HOW TO CREATE AN IOS APP: STEPS AND ELEMENTS
A few weeks ago, we talked about how to create an app for Android devices. Now we have to focus on the other portion of the applications i.e iOS based apps. IOS applications are the second in the ranking if analyzed by the operating system.
Perhaps if you’ve read this tutorial for Android, you want to know more about how to create an app for iOS .Especially if you’re planning on creating an app for company. Well, although the process is the same there are things that we must take into account.
The steps to create an iOS app…
They are practically the same as for any other mobile app project. We remind you briefly about the most important ones:
- The initial phaseis the one in which we need to define the idea of the app we want to create. It is also desirable to create a mockup starting to have the app almost ready.
- In the phase of business,we enter into the details, but without developing anything. We must be clear about the business model that we follow with our application. What is the purpose of the app? If you want to generate income, then you have to define which technique or techniques you will use for app monetization. Define all this well before beginning to develop.
- Finally, the design and development phaseis here. If necessary, get specialized iOS development teams for the programming part. Remember that design is also an important part, especially for iPhone and iPad. In order to manage the app project, it is highly recommended that you have an experienced Project Manager. At Clustox we have all these types of experts, so if you do not know how to create an iOS app we can help in the process.
- The phases of launch and promotion of the app. This is where we have to upload the applications to the stores. Make a good ASO strategy to get you in the app stores. And remember to launch promotional campaigns in the general media and on specialized forums too.
Create iOS App: iPhone and iPad
Let’s do it! When we say create apps for iOS we include the versions for both iPhone and iPad. Even so, we must bear in mind that there are some small differences between creating apps for these two types of devices. When it comes to creating apps for tablets, such as the range of iPad, we have to take into account readability and resolution which is different for iPhone. The typography and the images that we use for iPhone may not work for iPad.
The design in iOS becomes more relevant
Precisely, the design has become more important than ever to create app for iOS. In an Apple design guide for 2014, the brand determined some tips to make a good iOS app design. Although long since the guide was launched, many of these councils are still valid:
The icon design
It’s the first thing in your app that the user sees. In that sense, you should focus on creating an icon that stands out from the rest. Note that in iOS all the icons come embedded in a square with rounded edges. In short, do not use a photograph or too much text. Check that it is recognizable in all sizes, even if it has to be reduced. And above all, be creative when designing it.
Do not force registration
There are applications that ask you for very complete registration or to submit some kind of information before you start using them. Ideally, it is recommended not to force the user to register in the initial stages. Or at least delay it as much as possible. You can offer a registration through social networks like Facebook or even give a trial period before the user has to register.
Legibility and size of the elements
Both at the level of texts and icons or controls within the app. Remember that your app will be used on both an iPhone and an iPad. IOS devices are not always of the same size. Try not to put texts with very small letters or buttons that cannot be clicked properly. Actually, this advice can serve us for any app, even when creating apps for Android. But yes, it is true that in iOS all the interaction is done inside the screen, there are no additional buttons like the one to go back. Logic tells us that we must put everything in the design of the screen.
Usability: Make sure your back buttons are descriptive
When designing the back buttons between application sections, avoid having them say “Back”. It will be more efficient and usable for the user to put the name of the section to which you will return, for example, if you are in “Settings”, the return button can lead you to “Profile”.
Usability: Easy go interactions
That is important, do not go with the functionalities linked to gestures of interaction. It’s best to avoid anything other than ‘tap’ and ‘slide’ unless your iOS app is a game.
Branding and general feeling
Remember to keep your brand image throughout the app. But do not abuse animation and promotion. Try to focus on the purpose of the app and what users have to do within the app.
Keep in mind these steps, elements and tips while you set on the journey of iOS app creation. With that, if you have not hired the services of iOS app experts yet, knock at us. We would love to help you!