Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Start a Business of smart phones

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As mobile phones have become as important as our wallets and purses in everyday living, development in this area is going on in a very fast pace. Mobile devices have become a tremendous source of entertainment, communication, and information and also jobs for millions. Getting started as a mobile application developer is easy if you are very focused and know about what you want to do. Here’s a quick guide about how you can prove your credibility as a developer.If you have none or very little knowledge of the programming languages HTML, CSS and Javascript, you can still make your own iPhone apps by using an online mobile app maker website. Many mobile app maker websites have easy-to-use tools that enable you to create stunning iPhone apps in less than three minutes. When you're finished creating your new iPhone app, you can submit it to the Apple App Store and share it with others.


    • Attend college. To become an application developer, a 4-year degree in computer science will serve you best. However, as an alternative, you can also earn a degree in mathematics, information systems or another related technical field.
    • Supplement your studies with courses in computer science if you're majoring in another field while in college. Application developers primarily deal with database development, data mapping and Oracle-based software applications. You can attain a knowledge of these through in-class education, from a specialized trade school or college or on your own.
      Build your knowledge base by creating your own software applications. Normally, candidates distinguish themselves from their competition through demonstrated skill. Practicing by creating your own computer programs develops both your skills and your resume.

      Learn more about the job marketplace for application developers. While the majority of jobs are with technology-centered companies, businesses of all types look to hire application developers wherever the need for customized software exists. Any industry you can think of that has a strong need for data management--finance, accounting, human resources--uses application developers.
      Get plugged in to specialized resources for technology jobs. ComputerJobs.com and Tech-Jobs.com are two of the web's best-known sites catering to the employment needs of computer professionals

      Apply to become a junior application developer while you're still in college. This will help you avoid falling into a post-college job slump, and the resume gaps that inevitably follow.

      Become a senior application developer after amassing 3 to 5 years of experience in a professional lab environment. Continue to refine your skill set on the job, and learn from the experience of others.

      Tips & Warnings

      • Application developer jobs are usually designated as "junior" or "senior" positions. Junior positions are ideal for candidates with academic credentials but little professional experience. Senior positions will normally require, at minimum, 3 years of experience as a junior software developer.
      • Application developer jobs frequently require travel to remote sites, especially if you're employed with a larger company that has multiple subsidiary locations.

      How to Make Smartphone Apps

      As the popularity of the smart phone rises, so does the popularity of smart phone applications. Anyone with coding and programming knowledge can make smart phone apps for any platform, from games and entertainment apps to those designed for educational or productivity purposes. Creating a smart phone app may require registration depending on the platform you choose, as well as software and SDK (software development kit) downloads, for you to code, develop and test your application.


        • 1. Choose a platform for your app, such as iPhone, BlackBerry, Android or Windows Mobile. While many apps are available through more than one platform, if you've never made a smart phone app before, it's wise to start with one platform and move on to others once you have been successful. The best platform for you is the one you are most comfortable with, such as the type of smart phone you use most frequently.
        • 2. Browse your platform's app store for ideas on applications. If you already have an idea for an app, check out the competition. Most app stores are divided into categories such as "Games" or "Lifestyle." Find and download a few apps that appear similar to yours, then take notes on how yours will stand apart and what else it will offer customers.
          3. Register to be an app developer with Apple or BlackBerry for the iPhone or BlackBerry platforms, both of which are free. If you are interested in Android or Windows Mobile, there is no registration required. See Resources for these platforms' online development centers.
    • 4. Download the guides and tutorials available on the online development centers to read specific instructions on how to get started on your platform. Your platform will also have specific instructions on tools and software you will need. In each case, you will need to own the type of smart phone you are developing to test your app, as well as the latest version of your platform's SDK.
    • 5. Test your app frequently throughout the creation process to check for bugs and other issues. After you submit your app to your platform, you can make changes and updates in future versions, but customers can rate and review your app on the app store immediately, so the first version should be as solid as possible.
    • How to Make a Phone App

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      The strategy of creating mobile applications.
      Mobile phone applications are the most profitable area of software due to the explosion of smartphone adoption, beginning with Apple's iPhone in 2007. These mobile apps are still normal software applications, albeit applications designed for scaled-down operating systems. Standard software development practices still dictate how these mobile apps go from the drawing board to mobile handset.
    • 1. Define the application requirements. A good software application should fulfill previously unfulfilled user needs. Ask yourself questions such as how will the user put this application to use? What features does the user want to see? How will the user interact with the application? Software developers refer to the answers to these questions as the "application requirements." Write a document that addresses each of these areas from a functional, not technical, perspective. It should be clear what the objective of the application will be and how the finished product will function.
    • 2. Create a software design specification. Based on the application requirements, it will be possible to create a design specification that details the technical aspects of the software application. This specification will address issues related to the intended mobile platform and programming language-specific aspects of coding. For example, if the intended mobile platform has limited physical memory, the specifications document will address how the coder will handle that limitation.
    • 3.Write the code. Using the software specification as a blueprint, write the software code. At the completion of coding and compiling, the application should function at a basic, untested level.
    • 4. Test the application's functionality. Developers often refer to this step as "beta testing." The purpose here is to locate issues with the application's functionality and features. Repeat this step until you eliminate all known issues.
    • 5. Maintain the application. Once the application has gone to market, you will need to maintain it. This includes fixing bugs as found by the user community and updating the software for compatibility with any hardware changes.
    • How to Make Your Own iPhone App

      Go to a mobile app maker website and click the "Register" button to create a user account. Type your full name in the "Name" text box. Type your username in the the "Username" text box. Create a password and enter your information in the "Password" text box. Enter your email address in the "Email" text box. Click on the "Register" button.
      Click the "Create App" button and enter your new iPhone app information. Type the name of your app in the "App Name" text box. Add a description for your iPhone app and type the information in the "Description" text box. Click the "Save" button when you're done. Select the option "App Background" and choose a style for your background. Under "Select Text Color" enable the radio button for the color that you want to use. Select a background color. Move your mouse over the color box and double-click on it. A color chart with several colors on it will appear on your computer display screen. Move your mouse over the color that you want to use as the background color for your iPhone app and double-click on it.
      Select a background image for your iPhone app. Enable the radio button for "Library" if you want to use an image that is available on the mobile app maker website. Use the forward and backward arrow buttons to navigate through the background images. Click the "Save Background" button when you're done making your selection.
      Enable the radio button for "Upload Your Own" if you prefer to use an image from your computer. Locate the file path where you have the image saved on your computer. Click the "Open" button and upload the image file on the mobile app maker website's server. Click the "Save Background" button when you're done.

      Tips & Warnings

      • Make certain the image that you're using is saved as a .PNG file. Your image dimensions should also be 320 (width) and 460 (height) in pixels.

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