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Developing your own iOS app

Jun 17th 2014 at 4:43 AM

Since iPhone launched its App Store in July of 2008 through iTunes, there have been over 500,000 apps approved by Apple. Many companies realize the need to develop an app to market their brand and get in touch with customers more effectively. Whatever the reason, this much is undeniable, mobile apps have now become an integral part of our lives.

The good news about these apps is that they are fairly simple to develop, provided you have the right resources. Top mobile app developers offer all the services available to help design an iOS app, even if you are just starting out.

If this is your first time developing an iOS app, here is what you should do:

1. Identify clearly what your Goal is

Before beginning any entrepreneurial venture, you must identify what the objective of creating the app is and how you intend to reach your goal. Here are some questions you need to answer:

•    Do I want an app that requires regular hands-on management and maintenance?
•    Is the app for entertainment or information?
•    Do I need to provide updates?
•    Who will manage the app’s technical services?

These questions, once answered, can provide you will the clear picture of how you want to move forward.

2. Browse through the iPhone App Store to gauge competition

It is important to scout the market to get a better understanding of what similar apps are out there in the store. This way you know what features you want to add in you app. Furthermore, it will help you understand what the competition’s apps are missing, so you can incorporate it in your app, giving your iOS app an edge over the rest.

3. Hire an iPhone Mobile App Developer

While there are many online resources that enable a DIY means of developing an iOS app, it is recommended that you hire a professional company or individual who has experience and technical knowledge in developing apps specifically for iPhone.

4. Sign Up for a Developers Account with App Store

This step is essential even if you decide to hire help. You will be required to establish your name and business with the App Store. There is an annual fee of $100, and all revenues will be transferred to your account.

Looking for the Right Developer to design your iOS app?

AppMuse is a leading source that helps companies and individuals discover the best developers, get quotations from several of them, and also provide marketing services to get apps noticed! AppMuse is your first stop to finding the perfect professional app developers with the right skills and relevant experience in the market.

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