How To Enter The Mobile App Development Field – Part 2

Are you considering getting a job as a mobile app developer but aren’t sure where to start? Why not get a few tips from our Calgary App Development professionals? In order to understand software development, in particular mobile software development, you need to understand the industry, what’s required, and what you want to do. Check out the continuation of our series on how to enter the mobile app development field.

A lot of people want to get into app development but don’t have the slightest idea where to start. So where do you even begin? What separates a qualified institution apart from a YouTube tutorial besides cost? Truthfully, there are a lot of great developers out there that are self taught and learned what they know using online resources and digital classrooms. Others are trained in various degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Where and how you go about learning depends entirely on who you are, and what sort of developer you want to be. Wrapping up this two part series, here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to getting involved in mobile app development as told by our Calgary App Developers.

Coding Bootcamp

Have you ever heard of a coding bootcamp? They exist! Whether you’re just starting out and looking to learn the basics, or are an experienced professional looking to learn new tools, tips, tricks, and practices, there is a bootcamp for you. Bootcamps essentially teach you what you need to know by showing you how to do it. By actually doing the work, you’re able to understand and learn far better than simply reading about it or watching someone else do it. These bootcamps require a lot of hard work but are only 8-12 weeks long as you are stuffing months worth of learning content into a few weeks. A lot of bootcamp attendees said that they found them incredibly helpful in order to get their foot in the door. By learning the basics of one language, you are better able to understand advanced principles of that language, as well as the basics of others.

Researching Opportunities

Still aren’t sure what type of development to go into? Why not do a bit of research and see what sort of jobs are in demand for app development? This extra bit of homework will give you a good idea of what high end Calgary App Developers are paying, as well as what types of developers are needed, especially if you plan on making a career out of it. It may also give you an idea of what sort of employers there are in your area and the differences between them. Some employers let you work from home, others require attendance in office. Some may provide break rooms, lunches, benefits, flexibility, and many other benefits found at various agencies nearby. Be sure to note your preferred place of employment and note their requirements from job postings, and stay close to any people you meet in classes in the event you can network your way into an interview.


Hopefully this article has provided you with a few useful points of interest for starting a career in mobile app development. If you have any questions at all, or are wanting to have your application made by the top Calgary mobile app development team, visit the Contact page of our website. Our team would love to chat about how we can turn your app idea into a reality. At Vog we build more than apps, we build businesses.