Developing iPhone app is not a smooth process; there can be a number of hurdles which developers can face when they develop an app. However, there are certain tips and tricks related to it, which are no less than magic. Let us take a look at some of the iPhone app development tricks which even Houdini will be proud of!
• Think of a feasible concept for the app
iPhone apps that are backed by a fantastic concept, are well-received by the users on the App Store. Therefore, you must think of a feasible concept for your app, based upon the preferences of your target audience and develop your app accordingly. You can also do a bit of research and shortlist some of the bestselling apps on the iTunes Store. Go through the reviews of these apps; check their features and functionalities and concepts they are based on. After doing so, you will be able to conceptualize a nice app of your own.
• Design a smart, user- friendly interface
Make the user-interface of your app interesting and eye-catching. At the same time, make sure that it is user-friendly. For starters, keep the design of your app’s interface as simple as possible but elegant, so that the users can have a seamless experience when they use your app. Such features in your app will attract the target users and they will be compelled to download and use your app.
• Stick to 2-3 core features for the app
Using a number of features in a single app will only lead to confusion and chaos in the minds of the users. They will end up getting irritated. Hence, you must understand the fact that putting a lot of features in your app will do nothing but clutter up your app. What you must do instead, is stick to only a few (if possible two or three) features in your app and focus on them.
For example, visualize a fitness app with too many features like checking heart rate, measuring calories intake, running companion et al. Compare this with another app in the same category but with two, well-defined features like – calorie counter and running companion. Which one would you like to install and use? The second app isn’t it? Think on the same lines and develop an app with a few, but effective features for your target users as well.
• Make the app flawless
Make your app as flawless as you can; it should be totally devoid of bugs. If your app is not bug-free, chances are that it will be rejected when you submit it on the App Store. Even if it does get approved, then there are possibilities that your app might crash when the users use it. This will leave a bad impression about your app on the mind of your end-users and they will think twice before downloading any other app developed by you.
• Consistently update your app
Once your app has been approved and submitted on the App Store, you must consistently update your app. Keep adding new features and functionalities – however small, to your app so that it stays fresh with the end-users. For example, you have developed a camera app which is used to modify photos. After it is approved on the App Store, you can keep adding certain new filters and lenses at regular intervals. This will keep your app updated and prompt the users to download the new version of your app.
These above pointers are some of the sure-shot tricks of iPhone app development which are no less than magic! Use them and develop some amazing apps for your end-users.