At present, you will find almost everyone with a smartphone that is capable of doing so much more than you ever imagined. A lot of the services you use today have an app. If you work in a reputed company, you will notice that the organization has an app to help everyone stay updated about the organisation. The app stores are flooded with an array of apps- be it about communication, or shopping, or maintaining your health, bank account, or child’s conducts at school, or anything else.
You simply download and enjoy using them. Can you imagine how incapacitated any business can be without an app? Have you ever wondered where these apps come from? A group of highly trained engineers create these apps in the mobile app development companies all over the world.
The job of mobile app development is a very precise and vital one as these apps are offered online through the different app stores to people all over the world. It requires the engineers to not only be well versed with programming languages but also to be creative and attentive. To create a mobile app, you need to be on the ball with all the possible programming languages, particularly HTML5, objective C, C++, Java, etc. Different companies prefer different kinds of programming languages to be used.
This preference is, however, not always direct. Sometimes, depending on the kind of product, a programming language is used by engineers to create the desired apps. Either mobile companies or people from different fields of work, or even individuals approach these development companies to create an app suited to their needs.
You are certainly aware of the apps being compatible with your devices. The compatibility is based on different things like the type and version of software in your phone, the type of device you are using, the country you reside in, etc.
While creating a mobile app, the engineers not only need to create the app according to the needs, but also make it flexible enough to be updated over time and remain compatible with the software updates that may be available in the future. Apart from developing apps, these companies also undertake projects of developing user interfaces (UIs) for mobiles and websites. These companies have over 100 clients from all over the world. You will find some of these companies in London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Bedford, Brighton, and Dundee, to name a few.
To develop an app, generally, an iOS app can cost around 20,498-70,000pounds, an Android app around 17,480-60,000pounds and a Windows around 13,665-50,000pounds. However, the cost will vary according to the features asked for and the amount of time it would require to be made.
The rising popularity of mobile app development has led to a lot of academic institutes in introducing app development courses for the students. So, if you are looking forward to working in this lucrative and indispensable field, you can expect an average salary of around 27,000-70,000 annually, with increments over the years.