Various Aspects of iPhone App Development

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On the advent of 2012, the selling of iphone saw major increase. According to a report in the first quarter of the year Apple reported selling over 37 million iphone in world market. It proves that the device became popular in public very fast. Youths made this their first choice. As the use of iphone spread, so the requirement of application increased day by day. This way a separate branch opened with the title of iphone development. Objective C, XCode, Interface Builder and iOS – all terms in the world of iPhone application development.

All serious iPhone developers know that in it only Intel based processor is required. Apple company does never go to release a software development kit that works on Windows. They have to work of development under the Android platform. Even though there are hacks for emulating the OSX operating system on a PC, the software development kit is continuously updated and this will lead to lost productivity and frustration.

When you plan some iphone application invention, you must have some points in your mind. You awareness will protect you lots of further problems. Here are some important things to mention when you when you enter into this vast land of possibilities.

At first chose an Apple developer’s site and enter “iOS Dev Center. This center is replete with various downloads, getting started videos, documentation, sample code and much more. You need not pay any penny for registration with Apple because it is always free and requires to download the integrated development environment, XCode. This is the best environment that is the starting point for iPhone application development.

Downloading XCode is straight forward, but be careful, you must confirm that the XCode you are downloading is of correct version based on your Macintosh operating system. XCode 4.2 for Snow Leopard, XCode 4.3 for Lion and XCode 4.4 for Mountain Lion.

XCode is a compressed file and usually 2GB volume is compressed into1.6 GB. Certainly it will take extra download time. XCode is optimized for designing, coding, building and testing iOS applications, but can also be used to develop Cocoa applications for the Macintosh computer.

Consider that the creation of a new XCode project, the Single View Application for the iOS is the best template. You will have to spend some time to understand this template. The app delegate verses the view controller, though Objective C is the language of iOS development. If the developer is not familiar with Objective C, go to a site with sample code and work through the tutorials for iPhone application development. Download an XCode sample project, build and run in the iOS simulator. Much can be gained by reverse engineering class and interface builder files.

As a developer when you create an application, you need to join now iOS Developer Program for a reasonable cost. This allows the registration of up to 100 devices for final testing and submission to the App Store for distribution. Web development is also a choice for iOS. Most companies are leaning towards web development for the mobile marketplace mentioning that is the need of time. Here the developer does not require the full knowledge of Objective C. The easier HTML5, CSS, JavaScript languages can be implemented for iOS as well as Android and Blackberry. Developers are advised to download sample code, coding How-To and videos from the “Safari Dev Center” on the Apple developer’s site.

The road of iphone application development is very long and full of new sights of technologies and other interesting facts. It is like a trip of excitement for an apps developer. There are many stones to be turned and discover new gem.

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