Why develop a native iOS application?
For the last few years, the development of mobile applications for iPhone has been one of the most rewarding businesses. So it's not surprising that companies all over the world have embarked on this adventure. Indeed, AppStore applications are more profitable and their development is easier and less time-consuming. In addition, iOS users often invest more money in their applications to access premium features.
If you are considering creating a mobile application, native iOS development is an option worth considering.
Apple's unfailing commitment to its users
The popularity of the platform is surely due to Apple's unwavering commitment to provide only the best to its users. In fact, the regulations put in place by Apple are quite stringent by industry standards. The checks that an application must pass before being published on the App Store are quite meticulous and imply strict compliance with the graphic charter and technical specifications defined by Apple. In particular with regard to the thematic structures, the fluidity of the user interface (UX/IX) and the stability of the application.
What is iOS native mobile development?
Native iOS mobile applications are exclusive and proprietary applications. Therefore, they are not compatible with other operating systems such as Android.
A Mac is required to create an iOS application, in addition to a $99 per year subscription iOS developer account. Applications are developed through the Xcode framework using the Objective-C programming language.
If you opt for a hybrid application, your application will run on iOS however, it will be limited in terms of capacity and user experience.
Software Development Kits developed by Apple
iOS SDK "Software Development Kit" developed by Apple Inc. in February 2008 in order to make the development of native applications accessible for iOS.
Originally designed for the development of iPhone applications (formerly known as the iPhone SDK) iOS SDK allows developers to build applications for other iOS devices, such as the iPod Touch, iPad and Apple Watch.
The Xcode framework is a development environment, it is one of the central elements of the iOS SDK. Available for free download, Xcode requires only an Apple ID to be used.
Xcode eases the creation of applications for OS X, iOS and Watch OS. It includes a graphical user interface tool, a compiler, and an iOS simulator.
Advantages and disadvantages of an iOS application
Native iOS apps take full advantage of the hardware and native functions of the devices
If your application is compatible with Apple's family of products, update and maintenance costs are higher
Applications are fully supported by the App Store as soon as they are accepted
The process to have an application authorized by the App Store is long and complicated
App Store support provides total security for iOS users
Updates must also be approved by the App Store.
iOS applications are “Closed Source”
As it is "Closed Source", Mac OS X is required to develop the following applications
App Store can manage your transactions on your behalf
30% commission on all transactions made through the app store
Develop your mobile application projects under iOS
We have many iOS developers ready to accompany you during your mobile development project. A dedicated team of experts will take care of the development of your new applications or the evolution of your existing applications.
Depending on the nature of your project, the languages used vary between Objective-C and Swift. In addition, we have designed our own tools such as a cross-platform library allowing you to apply themes directly on the go. We have also created a framework that simplifies developments when applications display several completely different interfaces depending on the media.
We advise you to choose the development of native applications in order to maintain your competitiveness and provide a high quality product. We are here to help you choose the option that will meet the needs of your market and offer you real additional value.