iOS is a mobile operating system, created and developed by Apple exclusively for its phones and tablets. It powers the company’s mobile devices including the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It is the second most popular mobile operating system after Android. At present the Apple’s App store contains more than 2.2 million iOS Applications. Since Apple’s phones and tablets are widely popular throughout the world hence we recommend our clients that the mobile app of their business should be in Apple’s store as well.
Following are the major advantages of iOS mobile application development –
Better experience and quality
iOS Apps need to pass through a strict list of to be listed in the Apple store. This ensures that the Apps are of high quality. This is one major feature that differentiates iOS Apps from the Apps on other platforms. Quality is highly ensured in all the applications that are a part of the iOS platform.
Businesses globally consider the iOS platform to be more lucrative than any other platform. Al though the number of downloads of a particular App are more on Android, but the in-app sales and revenue generated on iOS far exceeds Android.
Security of firmware and Software
Intrusion and hacking of sensitive data is one of the major fears that is faced by businesses worldwide. One of the biggest advantages with iOS App development is that it comes along with the following security friendly features –
- Integrated data handling systems
- Takes measures against duplication of data
- Measures implemented against loss of data security and data encryption
Scalability is one of the major requirements for companies today. Developing an App with Apple’s OS, gives businesses this advantage and helps them engage their users at a higher level. Developing an App with a reputed company ensures that your Application shall provide great user experience and shall be appreciated by the users.
We at Queppelin develop iOS Apps for both phone and tablet.
Most applications in the Apple’s App store are written in Objective-C programming language and our developers use Xcode to develop the application. We use Mac OS X to develop the Apps along with iOS 7 SDK and Xcode 5. These are free of charge and allow to run the App on the iOS simulator. To run the App on a real device and to make it available in Apple’s App store, one needs to pay $99 per year.
The very first step involves understanding the requirements of the client. Based on these requirements the entire app development process is formulated.
In this step a blue-print of the structure of the App is created for the client’s perusal. It includes the features of the App, its feasibility and other such specifications. This step is necessary to ensure that the App is in sync with the requirements of the client
In this step the official designing of the iOS App takes place. The client is shown various static mock-ups of the several screens of the App to take his input.
In this step the designing of the User Interface (UI) and the coding process takes place. The prototypes of the App are shown to the client regularly to ensure that the development process is aligned with the client’s requirements.
Throughout the iOS App development process the Quality Assurance (QA) team at Queppelin performs several tests on the mobile app to check its functionality and remove the bugs if any.
Once the App is developed and checked rigorously, it is submitted for approval to the iOS Market. We also help our clients in creating a developer’s account, giving them full rights including pricing and account information, which helps them in managing the account. Once approved, the App is uploaded to the Apple’s store from where the users can download it.
The iOS App development process doesn’t end at uploading the App in the store. Queppelin also helps its clients in devising an effective marketing strategy to make the App reach the target audience.
iPad’s currently dominate the tab market scene and therefore it has become necessary for businesses to develop mobile apps whose UI is compatible with the iPad. Although iPad has the same iOS as that of iPhone, it has still managed to carve a niche for itself, in the market. Its larger touchscreen, accelerometer, multimedia, multitasking capacities along with a host of other specialized features make the iPad extremely user friendly and hence so popular in the market. Having an app on iPad will give you a competitive edge
We at Queppelin develop Apps for iPad with more responsive user interfaces to create revolutionary developments in the world of tablets.
Our developers are proficient in creating highly interactive and innovative iPad applications, and our services include the following –
- Implementation of Apple specific functionality and features like Map Kit, Retina Display Optimization, In-app Purchasing, Pass Kit and Social Integration.
- Tailor made features in order to meet your customized business requirements, with advanced facilities for prototyping, application testing, user interface designs, code development, App store certification, submission and enhancement and maintenance support.