The twenty-first century is perhaps the golden era for iPhone app development companies. There are over 2 billion smartphone users, over 1 billion iPhones are sold, and over 2 million iPhone apps are available. So, more and more are now taking the route of iOS apps. Plus, the simplicity-sophistication combo of iOS makes it a default business-centric platform for top level executives, heads of departments, and managers.
Yet, despite its growing popularity, there are some myths that surround many app development companies stepping into the iOS app development arena. Holding on to these might stir turbulence in your app development cycle; however, once you know the facts, you would be able to break out of your reluctance and can then give it your full shot.
Here are the top four myths regarding iPhone application development that mobile app developers face almost every day
1. Paid Apps Bring More Returns
If you think that paid apps are the only way of increasing your revenue, browse through some recent news editorials by Apple. You will come across dozens of iPhone apps that are otherwise paid, but are offered free of cost on sale from time to time, for instance Instagram’s Insta Piclab, ThemeKit, and Make A Call.
Instead, producing free apps is a great way to market your business enterprise. Say your company has an online shopping line and, as a project manager, you well know that most top-spot executives use Apple. So, in your iPhone app, you can flash ads for your shopping line. In fact, this is a great alternative to print marketing. Even if you lose a few big leads this way, it is not a bad option.
2. More Attractive Features Result in More Output
Steve Jobs, the former CEO of Apple, said, “Design is not just what it looks and feels like. Design is how it works.” This quote is a myth buster in itself. An app with a few simple features can bag more downloads, if the features work smoothly, than an app with tons of attractive features that do not work as well and only test the users’ patience.
3. Big Ideas Mean Big Wins
It is okay that, as the design head of your team, you need to think big and outside the box. But, you should also be aware of the direction in which you are shooting the arrow. A big idea, even if it is implemented in iPhone, renders no value if you are not clear about its execution path. iPhone alone is not sufficient to get your idea to hit the sky.
To put it simply, you must be very clear about the purpose, vision, and market of your app. If the purpose is business promotion, that is absolutely fine; you can plan the development cycle accordingly. The only thing is that you should know where you are heading so that you can lead your team of iOS developers in the right direction as well.
4. C Programming Is a Must
Of course, if your developers understand C programming, it would be great. Understanding the fundamentals of C will make them grasp Objective C more quickly. However, even if they are unfamiliar with C, it does not make much difference for iPhone app development. With languages like Swift and Objective C used to make iOS apps, you can train your developers in Objective C or outsource iOS developers at reasonable rates.
So, if you have already entered the world of iOS app development, what do you think are some other myths that mobile app developers might be facing currently. Share with us in the comments below.