I am learning Android App Development(I know how to build Android Apps to a certain extent), and since I haven't completed it, I cannot call myself an App Developer yet. Also, I cannot call myself an enthusiast or aspirant as these phrases doesn't describe that I could develop apps. So I decided Learner of Android App Development holds good. But it looks somewhat long and I need a better phrase which means the same.

I need it for LinkedIn

  • In what context are you wishing to employ this phrase? On a resume? As an introduction at a cocktail party? – Adam Apr 25 '16 at 15:50
  • @Adam the original question (which I guess was deleted) mentioned this was for a LinkedIn profile. The OP (Siddharth Venu) should probably include some such context in this new question. – Alan Carmack Apr 25 '16 at 16:17
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    If you are not yet an Android App Developer then you are a Future Android App Developer. You could use aspiring but I'd avoid it because using three words in a row starting with the same letter can sound humorous. In American English, budding sounds terrible in this contest, sounds like you're a tree or a boy from the 1960s. – Alan Carmack Apr 25 '16 at 16:28
  • haha ofcourse it does sound humorous. It would be weird if I put Future Android App Developer na? Don't know why, it sounds weird to me – Siddharth Venu Apr 25 '16 at 16:53
  • @AlanCarmack I guess Adam's answer (which I have accepted) does the job. Novice/Intermediate Android App Developer sounds good. – Siddharth Venu Apr 25 '16 at 17:01

Novice is probably a good choice.

Novice is a common term used to described someone who is just beginning to learn a new set of skills. It appears to be in the computer science world ("Novice Android Developer." or "Novice Developer" or "Novice Java Developer")

Novice carries the sense that you know a little about the topic and you are actively learning more. As your skills grow, you will progress to intermediate, advanced, and hopefully expert status.

  • Thank you! That is what I was looking for. Novice Android App Developer... Sounds good to me. Thank you again! – Siddharth Venu Apr 25 '16 at 16:58
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    I am puzzled by the downvote. I would welcome suggestions from anyone on how to make it better. – Adam Apr 25 '16 at 17:35
  • Same here.. I'll upvote your answer once I reach 15 rep. – Siddharth Venu Apr 26 '16 at 7:26

One word that you should consider is budding, which suggests that you do not have a lot of experience but you are "​beginning to ​develop or show ​signs of ​future ​success in a ​particular ​area".

You could therefore justify describing yourself as a budding Android Developer.

  • I'd use that but it sounds humorous in this context as @AlanCarmack said. But I guess that is also one correct way of communicating my skill level. Thank you. – Siddharth Venu Apr 25 '16 at 16:57

How about:

I am training in Android App Development. Currently I have completed ... and expect to complete my training on ...


I am studying Android App Development. Currently...

You could add your current skill level if you want.

  • I am looking for a phrase like App Developer with modifications according to the skill level I have. Still, your idea seems to be a good one. Thank you :) – Siddharth Venu Apr 25 '16 at 16:55
  • That isn't clear. Do you mean "experience with modifying apps"? – user3169 Apr 25 '16 at 17:02
  • No. modifications according to the skill level I have. What I am trying to say is that I need a phrase such as App Developer, with my skill level conveyed through it. Like for eg, Begginer App Developer. And btw, I guess Adam's answer sounds good. Thank you for your help :) – Siddharth Venu Apr 25 '16 at 17:05

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