Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - CAREER ONE - Janita Singh

DE­VEL­OP­ING mo­bile apps has be­come a pop­u­lar and ex­cit­ing ca­reer within tech­nol­ogy.

Greg Tay­lor, the brains be­hind apps like Clipp and eCof­feeCard, said it was sat­is­fy­ing to watch peo­ple use some­thing you cre­ated.

Mr Tay­lor, who started his first busi­ness at univer­sity, said app de­vel­op­ers would al­ways be in de­mand in our tech­nol­ogy-in­fested world.

But app de­vel­op­ment was not easy. Apart from think­ing out­side the box, there was lots of hard work.

“What a con­sumer sees in an app is the tip of the ice­berg. They don’t see all of the work that goes in the eCof­feeCard app was born,” Mr Tay­lor said.

Af­ter sell­ing that app to Beat The Q in 2013, his next idea came to him af­ter he ac­ci­den­tally left his credit card at a bar one night.

The re­sult was Clipp, which helps bars, pubs and restau­rants to sell the last ta­bles in their venues and works as a mo­bile pay­ment and deal app for bars, restau­rants, pubs and clubs.

Mr Tay­lor said app de­vel­op­ers needed to un­der­stand the mar­ket.

“A good app de­vel­oper is some­one pas­sion­ate about what they build and more im­por­tantly, care about the qual­ity of their work. This is a very hard mix to find,” he said.

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