How To Make An Iphone App
Learning how to make an iPhone app is not as difficult as it may seem. If you have a general knowledge of any graphics program, a computer, basic coding knowledge, and money for the development kit, it can be done by almost anybody. There have even been some developers that have made an iPhone app in a weekend. Developing an app is a great way to start adding programs to your portfolio, and is relatively inexpensive.
In order to make an iPhone app you will need:
- an iPhone SDK
- a computer
- a graphics software program
- an internet connection (for submitting your program to the App store)
- Determine the content of your app. This is an incredibly important part of the process, although if you are reading this, your have probably already done so. Be sure when developing your app that you adhere to Apple's standards, as they will reject apps that are deemed inappropriate. This include any apps that suggest or imply anything about racism or sexuality, although exceptions have been made. These change on a regular basis, so if you want to continue to develop apps, or keep your current app available, it is important to update the content to keep it appropriate.
- Build the graphics that you are going to need. It is important to build at least rough pictures of the iPhone app graphics, as you will need to reference theme throughout your programming of the app. It is suggested that you keep each app in a different folder, as the files will easily become mixed up. Keep in mine that you can refine the graphics once the app is programmed.
- Program the app. If there you have any background in coding, it should be easy to make the iPhone app. The coding is very similar to other languages, and there are many different resources available to learn what you need for an app. It is important to have an abstraction of the coding done first in order to have an idea of how you are going to accomplish the task. Finding the code segments needed to complete the tasks may be as easy as looking at Google.
- Test the app. The SDK has an emulator that will let you test the app in a virtual environment. Make sure that you spend ample time testing, as glitches will be sure to decrease your rating and give you less circulation with the app you have developed.
- Submit the app to Apple. If you app gets rejected, find out how you can make the app acceptable. Make any revisions needed, and submit again. It may take a couple of tries to get it correct, but it will be well worth if your app is approved. If you cannot seem to find the reason for rejection, check online to see what issues others had. This may help tremendously. Make sure that you price the app accordingly, as you do not want to overprice yourself.