Apple iOS Application Development

The development of apps is very popular among individuals and businesses. It is another way to reach a target demographic audience in an insightful way. Applications are very interactive and help build your brand and customer service reputation. Applications are an effortless way for consumers to get the latest news about your business or anything else the application has to offer.

Look for a developer

Instead of trying to develop an app yourself through iOS developer, hire someone to do it for you. A developer will help you with everything, from the concept of the application you want to distribution of the application. A developer makes sure your app works on a range of iOS devices that include iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and iPhone. Depending on the size of the company, it can cost somewhere between $50,000 to $1,000,000 to develop an application. It all depends on what is needed by the individual or business. Generally speaking, the savvier the application, the more it will cost.

Do it yourself

Apple created a curriculum for high school students and college students to teach them to create their own applications. Despite it being targeted for this younger demographic, it can be beneficial for anyone who wants to develop their own application. The lessons build on the previous lesson to give the learner full comprehension of application development. The language used in iOS application development is known as Swift programming language; is a prerequisite to application development. Knowing the Swift language is not required, but it helps you become familiar with the program language. It will help with the lessons because the developer is used to the Swift code. There is an app called Swift Playgrounds app that will help familiarize someone to the Swift programming language.

The Apple lessons can help you design a simple meal prep application. Each lesson teaches about the Xcode project file on how the code and interface should look. This will be shown after each lesson is complete for comparison. The comparison will help you know what you need to improve on.


To even learn the basics for application development there are tools that are necessary. These tools include:

-Mac Computer version 10.11.5 or later

-Latest version of Xcode running on the Mac computer

After you have the tools for set up, Apple will help you go through building a basic UI which stands for user interface. Then you will be able to connect the UI, work with view controllers, implement a custom control, and define the data model. After building the UI you can create a table view, implement navigation, implement edit and delete behavior, and persist data which helps store and retrieve data.

Even after learning the basics you as the developer need to:

  • Register as a developer
  • Learn to design app interfaces
  • Learn Swift programming language
  • Learn to develop great apps
  • Learn about the technologies available to you
  • Debug and test your app
  • Distribution of app

It is up to the individual or business on what is more cost efficient for their brand. It’s also important to consider the time investment it takes to create an application.