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More Jobs in Android Than iPhone

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Representing the rules of basic economics, the explosive demand of Android devices yields and necessitates more production. And more production, in this case, requires more developers. And once demand and the number of devices outpace those for Apple and the iPhone, we can expect to see more job opportunities for Android developers than iPhone developers.

Though it does contradict last month's study that interest in iPhone development is slightly larger than in Android development, online job board reported that the number of Android developer want ads topped those for the iPhone. According to Bloomberg, "Employers requested experience or skills with Android in 987 job postings on Dice as of March 1, more than the 970 jobs asking for iPhone expertise." Overall, however, demand for both Android and iPhone development has skyrocketed from a year ago -- having increased more than threefold.

Alice Hill, managing director of Dice, told Bloomberg, "Any place that's going to hire developers of apps has to have Android as well as iPhone. It's just as important, and it's something they have to support."

Both Android and iPhone tower over the competition in number of apps, and the size of their app markets represent the reported 57% of companies that hired for mobile-related development in 2010. So for all the web designers out there, it behooves you to also have a mobile platform skill set.

(See also: Android Is Now Number One and Survey: iPhone Edges Out Android in Developer Interest)

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