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So you want to become an app developer but you need a nudge in the right direction. There are plenty of ways you can achieve your goals. There are plenty of free resources online from Youtube to specific websites that have developed content specifically to teach people how to develop certain aspects of their applications. The app development community is also huge and they provide advice and free source codes to aid you in your development. Apart from free resources there are also paid resources where you enroll in a course where you are taught app development by a qualified instructor. Of
The app development community is also huge and they provide advice and free source codes to aid you in your development. Apart from free resources there are also paid resources where you enroll in a course where you are taught app development by a qualified instructor. Of course, there are benefits to each method but I believe if you are truly committed to the process then you can blend the two and reap the benefits.
Let me pause a bit and show you why you should venture into the world of app development. I have compiled a short video that shows you some of the most popular applications out there. Hope you are inspired to continue pursuing your dreams by the end of the video.
Okay, the video is done and it proves to you that you should not second guess yourself because opportunities abound in this industry. Here are three more reasons why you should forge ahead.
App development is a skill that can easily translate into a trade, which means you can exchange your skills for money. You can start developing applications for individuals and businesses and get paid for your work. You have the opportunity to work as a freelancer or get a full-time employment for your skills.
App development provides you with an opportunity to express your creativity and imagination. You can quickly bring your idea to life and share it with the world through the different marketplaces and platforms.
Learning to develop application does not require many resources. All you need is a computer the internet and some Softwares, which are mostly free and open source, to build your applications.
What does it take to be an app developer?
You will need to learn and master one or more computer languages in order to start building applications. I know there is a temptation to use drag drop software to develop your application, however, I must warn you that such software might limit your ability to create what you envisioned in the first place.
Thus, it is always best to get down and dirty and learn at least one computer language. Some of these languages include C+ and Java. You can do a quick search and discover what they are all about. Another thing, don’t fret about it; the languages are not as hard as they sound.
Learn the languages as you practice developing simple applications and you will be proficient in no time. You can tell I know something about what I am talking about. This is because I have managed to learn how to code and develop applications.
I first started by creating simple web-based applications before progressing to Android based application and so far I have created three working applications. I must say it was an awesome feeling to compile my first .apk and install it on my phone and that was back in 2014. I believe there are now more resources out there to help you in your quest to learn how to develop mobile applications.