5 Great Resources for Mobile Applications Development Students
Posted By Staff Writer on December 20, 2017
5 Tools for Students in Mobile Application Development
Creating and releasing a mobile app entails so much more than just coming up with an idea, coding the app, and then submitting it to one of the various app platform stores; developers must test the app to make sure it functions properly, market it, and make any necessary updates, all while working hard to keep users satisfied. It’s not a one-and-done situation—once an app is developed, the upkeep alone can be a full-time job. While someone with a large team behind them can possibly manage this maintenance in-house, for the rest of us, there are thankfully a handful of programs available that can help manage your app, all the way from inception, to regular support, and safeguarding. Here are 5 resources that are sure to make life easier for anyone in the realm of mobile apps development.
1. Mybringback Android Development Videos
What easier resource is there to use than YouTube when you need a step-by-step guide to figuring something out? Mybringback has created an easy-to-understand guide to help beginners to app development get started with the basics of app development, making it possible for you to get your app coded and ready in just a few days. Geared specifically toward Android app development, this series is a little dated, but still has some very useful information to get you on your way.
2. iOS Development Center
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Apple offers this free resource for anyone interested in developing an app for iOS. This site is full of videos, documentation, tutorials, and starter guides beneficial to everyone in mobile app coding, from beginner to expert. For iOS, you can’t get much better than going straight to the source for everything you need to know.
Not only does HockeyApp work for developing apps on any platform, it is essentially your all-in-one location to keep tabs on your mobile app. This app can provide you with crash reports, user feedback, and even aid with beta testing, helping you remain in control of what users see and experience in your app while handling all of the little details you don’t have time to keep tabs on.
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4. LukeW Blog
With ample experience in the realm of app development and design, Luke Wroblewski runs his blog, LukeW, to offer advice and information on mobile apps, focusing mostly on the business side of things. Dating back 17 years, browsing through his blog gives you an opportunity to become acquainted with trends in mobile apps, in addition to design, via articles, videos, and presentations, sorted by the month and year they were published.
5. AWS Device Farm
It’s important to test your app on a variety of different platforms and devices to ensure it works properly regardless of how a customer accesses it. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to have access to each one of these simultaneously, which is why you can benefit from the help of AWS Device Farm. This app-testing service offers access to a variety of devices remotely to allow developers to debug and make changes to an app as needed to be sure it performs properly and without issue.
Ready to Kick It Up a Notch?
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While these are only 5 resources available, there are still many more out there that can be very beneficial in helping you create, test, manage, and update your app. Are you ready to further your education and take your career to the next level? Earning a degree from Independence University is an excellent step to help you on your way. Contact us today to learn more and request information about our degree programs.