If you are looking for an internal business solution, which will help you achieve your business goals, developing an app on iOS, for Apple’s iPhone and iPad is the way to go. Over the past couple of years, we have been witnessing drastic changes in the business landscape, especially when it comes to the mobile market. Nowadays, more and more IT departments start focusing on providing a great user experience to make sure that all employees feel appreciated and empowered, and are able to increase their productivity.
iOS is one of the best, if not the best platforms for business, which provides corporate users with many productivity features, vast integration capabilities, the latest distribution methods and an enhanced management toolkit. Using Apple iOS, you can integrate with the latest systems and services. It provides employees with everything they might need for work, from emails to corporate network access, and your IT team with all things necessary for their support. App distribution has also never been easier. The latest technologies applied in MDM (mobile device management) allow you to distribute apps across an in-house network, seamlessly installing the apps directly to devices, even if they are located in different countries.
Custom developed business apps can be made private, by restricting global access to the application in the App Store. With Apple Configurator 2 your admins can easily setup and deploy identically configured iOS devices. They will also be able to see, group and manage all devices from a single place allowing them to select and configure the same settings across multiple devices or providing help without having to run around the office to find each employee and device that needs to be updated.
A platform for the new Apple TV, or tvOS, is a derivative of iOS. However, it does possess several unique features.
In particular, tvOS makes it possible to either use an existing iOS-application written in Objective-C / Swift (according to the recommendations for the implementation of the interface), or to create applications on the new technology stack - TVML and TVJS, connected by a framework TVMLKit.
After the official release of the Apple watch, many people became puzzled with what it is and what to do with it. With the massive attention from mass media worldwide it was clear that it is a new shiny toy in the Apple family which will generate a ton of sales, but no one understood what was so special about it and how it was different from the smartwatches of their competitors. The Apple Watch is actually nothing more than an additional monitor to your iPhone, which adds-on to your main iOS app and in no way replaces it. The app itself contains the code and the watch contains the storyboard and resources.
In short, development for the Apple watch doesn’t seem to be worthwhile at the moment, but it has some potential.
Statistics shows that iPhones and iPads are still the most sought after and purchased Apple devices, so if you are still looking for a place to start, developing an app for either or both of these devices is the safest bet.