Apple’s AppStore has vastly conquered the mobile gaming industry. So far, phone manufacturers have been angry with their application development, believing that it gave them a competitive edge. Ironically, Apple is known for the strict protection of its own code, which has opened the development of applications for everyone.
Before you develop your own Apple iPhone application, follow these simple tips:
- Choose your Apple Mac. Be careful. Many people buy a second-hand Mac on eBay, and then discover that the SDK is not running. The iPhone SDK (Software Development Kit) works only on an Intel Mac based on Intel. No exceptions
- The cheapest Apple Mac you need to buy is the Mini Mac. It is a small but beautifully designed machine and can use the Apple SDK more than good.
- Create your first application according to an elaborate example. Do it slowly and try to understand the code and all the elements.
- One of the most complex pieces for a developer is not the MVC framework. This will keep your code clean and separate the views of the model (the actual code) and the controller. It is worth taking the time to really understand this framework.
- Design your application before you build anything. Determine where all the buttons and navigation elements will be and how each screen will look. Document and register securely.
- Create a site to share online files, p. Google Docs or Microsoft Live, so you can share your ideas and designs with others to get feedback before you begin. But do not tell too many people, otherwise you will find that your idea is being copied before it’s even released.
When designing user interface screens on an iPhone, follow the Apple UI guidelines carefully. If not, your application will be rejected by Apple.
8. Test your application carefully, taking into account the different devices, p. iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch, etc. and different wireless configurations. In particular, ensure that the application handles properly with a failed signal and presents a user-sensitive warning message.
- After completing the development of the iPhone application, the next phase is to test the application on your phone. This step, called provisioning, is by far the most difficult and frustrating component. Follow the guidelines on the Apple website for the first time on the letter and you will save a lot of effort.
- Do not forget to promote your application. Friends and family are the best marketing tool and they are free. Spread the word using your Facebook page, Twitter and word-of-mouth ads.
Good luck Follow the simple tips above and start. The market is there waiting for your application to reach the AppStore.