I started learning Python on SoloLearn 4 1/2 years ago, went to Udemy, but ended up here at Free Code Camp as prep for a MERN stack boot camp. Since I didn’t find work, I ended up attending a Java boot camp as well. The first tech job I got was being a TA at Swift Playgrounds boot camps this summer for children – my background is education – and now I’m a TA for iOS development. However, I’m not actually sure how to enter the field. I’m an adjunct faculty member in line for full-time instruction, which I plan to do as a service to the community, but not a career. I want to be an actual programmer.
If anyone has entered mobile development as a job, please let me know how you did it.
I became a mobile developer. I did FCC, so I learned React. From there I learned React Native. Then built a couple of silly apps and put them on Google Play. That got me a few feelance RN jobs. Those helped me land a job as a mobile developer, using React Native.
You said “iOS development” which to me implies “pure native”. I would suggest:
- Learn Objetive-C.
- Learn Swift.
- Start building goofy little apps and publishing them.
- Keep trying to do more complicated apps that force you to learn new things.
- Look for freelance work.
- Apply for “real” jobs.
- Keep polishing your resume, etc.
Basically keep looping the last 4 as needed. If you can do a little backend work to support you mobile apps, even better.
I’m no expert, but that’s what I’d recommend.
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