We’ve entered a world, where in order to gain competitive advantage and more market share, your product, website and/or service must conform for mobile use. Businesses are finding more and more the need to hire software developers for IOS and even more for Android users. With research suggesting that mobile users are spending about an hour per day on their devices, companies are starting to realize they need enter the mobile application world.

For any start-up it is wise and almost crucial to utilize employees with IOS and Android skills in order to quickly develop applications that capture the attention of your audience. With Androids and the Android platform growing in popularity and growing in market share, this is a great opportunity for companies to expand their business. The expansion is attainable by hiring tech professionals and mobile developers. Not only is this an opportunity for employers to search for talented people, it is also a time for skillful professionals to join a growing industry. “For mobile programmers who specialize and are familiar with the Android operating system, there is no better time to improve your Android skills and look for a job.” says Matt Miller, CTO at CyberCoders.

These next steps explain how to build a position as a competitive mobile developer. First, you must explain the reasoning behind your app and why it’s being developed. Understanding why an app is being developed adds more value to the end-user.

Second, it’s important to be able to communicate with stakeholders and those who don’t understand all the technical aspects, how the mobile technology works, their limitations and possibilities.

Lastly, a developer should be able to see the bigger picture, understand and follow forecasts for industry-wide trends and changes. Becoming a professional is about having the ability to stay ahead of those trends and utilize new and current technologies to build presence and quality in mobile applications.Growing over time and investing in long-term expertise is important. This will allow for better integration into other media platforms and better adaptation to future trends.

Information based from the article entitled: Why startups should invest in mobile development http://mashable.com/2014/09/01/mobile-developer-job-search