Is starting your SWE career as an iOS Engineer a smart idea?

Microsoft Dlva04
Aug 27 5 Comments

Reasons I'm skittish about it:
-tied down to Apple ecosystem and the success of Apple as a platform
-Android has much larger numbers worldwide
-iOS Engineering might not be as easily transferable to other platforms and might limit your flexibility to change roles within a company

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TOP 5 Comments
  • Medallia / Eng BJJE08
    If you're a good engineer you'll be fine, otherwise probably stick to whatever is most on demand so your competence doesn't matter as much
    Aug 27 0
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    Android lacks revenue. Most big companies devote more to iOS, because it makes them more money than Android.

    iOS is a niche, but it drives more revenue than web for many companies.
    Aug 27 2
    • New / Eng
      area51-

      New Eng

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      TC or GTFO
      area51-more
      More than web? Really dude?
      Aug 27
    • OpenTable Meliodas
      Yep, app users have higher frequency and conversions for many companies.
      Aug 27
  • New / Eng
    area51-

    New Eng

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    area51-more
    Nah. Better start with JavaScript, React native etc. iOS jobs are quite difficult to find
    Aug 27 0