iPhone business strategy. We work out business strategies that turn our clients’ creative ideas into successful and efficient mobile solutions.

iPhone and Android native apps. We create flawless software for every existing operating system. Over the years, we have delivered over 200 apps, many of which are available at international app stores. 

Expertise in UI/UX design. Our talented developers create intuitive, user-friendly interfaces that appeal to consumers.

If you are searching for an app developer contact UK, you have found the right place. Get to know who we are and how we work for your success.

Who We Are

Magora is a software development and digital business consulting and developer company building top-notch software that changes the world around us to the better, automating routine processes, increasing productivity and bringing joy into our everyday lives. The developer company was established by two tech enthusiast who wished to supply businesses with effective online solutions and over time has grown into a large developer agency that boasts great expertise, efficient approach to app development and a varied portfolio of successful projects across different industries.

You Can Count on Us

Magora designs and programs native mobile programs that attend to the pressing issues of the real world. Learn more about or team and values.

  • About Our Developer Company. Magora is a mobile app developer firm based in London, UK, with a presence in the USA, Russia and other countries around the world. Since 2009, our talented software developer team has delivered over 150 apps for small businesses, middle-sized companies, international corporations and startups.  
  • What We Do. We continuously improve and hone our skills to leverage the most advanced technologies, best e-commerce practices, business analytics, cloud services, software-hardware integration, payment tools and other cutting-edge solutions.
  • Great Developer Expertise and Wide Range of Services. At Magora, we have a broad expertise in building software for a great variety of platforms such as iPhone, Android, web-based solutions, hybrid solutions and more. Moreover, we offer a wide range of business consulting and product optimisation services from mobile business strategy creation to search engine optimisation, business branding and more.

Seamless App Development Process

  • Software Development Effort Estimation. Every app development project, either a native iPhone programs, a bespoke enterprise system or a mobile website, starts with discovery, and estimation of time and cost. We work closely with the client to identify the current needs of your business and find the best way to meet them, while keeping within your budget. Our developers will help you prioritise the app features, decide on the best platforms and design a product that perfectly fits into your business.
  • User Experience and User Interface Design. When we have a clear vision of the app we are to create, it is time to proceed to creating the architecture and planning the user experience (UX). Then, our experienced UI (user interface) designers work on designing the graphical elements of the interface and the app’s icon, integrating your branding to ensure that the product keeps in line with your business persona.
  • App Programming. At this stage, our experts in iPhone and Android mobile development come into action, fleshing out your ideas into a clear and secure code. They program the databases, the basic logic behind the program, screen interactions and integrate various services to deliver the most exciting, comfortable and intuitive experience to your customers.
  • App Store Submission and Release. As you may know, Apple has very strict software review guidelines, and it can become a real challenge to get you product published and fully comply to the Apple’s requirements. Our quality assurance specialists continuously  review the app throughout  the entire development lifecycle, ensuring its stability, responsiveness and high performance, as well as compliance with the Apple’s guidelines. Approval process is a complex venture that may take more than 10 days, after which your app will be finally released to the public. Speaking of Google, the Play Store guidelines are much less strict, and the process is faster, sometimes requiring only a couple of hours.

The iPhone Revolution

The smartphone revolution has already happened, with iPhone being the ideological leader behind mobiel expansion - it has truly changed the way we live, providing us with great mobility, many advantages, and beautiful designs. Another great innovation that changed the way we connect to each other has been native programs who cover every area of our lives from entertainment to education, travel, and business. Moreover, mobile apps have opened new horizons to the IT specialists around the globe. This enabled the Apple’s iPhone to become the ultimate tools for everyday tasks, combining functionality for every occasion.

What is iOS?

iOS is the Apple’s mobile operating system that empowers most of their devices such as iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches. The system has a reputation of being the most popular business software development in a higher-profile segment of the digital market. It holds the second place as a leading mobile platform on the planet after Android. Apple’s tablets, iPads, for about 5 years have been the second most desirable mobile devices in the tablet market after the Android’s ones.

The History of iOS

iOS was first released in 2007 as an operating system for Apple smartphones, and over time has been introduced on other Apple products including iPad (2010) and iPod Touch (2007). Apple’s mobile marketplace App Store is one of the largest globally with more than 2 million native iOS programs available for download, around a million of which are natively designed for iPad. The number of downloads from App Store exceeds 130 billion times.

iOS Elements and Interactions

The iOS boasts a highly intuitive and user-friendly interface based on multi-touch gestures. There are many different elements of the interface such as buttons, sliders, and icons. Among the interaction, there are such gestures as tap, swipe, pinch and other specific actions performed with the fingertips, each of them having a particular purpose for user interaction. The devices’ hardware such as accelerometers and compasses can be used for such interactions as shaking (this gesture typically means “undo”) and rotating the content on the display, switching between landscape and portrait modes.

iOS Versions

Apple has a tradition to release a new version of iOS every year. The latest version, iOS 10, was introduced in September 2016. It is available for the devices starting from iPhone 5, the 4th generation of iPad, the 6th generation of iPod Touch, iPad Mini 2, iPad Pro and later. iOS’s abstraction layers are Cocoa Touch, Media, Core Services and Core OS. When the founder of Apple Steve Jobs designed the concept of the smartphone he had two options in mind: either to “shrink the Mac, which would be an epic feat of engineering, or enlarge the iPod”.

