This year will be about tablets and apps. For those looking for a job right now, there are plenty of companies including Google who are looking for app experts.
Apps are everywhere these days. Look at iPhones, Androids, iPads and such and you’ll see plenty of little mobile programs that are the fasting growing thing out there. Angry Birds and Cut the Rope are just a few of those fun little games that people are playing. Not all apps are games. Many are used for productivity.
It has become a very competitive field out there with Google, Itunes, Facebook and other companies expanding in the area of apps. The Wall Street Journal reported, “World-wide, revenue from mobile apps is expected to triple this year to $15.1 billion, including paid downloads and advertising revenue generated by free apps, according to research firm Gartner Inc. Besides the potential of making money directly from such creations, more and better apps can help devices powered by Google’s Android operating system continue to gain ground on Apple’s iPhones and iPads.”
Because of the popularity of apps, Google is taking this very seriously and is in the market to hire app experts. For more about this, check out the Wall Street Journal article that reported,“Google executives in October said the company was on track to generate $1 billion a year in mobile-related revenue, though it declined to provide a breakdown of the revenue sources. Google, based in Mountain View, Calif., last week said it planned to hire more than 6,000 employees this year, and a spokesman said mobile would continue to be an important area for the company.”
The increase in jobs is great if people have the skills. What is required to get a job creating apps? The applicant must have strong HTML5 skills. The number of job listings that include the words HTML5 or apps is increasing. Tech. professionals looking for jobs may want to check out Dice.com. This job board lists opportunities for people with high tech skills.
- Google to recruit software makers for mobile apps: report – International Business Times (news.google.com)
- How’s Your HTML5? App Skills in Demand [Voices] (voices.allthingsd.com)
- Google Recruits for Mobile Apps (online.wsj.com)