iOS Application Development

Connected, secure and scalable iOS applications

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of Customers Worldwide

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Fingent’s iOS Development Services

Feature-rich iOS mobile applications to suit your business needs

Latest Technologies

Our iOS development team works with Swift, JSON, Web Services, and other trending technologies.


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Best of Tools

We leverage the best of tools such as Xcode, Core Data, Git, and more to deliver customized features.


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Value-Adds

Streamlined business environments, flexibility to perform critical tasks with ease, work done effectively and efficiently.


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Expertise

Our technical competence across various domains and skill sets help businesses across industries engage their customers better.


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Featured Customer Success Stories

The client is an award winning journalist, professor of multimedia and interactive journalism, at the University of North Carolina. The client required an app that provides interactive second screen experience to video content viewers. Fingent solved the technical hurdles of creating a synchronized second screen app, to be used during movies, documentary films, and more. Read More

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Our client, Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), is a large American Christian-oriented religious media conglomerate with a focus on evangelical media production for television and radio. The client required an app that could teach children timeless moral truths and lessons of life from the holy Bible. Fingent created the Superbook mobile app which is a captivating, Bible-based animated adventure series. Read More

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Our client, the Salvation Army, is a Christian Protestant church and international charitable organization headquartered in London, UK. They wanted to utilize the modern-day technologies and facilities to unify and improve their teaching methods. Fingent developed their web backend and mobile application that helped teachers train students in four primary areas – Salvation Army Doctrine, Salvation Army Tradition, Distinctive, and Practical Faith. Read More

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The real estate industry is highly fragmented with small independent operators carrying out each functionality. Our client required a single platform that centralizes all aspects of the property management life cycle. Fingent developed a robust, single source property management solution for residential rental properties. Read More

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Why innovate your business with us

Consistent high-quality results with a robust agile team and a dedicated QA practice

Highly cost-effective and best-of-breed solution with no last minute surprises

Transparent project management with maximum adherence to deadlines

Our Unique Approach & Process

By initiating your project with Fingent, you get a dedicated and skilled team backing you up round-the-clock. All our processes are customer-oriented, designed to reduce the cost of business operations, address IT resourcing challenges, and offer you a competitive edge. We start with a deep analysis of your requirements and continue our relationship with post-launch support and updates.

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Research and Discovery

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Validating and Shaping Idea

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Design and Prototyping

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Development

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Testing and Quality Assurance

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Maintenance and Support

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Hundreds of leading businesses have derived strategic advantages from our transformative solutions.






“Off-the-shelf products in the market couldn’t accommodate our multi-party customer relations model.”

“Fingent’s custom CRM application streamlines processes for both our builders and suppliers. They even suggested ideas to maximize efficiency.”

“Fingent helped us replace our technology with a new platform solution that included ASP pages and SQL databases. “

“They’re very good at explaining things, not overwhelming us with technical buzzwords. ”

FAQs

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.

Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is a comprehensive graphical user interface to create robust software or mobile apps independently. It contains a set of tools and resources for various functions such as programming, debugging, compiling, and beyond, that aids app developers to develop new programs. The multiple functionalities of an IDE make the full spectrum of development, deployment, and debugging simple and fast.

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.

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