IOS and IPad App Development Services
IOS and IPad Development
IOS is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. exclusively for its hardware. It is the operating system that presently powers many of the company’s mobile devices, including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
Skills You Need to Be an IOS Developer!
Swift is the programming language Apple created specifically for developing their apps. This is the language of all future development for iOS. So you have to know it! Our own experts acknowledge it’s not a “small” language, but you don’t have to know everything to land a junior position.
The ability to think in 3-D, and visualize the spatial relations between objects, is critical for successful App Developers. Simply put, when you design interfaces for devices like the iPhone, Apple Watch, or the new Apple TV, you must be cognizant of how users will interact with your application.
Successful iOS apps are known and admired for being supremely intuitive. The reason for this is that these apps adhere to a strict set of design guidelines. How data is stored and displayed to the user is handled in very specific ways. In order to build your own intuitive apps, you need to know and understand these design patterns.
Core Data is essentially THE persistence framework for Apple devices. Imagine if every time you used an app, your data was lost. This would be similar to the early days of video games, where you had to beat Super Mario Brothers in one run since you couldn’t save progress.
Grand Central Dispatch
Colloquially known as GCD, Grand Central Dispatch is what allows you to add what’s called “concurrency” to your apps, thereby making it possible for multiple tasks to run simultaneously with ease.
Git and GitHub
Effective use of version control is an important and useful skill for any developer working on long-lived (or even medium-lived) projects, and is essential to working with teams. We consider this so important that we actually partnered directly with GitHub to teach it!
Start Developing iOS Apps is the perfect starting point for learning to create apps that run on iPhone and iPad. The lessons build on each other, walking you through a step-by-step process of creating a simple, real-world iOS app.
Things you need to know about iPad development
With the iPad’s domination of the tablet space and the iPhone continuing to enjoy strong sales, interest in development for these two platforms keeps growing. I have started getting my head into the iOS development game.
- You need a Mac
- You really should get an iPad and an iPhone or iPod Touch
- Objective-C is a bit of a throwback
- XCode is radically different from Eclipse and Visual Studio
- XCode is ready to work with Subversion or Git
- You should sign up for your developer account early
- There are different types of developer accounts
- You can write code without a developer account
- iPads are not just big iPhones
- There are alternatives to Objective-C and XCode