Backend engineer to Android/iOS developer

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May 2, 2019 4 Comments

Is the only way to get hired as Android/iOS developer is by publishing some apps?
Which companies hire people without mobile app development experience?

I tried to do something on side. But the idea I took is almost a social network and it involves heavy back end work. By the time I finished back end work, now I have to focus on jump shipping as current company won't do GC. Also, I want to leave ASAP from this place.

I have great rush for Android app development. My brain feels dumb when I work on B2B products or backend. In other words, the fire and spark in me is gone for backend, whereas I feel Android app development more curious. Please help. Please.

Note: I don't want to put down any backend developers. I have been there, done that and I know how hard it is. No job is inferior to anything. Period.

TC: 100K
YOE: 6 years


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TOP 4 Comments
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    You don’t necessarily need a published app. Unpublished apps are fine too.

    I can’t think of any company that would hire mobile developers without any experience. Even mobile interns have some app experience.
    May 2, 2019 0
  • TripAdvisor jbth
    Don’t do it. If you feel dumb for backend. An Android job in faang will likely kill you.
    May 2, 2019 1
  • Wayfair buyp85
    Check out the Wayfair labs Android program. Sounds like exactly what you're looking for. Despite the bad engineering rep Wayfair gets on this site I would say the mobile teams are an exception.
    May 8, 2019 0


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