Developing Apps on iOS
iOS is a mobile operating system for Apple devices. iOS works on iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch and Apple TV.
iOS is based on the Mac OS X for desktop and laptops. The iOS developer kit provides tools for iOS app development.
Designed to be used with Apple’s multi-touch gadgets, the OS helps the input through direct control. The OS reacts to various user gestures, such as tapping, swiping, and pinching.
Developers use the software development kit (SDK) to develop apps for iOS. The SDK comes with tools and interfaces for developing, installing, running and testing apps. Native apps are written using the iOS system frameworks and the Objective-C programming language. iOS SDK comes with Xcode Tools, which consists of an integrated development environment (IDE) for managing app design, a specific tool for building the user interface (UI) and a tool for debugging to analyze run-time performance. It also comes with an iOS simulator, allowing developers to test apps on a Mac, and an iOS developer library, serving all the basic documentation and reference material.
iOS is best known for delivering the root software that allows iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV users to interact with their devices using finger actions which are typically performed on multi-touch touch screens, which afford fast response and grant inputs from multiple fingers. Admitting that it is not the ‘Numero Uno’ mobile OS globally, iOS dominates the North America by a considerable margin, at almost 60 percent market share as of May 2010. and according to IDC, as of November 2016, the share was 12.5% worldwide, making iOS the second most popular mobile OS after Android.
Features of iOS
- Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and cellular connectivity, and VPN support
- Search support, which facilitates combined search through files, applications, email, and media
- Gesture support — e.g. undo the most recent action via shaking the device
- Always-on capability email (Push email)
- A web browser developed using WebKit engine (Safari)
- Front- and rear-facing cameras with video facility
- Direct connection to the App Store and the iTunes music catalog, television shows, podcasts, and movies for rent or to buy
- iCloud (cloud storage)
- A personal assistant (Siri)
- Cross-platform connection between Apple devices through AirDrop
- A service which stores credit card information of the users and lets them pay directly with an iOS device (Apple Pay)
iOS comes with a lot of default apps, including an email client, a Safari Web browser, a portable media player (iPod) and the phone apps.
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we will discuss the benefits in the upcoming blog and also will discuss ‘android’ soon.