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i have done btech,nw i am searching job but one big question arise me in front of me several times that as a iphone developer i can survive or not ? i learned nowdays iphone development but my seniors said to me after learn iphone development you become miniority developer why dont you start from java or .net or php plateform. but i feel my future safe in i phone developer?m i right or not ?i am totally confused?please help me and give valuable suggestions

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Yogesh, I'm sorry but predicting how a platform will do in the future is off-topic here. –  Anna Lear Dec 7 '11 at 4:22
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There are three answers:

  • The optimistic answer - yes there is a rosy future in iPhone development, and fields of flowers as far as the eye can see.
  • The pessimistic answer - no there is no future in iPhone development, and we're all doomed.
  • The realistic answer - dang, I just dropped my crystal ball.

Seriously, we can't predict the future any more accurately than you can, except to say that in 3-5 years time the iPhone will have been superseded by the next "big thing" ... whatever that may be.

So my advice would be to do iPhone development while it is profitable for you, but be prepared to switch to something else. And being prepared means such things as:

  • keeping a look out for alternative platforms, technologies, etc and
  • making sure that you keep your non-iPhone-specific skills fresh.
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thanks stephen,i follow carefully your instructions,but rigtnow i need more clearifications about iphone development –  yogesh Dec 7 '11 at 4:19
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@yogesh - What part of "we cannot predict the future" do you not understand? –  Stephen C Dec 7 '11 at 6:39
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