The social media is an exceptional medium to connect with people. Since its advent, users have found means through which they can network with their friends and family. All of us have a story of how we found one or more of our school friends, or someone we had not been in touch with for long, via the social media. However, business professionals need to look beyond just friends and family. This social platform is presenting a myriad of opportunities for professionals to engage with their peers, clients, prospective customers, etc. In short, these platforms have converted networking into a virtual tool that can be used by one and all.

If you are a mobile or web developer, you need to connect as well. The reason for engaging with social media can be to know about the recent developments in the industry or learn about possible developments or gain information on how a new technology is used. There is so much that you can do that it is not worthwhile to ignore the power of this medium. Here are some Facebook communities that you are advised to join to progress further in your career:

Android: As a mobile developer, it is absolutely imperative to know about the Android technology. This is one of the most vibrant and successful technologies in the world of mobile phones. So, why would you be a part of this community? Let us illustrate that with the help of an example. Suppose you are working on a new application. Your best chance of making it work is to launch it on successful platforms, and one of them is Android. In that case, you would need to know how best an app for Android can be developed. That you can know with the help of this community. Some of the members of the community and conversations there can be enriching for a novice or an experienced user of Android.

Android developer: The name says it all. This is a community of all Android developers. In short, these can be people who use Android for development of apps. When you read through some of the conversations on this platform, you would see that many developers use this as an opportunity to solve their doubts about making the most of Android. If you are stuck somewhere while developing an app for Android, this community can help. Moreover, you can also provide suggestions and position yourself as an opinion leader in the industry.

Android Mobile: This is another community that targets the users of the Android technology. It can help you the same way as the Android community does. Therefore, you look at various new trends that are occurring in the industry. You can also ask for suggestions, and see what some of the other members of the community are doing.

iOS developers: Like the Android developers community, this one is meant for developers who are using or wish to use the iOS platform. In short, if you are planning to develop an application for iPhone, iPad or other iOS enabled devices, this can be the right medium for you to network. It shall be useful to you in gaining valuable information, and even clarifying any of your doubts.

iPhone developer: Next up is the community that is specifically meant for iPhone. It is good to have details about iOS and its various nuances; however iPhone can present different challenges. This can be because of its screen size and other pertinent reasons. Hence, this community will be useful to you in specifically targeting iPhone.

Promote blogs: Promoting a blog is an art, and if you know it well it will reap you rich dividends. Here is a community that is dedicated to help you promote your blog or that of your client. It can be really enriching, because this knowledge will hold you in good stead when creating a wholesome strategy.

Java: Java is another web platform that is extremely popular. This open source framework has received great popularity in the world. The Java community can be a good place for you to be in. This way, you can always stay posted about the developments in the domain.

PHP: Whether you are a beginner in the web development industry or an experienced campaigner, you would have to make use of PHP. It has turned out to be an indispensable part of web development. The PHP community can be your source of all pertinent information regarding PHP.

PHP code: This is another community that can provide pertinent information to you about PHP.

Web design and development: Finally, here is yet another community that holds in stock an umpteen amount of knowledge for you. It will equip you with the latest happenings and developments in the field of web design and development.

In short, it is valuable for you to consider the power of Facebook for professional networking. The above mentioned are just some suggestions, and there are many more communities that you can join in order to expand your professional network.