What Are The Major Challenges Faced In IOS App Development?

What are The Major Challenges Faced in iOS App Development?

by Harjot Kaur — 4 years ago in Mobile Apps 4 min. read

Every second day there is a new app coming in the market, and the technology behind it keeps us mesmerized for longer.

These new technologies have everything in their hands to create a stir in the market, however, this can only happen, when technology finds its way on the right OS platform. I know it is a moot point to discuss which OS is best, as both Android & iOS have their own share of benefits.

To cut the chaos short, today we are going to cover the number of challenges and strategies to be considered while opting for iOS app development.

Why iOS devices are the most popular?

We all know, iOS devices have less of a learning curve as their functions are similar, and the apps on iOS are seamless and fluid in every possible way.

People are glued to iOS devices, whether a smartphone, Mac, iPad. No doubt, the iOS market is very huge with millions of users currently spread all across the globe.

Now after the launch of new models in the market, there has been a massive reduction in the sales of other desktop PCs & notebooks, and Apple products are literally dominating the market. 

Thus, due to its increasing demand, many businesses have understood the importance of developing an app for iOS and have begun the work towards the development of the app for this OS.
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What are the factors to be considered while developing iOS apps?

  • Having a profound knowledge of the various coding systems and graphics designing is an essential aspect;
  • The beginning point of any new app development is identifying the different design choices suitable for your app;
  • Then understanding the way to plan the whole process in such a way that the implementation is most effective;
  • Good knowledge of the various types of languages is also needed for coding;
  • The crucial thing is the planning, as the development of an iPhone app might take very long depending upon several factors such as the developing environment, the coding language used, the features added & and its complexity, design, and graphics of the app.

Now let’s take a look at different factors that developers must keep in mind, and be acquainted with the following coding and development systems:

  • iOS SDK
  • X code 
  • iOS simulator
  • UI kit framework
  • Features of latest iOS

Various companies provide the services of developing an app for iOS, however, the questions you have to ask is how credible are they in doing so? What are the additional services and the timeframe in which they complete the development? 

Today there is a larger spectrum of businesses that take the benefit out of his particular OS.

  • Enterprises
  • E-commerce
  • Healthcare
  • Travel
  • Sports
  • Multimedia
  • Retail
  • Restaurants
  • Legal
  • And many others…

The key points to be kept in mind while outsourcing your iOS app development project

  • Understand whether they will be able to complete your project in time;
  • They should use higher graphics and animations to make your app look more attractive and modern;
  • They should be transparent in their work, no type of false practice should be done;
  • Must bear a positive image in the market.

When developing an iPad app one should always keep in mind the above points so that you can acquire the results as per you have imagined your dream app to be made. 

But on the other hand, there are few Pro tips that you must consider before initiating the app development project, let’s grab a quick look.
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Define the app’s purpose 

Much before you start developing the app development journey, you must create an outline of your purpose for the application. Here, you can create a mobile strategy to help you understand the purpose behind app development, and which purpose is likely to serve and how it will help your consumers.

Pay attention to security

Apple is very rigid with the security measures for its apps, hence you have to be extra cautious while developing an iOS app, and take care of security at every possible step of the development.

Content layout has to be as per guideline

You should know that Apple is hugely concerned about the content layout of the apps. And the content must fit the screen accurately, avoiding any need to scroll left or right. Check this aspect clearly to avoid rejection from Apple.

Multiple iOS version compatibility

There are different iOS versions available in the market, and not every user has updated to the latest version, hence your app must be compatible with as many as versions as possible, to help users to utilize your app’s functionalities largely.

Battery usage should not be missed

For an iOS device battery is most significant, if your app helps users’ device battery not to be consumed unnecessarily, then it would stay in their device, else it will be uninstalled. So keep a check at the battery usage and make your app, users’ favourite.
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Final thoughts

A mobile app regardless of any OS becomes only successful when efforts are invested in its development. This brings a personalized approach to the users, and in return, users get value out of the final product and demand your app in abundance

By following these steps you certainly help your iOS app to turn into a successful product and secure a loyal user base much before its official launch in the market.

With this hope that you would have received some useful tips in iOS app development, I bid adieu to you all today. 

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Harjot Kaur

Harjot Kaur is a Business Head at Techugo- a mobile app development company, spending her day with her selling and convincing skills, helping in converting leads, and closing customers. She is technology graduate and when she is not busy in her usual business talks, she explores new technologies, and shares her knowledge through writing.

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