4 Points that Define the Success of an iPhone app
Apple’s iOS is surely one of the most popular and advanced operating systems that we have witnessed in the last decade – in the domain of mobile platforms. Though the users of an iPhone app still largely come from the US, iPhone have strengthened base globally by venturing into counties like India and China in the past 5-6 years. However, given the reach of an iPhone and how the quality of its finish and performance still remain the inspiration for the others to follow suit, developing an app for iPhone (for a brand or business seeking to cash in on the huge popularity of Apple App Store) still continues to be one of the most tedious and cost-intensive endeavour. Like every type of app and platforms hosting such apps, iPhone apps and iOS too have some pros and cons that every developers and businesses investing such development activities must be wary of.
For the process involved in getting one’s app published on Apple App Store, here we tried to be terse in elaborating 4 of those important points that, as a stakeholder in an iPhone app, you must know.
1. After the development of an iPhone app and detailing the ‘App record’ you proceed onto ‘Uploading the App’. The app upload step is followed by QC. Your app has to be approved by the QC and only then the app can be published globally on the iTunes stores. The expert rendering you the iPhone application development solution must be well aware of the Apple T&C – to help you avoid wastage of time (and money) in re-works.
2. Compared to other types of app development environment, reversals to queries raised to support system of Apple App store and the technology team is understood to be quicker and timely. So if you have subscribed to the services iPhone application development company in India and taken the quality of development as well as cost factor in check, you may be sure of the fact that the developed product will not remain stuck to the tunnel for a long time. A better and well organized support system with an efficient development team at the helm makes the future of an app much brighter.
3. One of main disadvantages of an iPhone app is that its price is almost invariably going to be much higher compared to the same types of app available on an Android or other such App stores. Also given the fact that the development process takes much time with an iPhone app development environment needing some specific hardware and software components to be set up, you need have a plan in place to counter the cost of development. But if you’ve taken care of the development cost by subscribing to an iPhone apps development services in India you are more likely to sail through. Also keep that in mind that once an iPhone app version is released, another version of the app can be released only when the current version becomes stable. So a robust app followed by a better in-house support system and quicker to-and-fro communications with the iPhone development community can prove better life-cycle of an app.
4. ‘System customizability’ of an iOS app is very limited compared to other mobile app operating systems like Android. Besides some minor tweaking, one cannot do major system settings changes. Excessive tweaking of an app may void the warranty with Apple.
Before you set out to develop an app for iPhone, be very sure of the fact that, unlike an Android app, there’s hardly any third-party platform that hosts an iPhone app. So you have to turn to the tune of Apple Store. And it wants you to be sincere and thoroughly following its set rules.