With the trending rise and popularity of software development, many people especially young men all over the world become interested in a way or another in becoming developers. The term software development got too many alternatives that make it hard for any one seeking a development job to have a job title. A software developer got many names like android/ios developer, web developer, programmer, software engineer, backend developer and the list goes on. However, with the rise of smartphones and tablets, many people are joining the mobile development path while the number of web developers is still a high one but it definitely got affected by the massive switch for mobile development. What you seek and wish to learn is totally up to your preferences and your supposed capabilities however for a person like me, I feel that seeking a career in mobile development is way riskier than web development. We all remember just few years ago how popular were old mobile software like ebuddy (Symbian) and now the technology got completely annihilated and those ebuddy developers had to either quit the job or start learning the new popular the environment of the currently dominating operating systems (Android and ios). On the other side, web developers who started web development in the late 90s or the beginning of the 21th century are still web developers. They of course continue to learn new technologies but these technologies were already built before on a very solid conceptual base. Look at HTML at its first release and HTML5 now, the improvements that HTML5 have don't make successful web developers just go and abandon their knowledge of HTML4 or XHTML. HTML4 btw is still widely popular and usable (div classes for example were replaced by article, nav, footer and so on but I still prefer using div at some cases) What I am saying above doesn't demote the importance and brilliance of mobile apps development by any means, I am just thinking that web development is a safer path in case you want to have a stable career going on. Would be very glad and happy to hear your comments and thoughts.