Last updated: May 24th, 2016
It is no surprise that the smartphones are getting smarter by the day and it has almost become a necessity to keep up with the emerging technologies in order to stay relevant or competitive.
It is also a known fact that the popularity of iPhone is such that every person wants to own one. Therefore, iPhone app development allows companies to cater to the wide range of audience while keeping up with the latest trends in mobile technology.
iPhone app development is not as easy as one might think and is an even difficult task to develop from scratch. However, it is also not as hard as one might assume and can master the process with enough hard work and dedication.
iPhone app development process requires the developer to be completely invested in the SDK or Software Development Kit. SDK is the core platform on which you can design and develop the apps.
Millions of apps are available in the App Store, catering to a wide range of users as well as businesses. With the increased use of iPhones, demand for iPhone apps is also increasing.
Companies are looking for efficient and talented iPhone app developers, who have the expertise and in-depth knowledge of platform and tools, basically meaning iPhone app development.
Although there are a number of things an iPhone app developer must know, we have put together a list of 5 most essential things every developer must know.
1. Proficiency in Swift
Swift is a programming language in which iPhone applications is developed and obviously developers need to have a sound knowledge in Swift. A thorough knowledge in Objective-C also helps as it was used previous to Swift in iPhone app development.
2. Knowledge of Xcode
Xcode is Apple’s own Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Along with Xcode, expertise in Cocoa Touch, Apple’s UI framework and knowledge in latest iOS SDK is needed to develop native iOS apps.
3. Understanding of Design
An iPhone app should have intuitive and interactive interface. An understanding of the design aspect helps in delivering amazing UI and UX experience.
4. Innovative Approach
Developers should continuously brainstorm to create diverse and out of the box ideas which in turn develop into awesome iPhone apps. An innovative approach is very important for developers to create successful apps.
5. Apple Guidelines
It is important for all the developers to have thorough understanding of the Apple Guidelines. Failing to adhere to the guidelines can result in rejection of apps, which is not something a developer wants.
These are the 5 fundamental aspects that developers should have thorough knowledge of before getting into iPhone app development.