It is true that the development stages of a mobile application, whether Android, iOS or Windows Phone, remain the same. We strongly recommend that you discover them if you have an app project. However, each platform has some particularities that must be taken into account to create a successful application.
The type of device:
When one says “iOS”, one thinks almost instantly to iPhone, yet the operating system of Apple is the king of the tablets. If you want to create an iOS application available on iPad, it will have to make some adjustments to make it work well.
A typical user has on his smartphone at least a few dozen applications. Just to make it easier to find your app, you should create an icon that stands out from the others. Note that in iOS all icons are inserted in a square with rounded corners, this is perhaps why the round icons appear particularly well.
The buttons must be clearly visible and large for the user to easily aim at. This advice also applies to the creation of applications for all platforms, but in the case of iOS it is especially important. Indeed, Apple devices have no buttons on their hardware. Therefore, any interaction is done directly on the application interface.
Publishing the application on the App Store:
To publish an app on the App Store, you should:
- Test the application as much as possible
An application iOS or Android, we will never cease to insist on this point: test your application to detect (and correct) all bugs and errors. A test with a simulator is not enough. Download the application and try it on iPhone and iPad. You can also use tools like Test Flight to make it easier for complex applications.
- Adapt the application to the internal versions of iOS
Many mobile users persist in not updating their smartphones; they remain on old versions of the operating system. Forgetting them would mean losing a lot of potential users. Consider creating an application compatible with older versions of iOS.
- Forget about beta versions
Apple only validates fully developed applications. He rejects, without mercy, the trial versions. Upload your application with its definitive name if you do not want it to be rejected.
- Create an API for processing third-party data
Custom Mobile App that use external third-party data often become unstable and close unexpectedly. No panic, it’s quite normal. But you will have to make frequent changes to get rid of these problems.