Android and iOS Mobile Developer Skills

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Android and iOS developers builds test and deploys mobile apps. Due to the ever-changing mobile eco-system, many app developers are self- taught, and commonly have a background in computer science. 

Along with strong technical skills, android and iOS developers must have strong communication skills and exceptional time management skills.

Android and iOS Developer Skills

Here's a list of android and iOS developer skills for resumes, cover letters, job applications and interviews.

Required skills will vary based on the job for which you're applying, so also review our list of skills listed by job and type of skill.

A - G

  • Ability to Communicate Requirements and Progress to Technical and Non-Technical Team Members
  • Ability to Work Independently and Within a Team Environment
  • Actively Seek New Programming Knowledge
  • Android Platform Expert
  • Comfortable With Command Line Utilities 
  • Comfortable Working Within Google Play Store
  • Comfortable Working Within iTunes Connect
  • Create Android Applications Based on UI/UX Requirements and Mockups
  • Create iOS Applications Based on UI/UX Requirements and Mockups
  • Critical Thinking
  • Develop Custom Android Applications From Start to Finish
  • Develop Custom iOS Applications From Start to Finish
  • Document Building Process for Maintenance and Upgrades
  • Estimate Scope of Project and Cost
  • Experience Integrating With RESTful APIs 
  • Experience With Cocoa Touch Frameworks
  • Experience With Git and Github
  • Experience With Objective-C
  • Experience With Swift
  • Expert Level Knowledge of Java
  • Expert Level Knowledge of the XCode Development Environment
  • Familiar With Cocoa Pods

H - M

  • iOS Platform Expert
  • Keen Attention to Detail
  • Knowledgeable of App Store Functionality
  • Knowledgeable of Agile Development Process

    N - S

    • Node.js Development Experience
    • Solid Understanding of iOS SDK Development
    • Strong Analytical Thinking
    • Strong Oral and Written Communication
    • Strong Understanding of Mobile Design Paradigm

    T - Z

    • Team Player
    • Test and Debug Code
    • Thorough Understanding of Data Structures and Algorithms
    • Thorough Understanding of Development Lifecycle
    • UI / UX
    • Up-To-Date on Android Programming Language and Requirements
    • Up-To-Date on iOS Programming Language and Requirements
    • Up-To-Date on New Technologies and Methods to Optimize the Development Process
    • Work Well Under Pressure
    • Write and Maintain Applications

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