The Birth of iPhone

From the very start, Jobs liked the former concept more, but decided to carry out a competition between the iPod team headed by Tony Fadell and the Mac development team led by Scott Forstall, which was won by the Forstall’s team that came up with the operating system for the smartphone. The popularity of iPhone among developers is largely due to the fact of Forstall winning the competition because he laid the long familiar Mac OS on the basis of the new mobile platform, which made it easier for programmers familiar with Mac to create apps for iPhone. It was also Forstall who created a worldwide famous App Store as a part of iTunes, and designed the iOS software development kit (SDK).

iPhone OS First Appearance

iOS was first introduced to the public along with the Apple’s smartphone at the Macworld Conference & Expo that took place in January 2007, and was released later the same year. Although, Apple promotional materials for the iPhone said nothing about the iOS, with Jobs himself claiming that “iPhone runs OS X” and “desktop applications”, which is quite misleading because it actually runs a version of the OS X and cannot run OS X programs if they are not converted and optimised for the mobile operating system.

Third-Party Apps and SDK

iOS did not support third-party apps initially.  Developers had no chance to build any software for the smartphone. However, Steve Jobs explained that iOS will support web solutions created by third-party developers that "would behave like native apps on the iPhone". Nevertheless, later that year Apple announced that they were working on the Software Development Kit that will enable any developer to create native apps for iOS and will be released the next year. In 2008 Apple released the beta version of their new mobile operating system named iPhone OS.

Release of iPod Touch and iPad

The same year as iPhone Apple introduced the iPod Touch which was almost identical to the smartphone in terms of functionality but did not support phone calls. During the first year of sales, more than a million copies of smartphones were sold. Three years later Apple Released the first tablet, called iPad, that was also similar to the iPhone and iPod Touch, but was with a larger screen designed for reading, browsing the internet, and watching media content.

iOS Developer Academy

Apple gave its movie operating system a new name in 2010, rebranding it as iOS. However, the trademark IOS belonged to Cisco, which had been using the IOS operating system for its routers for over ten years. Apple was forced to buy the trademark from Cisco to avoid any legal issues. The last year Apple opened the first iOS Developer Academy in the new campus of the University of Naples Federico II as a free program for the students of the university introducing them to iOS development, teaching new app developers.

iOS Updates

Every year Apple updates the iOS platform to a newer version via iTunes or Wi-Fi for the devices that run iOS 5 and later versions.  iOS 10 is the latest version of the Apple’s mobile platform, which is available for the following models: iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, the 4th generation of iPad, the 1st and the 2nd generation of iPad Air, iPad Pro, the 2nd, 3rd and 4th generations of iPad Mini and the 6th generation of iPod Touch. The iOS 10 update came out on September 13, 2016.

iPod Touch Updates

Initially, the owners of iPod Touch has to pay if they wanted to update their system to the latest version, but things changed in 2010 with the release of iOS 4. The reason behind this policy consisted in the fact that iPod Touch was not available on the terms of subscription like iPhone (in other words, iPod Touch was a one-off purchase). At the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2010 which featured the announcement of iOS 4, Apple said that iPod Touch updates will be available for free from then on. According to the App Store statistics for the beginning of 2017, 76% of iOS devices run the latest version of the iOS, the share of iOS 9 is 18% and only 6% of Apple’s devices run an earlier version.

iOS Security

iOS is famous among developers for its high level of security in both software and hardware. Here are some of the features that make it the safest platform globally and the platform of preference for app developers:

  • Secure Boot
  • Passcode
  • Address Space Layout Randomization
  • Secure Enclave
  • Touch ID
  • Execute Never (XN) feature
  • Encryption
  • Secure Software
  • Keychain
  • Network Security
  • Two-Factor Authentication

iOS’s security and sleek designs make it the second most popular mobile platform worldwide and the msot popular one among develoeprs after the Google’s Android. However, iPads win over the Android tablets as the most popular devices for web browsing, even though their sales are lower.

Get in Touch with Our iPhone App Developers

  • Validate your app idea
  • Create a high quality, clear code for iOS application
  • Get intuitive and visually appealing iPhone design
  • Design your business branding and other graphic materials
  • Analyse customer feedback with the most advanced tools, technologies, and expert developers

Are you ready to bring your business to the next level? Contact Magora iPhone developers and we will find a solution that best fits into your business. Experience the software magic of professional web developers. Do not hesitate to get in touch. Your creative ideas will not materialise by themselves - so do not wait until your competitors outstrip you, innovate now. 

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