Dec 18, 2018 - 03:03 PM
● Be a master of last generation’s mobile technology
● Have a keen understanding of the daily habits of mobile users in developing economies, and
● Be open to freelance working.
USSD applications are widely used in areas that have high mobile but low internet penetration; for example, the African continent. USSD is a critical and extremely effective component in making mobile apps available to pre-paid plan or feature phone users.
USSD developers need to be conversant in text-based protocols and internet services, and usually need to have experience with SMS and building companion APIs. They also need to have a deep understanding of the unique USSD mobile workflow. Any experience in industries that serve end users, especially banking, utilities, and healthcare is a big plus. Many USSD developer jobs are available as freelance arrangements, and so prior experience as a freelance developer will also be looked upon favorably.
Aug 17, 2018 - 06:30 PM
Working with USSD protocol can be complicated, especially because you usually have to collaborate with a telecommunications service provider. However, you can get started by using a USSD Gateway Simulator. This allows you to test your application before requesting access to the telecom provider's gateway. You can also test your application using a front-end app builder or an API. It's important to make sure your application works well and runs smoothly before requesting involvement from a service provider.
If you want to use your successful application to show your skills when applying for a job, you need to put it on your resume correctly. Remember that many hiring managers don't have experience with coding or technical subjects, so avoid using complex developer jargon. Instead, choose a strong template, and focus on the practical benefits of your application and how it can bring value to the employer.