According to Statista, iOS is the third most wanted platform by app developers. The survey results clearly indicate the need for iPhone app developers to pull up their socks, for the coming times.
So, where must you get started and what must you aim for? If you are not sure, here’s a mini-guide to position you on the path of fruitful iPhone app development.
Let’s take a look at 3 practices to be an awesome iPhone app developer:
iPhone application development is a highly demanding process. Especially on this day when App Stores are overflowing with the best and worst apps, of every genre.
In order to truly capture your user’s attention iPhone app developers must build:
- User-centric apps
Else it defeats the whole purpose of business-oriented iPhone application development.
As a first step, analyze the multitude of top-ranking apps in the App Stores. If you are too new to this or have no idea what to look for, here’s a check-list to guide you through.
- Where exactly does it rank at the App Store?
- Does it fulfill its promise?
- What reviews has it collected?
- Is it offering any new features
- Have the app-support responded to user questions?
- Does it have an appealing app description?
- Do those text-filled product pages make sense to you?
- What improvements are they implementing, to stay relevant?
- If needed, would you download their app and use it?
- Is the app priced right?
- Does it serve its platform well?
This sure must ring a bell. Besides, don’t just stop at analysis. Think of strategies you can create to improve the current rating and ranking of the app. This way you will have a list of amazing ideas of app-promotion and marketing at your disposal, anytime, anywhere.
iOS is a competitive platform. You cannot just sleep away from the updates. Take out time to keep yourself informed of ‘what’s next’ in the ever-changing iOS ecosystem.
For instance, with iPhone 6 Apple has released Swift, a new app development language. Meant to overtake Objective C in iOS app development, it is the new mantra for new age iOS app developers. Learn the top tools to stay in demand and to build cutting edge iOS apps of tomorrow.
Embrace a quick-learning attitude, make it your trait, to be the most sought-after iPhone app developer. Have an insatiable appetite for knowledge. Check-out the iPhone developer’s site to polish your skills or to acquire new ones.
Push yourself to multi-task. Apart from knowing Apple’s official SDK, learn the nuances of app optimization and make sure to get a hang of the latest and best tools in iPhone app development.
Get on with building your own app. The sooner you start, the more you will acquire. You may get stuck here and there. But, do not fret. You will learn more as you build.
If you are not confident then assign each day of the development, for a specific task only. If you are not happy with the result, return back for improvisation, on the same task. This will boost your confidence and improve your skills.
You can even put your skills to test on modification tasks, instead of working on a live project. You may reverse engineer your tasks, to get a hang of the real project. Later on, off course, you can simply build on these tasks by putting in more features and building an app, as per your desire.
You can always hook up with an experienced iPhone app developer and ask them for mentorship.
Don’t be sad, if you do not find a mentor, you can always:
- Join a group of iPhone app developers and follow them
- Join an online forum or community
- Take up iPhone app development classes
- Self-teach yourself
Remember to sweat and pull those brain muscles, to be not a good, but a great iPhone app developer.