- How to develop your first iOS app and Submit to iTunes
Starting today, We would be sharing some cool tips and tricks for iOS developers and some guides for newbies. The process of iOS application development is not as hard or as easy as it might seem. Creating an app is not free though, you’ll need Apple developer account which costs $99 per year. But if you have a killer idea, the investment may pay off in few months.
Step 1. Think of a Killer iOS App
First step, obviously, is to think of a great iOS application. Why would anybody use your app? Why would anyone pay for it (if it is going to be a paid app)? These are some of the questions you should ask yourself before coding an App. Make sure to check if there are any similar applications already available and how you can make your app different
Step 2. Register as an Apple developer
To start coding your application, you’ll need to register as an Apple developer. You need to register once, and can use the same Apple ID that you use to download apps via iTunes. The fees for joining Apple developer is $99 per year. You can join via this like: http://developer.apple.com/
Step 3. Download iPhone/iPad SDK
Once you are registered as an Apple developer, you’ll need to download iPhone/iPad SDK (Software Development kit). The SDK contains iOS API, documentation, sample scripts etc that would be needed to develop your iPhone or iPad App.
Step 4. Download XCode for Mac
Truth is, there isn’t any easy way to code applications from windows. You will be needing Mac for developing apps for iPhone. A cheap way would be to get Mac Mini which is relatively cheaper than macbook.
Step 5. Learn Objective C
iPhone applications are coded in Objective C. You need to learn objective C in order to develop apps. Its not very hard, but not simple either. I would recommend a set of video tutorial I found on internet. The tutorial is not free, however, it is very good if you want to be a good iOS developer. Here is the link: http://www.technonix.com/recommended/iOSDevelopment/.
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Step 6. Submit the application in App Store
So you have coded your iOS App, now its time to submit it. The App reviewing criteria is pretty strict and your app may not make to App Store in first go. Keep trying however, and keep improving the code.
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