iOS (backed by Apple) is the most popular operating system, primarily designed for mobile phones. The company has also developed a number of iOS variations to power up other gadgets like tablets, TVs, and wearables. iOS, watchOS, and tvOS are the biggest competitors to the Google-backed mobile operating system - Android.
iPhone & iPad
Custom iOS app development is all about exceptional user experience which is a hallmark of Apple products, and a distinctive feature of the most successful startups built for iOS, OS X, watchOS, and tvOS
Throughout the system, all texts are readable at every size, icons are sharp and lucid, adornments are subtle and coherent. Functionality governs the design. Colors, fonts, interactive elements and negative space facilitate to convey interactivity and highlight the essential mobile content.
Every iOS app development company knows that content is paramount. Crisp, non-distractive interface helps users to interact with the content without competing with it. Blurring and transparency hints at more. Bezels, gradients and drop shadows are used in modesty to create an airy and light feeling of the interface.
Hierarchy is created with distinct visual layers and realistic motion. Touch functions enable access to additional functionality and satisfy the crave for discovery by presenting additional content. Seamless transitions offer a sense of depth as you navigate through the app.
Make the key information readily available to the user. Interactions happen instantly, hence the app must render the most important information up-front and without any side distractions. Take advantage of the custom notification interface as a glanceable app is meant to deliver up-to-date information straight from the watch face.
The onscreen information should be always up-to-date and relevant. Use background time to obtain real-time data, refresh snapshot and update its complication. Actionable apps try to anticipate the user's needs and should include custom actions to deal with common tasks without opening the app.
All the snapshots should be kept up-to-date. All the in-app interactions should be quick and smooth. Minimize the time to load new screens and fetch new data. The app should respond immediately to user interactions with a feedback of what it's doing, and afterwards deliver progress updates.
Apple TV stands for rich, mesmerizing, cinematic experience. Touch surface of the remote conveys the same feeling of touching an iOS device screen. Achieve the sense of complete immersion through visually stunning imagery, fluid animation, engaging content and delightful audio.
Siri Remote enables content interactions through touch surface, gyroscope and accelerometer. Everything is done via intuitive, flowing gestures. Content can be modified with a swipe, click, tap or a flick of the wrist.
Content for Apple TV should feel intuitive. Users should immediately understand what to do and where they are at any time. Make the text readable at a distance, use the provided grid layout and avoid clutter with all means. All the interactions happen via remote navigation. A certain element is considered in focus when it is highlighted, not clicked.
The focus navigation model entails to make it clear from a distance when something is in focus. Don't neglect expected button behaviour either to ensure it's impossible to get lost during navigation. Clicking an element or content will take you deeper inside the app's hierarchy, but the Menu button will always guide you back.
Professional iOS, watchOS and tvOS Design Environment
New technologies emerge to help engineers craft better user experience for the project and stay on top of current trends. Our development team uses the following tools to deliver better products:
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe After Effects
If you choose to outsource iOS development services or any other processes, don't forget that the key workflow principles will stay conceptually the same as within any other platform. Our company experts can advise on the right specialized tools and development approaches.Read more
Apple Devices Breakdown
iOS devices come in a number of shapes and sizes, yet users mostly prefer certain ones. As a business owner you can concentrate on a certain product line only and reduce the development costs.
Platform Version Statistics
When you hire iOS developers you should know that unlike Android, iOS users are typically upgraded to the latest operating system. For your business, that means less hassle and money spent on some custom solutions to support older OS versions.
iOS Development Environment
iOS is one of the most popular operating system in the world, featuring plenty of tools our iPhone app developers for hire use to create high quality, modern and responsive custom mobile applications.
- Objective C
Thanks to the generous and active community of programmers out there, a number of open source iPhone application development libraries is available to facilitate the development process and cut down the costs.
Building a great app is all about quality. Yet, it doesn't involve coding process only. Our professional engineers will stage the right kind of a testing environment to make sure your app will live through the long years of lifecycle.
- Unit tests
- Manual testing
- Integration test
- Testing services
To ensure that all the built features run smooth, our testing team simulates a number of user interaction cases on multiple devices and emulators.
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