Apple loves to dazzle the tech world with its innovative gadgets and we all know about it. Recently, Apple sent invites to the media to attend the event on 10th of September, and people are expecting iPhone 5S to be unveiled on that day. The guessing game has already begun, which shows the popularity of the iPhone that has made businesses across the world to go for iPhone application development.
Of course, developing apps for iPhone helps businesses to cash its popularity and success to reach the maximum number of potential users. However, creating a successful and engaging iPhone app can be a tedious task to accomplish, specifically for the newbie developers getting into the iPhone application development.
Creating a successful and effective iPhone app requires developers to consider several important aspects, such as usability factor, testing, debugging and a lot other things. What newbie iPhone developers should keep in mind?
Here’re the fruitful points for newbie developers on iPhone application development:
- Make a choice – Native app or Web App?
Before getting into iPhone Application Development, make sure you have a clear idea about the kind of you wish to develop – whether it would be native app or a web app. Native apps utilizes inbuilt features of an iPhone, which help developers to create apps smoothly. If you wish to have responsive and high performance app, then you may need to have someone having clear fundamentals of objective-C.
On the other hand, if you want to go for something easy and simple, then go for web app as it won’t require hard-coded files for it.
- Simplicity is a KEY!
Rather than including too many things in a single app, try to make it as simple as possible. Always try to include only required information, if it is your first app as it will help you get more effective, faster and performance-driven app, which will encourage users to come back for your app. Once you achieve success in your first app, it is good to move ahead with more complex app.
- App icon matters a lot
Ensure you include eye-catchy and appealing icon for your app. It will help users to find and locate your app on the go. Moreover, having a professional icon will help you create a good impression of your app.
- Don’t forget to test your app on the iPhone
Whether it’s a web app or a native app, it is important that you test your app to ensure it works smoothly. If it is a web app, then make sure you run it on the mobile browser to ensure it perform and appear perfectly in it. On the other hand, if you’ve developed a native app, then you will have to run it on all the different iPhone devices to ensure it function errorless.
- Focus on address bar, if it’s a web app
The address bars of your web app consumers a lot of space on a tiny screen of your iPhone. Therefore, it is better to hide the address bar as it will help you utilize space available on the screen of your iPhone. However, it is not beneficial to hide it for a longer period of time, but you should ensure you hide it when the user is scrolling down.
Consider all the above tips whenever you are planning to create your first iPhone app. Do you’ve more tips to share? Let’s know in the comments…!