Teen Mobile App Developers
Do you know that there is an increase in the number of teen mobile app developers? Several large companies are encouraging the efforts of these young developers, regardless of their age and education. In 2012, a California teen developed a mobile app for Home Depot in a contest and won $10,500, which impressed a Facebook official and the company offered her an internship. Nearly seven months ago, Yahoo bought a news reading app, ‘Summly’, from a 12-year-old British teenager for tens of millions of dollars. The company has also hired him and plans to incorporate his algorithmic invention into its own mobile apps.
Entrepreneurship is a precious gift, something that combines passion, confidence, positivity, and ambition. A true entrepreneur is not discouraged by the prospect of failure and is willing to accept both ups and downs with the same positive spirit. It is remarkable that the younger generation, the architects of the future, have this fire in them to contribute something unique to society.
Teen app developers are not only getting jobs at big companies but are also carving a niche for themselves in the field of mobile app development by starting their own companies. Llyt is such a tech startup established by two Atlanta teens (ages 19 and 15) in 2012. The latest effort from this startup is an iOS app called Sketch’d, which is considered to be the world’s first iOS app that allows people to draw anything, animate it, and share it with others as a looping video.
So, being a minor or lack of higher education is not an impediment to finding a lucrative career in the area of mobile application development. It is talent and motivation that matter most.
With the increasing use of smartphones, mobile apps and mobile app development are becoming an inevitable part of modern technology. Therefore, the need for mobile app developers is increasing at a higher rate. The prominent players in the smartphone market, including Apple and Google, are trying hard to attract app developers to their app store by providing some relaxation in their regulations. Many popular companies are eager to acquire mobile apps from talented app developers. They are not only looking for developers who can build custom mobile apps for different types of businesses, but also those who are talented in developing mobile web apps for various types of domains such as social media, medical, banking, and others.
Mobile app development: fertile ground for entrepreneurs
The latest global survey of freelancers by online staffing firm oDesk and Gen Y consulting firm, Millennial Branding, revealed that some 72 percent of those with regular jobs want to quit their jobs and work entirely for themselves. Some 61 percent said they will leave their jobs within two years. According to the survey, the main reason for this is the prospect of flexibility and freedom, with 89 percent preferring to work by choosing their own workplace and hours rather than sticking to a strict corporate job.
Mobile app development work can surely provide the freedom and flexibility these professionals are looking for. Being highly portable, smartphones provide the opportunity for application developers to work with real-time data anywhere with the help of tools including Google Drive and Dropbox. Mobile app stores (eg Apple App Store, Google Play Store) allow app developers to publish their apps anytime from anywhere and earn a share of the revenue earned from sales with ease.
However, it is challenging to develop efficient mobile apps for various companies and publish them on the app stores using emerging technologies and following the guidelines of different smartphone companies. For example, Apple introduced the new iOS 7 that can bring a new mobile experience and greater ease of use. However, mobile apps designed for iOS 6 will not work well on iOS 7. You must develop new apps that are compatible with this platform. Apple has published a revised Developer License Agreement for application developers. Your App Store will reject those applications that violate this agreement. Despite the challenges involved in developing mobile apps for Apple iOS 7, entrepreneurs like the young teenagers mentioned at the beginning will not hesitate to push ahead with their innovations.
A recent Nielsen report highlights the fact that the majority of the 120 million smartphone users in the United States use a shopping or retail app at least once a month. Businesses looking to tap into new revenue streams will be interested in having their own mobile apps, given that today’s consumers practically live on tablets and smartphones. This says a lot about the perspectives of entrepreneurs who are dedicated to the development of custom mobile applications.