What should all new mobile app developers know?

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Given the number of recent career opportunities in Houston that have opened up, few readers could be blamed for considering a new position.

Given the number of recent career opportunities in Houston that have opened up, few readers could be blamed for considering a new position. And considering the trajectory of the nation's economy—more specifically, its tech sector—it is not a surprise that many of you might be considering mobile app development as part of that career.

Many of you have developed apps already. Some have not, but are considering doing so, based on the correct assumption that it will prove to be a valuable experience for a future career. For these readers, a recent article on Entrepreneur is worth reading.

The article lists some important reminders for those who are about to develop an app for the first time, and poses some crucial questions.

For example, what device is the app going to be for? Obviously, iOS and Android devices are both promising options, as they are owned by millions of consumers. Many developers feel that it is easier to create a program for iOS, since fewer devices need to be supported, especially when compared to the plethora of smartphones and tablets that run Android. At the same time, Android devices are, on the whole, more popular.

What will the focus be? Will it be a well-designed, sleek looking app that does a simple task, or will it be a more complicated program with a more utilitarian look? These may not sound like important considerations, but they play a large role in defining how the app is ultimately created.

As you develop more apps and further your career, these questions will eventually become second-nature.

Inquest Staffing is seeking to fill a number of IT jobs in the Houston area, such as a Web/Mobile Developer. We're here to match candidates with exciting new positions as they develop their careers.

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