A software application developed for use on Apple’s iOS-powered iPhone devices. iPhone apps are available through the Apple App Store and are designed to run on Apple’s iOS mobile operating system, which powers the iPhone as well as Apple’s iPad and iPod Touch devices.
Apple encourages developers to program their own iPhone apps for download through the App Store, and the company has released an SDK with sample code projects to help developers get started. iPhone apps in the App Store can be freely downloaded or purchased by users, with revenues for the latter shared between Apple (30%) and the software developer (70%). Support for in-app purchases in iPhone apps offers developers an additional revenue option.
Principles of iOS Development to Know Before Starting Your App
- Developers will be critical throughout the first phase of app development.
- The model-view-controller paradigm is a core principle of iOS app development.
- Your app’s development starts with the user interface
- All iOS apps are powered by event-driven programming.
- Design patterns are like scaffolding for your app’s building blocks.
- Now it’s time to build the front and back ends of your app.
- Test twice, and then test again.
- An application is never really “done.”
Few skills to look for in an iOS developer include:
- Software architecture design
- UX & UI Design
- Design patterns
- iOS Development Environment & Frameworks:
- Apple Xcode IDE
- Cocoa Frameworks
- Apple UIKit Framework
- Core Graphics
- Core Animation
- Core Audio
- Core Data
- iOS Programming languages: