into achievable and manageable tasks. This development methodology makes it pretty easy for all the developers in the team to work cooperatively and systematically. 

 

However, appart from these skills and qualities, a skillful app developer should also possess some essential soft skills like problem-solving skills, analytical skills, excellent communication skills, time management skills, and creative thinking abilities. 

 

Application development is an exciting field that needs a blend of both soft skills and technical skills. Working on building and improving these skills can help you gain mastery in app development for all platforms and all business types.


Rob Stephen is one of the well-versed and skillful app developers in Australia, associated with a top-rated app development company, GetAProgrammer. The author has written this article to pen down the most crucial skills and qualities of a good app developer. 


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