There is absolutely no doubt that you should follow many of the iPhone Apps Development tips that are offered by experienced developers, professionals and experts in the field. Some of these are really incisive and will enable you to develop cutting edge apps that take user defined functionality to another level altogether. But there is a catch, and this is a big catch. Some of these tips might just take you on the wrong path, and therefore it’s important that you should never blindly follow these tips.
Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t follow all the development tips that you come across, especially those found online:
You don’t know who has Written Them
Just about anybody and everybody calls themselves an expert on the internet. So, if you come across somebody who call himself an expert and has offered some iPhone application development tips, you shouldn’t take it at face value. When you come across such tips, you should first take a look at who has written them. Go through the author’s bio and the link given therein. You could also check up on the author’s profile by going through his social profile (if it’s available); or you can even go through other articles written by the author and more importantly, the comments that the article has attracted. Sometimes, you get an idea about the quality of the tips given, by going through the comments.
You don’t know How “Accurate” They Are
Whether you are a newbie developer going through the tips given, or an iPhone app developer who has years of experience behind him, you need to use your own mind, while deciding on whether to implement a given set of tips or not. You need to apply the various tenets of development to check the feasibility of the tips and to understand whether the given tips will actually work or not. Remember, your own knowledge is important and is something that will help you separate the wheat from the chaff. You don’t want to be making use of tips that will lead to coding errors, which eventually lead to time delays. In the case of iPhone apps, utilization of wrong tips, might just end up in a situation wherein, the app is not accepted into the iTunes store.
Be your own person
As a developer, you need to bring to your domain, some new thoughts that help you innovate. It is important that you go down the tried and tested path of development, but at the same time, you also need to differentiate your development efforts. This will ensure that your iPhone app will be unique and offer functionalities that are not the same as that of other apps. If you blindly follow some underlined tips, there is a good chance that you might end up developing an app that is similar to something that has been developed before. This means there is very little chance of your iPhone app scaling the ladders of success.
By blindly following the tips for iPhone apps development, you are actually turning a blind eye towards your own skill sets and knowledge. Don’t allow that to happen. So, the next time you read a tip, think about the ‘how’, ‘why’ and ‘what’ behind the tip, before you actually go ahead and use it.