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Mobile App Development

Teenage Mobile App Developers

Do you know that there is an increase in the number of teenage mobile app developers? Several big
companies are encouraging the efforts of these young developers irrespective of their age and
education. In 2012, a teenager based in California developed a mobile app for the Home Depot in a
contest and won $10,500, which impressed a Facebook official and the company offered internship
for her. Nearly seven months back, Yahoo bought a news-reading app, 'Summly' from a 12-year-old
British teenager for tens of millions of dollars. The company also employed him and is planning to
incorporate his algorithmic invention in its own mobile apps.

Entrepreneurial spirit is a precious gift indeed - something that combines passion, confidence,
positivity and ambition. A real entrepreneur is not daunted by the prospect of failure and is willing to
embrace both highs and lows with the same positive spirit. It is remarkable that the younger
generation, the architects of the future have this fire in them to contribute something unique to
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Teenage app developers are not only getting jobs in big firms, but are also carving their niche in the
field of mobile application development by starting their own companies. Llyt is such a technology
startup established by two Atlanta teens (19-year-old and 15-year-old) in 2012. The latest endeavor
from this startup is an iOS app named Sketch'd, which is regarded as the world's first iOS app that
allows people to draw anything, animate it and share it with others as a looping video.

So, being under-age or lack of higher education is not a hindrance to find a lucrative career in the
area of mobile app development. It's talent and motivation that matters most.

With the increasing use of Smartphones,


mobile apps and mobile application
development is becoming an inevitable
part of modern technology. The need for
mobile app developers is thus increasing
at a higher rate. The ace players in
Smartphone market including Apple and
Google are striving to attract app
developers to their App Store by
providing some relaxation in their
regulations. Many popular firms are
eager to acquire mobile apps from
talented app developers. Not only are they looking for developers who can create customized mobile
applications for different types of businesses, but also those who are talented in mobile web
application development for various kinds of domains such as social networking, medical, banking
and others.

Mobile App Development - A Fertile Ground for Entrepreneurs

The latest global survey of freelancers by an online staffing firm oDesk and a Gen Y consulting firm,
Millennial Branding revealed around 72 percent having regular jobs want to quit their jobs and work
entirely for themselves. Around 61 percent affirmed that they will quit their jobs within two years.
According to the survey, the top reason for this is the prospect of flexibility and freedom as 89
percent prefer to work by choosing their own workplace and timings rather than adjusting with a
strict corporate job.

The job of developing mobile apps can surely provide the freedom and flexibility these professionals
are looking for. Being highly portable, Smartphones provide the opportunity for app developers to
work with real-time data anywhere with the help of tools including Google Drive and Dropbox.
Mobile App Stores (for instance, Apple's App Store, Google's Play Store) allow application
developers to publish their applications at anytime from anywhere and gain a share of the revenue
obtained from the sales with ease.

However, it is challenging to develop efficient mobile apps for various businesses and publish them
on App Stores utilizing emerging technologies and following the guidelines of different Smartphone
companies. For example, Apple introduced the new iOS 7 which can provide fresh mobile experience
and greater user-friendliness. But, the mobile apps which are designed for iOS 6 won't work well on
iOS 7. You need to develop new apps that are compatible with this platform. Apple has published
revised Developer License Agreement for App Developers. Its App Store will reject those apps that
violate this agreement. In spite of the challenges involved in mobile application development for
Apple iOS 7, entrepreneurs like the young teens mentioned at the outset will have no hesitation in
surging ahead with their innovations.

A recent Nielsen report highlights the fact that the majority of the 120 million Smartphone users in
the United States use a shopping or retail app at least once in a month. Businesses looking to tap
into new revenue streams will be keen on having their own mobile apps, given that today's
consumers virtually live in tablets and Smartphones. This speaks volumes of the prospects of
entrepreneurs engaged in customized mobile app development.