An iPhone app can earn you some good money if you take time to build something unique and interesting. Contrary to popular belief that this is a daunting task, there are a few hints that you could use to come up with something that does not have bugs and is of quality. Below are simply steps to guide your app development venture.
1. Come up with something unique that will stand out
There are numerous apps out there. For your brainchild to stand out amongst all the others, you need to ensure that it will not merely be a copied idea from another app.
2. Find a Mac
Apples iPhone tools used for development purposes are currently only available for those who use the Mac OS. To be able to load your idea to the Apple store, you will need a Mac. You can get a Mac mini affordably if you do not have one with you.
3. Submit your application as a developer with Apple
You need to have official membership with Apple Developers if you are looking to use the tools by Mac. The registration needs to be done once and with is, you are set to come up with iPhone apps for those devices using Mac.
4. Get the tool for Software Development for iPhones; SDK
You can only get to download the SDK once you have confirmed your status as official developer. Ensure though that you get the right kit for the OS you have in use. The download is quite sizeable for it contains all the tools you will need and this only means that you need to gear yourself for quite a wait.
You may then wish to look for tutorials from ManiacDev which will guide you a great deal along this path.
5. Get the XCode
This is an IDE that comes with full features which enables source code edition, steps for building and compiling as well as a graphics debugging platform. With this quite heavy download, you may not have to leave the source code.
6. Build the app using the SDK templates
If you have a draft of the app in paper or even on Photoshop, you could start the designing of the app. You will have a lot of apps to choose from.
7. Get your way around Objective C
Those with a love for programming will have an easier time grasping this objective which is very crucial. If it proves very difficult, you could get the help of one who has the knowledge.
8. Program the App
This is done on the Objective-C platform and will take as much time as will be influenced by the depth of the app you wish to have. There are some apps which will take a short time to program while others may really take ages.
9. Take advantage of the simulator
There is the iPhone simulator which comes with the SDK. The more the bugs you try, the more the solutions you will have to any way the user of the app may try to use it.
10. Load the app onto iTunes
You may need to make a payment of $99. If the app is a good one, you will get the payment back. Have some people try the app so that you can get the bugs you may have missed so as to fix them. When you are sure of the app, submit it to iTunes to get approved.
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