iOS is the exclusive operation system that Apple Company has developed for its devices. It is used in iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and it is the second most popular OS among users around the world. Major versions of iOS are released annually and minor bug fixing versions are released after the major release. In order to become an iOS developer, there are some essentials you as a developer need to be aware of. The required hardware system, the programming languages, the development platforms, and the iOS app development companies are the initial knowledge you need to know before starting iOS app development.
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First of all, there are some traits an iOS developer must have in order to become a successful developer. An iOS developer has to be able to understand the types of controls and inputs that are available for different platforms, as well as who your users are. Developers need to learn how to create Model-View-Controller (MVC), delegate patterns, and notifications. Since almost every app has interaction through the internet, an iOS developer has to know how to transfer data within the internet which is done through JSON.
Second, as an iOS developer, you need to have a Mac computer. The latest version of graphical interface Xcode is necessary to write the iOS app. Xcode is Apple’s Integrated Development Environment for iOS apps. There are many languages that can be used to develop iOS mobile apps. The most popular languages are Objective-C, Swift, C#, Python, C++, and HTML5.
Objective C is a general-purpose and object-oriented programming that was the primary language of Apple iOS mobile apps. Objective-C inherits the syntax, primitive types, and flow control statements of C and adds syntax for defining classes and methods. It also adds language-level support for object graph management and objects literals while providing dynamic typing and binding, deferring many responsibilities until runtime. Swift is a modern programming language that provides modern language features such as dynamic, safe, late binding, and extensibility. C# is a simple, modern, flexible, object-oriented, safe, and open-source programming language. C# is one of the most versatile programming languages in the world. C# allows developers to build all kind of applications including Windows clients, consoles, Web apps, mobile apps, and backend systems. Python is a dynamic programming language which supports object-oriented, imperative, functional and procedural development paradigms. Python is very popular in machine learning programming. In iOS app development, Python can be used to create libraries, functions, and back end processing tasks. C++ is one of the oldest and most popular programming languages. In Android development, C++ is used to build APIs and backend tasks. There are several popular built-in C++ libraries available for iOS developers to use in their apps. HTML 5 combines with CSS and other technologies can be used to build iOS hybrid apps. These apps are not native apps. Hybrid apps wrap around a browser control and use HTML and CSS to render pages within the apps. iOS is the second most-used operating system in the world behind Android. Objective-C and Swift are two main programming languages used to build iOS apps. While Objective-C is an older programming language, Swift is a modern, fast, clear, and evolving programming language.
What is the mobile application development platform
A mobile application development platform (MADP) is a type of software that allows a business to rapidly build, test and perhaps deploy mobile apps for smartphones or tablets. One of the most popular platforms is Appery which is a cloud-based mobile app builder that you can use to create apps for either Android or iOS. It includes Apache Cordova (Phone Gap), Ionic, and jQuery Mobile with access to its built-in components. Because of the fact that this platform runs in the cloud, there is no need to install or download anything to start using it. This builder has a visual editor to design and create the UI of the app by dragging and dropping components and it automatically creates the code for what the developer wishes to have.
Another popular platform is Mobile Roadie which is an app creator that allows anyone to create and manage their own iOS or Android app. Even better, the building happens in a very visual way. The platform supports all media types, with automatic importing of RSS, Twitter, or Google News keywords, and an auto-refreshing fan wall for real-time communication with users. You can preview your app from user’s side to check the quality and appropriateness of the content you have written in your app. It also gives you the ability to send push notification either from your own site or via the platform itself. This platform accepts any languages such as XML, JSON, PHP, HTML, etc.
TheAppBuilder is another platform for app building which provides a suite of apps to suit employees, clients, events, and brochures, with two different approaches available. Using the dedicated AppLibrary, you can provide your users with a window into multiple apps and even customize it with your own branding. You can protect both public and private apps with usernames and passwords, and distribute them via the app store, making use of TheAppBuilder’s Active Directory integration to enable login with existing credentials and user groups. Appy Pie, AppMachine, GameSalad, BiznessApps, AppMakr, and ShoutEm are other platforms which can be used to build an iOS application by developers.
According to statistics, the top iOS companies in 2019 can be listed as Dot Com, Infoway, OpenXcell, Utility, Consagous Technologies, Cubix, IndiaNIC, Swenson He, Algoworks, Zco Corporation, RipenApps, and many other companies.
To become an iOS developer, you have to go through all these stages to start developing an application. All this information is crucial to know as an iOS developer to select the best platform and languages for designing and creating the app. After the creation stage, the most important duty is to test the app before releasing it which mostly takes more time than designing and development process. After testing and debugging the app, you have developed an iOS app and it is the time to launch it on Apple Store.