IOS APP DEVELOPEMNT
To get a fair idea of the massive popularity that apps enjoy in this time and age, consider this: the most popular digital distribution platform in the world, Apple’s App Store has over 1.5 million unique apps, with a combined download figure of a whopping 100 billion apps till date! By the time you read this sentence, about 1000 apps have already been downloaded and installed on a similar number of iPhones. And the numbers are on an exponential rise.
But even with of all its ease of access and sheer user friendliness, designing, developing and publishing an app is an awfully arduous process. From development to actually getting your app out on the App Store, the road that an app must traverse is lengthy and is by no means, a bed of roses.
- Development: Native apps for iOS are developed using the iOS Software Development Kit or the iOS SDK. Just like the Mac, iOS SDK is based on Xcode IDE and is programmed using Apple’s proprietary coding language called Swift.
- How much time does it takes to develop would depend on various factors. Things like number of components, the types of components like the tabs, image views, map views and the integration complexity of all these components need to be considered.
- Testingand and publishing:Having an iOS app developed and ready at hand is a job half done. The real task is getting it published on the App Store. Apple is infamous for its stringent App Review Guidelines and a high app rejection rate.
- Before an app is submitted to Apple for review, it must be thoroughly tested on all the target devices.