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Have you ever been awestruck by the way an application is designed and made you wondered how it it built?  Did you know that its a team of Andriod Developers who are responsible for this? So, this article on How to become an Android Developer will you help be one of the successful developers whose sole intention is to build an application which is accepted globally.

I’ll be discussing these topics:

Let’s get started!

Who is an Android Developer?

An Android Developer is someone who makes our lives easy by developing corresponding mobile or desktop applications which help us in our day-to-day activities. So, if you ask who exactly is an Android Developer, I would say, he/she is a Software Developer who specializes in designing applications for the Android marketplace.

This means that the role of an Android Developer in an organization is to create applications with regards to what domain your company works on. He/she can create simple applications as well as complex ones like gaming applications (PUBG, Candy Crush, Word Cookies, etc).

As an Android developer, you need to be very clear with your job posting and your responsibilities. So, I have noted down a few key roles and responsibilities of an Android Developer. Have a look!

These roles and responsibilities define who can be a successful developer.

  • You should build and design Android applications
  • Should work in coordination with the design and the testing team in order to develop better products with fewer bugs
  • Learn how to work with different API and data sources
  • Know how to fix bugs
  • Continuous evaluation, discovering new technologies and exploiting them

Now, the next question is why to choose the role of an Android Developer when you have so many other development job roles. Let’s see what are the major reasons to become an Android Developer.

Why choose Android Development?

There are so many reasons why you should go for Android Development. Some notable ones among them are listed below:

License 

Android is an open-source platform hence it reduces the package licensing cost that adds up on to the low investment and high ROI (Return on Investment). They have a vast community which allows you to directly interact with the developers themselves in case of problems or future versions.

Android is an evolving platform

Applications that are created are either gaining a lot of popularity or are rated top on the Google play store. Google keeps changing certain functionalities and releasing the new versions every now and then. So, you get updates on a regular basis which include improvised features that are added to your application. This is also a challenging task to develop, something that can catch the eye of any user.

It is easy to adopt

If you are working on any technology like Software Testing, Full Stack Development, you would find it easy to know how Java programming language that is one in all the foremost trusty languages used to develop applications. It is also true that any user with peer knowledge on Java can easily develop an Andriod application. 

Easy to learn

The developers out there will definitely feel that the time invested in learning how to develop an Android application is comparatively less than what they invest in other technologies. Have the knowledge of Java and scripting languages like Perl, PHP, and the job is done.

Next, let’s discuss Job roles.

Job roles

  • Mobile App Developer
  • Android Engineer
  • Mobile Architect
  • Embedded Software Engineer – Mobile
  • Lead Software Engineer- Mobile
  • Android Developer
  • Android Engineer
  • Mobile Developer

Now, who can become an Android Developer?

Who can become an Android Developer?

Android Application Developers can follow an easy pathway to become a successful Android Developer since they already have an idea about how the applications work. However, if you’re a beginner and wish to build a career in Android Application Development, you can take up the Android Development Training offered at Edureka.

To get a more in-depth understanding of how to become an Android Developer, you can check out this video by our subject-matter experts.

    Android Studio Tutorial For Beginners  | Android App Development | Edureka

Now, let’s take a look at the job trends.

Job Trends

Android application development is on the Forbes’ list of the most-wanted tech skills in 2019. It is one such technology that offers evergreen job opportunities. So to grab some handful of jobs on Android Development jobs by taking a look at the job trends.

 

Job trends- How to become an Android Developer- Edureka Source: Stack Overflow

You can see that the Android developer jobs are taking a toll. It is growing to be one of the top leaders in the market now.

As the market demand is growing for Android, mobile application development is increasing in India. Developers who have the knowledge and experience will bag an awesome package in this industry. There are approximately 25,000 openings for Android mobile application development in India, this number shows a huge amount of growth in this industry.

Salary trends

Talking about the salary acquired by an Android Developer, take a look at this graph.

Android developer salary- How to become an Andriod Developer -Edureka

According to Glassdoor, for a fresher, the actual salary is close to 4LPA and it keeps increasing with the number of years of experience. The average base salary of in New York is $108,210/yr and this is 11% more than the national average salary.

Salary trends-How to become an Android Developer-Edureka

And also, as the number of job vacancies are more, the salary is also pretty damn good. This graph below shows the salary trend in 2019.

Salary trend-How to become an Android Developer- Edureka

Notice the rise in the median salary acquired. It is close to 65,000 Euros per year which is quite a lot of money.

Now that you guys have understood who is an Android Developer and what the job trends and salary, let’s move on and take a look at how exactly you can become a successful Android Developer.

How to become a successful Android Developer

To become a successful Android Developer, you have to be well-versed in different topics under Android Development including the skillset. Below are a few notable skills that you should master in order to bag the role of an Android Developer.

Skills:

  • Should have strong knowledge of Android SDK and different versions of Android.
  • Proefficient in programming languages like Java/Kotlin.
  • Strong knowledge of Android UI design principles, patterns, and best practices.
  • Decent knowledge with SQL.
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git.
  • Familiarity with RESTful APIs that connects Android applications to back-end services.
  • Experience working with offline storage, threading, and performance tuning.
  • Possess the ability to design applications around UI such as touch.
  • Ability to understand business requirements and translate them into technical requirements.
  • Familiarity with cloud message APIs and push notifications.
  • Understanding of Google’s Android design principles and interface guidelines.
  • Familiarity with continuous integration.

Mastering these skills will definitely help you grow as a successful Android Developer. And also do note that Android is one such domain where jobs are never out of stock. So start now to be an amazing developer.

So with this, we come to the end of this article on “How to become an Android Developer”. I hope you are clear with the topics that are covered in this blog and ready to start your quest to become an Android Developer. If you haven’t already started your preparation yet, I suggest you start right away. You can also enroll in one of Edureka’s certification program to quick-start your learning.

Have any queries? Don’t forget to mention them in the comments. We will get back to you.

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