Application Developer Job Description
WHAT DO APPLICATION DEVELOPERS DO?
An app developer isn’t the guy who sprinkles bacon bits on your loaded potato skins. Well, maybe he is, but an application developer is someone who creates, tests and programs applications software for computers. Applications are used in almost every type of computer device, from desktops to handheld devices, and applications developers are the minds and fingers behind the greatest games, email and word processing functions that are available today.
Application developers work in teams to identify ideas and concepts for the general public, or a specific need brought to them by a customer. They are able to flesh out those ideas and create flow charts so that every part of the concept is thought out and accounted for. They understand coding languages and how to apply them in a way to create new, fresh content and usable applications. Depending on the job, application developers might work with graphic artists. data specialists and any number of software experts to create applications. Once the application is created, application developers help to test and fix any bugs that are found before the product is launched.
HOW MUCH DO APPLICATION DEVELOPERS MAKE?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) the 2010 median income for application developers was $43.52 per hour, or $90,530 a year.
WHAT ARE THE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS?
Application developers need a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a strong knowledge of computer programming.