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The Different Steps to the iOS App Development Process

We live in a world that is dominated by phones and mobile devices that rock the Android operating system, but there are still people who prefer the iOS side of things. There are many reasons why people stick with Apple’s mobile devices. For one, they are much simpler to use that even your granny can utilize their devices with ease. Second, the Apple App Store have stringent rules regarding the application submission process, which means that the app you’re going to see is most likely ran through rigorous testing before it is uploaded. This gives you the confidence that the application is safe to use.

There are currently over 1.5 million apps in the app store and more are being released every day. Even though the competition is stiff, mobile app developers are still churning out plenty of iOS apps. In this article, I will talk about the different steps that are normally done when creating applications for iOS.

Research and Analysis

The initial steps to developing iOS apps revolve around market research and analysis. Since there are more than 1.5 million apps already in the app store, you’re going against stiff competition. In order for you to stand out, you need to know exactly what your target audience wants in an application. From there, you will also research Apple’s guidelines regarding app submissions. You have to study this so that you will know what to do and so that you will not waste your time fixing your app as per their guidelines.

The Designing Process

Before an application is developed, it has to be designed first and foremost. To do this, the app development agency may create wireframes that will serve as the blueprint for the designers and developers to follow.

Think about the design of the app and how it will affect the user experience. Unbeknownst to many, the app’s interface is actually a huge part of the app creation process as an application with a really bad design will most likely get uninstalled. In iOS App development, the developers would have to follow the model view controller (MVC) paradigm that handles the data, the user, and the software needed to create the application.

The Development Process

Now we’re talking about the more technical aspects of app development. It is actually divided into three parts: the back-end, API, and front-end.The back-end focuses on the backbone and foundation of the actual app. This involves coding and all of the other processes that are not visible on the user’s end.

Application Programming Interface or API is sort of the ‘glue’ that sticks both the back-end and the front-end together.
The front-end mainly revolves around what the user sees on the app or the elements that the user will interact with. This involves the user interface and the menus that they have to deal with when perusing your application.

Testing and Finalizing

An app development company would create different prototypes along the way and this is to ensure that the final version of the application is as bug-free as possible. That being said, you have to research on the app submission process so that your app will not be rejected.