You’ve already heard about the Android platform and Android apps on Google Play Store, we’ll wager. In fact, chances are that you’re probably using an Android device right now and are also running an Android app on your device without even thinking about it. It’s sort of a given in India. For, although iOS users are aplenty in the country, the considerably vast majority comprises of Android users.
That being stated, it seems pretty obvious that, consequently, a career in Android development could quite well be the next big thing in the technology job market in India. And all you have to do to enter that job market is to equip yourself with the required skills. But, before we bet to what skills you need and how you can get them, let’s elaborate a little more about the scope of a career in Android development and where all you can find such jobs.
Scope for a Career in Android Development:
Like it was already stated above, the current numbers of Android users in India is steadily increasing and has already surpassed the number of Apple platform users in the country. Hence, there is a huge amount of potential in the current IT sector for jobs relating to the Android applications platform.
For one thing, Android apps for mobile devices are skyrocketing in number. And yet, there is always the need for more such apps. For, it’s not only that Android mobile apps include both free and paid apps that help you in your day to day activities (like tracking your diet or your schedule, for example – among many, many other functions). Rather, in addition to this, practically every website and company (or business or organization) out there needs an Android mobile app of their own, in order to be accessible to the vast number of potential customers who use Android based smartphones more than any other new media device. So of course, in just the Android mobile app development sector, there are already a huge number of Android development job opportunities there for the taking.
Right on the heels of the above job opportunity in Android development is another: Support for Android apps. After all, as technology hastens its way to AI and further and further progress, old apps have to be updated and debugged as well to keep up. Else, they’ll all become obsolete far sooner than you could possibly imagine. Plus, let’s not forget that, however much an app is beta-ed, there will most likely always be some minor bug or the other that escapes through the cracks.
Hence, when these bugs become more apparent once Android users download and start using this app, there has to be a technical support team (or person even, perhaps) to sort out these bugs as and when they become apparent, or even to guide a user into adjusting the app for optimal use themselves. Plus, as apps are updated, more features are added to the Android app too. And this too, will require the expertise of technical support.
Yet another category of jobs that you can additionally consider if you’re planning to enter the Android development job market is one in Android hardware solutions. For instance, you could go for jobs that require Android customization or Android optimization, or even a job related to Android platform-based device drivers (among other, similar options).
The “Money” Aspect of Getting a Job in Android Development:
Whatever field of career we go to, one primary factor anyone will consider is the salary or money one can expect to make in the field. So, here’s what a career in Android development will get you: Salaries start from Rs. 15,000 a month and range up to Rs. 18,000 a month, depending on the candidate’s experience, expertise, and position sought for. And, considering the growth of Android development job opportunities in the country, you can be sure that the remuneration is only set to rise even higher as time goes by.
All you’ll have to do to secure yourself is make sure you have the requisite skills for the job and never stop updating yourself regarding the changing technologies of your field.
The Skills Required for a Career in Android Development and How to Obtain Those Skills:
Knowing Java is a must if you want to go for a career in Android development, as most Android apps are written primarily in Java. However, knowing Java alone isn’t enough.
To be adept and skilled enough to get a job as an Android professional, you not only need to learn Java, but you also need to learn HTML and other programming languages along with a number of general technical skills. Basically, drown yourself in object oriented programming and all the related languages that you can learn and fill your head with. Also, work to get a keen understanding about user interface (UI) as well. And just these two aspects (that is, learning about object oriented programming and UI) will give you marked advantage over others competing with you in this field.
The basic idea behind gaining these above-mentioned skills is that adept Android developers should be able to juggle and switch between programming languages easily as well as understand the necessity of and how to create a good UI. Generally, Android developers will have to learn and manage a new syntax when it comes to programming code. So understanding the workings of various object oriented program code is necessary.
As for how one might gain these skills, the simplest method would be to join a training institute for Android programming. Online training institutes and online training courses for Android development will work well too. But if you’re someone who needs a hands-on experience to learn, joining a regular training institute would work best. Thinking innovatively and being adaptable to different kinds of syntax is essential in this field too. And that’s something a training institute will help you with as well.
The opportunities in this field are vast and (currently) still growing, while there is a huge dearth of proficient professionals. So all you really need is the right skill-set and passion to find a great career in Android development.