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FUTURE JOBS READERS Level 2 -② App Developers
Who Makes Apps? What were the first kind of apps created? An app developer Games for phones were the first apps A flip phone from the 1990 s
What Do App Developers Do? What do app developers use to make apps? App developers use programming codes and source code to create software. The programming languages and source code make the app do what people want it to do. Computer source code Different programming languages
Testing And Updating Apps What happens when app developers finish working on an app? • App developers test apps to make sure they work well. • If people find something wrong with the app, the app developer has to update the app. • When all of the problems are fixed, they can put the updated app in the app store. Testing an app Updating an app Downloading an update
Who Helps to Make Apps? Do app developers work alone? No, app developers usually work in teams. They might work with graphic designers who draw pictures to put in apps. They might work with marketing specialists who tell the app developer what kinds of apps people want to buy. A team at work
Ways to Use Apps How do people use apps? Many different kinds of apps Accessing audio and video content People can use apps for. . . • looking at the weather. • reading the news. • watching videos. • listening to the radio. • talking with friends and family. • learning school subjects. • shopping. Using an app to talk online Using an educational app in sch Using a shopping app
How Can You Become an App Developer? Students in a university class A computer science certificate How can you become an app developer? In university, app developers can study. . . • computer science. • how to write software. • math. Some app developers choose to take a certification test after they finish school, so they can more easily get jobs.
Apps for All Kinds of Industries Which industries need app developers? App developers can work. . . • in movies or videos. • with money. • with schools for teaching kids. • to help doctors or hospitals. Industries related to apps
In the Future How might apps change in the future? Someday, app developers may make apps that. . . • work with video game players. • can be controlled by a person’s voice. • take the place of websites. TV apps Operating an app with just one’s voice App developers in an office
Vocabulary ü certificate n. a paper or license that shows someone is qualified in an industry ü graphic adj. related to text and pictures for advertisements, magazines, and books
Vocabulary ü marketing specialist n. phr. a person who researches information about how to sell products or ideas for a company ü programming language a set of instructions that allows humans to talk to a computer n. phr.
Vocabulary ü source code n. phr. a list of commands to use for a computer program ü team n. a number of persons forming one of the sides in a game or contest
Vocabulary ü university n. an institution where students study for degrees and where academic research is done ü website n. a page or pages on the internet set up by a person or business to show information and pictures about the website’s topic or purpose