November 8, 2018

Native iOS development

iOS presents features useful for application development. These practical features and top-notch performance have made using iOS native apps as the stepping stones to success. With native iOS development comes some advantages. Native iOS apps offer advantages in graphics, app store distribution, and device integration. It enriches the user functionality as it works with the iOS of the user's device. Native apps build the foremost out of the functionalities offered by Apple phones such as the camera, GPS, microphone etc. Native apps have respective marketplaces to access the targeted audience easily with the security of payments thereby simplifying the distribution process making it easier for monetization. However, there are associating disadvantages. The native iOS development tends to be more expensive, a bit lengthy and time-consuming. The costs of updating and maintenance are higher when native iOS development is used.

Native iOS development of apps requires the understanding of its various languages, development tools and frameworks such as Xcode, Apple’s integrated development environment (IDE); Swift, Apple’s newest programming language; and frameworks such as Cocoa Touch and ARKit for augmented reality. Swift is a multi-paradigm and a new general purpose programming language developed for iOS. It is created to work with the Cocoa Touch Framework, Cocoa and multiple extant Objective-C codes for products. Using the incredibly high-performance LLVM compiler, Swift code is transformed into optimized native code that gets the most out of modern hardware. In order to create iOS games or consumer-focused apps where performance, graphics, and overall user experience are necessary, the use of Swift programming language is not to be undermined. Swift uses Automatic Memory Counting (ARC) – a technology aimed to add a garbage collector function that wasn’t introduced to iOS before. This technology determines which instances are no longer in use and gets rid of them on your behalf. We will integrate Swift ARC seamlessly into your native app to increase its performance and speed, creating even richer app experiences for your app users. From its earliest conception, Swift was built to be fast. Its syntax and language constructions provide stability, reducing crashes and cases of problematic behavior. It provides real-time feedback and can be seamlessly incorporated into Objective-C code. We will develop a safe and more reliable native iOS app with an extra layer of quality control using the syntax and language constructions delivering an iOS app with greater robustness and stability and offering an enhanced response.

ARKit, an iOS SDK gives native apps full access to the device’s GPS sensor and Wi-Fi access points. It creates unparalleled augmented reality experiences for mobile apps and games. In native iOS development, User Interface (UI) is the key as it the defining power when it comes to the designs and interactive interface. Storyboards and the Interface Builder are additional tools used in developing the User Interface(UI) of Native apps. This creates the foundation on how an app will work specifically. Taking into cognizance of the interactions between the UI, the database, and the user that make it function, we will create an app that is user-friendly and graphically appealing to its users. We will develop a mobile app with a built-in geolocation feature to provide accurate tracking, plane detection or device position/movement.

We will deliver an app with fast load times, a slick user interface, high performance, and top-notch security given our understanding of Xcode. Whether you want to build a real-time social media app such as Twitter, or a game such as Pokemon, at Appsquare, we’ve got you covered as we understand the rudiments and technicalities required in native iOS development from the creation of an idea to going live.

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