Creating an Apple App with Professionals: Build your Success

Business software is the Magora team’s specialty. We know how to achieve your goals when creating an Apple app to order.

In world-famous companies aiming to automate workflow and even start-ups thinking of new forms of promotion, our developers can find the best digital solutions to meet demanding business needs.

How to Create Apple Apps

If you have any doubts about whether to hire a developer or run the development process yourself, you should understand what challenges you’ll face when creating an Apple app.

From the development point of view, Apple like simple things, and this applies to our products and frames. iOS is the operating system used for all Apple mobile devices. These correspond to iPod, iPhone and iPad. Once you create an iPhone app, you can develop it for all alternative devices with iOS.

Objective-C is the main language supporting all Apple frameworks. In addition to this, the Cocoa Touch programming framework is used to encourage user interaction in iOS. Consolidation of Objective-C and native iOS frameworks helps us in the creation of a great Apple app.

When creating an Apple app, you have to go through several stages. The primary stage includes plans and sketches. You must think about what the app is trying to do. Why would the user want to download it? What kind of function should be included? You can avoid many problems and general confusion in the coding segment. This will take you to the drawing board.

In general, we recommend that you sketch simple ideas on some pages (or views) of the software. Try to draw a rectangle of 5 or 6 shapes on paper, then draw the necessary functionality for all the screens of the app - describe the logic, i.e. how one screen changes to another. You need to cover all main views, including the login form, the contact list and the main functional blocks of your site (like a catalogue of goods or description of services, samples for your DB etc.).

See a quick list of unique items in the user interface bar below.

  • The status bar shows the device’s current battery, the 3G connection, the reception bar, the telephone company, etc. Including these elements is always recommended.
  • The navigation bar provides the opportunity to navigate page hierarchies. It consists of buttons on the left side of the bar on a regular basis and allows the user to return to the previous screen.
  • The toolbar is displayed at the bottom of the app. You can maintain icons associated with various functions, including download, share, delete, etc.
  • The tab bar is similar to the toolbar, except that it runs on the tab. When the user clicks the tab icon, it is automatically highlighted and a smooth scrolling condition is displayed. This bar is used to change views instead of providing direct functionality.
  • This list contains toolbars that can be found in most apps. There are several other perspectives and patterns to consider, but these can be found among suggestions on how to use the various elements of the Apple iOS UI.

Because all unique structures can be used, it’s important to distinguish between "native" mobile applications and "web" mobile apps. For example, in the native app for iOS, you can take advantage of the device’s operating system and all its various functions. In this example, it’ll be a product you can download from the Apple store, develop in Xcode, or create using one of the many opportunities to build apps.

Meanwhile, mobile Web apps, HTML (often HTML 5), JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, or JavaScript framework, are further written using back-end code and databases. Because these run in browsers on mobile devices, they aren’t always specific to a particular mobile operating system. In other words, a web program should work with the same appearance and experience on both Android and Apple devices. Such programs are not available in stores and can not access all the hardware functions of a particular phone.

Programming Languages Used to Create iOS Apps

Formally, Apple's iOS app is integrated into the Xcode IDE through the Objective-C object-oriented language. Because it’s based mainly on the old programming language C, iOS is compatible with it too. The code can also be written in C++. More recently, Apple has introduced a new Swift programming language. This is a substitute for Objective-C and officially appears on Xcode 6 and iOS 8.

Alternatives to Objective-C / Swift and Xcode

A few years ago, Apple relaxed the need for iOS development and also enabled tools other than Xcode IDE. Therefore, iOS programs can now be built on Windows laptops in languages ​​other than Objective-C.

Many programmers like creating programs in XCode, Objective-C, Swift / C / C ++, but there are some other options available for iOS software development. Several alternatives add native wrappers to the use of the HTML5 / JavaScript framework. The result is a hybrid iOS program, i.e. a mobile web wrapped in a native app.

Data Structure

The essential component of software development is rooted in data systematisation and the implementation of different algorithms. Programming experience can give you at least a basic knowledge of these important standards. If you do not have a wide portfolio of mathematical models to choose from and implement an appropriate one based on current demands, the first step is to study different approaches and program solutions such as linear programming and database modelling.

