What is an Android Developer?
Android Developer is one of the jobs in the IT field related to the development of mobile-based applications. Currently, the use of mobile devices (mobile) is increasing and can be a substitute for desktop devices. Mobile devices are very easy to carry anywhere and have various supporting features such as cameras, applications, and other entertainment features.
The main task of an Android Developer is to build and develop mobile-based software with the Android operating system and devices.
Not just anyone can become an Android developer, it takes skill and good experience. Here are some of them:
- Understand and master the tools and programming language of Android well
For Android application development, it has several tools, such as Android Studio, Eclipse, and other tools. Then, the programming languages used are Java, Kotlin, and XML.
- Able to work remotely
Work in the IT world itself is not limited to place and time. A job can be completed without having to always meet with customers or teammates. You need to master REST and JSON to work remotely. Then, you can also use tools like GIT for further application development.
- Know how to use the Android SDK
Before you write code for an Android application, be sure to install the Android SDK and JDK features (if using Android Studio). Both of these are indispensable for displaying program code using the Java language, as well as kotlin.
- Have the ability to work using API
Furthermore, it has the ability to be able to implement the use of the API. This is very important to master. Because, the API is able to display and serve databases more quickly, efficiently, and in real-time.
- Pay attention to the appearance of the application’s UI/UX design
must always keep abreast of trends and developments in the world of technology. Thus, the resulting User Interface and User Experience display is more weighty and in accordance with the needs of the customer/user.
- Have knowledge of the latest architectures, frameworks, and trends
Mastering the ability and understanding of architecture is also very necessary to build good performance as an Android Developer. Then, compile the framework as well as possible and follow the latest developments around Android.
Responsibilities of an Android Developer
An Android developer has several duties and responsibilities to develop software, including:
- Design and build applications for Android smartphones
Focuses on designing and designing the initial appearance of the application, to the process of releasing applications to customers. For this, you need to have special abilities and skills related to the programming world.
- Collaborate with other teams
To develop a mobile application product with the best results, of course, requires considerable resources. So, there needs to be cooperation between Android Developers to overcome this.
Working in a team provides many benefits, such as the work process can be done faster, coordination between developers becomes easier and the work process can be carried out according to their respective fields.
- Evaluate and Solve Problems the Application
A developer is also required to be able to overcome various errors that occur in Android applications. So, when the product reaches the user, there will be no problems going forward.
- Working with external data sources and APIs
Able to implement various additional features or application support on Android mobile devices. That is, by mastering external data sources, as well as APIs.
- Finding and implementing new technologies
Able to keep up with technological developments and times that are constantly changing. In the development of Android-based applications, there are always changes, both in terms of appearance, features, and content presented in the application.