Not so long ago, Android launched a new version of its OS – the Android Jelly Bean, which added to the already existing list of Android OS in the market. This new OS also opened up new avenues for Android developers, in which they can taste success.
But, not all developers can make it to the top and in order to become successful, they need to have something extra in them – some traits, which set them apart from ordinary developers.
Let us go through five such traits of Android app development professionals, which make them successful.
Money is not the only motivation for them
Money is not the only motivation for successful developers; in fact, they are driven by a passion for developing unique apps for the end-users. What they want to do is develop an app, which will solve a problem/issue for the end-users. For instance, if they see a long queue outside a pet store, the first thing that will come to their mind is “Hey! Why don’t I develop an app to fix this”?
It is this passion, which is their driving force and motivates them to create something new and out-of-the box every time.
They never stop learning
Successful Android developers never stop learning. Be it online tutorials, sample codes or their past mistakes, they learn from each and everything. And they don’t stop at that; they put this learning to good use while developing their apps.
For e.g. if they come across a new code, they’ll save it and try out the same code to develop an app when they get time. In this process, they will learn something new and also hone their coding skills, gaining dual benefits.
Also, they keep a track of the mistakes they made while developing apps in the past so that they don’t repeat the same mistakes. This helps them reduce the number of bugs, and create flawless apps.
Pay attention to detail
Another important trait of successful Android app developers is that they pay attention to detail. Although, Google Play is not stringent about the quality of apps that are submitted, these developers take the initiative to create apps with perfect user-interface, innovative features and design, which visually appeals to the end-users.
They conduct an in-depth research
Conducting in-depth research is one of the best practices that need to be put to use while developing any kind of app; it is an approach taken by all successful developers out there.
What successful Android App Developers also do is that they carry out in-depth research about their target audience demographics, the latest trends in Android app development, bestselling Android apps and the category of apps, which are always in demand. This helps them create a plan and work on it in order to develop successful apps.
They look for inspiration
Android is an open source platform and this is one of the main advantages for developers. They can access a number of Android app source codes submitted by fellow developers on various websites and developer forums and get inspired from them. And that’s not all, they can also take time out to look for some offline inspiration as well, by meeting various professionals at conferences, events, hackathons and discussing various Android development related issues with them. Although this is an extra effort, but successful developers do this without a second thought.
They plan ahead
Successful developers always plan ahead and remain a step ahead of their competitors. For instance, they are ready with their app’s concept, the name for the app and at least the basic wireframe of the kind of app they are going to develop. For e.g. if it is a music based app, then they will have the wireframe ready for developing a simple music based app and add various features and functionalities at different stages of development. This helps them save a lot of time and they can deliver the app on time.
The above mentioned pointers are some general traits of successful Android app developers. If you have some or all of these traits, then it means that you are on the right track and soon enough, you will be one amongst these successful developers.