Of course, you also need to understand programming standards, such as the principles of object-oriented programming and design patterns. The Expertise design pattern is the key to understanding how to create Android and iOS applications optimally with Objective-C or C ++, especially the Model View Controller pattern underlying iOS.

When creating software for iOS with Xcode using Objective-C or Swift, C, C++, you need the following:

  • Mac laptop (Mac mini is very economical, but there is no computer display screen).
  • The latest iOS Software Development Kit (SDK) and Xcode. The latter needs to be updated from the Apple iOS Development Center, but it also comes with the new Mac. Xcode and iOS SDK can be brought together in a single package or separately.

There are stand-alone programs that do not require a network connection, but most advanced mobile applications require connectivity. In order to obtain opportunities to support cross-platform use, the facts of portable tools are centralised. You need to "synchronise" the location. For example, for professional task list applications available on iOS, Android and other platforms, users can access information from any device.

To make use of this cross-platform compatibility, you must take advantage of Internet services and an online database. Web services are provided in a variety of formats, including informal database calls and more structured representational state transfer API forms.

Objective-C is not designed specifically for the purpose of Internet programming. Therefore, to create web services, we need another language for backend, such as Node.js (server-side JavaScript), PHP, Perl, Ruby, Python, Java, etc. In fact, iOS developers generally use them when creating web solutions and for development in general.

When dealing with important iOS encoding, you may need to verify it sooner or later without having to move around between some simple apps. The primary verifies the code more precisely, preferably via a computerised procedure. Secondly, in the source code control, you can "update" the program when you want to change the code, cancel or add a new function without destroying the previous code. Of course, if you plan to send it to the AppStore for launch, you should test the application on the actual device. The source code control system is important when multiple programmers work on the same project.

Unless you’re creating a simple app that runs on a limited range of devices, you should know how to submit it to the Apple Store. If you're planning a career that can earn you a salary in mobile development, even if it's basic and simple, companies will not interview candidates until they bring products into the store. Even if you work for a company that hires an agency that deals with the presentation of apps, it’s worth knowing this very important step in the publication of mobile applications.

As Apple's requirements change from time to time, keep it updated.

Investigate the method that is right for your product type before choosing a monetisation strategy. Different types of applications (utilities, learning apps, games, etc.) require different monetisation strategies. The same principle works for advertising and promotional strategies. In fact, in most apps, some procedures don’t work. If you’re developing your own project, this is essential for your understanding.

Promotion and advertising are as important as app monetisation when creating an Apple app. In fact, some developers regard marketing and advertising strategies as a first step.

There are many ways to develop a monetisation strategy, including but not limited to:

  • A free non-advertising support app used to develop brand names for services, products or other services that consist of other software / apps.
  • Free apps with paid options.
  • In-app purchases in free or paid apps. IAP can be used in several ways, such as single-use options, frequently purchased "consumables" (such as game scores), subscriptions, etc.
  • Free advertising support apps: mobile ads come in several different types, such as 1 CPC / 1,000 views, CPC, CPA per share and affiliate ads.
  • Code sales.

Professional Developers Create Top Applications for iOS

The software building process is a complex business that requires a wealth of knowledge and experience. If your company needs a perfect IT solution but has never developed software, hiring a professional developer is the best way to go.

Choosing a development group to create an app isn’t an easy task as each company has its own design technology. Many IT companies hire third-party builders and take on a similar workload at the same time. These techniques can hardly be effective. In most cases, the final product is ordinary software with only key features and a common design, which can be confused with similar mediocre applications.

As for our team, we’ve developed a solid strategy to provide value to customers and create exquisite solutions in the shortest possible time. In the creation process, the client is usually informed of all steps and changes, clearly indicating what the team is doing and why. We establish long-term collaboration by treating each client as a partner.

  • Create an excellent custom solution that meets the most stringent company requirements
  • Get closer to customers
  • Make an interesting concept that is extremely useful for commercial purposes
  • Hire an experienced team of programmers, designers, project managers and marketing specialists to tackle complex projects

Contact Magora Today

If you believe your business needs t o take a step forward and need an Apple app, contact us to share your ideas and get a free project estimate and a valuable consultation from our technical specialists.

We’re always ready to support you in the realisation of an iOS application, as this is one of our strong points.

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