Rolling Your Own iPhone Applications
If your business is ignoring all of your potential and current customers who own iPhones, you are probably also leaving a lot of money on the table. Lucky for your, there are so many ways to develop smart phone applications that you really don’t have a good excuse to ignore this potential market and source of traffic. You can even start your own business creating iPhone apps for other businesses.
There are four basic ways to get a smart phone application created:
- Hire somebody else to do it
- Learn to code your app
- Use software that makes it easy to develop an iPhone app without coding
- Simply make a responsive web page that looks good on phones and other handheld devices
Create iPhone Apps Without Coding
You can find some great software online that will allow you to make your app without coding. That is because you simply select options, and the software generates code for you. You may never be able to develop as efficient or flexible of code as you would if you started with C, but you can develop a perfectly functional application that may be adequate for most needs.
These are some examples of app builders:
- Appy Pie
- MainStreet Apps
How Will You Develop Your iPhone App?
You have a lot of choices, and you should select the right course for your needs. It will be easier to hire somebody else to do the job, but you will have a chance to learn more if you do the job yourself. The right choice depends upon your goals, budget, and time. Either way, iPhone apps can help you make a lot of money.
You might choose to hire an iPhone application developer to bring your idea to life. There are developers who specialize in creating the software that business owners need.
If you want to know how to make iPhone Apps, you have three basic choices.
– Large companies do application development.
– Independent application developers may be much cheaper and still product quality work.
– Learn to code these apps yourself.
The advantage of hiring a large company is that you can be assured of quality control. They probably also employ marketing people who can provide input into your original ideas.
If you hire an indie developer, he is more likely to just develop the project the way you tell him to do it without providing a lot of input. On the other hand, he may be able to work a lot cheaper than a larger company because he does not have a lot of overhead to pay.
Learn To Code Apps
Do you want to learn how to make IPhone apps yourself? This can be a very good skill to have, and you can produce apps for yourself and even for customers. You might become an indie developer or even run your own company.
These apps are written in C, C++, or Objective-C. This does require some programming skill, but you can find a lot of tutorials and sample code online. Here’s what you need to get started:
– Apple IPhone SDK (Software Development Kit)
– Apple Developer License