How We Write an iOS App: Stages of Development
Apple and its users demand that design conforms to set principles and set very high standards for what gets into and finds an audience in the App Store. The first impressions of every application after download, regardless of what amazing functionality is under the hood are the interface and the visual design. Our design team have studied and continue to study trends and what influence every nuance of graphic elements, color schemes, overall layout, typography and more have upon users and the likelihood of retaining and converting them in customers. Our team will take your existing brand and translate it into a winning design for all iOS platforms.
The flow of an application is the next feature that users notice. It is absolutely essential that an application is intuitive and relies upon minimal instruction for a user to be able to navigate from the landing screen to whatever feature they wish to use. Our Apple iOS development team bases our ease-of-use and intuitiveness upon real data collected from assessing pilot users that most closely match your target audience. Recording clicks, measuring times on pages and reviewing recorded user activity allows us to identify all potential problem areas and effectively rework them to enhance the user flow. Such attention to detail is proven to improve user experience, which in turn leads to greater customer retention and conversion.
To complete all these tasks with maximum efficiency, our team uses a tool called Interface Builder. Instead of spending valuable time coding and recoding with each round of changes, our design team uses this GUI to drag and drop items and configure them upon the canvas of their choosing.
The next major tool our team relies on is Cocoa Touch, which links the disparate elements from Interface Builder together with networking, animations and other behaviors. When the developers have completed their coding of deeper functionality behind the app using a different set of tools, the linking of the front and back ends of the application is achieved seamlessly thanks to Cocoa Touch’s integration with other iOS development software.
CodingDesign is essential in turning heads and holding the attention of new users, but what the developers achieve in the coding of a project is where the greatest value lies. It is in this segment that an iOS design company will come up with the creative and high-tech solutions that will keep users coming back for more. Code has to be robust, completely devoid of error and streamlined to its purest form to run quickly, properly and well. Our agile method and the instruments our mobile design agency uses allow us to guarantee our code is high-quality and meets those criteria. They also allow us to make any changes at any time in development, including in the final stages, something that can cause huge delays for other iOS app development companies.
XcodeXcode is the preferred development environment for developers on iOS devices. Its recent updates have been a big step forward for coders, because it reduces development time and runtime errors. Xcode also now identifies issues like memory corruption and hard-to-detect bugs, further removing any chance for glitchy applications or technical delays.
LanguagesThere are many high-level programming languages used in the creation of apps and software, but Apple maintains tight restrictions, only running on two: Swift and Objective-C. Objective-C has been the Apple standard since the beginning, but in 2014 Apple Inc. introduced Swift, a very similar language that they believe to be far more concise and protected against errors. Our programmer team immediately recognized the potential and learned Swift to stay among the leaders in iOS development. Swift has reduced compatibility issues and even simplifies the porting process for anyone wishing to take their iOS application and create a similar one for another operating system, like Android.