How difficult to create an app for the iPhone?
How to create an app for iPhone? It might be considered that creating an iPhone app must also be difficult than the android app. But that’s just a myth. Making an iPhone app is as easy as android app development. There isn’t any hectic job or strict specification to be followed to make an iPhone app.
The only difference between an android and iPhone app is the operating system. As you know that Apple’s products have their own operating system and you can’t use any other operating system on their products other than the services provided or designed specifically for the Apple products.
How to create an app for iPhone? Step to Step Guide:
Here’s a complete guide of how to create an app for iPhone:
Step-1: Defining the Goals
Before proceeding with the procedure of how to create an app for iPhone, we must consider some goals to be fulfilled, to begin with, the making of the app. These can be:
- Purpose of the iPhone app.
- Audience targeted for the app usage.
- The estimated budget you can spend on the app.
- Estimated outcomes you are expecting from the app.
These points must be clearly defined before proceeding with the process of app development. The more clearly the goals defined, the more efficiently the app will perform.
Step-2: Setting the environment to build an app for iPhone
The must thing is to set the environment for creating an app for the iPhone. The most commonly used professional platform for iPhone app development in Xcode. Xcode is an app specifically for Mac which provides the user interface designing with the Swift code development. iOS apps are usually developed in the Swift programming language.
Step-3: Sketch the design of the app
After installing the Xcode and setting the environment you must need to sketch the design of your app. The design must be relevant to your app category. Sketch design in your mind even before setting the environment so that you can stay as much focused as possible. Try to stick to your specific design to avoid certain distractions.
Step-4: Start creating an app
In this step, you will actually perform the process of development. Start with a new project in Xcode. You should enter the Name of Product, Prefix and your company identifier. But if you don’t have an identifier yet from Apple you can also enter it as ‘com.expamle’. And you can also set any Prefix like ‘XYZ’.
Now make a storyboard, it will help in developing the flow of the app. It is actually the visual representation of all the screens in your application. Make sure to save the storyboard at the location where your project is stored because you have to assign that storyboard to the project to make it work. Otherwise, nothing will happen in your app.
Then set the view controller and the canvas will show your first screen. Once it is set, now you can add as much interface objects as you need in your apps like buttons, text input fields, and labels. This can be done by simply dragging and dropping the objects. You can also customize these objects as per your need and also add as many screens as you want. Then add the navigation bar and add functionality to it. The last but important thing is the addition of data handling capabilities.
Step-5: Test the app
Xcode has a built-in iOS simulator. Start it to test your app on different simulated iOS devices. Moreover, build your app (it may take a few minutes to complete) and test it firstly on your iPhone. I hope it would never happen to anyone but often your app can be crashed which then needs a time consuming debugging. Also, check the memory usage of your app and deliver it to other people just for testing.
Step-6: Release or Launch the app
The most important step is to introduce your app to the audience. To make it live, first, open the Connect dashboard of iTunes and enter the requested information of your app correctly. After that, upload your app to the iTunes app store. Now the general public using the iTunes app store can access your app and use it.
Also, make sure to promote your app in your social circle to aware people of the app. Along with, must keep your eye on reviews and app progress to update and change the features and design of app according to the audience preferences.