With its iPhone and iPad product series, Apple has been leading the industry from past several years. Apple products especially iPhone holds a large portion of market shares in the mobile industry and that is the primary reason why most of the clients want their app to exist on the App Store. The growing demand of iOS app developers has lured several software developers into this industry.
Well, the good news is that iOS application development is not difficult as you might think. This blog is a comprehensive guide that will give you a walk through the complete process of creating an iOS-based app. In this blog, you will be reading about the reasons, tools and phases involved in the development of an iPhone app.
Why Develop for Apple?
This is the most frequently asked question that why anyone should develop an app for an iOS platform. iPhone is currently the leading mobile phone in the market and this is an enough reason to develop an app for an iOS-powered device. If you will be able to come up with one successful app then you can easily attract a good amount of clients. And once you will start getting customers you can quickly enhance your business setup.
Planning your iPhone App Structure
The standard ideology of the Mobile app development is that you have to go through different phases. The first step is to create a plan and a rough layout. It will be a good thing that you gather information about the latest trends surfacing in the app market. Then it comes to chalking out what your app will be doing, why people want to download it, what features your app will have. After that, you have to code your app and give it a definitive shape.
Developing Apps in Xcode
The Xcode is the commonly used tool for developing iOS and Mac OS X-based apps. In case, you are using OS X Lion on your PC then you can download Xcode and all the related packages for free that to directly from the Mac App Store. Once you install it on your PC, launch the Xcode and its welcome screen will show up. From there you can start a new project or can load an older one. You need to click on the “Create a new Xcode Project”, then the template window will open up with few options mentioned on it.
Under iOS-> Application, click on “Single View Application” and hit “Next”. You can name your new project like Test, then on the Company Identifier option, type in any word like “my company” and then hit Save.
The Xcode will quickly build a file directory and will direct you towards the new window where you can start coding. There you will come across a lot of file options but the folder which has your app’s name on it should be your primary focus.
This blog will provide you with enough information that will you have a brief knowledge about the iOS app development process.