Setting the standards for the industry, the iOS platform has become the OS to beat when it comes to smartphones.
iPhone is one of the most popular and beloved smartphones among the consumers all over the world. The demand for iOS apps has only gone one way up from its inception. BrainFuel is a leading iPhone app development company in India that offers agile and reliable iPhone app development services worldwide.
Mobile application development process
Learn more about us with mobile development process, we have broken down process to meet the demands and expectations of our clients and your end users.
Concepts and research
The first step to conceptualize an innovative and unique concept for a new app, which leads you to make it popular and successful and lends a hand to your brand to stand out from the competition. The first step of our mobile app development is of great importance as it is associated with your target demographics. There are several metrics and data that is needed to start the mobile application development cycle. We come with a list of questions and we must find answers to our application to get a definite outcome. What is the purpose of your app? What end game you are expecting from your app? Who and What are your target demographic/end users? Opposition research is also an important part in this first step, we list out your potential competitors, we research to see how are they offering services to the end users and what users are expecting more from their app? This is again important as this give us an idea for an option or feature which could be deciding x-factor the users to choose you're instead of the existing option. The next part in step is to decide on many technical aspects of your mobile application
Choosing the right platform for the mobile app
How much time do the developers have to develop to an app? When will you expect to launch your app? What is your budget for developing the app? Once answers to these questions are once finalized, we go to step 2 which deals with end user’s expectations, market demands and how your application is different than the ones already existing in the environment.
Precise intentions and objectives
As mentioned before here is where our developers and you come to an agreement about your expectations, demands and the level of the feasibility of your requirements. This is the initial planning phase of your iOS application’s development lifecycle, which is very significant as this will cement the fact that developers and clients are on the same page. Decisions about all features and functionalities of the mobile app need to be finalized at this stage. This can be done by agreeing on answers to questions such as What unique features will your mobile app have to attract users? What features make your app more advanced than the existing ones? The ideal consensus should be that the app does not have a bunch of common features, there has to be couple of unique features attract them to use your app. While developing a mobile app, developers and clients always has to be lookout for new technologies and trends as It helps to get an excellent user experience to your target demographic.
Wireframes & Prototyping
This stage is quite important as it gives you our initial idea about the look & feel of your app.There are several metrics our developers need to consider before start wireframing such as placements of key objectives on the screen, the screen orientation itself, representation of your content, usage and placement of blocks, and many more nuances of developing a mobile application, a wireframe can be an effective way to communicate the complex and complicated ideas. With the help of a well planned and detailed wireframe, developers can make the iOS mobile application’s design and development process much more productive and fast. The primary objective of a wireframing process is to gauge the user experience of the end user. Our developers tweak the application to be more responsive or to be more easy to use during this stage. Beyond the front end of the iOS application, a wireframe helps our developers by being a guide for the backend structure of the application, a wireframe can work as checklists for APIs, servers, data diagram, data integrations, push notifications and other technical aspects associated with iOS mobile application development. The App Prototyping process helps our developers to make the iOS mobile application development process uncomplicated as it offers a space to assess design ideas, go through feedbacks, realize dead links, and more
Developing the App
Once the features, layouts, and every single aspect of the application is finalized, the iOS mobile application’s development starts. This step is a collection of several processes some smaller in scale and larger in scale. Our developers as mentioned above are always on the lookout for new technologies, new trends that are getting traction from the target demographic. The clients are told in advance about any changes to the application if there is any deviation from the original agreed upon features. The developer also needs to follow the guidelines from the respective platforms, accounts are set up in app stores to make sure that the iOS application follows all the guidelines and does not get rejected by the app store. Our designers will make the skins for your app which lets the clients understand the look and feel of their mobile app. These screens actually represent the interface that the end users will finally use to make interaction with the final app. In this stage, every detail is crucial and developers have to go back the first step and make sure that no stone is left unturned when it comes to the features, expectation and demands of the clients and the end user.
App Testing & Debugging
This is one of the most pivotal phases of the iOS mobile development process. We go through functional testing, performance testing, memory leakage testing, interrupt testing, usability testing, installation testing, operational testing and more make sure that applications pass through any technical shortcomings in the foreseeable future.
Launch the App
Once the application has gone through quality checks, the iOS app has lived up to the satisfaction of developers and clients. The iOS app needs to be launched in the respective app stores. It takes time to get approval from the app store around 4-6 days, while iOS apps need 3 hours to get approval.
App Store Optimization and App Marketing
Once your iOS app gets approval, start focusing on app store optimization and app marketing to create awareness of your app within your defined target audience. Make research to find targeted keywords to use in your app title, description before you submit your app. With an effective landing page that comprises app name, icon, screenshots, promotional videos, contact information, link to download app and other information helps in promoting your app efficiently. Remember, your app marketing and promotion are equally important as its development in order to enhance its reach and explore potential markets.
Every step of the iOS mobile application development process has its own importance in the entire development lifecycle. Mobile app developers and individuals associated with the project need to understand the importance of each step before moving on to the next step. A meticulously developed mobile app effectively reduces chances of rejection by the app store or being an app riddled with bugs. It is important to keep all the concerned individuals from developers to the clients in the loop about how the app development process is moving forward. A good app is also a result of proper communication, team coordination and collaboration.
Features iOS development platform
Lightning is way Better than Micro USB, Apple’s Lightning connector may not be standard, unlike Micro USB, but it is much more powerful. The Lightning port can also be used for audio. Lightning headphones are capable of receiving lossless stereo 48 kHz digital audio output from Apple devices, as well as sending mono 48 kHz digital input from a microphone.
Since Apple is the only manufacturer making iOS devices, new technologies tend to see a much faster adoption. This consistency in user experience is very appealing to developers who are always on lookout to implement and adopt the technology. In contrast, Previously, manufacturers of different platforms had to implement the technology themselves. That meant third-party app developers could not guarantee every iOS user would have the same experience.
Instant Updates for All
When Apple puts on a new iOS update, it reaches every Apple product immediately. any security vulnerabilities, software glitches or bugs are fixed with great efficiency within the iOS ecosystem. It also means users can get their hands on the latest features as soon as Apple is ready with them.
Apple’s Spotlight search is a phenomenal search engine. From any Home Screen panel on any iPhone or iPad, a simple touch and drag down will load the search field. You can then launch a search for almost anything on your device – apps, contacts, phone numbers, messages, GarageBand projects, draft emails, individual tracks available to stream via Apple Music. Spotlight can also be search the web, Like on OS X, Spotlight can handle some basic everyday and maths questions too.
Transition with continuity
Since Apple creates both the hardware and software for its devices, they tend to work very well together. Start writing an email, document, text message on one Apple device and you can immediately pick up where you left off from another Apple device. With Continuity, you can also make and receive phone calls from your iPad, iPod touch, or Mac when your iPhone is on the same wifi network.
Apple’s iOS is a more secure platform than the competition. Given, it’s not impregnable. But it is better than all its competitors on every measure related to security. iOS also has more users worldwide, which makes it appealing for cyber scammers.
Siri is now in its third year of existence, and with time, it’s getting even smarter. iOS now allows users to activate Siri with a voice command, iTunes purchases can be made right from Siri’s interface, and it now has song recognition powered by Shazam.
iOS with HealthKit measures all the individual measures of all of user’s fitness data. HealthKit provides hooks to pull in data from third-party fitness trackers so you can keep track of everything all in one place.
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