iPhone 5 – one of the most anticipated devices of all times, is finally here with loads of new features and functionalities in tow. Already, we have seen unprecedented levels of pre-booking of this device by people, who want to be the first ones to lay their hands on this brand new smartphone from Apple. This means that soon enough, there will be a huge demand for apps that are compatible with this new version of iPhone.
So, why not take the initiative as a developer and strike while the iron is hot? What I mean is , you must prepare in advance to develop and release apps for iPhone 5 before other developers do, if you want to make maximum profits; you need to be the fastest off the blocks.
In this case, what you can do is take a cue from the features of this new device and develop your apps based on these very features. Let’s take a look at two such important features of the iPhone 5 and how you can develop apps based on them.
A bigger screen with better display
iPhone 5 has a bigger screen – 4 inches, which makes it taller than the iPhone 4S device. And just like its predecessor, iPhone 5 too sports a Retina display packed with pixels, to give end-users astounding clarity in terms of graphics. This is exactly what you as a developer should take the advantage of, all 4 inches of the iPhone 5’s display is yours, to play around with.
For instance, you can develop numerous apps that are visually appealing, such as a games app. With a large real estate, you’ll be able to provide users more options in terms of game controls, better background and a more intuitive and interactive game play in both – landscape, as well as, portrait orientations.
However, if you are not into developing game apps, you can try developing some photo-editing apps (just like Instagram) or any other app with rich-graphics and animations, which will come alive once users install and use it on their iPhones.
An enhanced audio system
Apple introduced an enhanced audio system in the brand new iPhone 5. What the company did is that it totally discarded the old, hackneyed looking headphones and replaced them with the more ergonomic ‘EarPods’. You’ll be surprised (but not shocked) to know that it took the smartphone giant almost 3 years to come up with this innovation, which is totally worth it as ‘EarPods’ provide users better acoustics, fit well in almost every ear type and don’t fall off easily. Additionally these are structured in such a way (with three holes and a unique shape) that you can hear clear sounds even when you are in a big hall full of people.
Also, Apple built the iPhone 5 with 3 inbuilt mics instead of 2. Together with the latest audio-based technologies like Beamforming and Noise Cancelling, these mics help in directing audio from the source to the destination clearly.
This is good news because now you can experiment with various multimedia and entertainment apps or any other apps that require audio. For instance, you can develop a Radio app, with never before seen features. Since users will be eager to try out a variety of apps to test this awesome audio system and EarPods on their device, the best thing that you can do is develop these sound based apps for them.
I have taken just two features of iPhone 5. There are many other such hardware and software features in the device, which make it perfect for developing some of the best apps, so much so that it is like a dream come true for an iPhone app developer. For example, you can use 4G LTE connectivity and iOS 6 features, which include but are not limited to – a new and improved Siri, the Apple Maps app, FB integration and Photo streaming. So, brush up your knowledge in the latest iOS SDK and start developing iPhone 5 apps! I am ready, are you?