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iOS Development Overview

If you’re considering becoming an iOS developer, you’re already further ahead than most people who only dream of making an iPhone app. You’re actually taking the steps to learn how to become a builder, and you've reached the first stop in your journey to becoming an iOS developer -- figuring out which iOS development program is right for you.
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What does an iOS Developer do?

An iOS developer builds, tests, and refines mobile apps for Apple’s iOS operating system. This includes applications for the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. In order to build apps for the iOS operating system, a developer must be proficient in the Swift programming language. Because now most of the internet traffic is mobile, there is a huge demand for iOS engineers from large Fortune 500 companies to startups. The average pay for an iOS Developer is starting at $103,035 per year.

What is the Swift programming language?

Swift is a programming language for macOS, iOS, watchOS, tvOS and more. The Swift programming language is loved by many developers as it is interactive, fun, and creates an end product that runs lightening fast. Not only is it easy-to-use, interactive, and lightning fast, it also offers type safety to eliminate coding errors without affecting performance.

Do I need prior coding experience to become an iOS developer?

Many iOS development programs require that you have fundamental coding knowledge and you are familiar with Swift before enrolling in an iOS development bootcamp. However, if you have no coding experience, here at Career Karma we can help you figure out the right iOS prep course (FREE) that will set you on the path to becoming a successful iOS developer.

Is iOS development right for me?

If you’re still contemplating enrolling in an iOS development bootcamp, you should sign up for a free iOS prep course and see for yourself. Although there is no black and white answer, people who excel in an iOS development programs tend to be people who are dedicated self-starters, entrepreneurial, and have a passion for brining their business ideas to life. If you’re someone who has a passion for building new apps and continually staying ahead of the curve, then an iOS development program may be right for you!

Advantages

  • Creative, forward-thinking program
  • Turn your iPhone app ideas into reality
  • Immersive, structured program
  • Launch your applications on the App Store
  • Mentors, instructors, and peers at your fingertips
  • Quick-start to a new career
  • Learn to collaborate with others
  • Build a strong professional network in technology

Disadvantages

  • May require basic coding knowledge or prior experience
  • Requires a laptop with Mac operating system
  • Swift coding language is less beginner friendly compared to JavaScript

How much can you earn? (source: Glassdoor)

$136,593
Senior iOS Engineer
$106,557
iOS Engineer
$90,480
Junior iOS Engineer

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