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How to find App Developers with Boolean search strings

Use Boolean logic on Google to find resumes and profiles of App Developers. Our search strings examples provide a basis to build your own Boolean search commands. Modify them to recruit developers who can build intuitive and functional applications.


Generic search string to find App Developers

Build Boolean search string for app developers according to your needs:

  • -job -jobs -sample -examples, to avoid irrelevant results
  • (intitle:resume OR intitle:cv), to discover candidates’ online resumes or CVs
  • (“app developer” OR “application developer”), to cover variations of the same job title

Here’s an example of a generic search string that you can further modify to find resumes:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“app developer” OR “application developer”) -job -jobs -sample -examples

When running this command on Google, you’ll get results that include the words “resume” or “CV” in the page title. Excluding more terms reduces false positives.


Searching for App Developer profiles

Search for developers on specific sites, like Github and Stack Overflow, through Google by including the site: operator and terms found exclusively on member profiles. For example:

  • “app developer” “joined on”
  • “badges” “app developer”

Add more criteria in your Boolean strings for app developers to find profiles that better match your requirements.

When sourcing EU candidates, please refer to guidance on using social media for recruiting and collecting candidate information as per the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR.

Sample string to search for resumes of App Developers in various formats:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (filetype:pdf OR filetype:doc OR filetype:txt) “app developer” -job -jobs -sample -templates

Examples of Boolean search strings to find App Developers by coding experience and skills

Find App Developers who:

Know various coding languages

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“app developer” OR “app programmer”) (Java OR swift) “Objective-C” -job -jobs -sample -examples

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“app developer” OR “application developer”) PHP HTML5 -job -jobs -sample -examples

Are familiar with user experience design

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“app developer” OR “application developer”) (UI OR UX) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Have cross-platform experience

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“app developer” OR “application developer”) iOS Android -job -jobs -sample -examples

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“app developer” OR “application developer”) (PhoneGap OR Cordova) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Have experience with J2EE, Ajax or both

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“app developer” OR “application developer”) (J2EE OR Ajax) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Are familiar with agile methodologies and the ASP .NET framework

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“app developer” OR “application developer”) (scrum OR crystal) “ASP .NET” -job -jobs -sample -examples

Examples of Boolean search strings to find App Developers by location

By state or city:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “app developer” (“New York” OR NY) -job -jobs -sample -examples

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “app developer” Dallas (Texas OR TX) -job -jobs -sample -examples


By area code:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “app developer” Chicago (773 OR 872) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Find area codes here.

Within range of zip codes:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “app developer” (California OR CA) 90001..90089 -job -jobs -sample -examples

Find the appropriate zip code ranges here and here.

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