Profession mobile application developer

Mobile app developers implement applications software for mobile devices, based on the designs provided, using general or specific development tools for device operating systems.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Conventional

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Knowledge

  • Mobile operating systems

    The features, restrictions, architectures and other characteristics of operating systems designed to run on mobile devices, such as Android or iOS.

  • Tools for software configuration management

    The software programs to perform configuration identification, control, status accounting and audit, such as CVS, ClearCase, Subversion, GIT and TortoiseSVN perform this management.

  • Integrated development environment software

    The suite of software development tools for writing programs, such as compiler, debugger, code editor, code highlights, packaged in a unified user interface, such as Visual Studio or Eclipse.

  • Computer programming

    The techniques and principles of software development, such as analysis, algorithms, coding, testing and compiling of programming paradigms (e.g. object oriented programming, functional programming) and of programming languages.

  • ICT debugging tools

    The ICT tools used to test and debug programs and software code, such as GNU Debugger (GDB), Intel Debugger (IDB), Microsoft Visual Studio Debugger, Valgrind and WinDbg.

  • Internet of Things

    The general principles, categories, requirements, limitations and vulnerabilities of smart connected devices (most of them with intended internet connectivity).

Skills

  • Utilise computer-aided software engineering tools

    Use software tools (CASE) to support the development lifecycle, design and implementation of software and applications of high-quality that can be easily maintained.

  • Migrate existing data

    Apply migration and conversion methods for existing data, in order to transfer or convert data between formats, storage or computer systems.

  • Develop automated migration methods

    Create automated transfer of ICT information between storage types, formats and systems to save human resources from performing the task manually.

  • Create flowchart diagram

    Compose a diagram that illustrates systematic progress through a procedure or system using connecting lines and a set of symbols.

  • Analyse software specifications

    Assess the specifications of a software product or system to be developed by identifying functional and non-functional requirements, constraints and possible sets of use cases which illustrate interactions between the software and its users.

  • Develop software prototype

    Create a first incomplete or preliminary version of a piece of software application to simulate some specific aspects of the final product.

  • Debug software

    Repair computer code by analysing testing results, locating the defects causing the software to output an incorrect or unexpected result and remove these faults.

  • Interpret technical texts

    Read and understand technical texts that provide information on how to perform a task, usually explained in steps.

  • Use software libraries

    Utilise collections of codes and software packages which capture frequently used routines to help programmers simplify their work.

  • Collect customer feedback on applications

    Gather a response and analyse data from customers to identify requests or problems in order to improve applications and overall customer satisfaction.

  • Use software design patterns

    Utilise reusable solutions, formalised best practices, to solve common ICT development tasks in software development and design.

Optional knowledge and skills

apl mobile device software frameworks ruby (computer programming) use logic programming javascript perl salt (tools for software configuration management) cobol c# java (computer programming) use object-oriented programming puppet (tools for software configuration management) smalltalk (computer programming) blackberry erlang scala microsoft visual c++ scratch (computer programming) ict security legislation ansible staf coffeescript ajax kdevelop use functional programming objective-c integrate system components openedge advanced business language apache maven object-oriented modelling assembly (computer programming) develop creative ideas visual studio .net typescript matlab groovy prolog (computer programming) pascal (computer programming) design user interface c++ r software anomalies haskell sap r3 use automatic programming swift (computer programming) use concurrent programming ios asp.net python (computer programming) identify customer requirements abap xcode world wide web consortium standards php ml (computer programming) android (mobile operating systems) eclipse (integrated development environment software) lisp adapt to changes in technological development plans common lisp vbscript sas language jenkins (tools for software configuration management) windows phone