Why iOS Application Development is Still Important for Businessios Technology
Constant innovation. Minimalistic design. Creative ads. Steve Jobs.
All these equal to one of the most valuable brands in the world, and it’s a 300 billion dollar company.
The number of people visiting App Store is over 1 billion in a week.
App downloads from App Store have grown by 70% over the last 1 year.
In 2018, more than 1 billion Apple devices are in use.
Apple’s latest updates feature some new devices and has taken processing, graphics and AI to new levels. The long-awaited iOS 12 release turned the operating system to a more reliable, competitive and delightful experience.
Without a blink, we know Apple’s business is thriving and app downloads from App Store are the highest ever. Do we need to say anything more about the significance of iOS Application Development?
Why iOS Application Development is Important for Business?
With the soaring use of smartphones, custom iOS Application Development has become an important step forward for many businesses. The big pool of iOS apps on the App Store touch upon several aspects of our lives and the numbers are so large that businesses can’t just ignore its power.
Let’s check out what makes iOS apps so formidable.
A new app goes through grueling quality tests before it gets its place in the App Store. Such austere quality standards push developers to create high quality apps. Apple’s design policy focuses not only on the user experience for its devices but also on the quality standards of its apps.
When a user downloads an iOS app, he/she can be assured of a flawless performance and a stunning user experience.
Better App Revenue
Many surveys have concluded that iOS app users are more willing to pay for the services they want compared to other platform app users. It makes an iOS app a better tool to generate revenue and get a higher ROI. Revenues can be generated through in-app purchases and other monetizing techniques. We have our mobile development guide which has been created out of our own iOS Application Development experiences and for a client, it could point towards revenue generation opportunities they haven’t thought of.
iOS apps have stringent security measures which protect Apple devices from all kinds of malwares, spywares, trojans and viruses. These measures include:
• Integrated data handling.
• Preventing duplication of data.
• Protection from reverse engineering.
• SSL pinning.
• Encryption and decryption algorithms.
Due to its closed system and restrictions imposed by Apple, iOS has become the most secure mobile operating system. Since Apple takes security extremely seriously, iOS Application Developers are always on their toes when it comes to data security.
Stunning User Interface
User experience drives user engagement and success of an app. A common comment of an Apple device user is “It’s an absolute pleasure to use,” and this comes from the design policy that Apple has at its heart. Every single component – from responsive technology to remarkable visual design – works together to deliver a truly valuable experience to the user.
Apple accepts the truth that the experience people have using their product is just as important as its technology, and that’s how they are able to create innovative products delivering such user experience.
This design philosophy is strictly implemented in all applications which eventually makes your app more desirable and helps drive sales.
Apple introduced Siri in 2011 and was the first ever AI-assisted voice recognition software. As users, we don’t really bother about the tech behind Siri as long as it takes voice commands and executes them. Voice recognition and natural language processing are the two technologies used by Siri.
With new iOS versions, Siri has also evolved and is touted to be smarter than Cortana or Alexa. Apple has introduced SiriKit to facilitate iOS Application Developers to integrate it. Developers can integrate Siri-based features into the iOS applications they build by using SiriKit and Shortcut.
AR and VR
The new trends in the industry are Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). With the release of iOS 12, Apple introduced an advanced version of ARKit called ARKit 2, to bring immersive experience in their devices. Innovative features like face tracking and 3D object detection are included in ARKit 2.
ARKit 2 is designed for users to create their own AR art that can be viewed by others in the same place anytime. There is something called SceneKit which is aimed at designing life-like 3D graphics. Many iOS Application Development Companies are designing customized apps to integrate AR technology.
Low Fragmentation/Easy Testing
The updates on iOS are pretty less compared to the other OS platforms and because of that iOS apps just have to meet the testing criteria of the prevailing iOS versions. This reduces testing time and enables a quick go-to-market time for its apps.
Low fragmentation in iOS also means more scalable apps. Developers can rapidly introduce new features to upscale existing applications.
Higher Market Penetration
In developed markets like US and UK, Apple has an insurmountable presence. For a business to penetrate these markets, the way of iOS apps has the potential to connect with a huge population thereby growing the business. The legacy and quality Apple brings to its apps guarantee success for your apps.
With a very loyal user base and a high value perception strategy, Apple has done a very good job maintaining the unit market share in the highly competitive mobile industry.
Saves Development Time
Studies have shown that iOS apps take 28% lesser development time than the next popular mobile platform with the same specs. This is chiefly because Apple devices are standardized, and an iOS Developer needs to test only in 3-4 devices as opposed to more than 20 devices with varying resolutions, screen sizes, OS versions, etc. So, it’s not surprising that for other platforms the development cycle is longer and businesses might end up paying more for them.
iOS Application Development and Spericorn
Let’s see what makes Spericorn a darling company for clients to develop iOS applications.
Vast knowledge in app development. Strong technical teams. Designers who resonate with Apple’s philosophy. State-of-the-art IT infrastructure with latest tools and technologies. Exposure to simple and complex iOS Application Development projects. Delivery on time every time. The list goes on and on.
Millions of people conduct business, entertain themselves, read articles, play games, chat and browse the internet with their iPhones and iPads. We are one company who knows their pulse, what they are looking for and how they behave.
If you have an idea for an iOS app and would like to move strategically, now is the time to speak to us.