App Developer

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What is a App Developer

Whether it’s computers, smartphones, tablets, or games, apps are everywhere. As an App Developer you can create innovative software that has the potential to entertain people around the world.

Top 3 job tasks:

  • Create high-functioning apps for a range of devices.
  • Analyse customer behaviour and develop apps to fulfil specific needs.
  • Be aware of the latest software trends.

Getting in and Qualifications


There are a variety of options that can help you become an App Developer.

Useful subjects:

  • Computer Science
  • Business management
  • Software engineering
  • Maths

Entry requirements for courses can change. It is useful to contact the college, university or training provider to make sure you have exactly what you need.



You can study for an apprenticeship or learn new skills at university by choosing a relevant degree.

App Developers are familiar with basic programming language like Java script and PHP. To develop these skills, you can study for a foundation apprenticeship in software engineering or computer science. Studying for an apprenticeship at SCQF level 6 in Computer Science can be a good starting point.

App Developers need to have strong technical knowledge, so you may choose to gain experience in an computing environment. You can also study for a relevant software degree.