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App development courses

Real college courses from Harvard, MIT, and more of the world's leading universities

HarvardX

Computer Science and Mobile Apps

Professional Certificate
2 courses

W3Cx

Front-End Web Developer

Professional Certificate
5 courses
1 course in a series

GalileoX

Professional Android Developer

MicroMasters® Program
5 courses

CurtinX

Mobile App Development with Swift

Professional Certificate
3 courses
1 course in a series

Overview

App Development refers to the creation of computer applications for use on mobile devices such as tablets, smartphones and smart watches. Mobile device features such as cameras, motion and location awareness can be used to create unique and inventive mobile-only applications for things such as taxi and bike sharing.

Mobile devices typically have popular apps for searching, browsing and social media preinstalled and users can download and install additional apps from Google Play (Android) and the Apple App Store (iOS). Mobile applications are designed and built for different operating systems and developers will want to learn how to build for both the Android operating system and Apple’s iOS.

Learn how to develop mobile applications with free online courses from top universities and organizations. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology offers a 6-week introduction to mobile app development that is perfect for students that are new to the app development world. Learn the fundamentals of how to create an app including how they work, their basic components and what is involved in app design and development.

If the app development field is something you are considering as a career, then an advanced program such as the MicroMasters in Android app development may be right for you. This 5-course, in-depth program will get you on a path to a career as an Android developer with hands-on experience designing and building your own app.

The world is officially mobile and almost every major company with an internet presence also has an associated app that tailors and extends its services to the mobile user. At the time of this writing, Indeed.com listed over 500 open, full-time positions for mobile app developers in the U.S. with salary estimates ranging from $50K to $115K per year. Top locations in the U.S. include San Francisco, New York and Seattle and some positions offer remote employment opportunities. Learn more about Android and iOS app development and explore job opportunities in the exciting, in-demand field.

Mobile app development is an in-demand and lucrative career option. Enroll in the advanced MicroMasters program in Android app development and see if a career of mobile app developer is right for you.

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