Developing IPhone Apps
The number of iPhone users is increasing every day, resulting in more people developing iPhone application, or apps. Many iPhone apps are revolutionary ideas that help users stay connected and make their daily lives run a little smoother. They have also gained popularity because it is becoming much easier for the average person to develop iPhone apps by using a few simple tools at home.
To develop an iPhone app you will need:
- An Apple Mac computer
- Software development kit for iPhone (SDK)
- XCode for developing iPhone apps
- An iPhone
- Have an original Idea. The most important factor to keep in mind before investing in tools to create your iPhone app, is to ensure that your idea is original. With so many people developing iPhone apps it is possible that someone has already created the application that you are intending to make.
- Fill a void in the market. People will always prefer something basic to use as opposed to a time consuming, complicated iPhone App. Simplify your application as much as possible and study the market to see if it addresses the needs or wants of a consumer that no other application can do in a satisfactory way.
- Download the software development kit for iPhone (SDK) and the XCode. Register for free as an Apple developer and download the SDK and the XCode for developing iPhone apps as well.
- Complete the "Your First iOS Application" tutorials on the Apple Developer website. These tutorials will take you through the actual process of creating a simple app and the processes necessary for all Mac OS development.
- Test and submit your iPhone application. Once your product is ready, ask a computer expert or friend to test your creation. Then you can submit your iPhone app for approval.
It's important to keep ease of use for the consumer in mind when developing any application. There are many cell phone programs that are useful and would come in very handy for the average user, but they are too cumbersome to navigate and therefore aren't as widely circulated or popular as they could be.