Updated on Aug 24, 2023 03:40 IST
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In last few years, smartphones and have become an essential part of human’s life. Almost everyone carry these gadgets everywhere with them. The growth in smartphone and tablet usage has also led to increased use of apps and so the demand of mobile application developers.

Mobile application development can be defined as the set of processes involved in developing a software for smartphones, tablets and other similar devices. Like Web application development, mobile application development can also be considered as a part of software development industry. One critical difference is that mobile apps are often written specifically to take advantage of the unique features a particular mobile device offers. For instance, a mobile health app might be written to take advantage of a smartwatch's temperature sensor.

Nowadays, mobile applications are an integral part of our lives. There is a mobile application for a person’s daily needs like online shopping, ordering food, booking cabs, checking health, listening music and playing games. It can be observed that the use of smartphone and tablet is on a rise. According to Forrester, mobile devices are expected to have over 5.5 billion users by 2022. Currently, India has a smartphone user base of more than 373 million. The growing usage of smartphones and similar devices has forced companies to develop the best of apps to help improve their reach as well as customer relations.

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All this has made mobile application development one of the fastest growing IT career paths today. So if you think you have it in you to become an app developer, find out more about this profession below:

Skills required among mobile app developers

There are various programming tools, technologies, and skills that are required to be a flawless mobile app developer. Few of them are mentioned below:

Cross-platform app development: For any mobile application developer, it is important to have a working knowledge of multiple operating platforms in the existing domain.

Cyber Security: Mobile applications, especially the enterprise ones which need consistent, daily operations and content management should stay heavily secured.

Programming Skills: This is another essential expertise that mobile app developers need to have knowledge of in order to develop applications using modern programming languages.

Internet of Things: Mobile app developers should gain knowledge about building a mobile application interface with other devices that are connected to the internet

Analytical Skills: Mobile developers have to analyse user needs in order to create applications that users will want to use.

Communication: Mobile developers need to be able to communicate both verbally and in writing.

Creativity: As a mobile developer, one has to be creative enough to develop applications that are user-friendly.

Problem Solving: As a mobile developer, an essential part of job is to troubleshoot issues with applications on Android or iOS platforms. 

Mobile Application Development courses

  • Certificate in Mobile Application Development (Android and iOS)
  • Diploma in Mobile Application Development (Android and iOS)
  • B.Voc. in Networking and Mobile Applications
  • M.Voc. in Mobile Application Development
  • PG Diploma in Mobile Application Development


Candidates want to enroll in any diploma or degree courses on mobile application development have to pass higher secondary examination or class 12th with PCM as compulsory subjects.

After the completion of BTech in computer science engineering, a student can make his/her career in mobile application development field. For advancement or to gain expertise in networking, candidates can pursue MTech.

Admission to MTech programme is done through Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2020. It is the national level entrance test conducted once in a year. Candidates can also apply for IIT JAM 2020 and IIST 2020.


Candidates can find below is the syllabus for courses related to mobile app development. The course curriculum may from institute to institute and courses to courses.




Introduction to Mobile Computing

Introduction to Android Development Environment

Factors in Developing Mobile Applications

Mobile Software Engineering

Frameworks and Tools

Generic UI Development

More on UIs

VUIs and Mobile Apps: Text-to-Speech Techniques

Designing the Right UI

Multichannel and Multimodial UIs

Intents and Services

Android Intents and Services

Characteristics of Mobile Applications

Successful Mobile Development

Storing and Retrieving Data

Synchronization and Replication of Mobile Data

Android Storing and Retrieving Data

Working with a Content Provider

Communications Via Network and the Web

State Machine

Correct Communications Model

Android Networking and Web


Deciding Scope of an App

Wireless Connectivity and Mobile Apps

Android Telephony

Notifications and Alarms

Performance and Memory Management

Android Notifications and Alarms


Performance and Multithreading

Graphics and UI Performance

Android Graphics


Mobile Agents and Peer-to-Peer Architecture

Android Multimedia


Mobility and Location Based Services

Security and Hacking

Active Transactions

More on Security

Hacking Android

Platforms and Additional Issues

Development Process

Architecture, Design, Technology Selection

Mobile App Development Hurdles


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Mobile App Development: Top Companies

Below is the list of some renowned companies that recruits mobile application developers. Candidates can also check the salaries offered by the companies:


Annual Average Base Salaries (INR)


4,42,000 - 4,78,000

Publicis Sapient

5,03,000 - 5,48,000


4,56,000 - 4,92,000

Hidden Brains InfoTech

4,08,000 - 4,44,000


7,00,000 - 7,61,000

Rapidsoft Technologies

3,96,000 - 4,32,000


3,12,000 - 3,36,000


4,31,000 - 4,67,000

Ascra Technology

2,88,000 - 3,09,000

 Mswipe Technologies

8,42,000 - 9,05,000


Popular Mobile App Development Colleges in India

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6.75 LPA
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Popular Private Mobile App Development Colleges in India

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2.18 L - 4.8 L
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Popular Mobile App Development UG Courses in India

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UG Courses

Popular Mobile App Development PG Courses in India

Following are the most popular Mobile App Development PG Courses . You can explore the top Colleges offering these PG Courses by clicking the links below.

PG Courses

Popular Mobile App Development Specializations in India

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Popular Specializations


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