How to find iOS Developers with Boolean search strings

Use Boolean logic on Google to find iOS Developers. Modify our search strings examples to find resumes and profiles of developers who can build applications for a variety of iOS devices.

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Generic search string to find iOS Developers

Build search according to your needs:

  • -job -jobs -sample -examples, to avoid irrelevant results
  • (intitle:resume OR intitle:cv), to discover candidates’ online resumes or CVs
  • (“iOS developer” OR “iphone developer”), to cover variations of similar roles

Here’s an example of a Boolean search string for iOS developers that you can further modify to find resumes:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“iOS developer” OR “iphone 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. Adding variations of Developer job titles will provide more relevant results. Excluding more terms reduces false positives.

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Searching for iOS Developer profiles

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

  • site:github.com “iOS developer” “joined on”
  • site:stackoverflow.com/users/ “badges” “iOS developer”

Add more criteria in your Boolean strings for iOS 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 iOS Developers in various formats

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

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

Find iOS Developers who:

Can code in Swift

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

Have used the Cocoa Touch API

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

Are familiar with specific Objective-C static analysis tools

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “iOS developer” (Clang OR XClarify) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Have experience coding for specific devices

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

Have worked with user interface tools

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “iOS developer” (Photoshop OR Sketch) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Are familiar with Scrum

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

Have used specific data storage frameworks

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “iOS developer” (“Core Data” OR Realm) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Have held senior positions

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“lead iOS developer” OR “chief ios developer” OR “senior ios developer”) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Examples of Boolean search strings to find iOS developers by location

By state or city:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “iOS developer” (California OR CA) -job -jobs -sample -examples

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “iOS developer” London (“United Kingdom” OR UK) -job -jobs -sample -examples

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By area code:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “iOS developer” (Pennsylvania OR PA) (215 OR 267 OR 878) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Find area codes here.

Further reading

Sourcing on Google: Boolean search for recruiters

Find iOS Developers: Boolean search cheatsheetDownload this sample as
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