Fingent’s iOS Development Services
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To get started with iOS development, first, you need to have a Mac with 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor and 4GB of memory. The Mac OS should support versions beyond 10. The next step is to register in Apple’s developer site and create an Apple ID by filling in your personal details.
The next step is to install the latest version of Xcode, an integrated development environment (IDE), provided by Apple. This ensures you use the most recent version of Swift and avoids issues with code signing and App store downloads. The latest version of Xcode also makes it necessary to use the current version of OSX, so your hardware will need to be supported. A large external display would also help you view your app window, debugger, and instruments at the same time.
There are two languages used for iOS app development – Objective-C and Swift.
Objective-C is based on the programming language C and offers dynamic typing, categories, expressive message syntax and more for niche development. But this language is getting outdated and has given way to Swift, which was launched by Apple in 2014. Swift adopts safe patterns for programming and provides several features for flexibility and ease of programming. It eliminates the complicated syntax and technical phrasing in Objective-C, making it simpler to use for beginners. Swift is currently being envisioned as the future of iOS app development.
There are a lot of popular IDEs available for iPhone app development, including XCode, AppCode, and CodeRunner. The best one is XCode due to its innumerable features such as quick access, version comparison, coding assistant and code filters, split window view, user interface prototyping, schemes management and more.
Appcode is the smart IDE for macOS and iOS development that facilitates fast execution of code and project navigation, and conjointly performs 60 code inspections.
Atom IDE provides a customizable environment, and facilitates easy installation of packages. It has many features that support atom hacking to make it run on UNIX.
Sublime text 3 is a smart text editor with an incredible built-in structure, slick programming environment, plugins, snippets, and beyond.
CodeRunner 2 is a highly flexible, versatile, and easy to use programming editor for Mac that comes with features such as TextMate theme support, Automatic indentation support, Interactive console, and beyond.
IDEs fall into three general categories – cloud-based, SaaS, and installing on the server type. The type of IDE used depends on the budget, the kind of programming language, and beyond.
The tools used for iOS application development can be categorized into editors and IDEs, Documentation, Debugging, Backend Services, Design, Revision Control, Language Resources, Libraries, Plugins, and more.
- Editors and IDEs – XCode, AppCode, Code Runner, Swiftly
- Documentation – Jazzy, Dash, SwiftDoc.org
- Debugging – Hyperion, iOS Console, Raygun
- Backend Services – Firebase, Helios, Parse
- Design – Dribbble, Haiku, Flawless
- Revision Control – Source, Gitkraken, Working Copy
- Language Resources – Swiftlang.eu, Udacity, Stanford, Thinkster.io
- Libraries – SwiftToolbox, CocoaPods, RxSwift
- Plugins – Alcatraz, CocoaPods, Injection for Xcode, Dash
Yes, iphone apps can be developed in Python using two platforms – PyMob and Kivy.
Using PyMob, developers can create Python-based mobile apps and convert them into native source code for iOS and Android. The generated source code can be optimized and modified within the platform. The platform also supports mixed mode development where apps can be developed in both Python and platform native language.
Kivy is an open-source Python library with an intuitive user interface, and runs on all popular platforms such as Android, iOS, Linux, Windows, and OS X. However, it is suited for small apps or game apps, and not extensive apps.
The development of iPhone apps using these platforms is limited due to dependency on tools, slow code execution, poor graphics and 3D support, and more. It is easier and simpler to write apps in other programming languages, such as Swift and Objective-C.