Stack Overflow's recent Developer Survey took the temperature of more than 22,000 devs across the globe. Not quite 10% of the respondents indicated that they work mostly in mobile platforms. The largest group of these devs—almost 45%—were Android engineers. The most exciting thing about these numbers is that they're just the tip of the iceberg.
Since Android commands more than 75% of the worldwide market share of mobile operating systems, and over a million new Android devices are activated every single day, the career prospects for Android engineers couldn't be brighter. Android developers have the ability to get their creations into the hands of the largest global audience of any platform, impacting education, medicine and more. There has never been a better time to be a maker.
There's a lot of overlap between the developer communities we serve, and many times the startups that have used us to identify great Rails and iOS developers have requested that we assist them in attracting skilled Android devs as well. Unfortunately, the process of finding a great job as an Android developer is still often fraught with nonsense. We're changing that.
While our dev team cranks away upstairs, we're busy connecting great startups with talented developers. We founded Mirror in 2006 to help Rails developers, because finding a great fit in a dev job was hard, but working with recruiters was harder. Android wasn't even released back then, but today it's democratizing technology across 190 countries. What are you building that will change the world? We'd love to hear all about it. And if you're thinking of a change, we'd be proud to help.