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iOS app development is a complex process that consists of a number of steps such as selecting the programming language, Objective-C or Swyft in this case, finding the proper tools and defining the app’s architecture.
That is why, when choosing the development team, make sure that the candidates are experienced in utilising Xcode, the Integrated Development Environment used for iOS development, know how to write clear code in one of the programming languages mentioned above and are familiar with the Apple’s design guidelines. Objective-C is the primary language for iOS development, although Apple now actively promotes Swift as an easier version of its predecessor, advising it to all iOS programmers.
Now, let us make clear what iOS is, and why it is important for the success of your business. iOS is a mobile operating system designed exclusively by Apple to power their iPhone smartphones, iPad tablets and iPod players. iOS is the only system that Apple devices can officially run. It hold the second place on the list of the most popular mobile platforms after Google’s Android. iPads, first introduced in 2010, are the second most popular tablets after the ones powered by Android.
The user interface of iOS apps is based on the multi-touch screen of Apple devices, which the user interacts with. The objects the are used to control user’s manipulations are buttons, sliders, navigation bars and other elements. As for the gestures most often used, the include tap, pinch and swipe. iOS and Android apps can also use the hardware features of devices, such as a compass, a camera or an accelerometer - the latter is used to change the screen orientation, for example.
iOS consists of four layers hidden to an eye of a non-pro: the core OS, Core Services, Media and Cocoa Touch. Each year Apple updates its system, releasing a newer version, the latest being iOS 10, which was released in September, 2016. You can update your APple devices over the wireless connection or via iTunes, which also serves as a client for the Apple marketplace, App Store.
According to Apple’s standards, only apps written in Objective-C or Swift that comply with all the guidelines can be viewed as native apps and published to App Store. Of course, you can build an app for iOS devices using Java, Adobe Flash or .Net, but they will not be allowed to the App Store because of the strict restrictions set by Apple. Of course, since the very first days of the iOS, developers have been looking for ways to overcome Apple’s restriction and add more functionality to their apps.
One of such tricks is jailbreaking the devices, which was invented primary to make it possible to bypass the official mechanism of purchasing. Now jailbreaking is done for different purposes, mainly to get access to the file system and customise the in-built software. You can even use jailbreaking to install other mobile platforms - yes, you can even run Android on an iPhone. iOS os a closed system with many restrictions and limitation, which prompts many users to jailbreak their devices.
SpringBoard is the program responsible for the home screen of iOS devices, displays app icons and provides a space for users to put the shortcuts to their favorite apps in the bottom of the home screen. The home screen appears when a user presses the home button, or, in the newer versions of the iOS, touches it. Due to the huge popularity of jailbreaks that people made to customise themes and background, Apple introduced this functionality officially. You can set a passcode on your iPhones or iPad that will give you authorised access to the device, allow you to change system settings or encrypt the messages. At the beginning, the passcode was four digits long, but it was expanded to six digits with the introduction of Touch ID, fingerprint scanner, which now everyone can uses instead of typing the digits.
Most people in the world use smartphones and tablets powered by Android. It is high time you did Android app. It maybe harder than iOS app development, but it is much easier to get the final product to the market because Google does not have such strict guidelines as Apple. Make sure that the developer knows Java or any other language suitable for Android development and knows how to work with Android SDK (software development kit).
The major challenge of Android development is an endless amount of Android smartphones and tablets with different screen sizes and resolutions that you must take into account to make sure your app adjusts to any given device. Some may ay that Android is not as secure as iOS, but over the recent years Android security has improved significantly and does not pose ay major threats.
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