At [x]cube we get frequent queries from aspiring developers who wants to start with iPhone app development. Here in this blog post we put together five basic points that you must be aware of if you aspire to be an iPhone app developer.
Since the advent of the first iPhone and the announcement of the launch of the App Store, iPhone application development got the attention of developers around the world. Many budding and professional developers feel that there is an immense possibility for both fame and money once you are able to establish a successful brand in iPhone app development industry. But before venturing into this business developers need to know few basic facts pertaining to iPhone application development so that one starts on a high note.
Cocoa is Apple owned native object-oriented application program environment earlier built for Mac OS X operating system. The cocoa originated from the NeXTSTEP and OPENSTEP programming environments which later became Apple’s property after they acquired the company NeXT. All iPhone applications are developed on this framework hence a thorough understanding of this framework is a must for every aspiring developer.
iPhone application development is not just about complex coding logic. Instead an app should have proper graphics and have good user interface design in order that the applications appeal to a user. An iPhone developer should be aware that he has to make visually appealing graphics within the limited dimensions of the screen.
An important thing to remember for all aspiring iPhone developers and especially for the ones who plan to move from web to iPhone, is that iPhone doesn’t support Flash. This would mean one has to be proficient in HTML 5 and other potential flash replacement techniques.
Apple closely monitors submitted applications before App Store approval so a developer has to be thorough with Apple’s terms and conditions and ensure that their apps abide by all the terms before submitting the app to App Store.