An application developer programs, tests and creates software-based program applications for computers. In virtually every type of computer device from handheld devices to desktops software applications are used; application developers can create games, web applications and email and word processing functions.
Most of the time, application developers' work in teams to identify concepts and ideas for a specific need of the business or of customers. Also, in order to meet these needs, they may be required to work with various operating systems and programming languages.
Depending on the organization they work for, the required duties for an application developer can vary widely; however, the role usually involves coding, writing specifications, designing, testing, implementing and supporting applications by using development tools and programming languages.
There is a wide variety of business sectors that application developers can work in, ranging from finance to the public sector.
An Application Developer's primary function is to program applications so computers can perform specific tasks according to the client's requirements and specifications.
They should be proficient in simplifying program and project specifications into basic elements and translating it into programming language, able to work with a team of other developers and write a particular sections of a project program. They also need to be comfortable managing and testing user acceptance to make sure that program functions can be used quickly, easily and accurately.