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How to find Mobile Developers with Boolean search strings

To hire Mobile Developers, use Boolean search strings to find qualified candidates and enhance your pipeline. Modify our search strings examples based on platforms, frameworks and languages you want your Mobile Developers to be familiar with.


Generic search string to find Mobile Developers

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

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “mobile developer” -job -jobs -sample -examples

The intitle: and inurl: operators generate results that contain the words “resume” in the page title or page url respectively. Exclude terms that produce false positives (e.g. resume samples) with the NOT (-) operator.

Searching for “Mobile Developers” may yield results, but it might exclude mobile developers who identify themselves using the platform they primarily code for, e.g. “Android Developer” or “iOS Developer.” To expand your search, create strings looking for these Developers too. Here’s an example string that can help you find iOS Developers:

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “ios developer” -job -jobs -sample -examples


Searching for Mobile Developer profiles

Search for Mobile Developers on programming-oriented sites like GitHub and Stack Overflow, as well as general forum sites like Meetup. Include the site: operator and terms found exclusively on member profiles. For example:

  • “mobile developer” “joined on”
  • “mobile developer” “member since”
  • “badges” “mobile developer”

Some Mobile Developers may also have profiles on portfolio sites like Behance:

  • “mobile developer” “project views”

Add more criteria in your search 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.

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

Find Mobile Developers who:

Code on a certain platform

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “mobile developer” android -job -jobs -sample -examples


(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “android developer” -job -jobs -sample -examples

Know PHP

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “mobile developer” PHP -job -jobs -templates -sample -examples

Can code in Swift and Objective-C

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “mobile developer” (Swift OR Objective-C) -job -jobs -templates -sample -examples

Know HTML and CSS

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “mobile developer” (HTML5 OR CSS3) -job -jobs -templates -sample -examples

Are familiar with user interface design

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “mobile developer” (UI OR UX OR “user interface”) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Hold senior positions

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) (“senior mobile developer” OR “lead mobile developer”) -job -jobs -templates sample -examples

Have developed applications for tablets

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “mobile developer” tablet -job -jobs -templates -sample -examples

Are familiar with the Appcelerator Titanium framework

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “mobile developer” titanium -job -jobs -templates -sample -examples

Have worked with Agile frameworks like Scrum

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “mobile developer” Scrum -job -jobs -sample -examples

Sample string to search for resumes of Mobile Developers in various formats

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) (filetype:pdf OR doc OR txt) “mobile developer” -job -jobs -examples -sample -templates

Examples of Boolean search strings to find Mobile developers by location

By state or city:

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

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “mobile developer” Atlanta (Georgia OR GA) -job -jobs -sample -examples


By area code:

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “mobile developer” “new york” (212 OR 516 OR 347 OR 917 OR 646 OR 718 OR 929) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Find area codes here.

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