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Agency for iOS app development from Munich

iOS App Development

appleute supports with iOS app development. Our project management team in Germany (Mannheim, Berlin and Munich) and our development team in India (Bengalore) will get your iOS app up and running.

iOS App Development Munich

appleute's development process

mvp development

MVP Development

The iOS MVP development is performed for you to test a first prototype of a product that you can use to attract investors. We rely on user story presentations on features of your app. This is done in an informal, easy-to-understand way to encourage sense-making and interaction in a collaborative environment. The functional design and flow of future iOS app are documented in wireframes.


UX/UI Design

Mock-ups, prototypes, flow and wireframes are created by our experienced iOS UX and UI designers created. In iOS app design, the focus is on the user. Every native app project includes UX and UI workshops with creative brainstorming sessions and discussions to ensure the client gets what they are looking for. Our experts use design tools like Adobe XD, Figma, and InVision for optimal visualization of great App ideas.

iOS Development

Development in Sprints

Once the design is finalized and confirmed by the customer, the development of the native iOS app begins. This happens in several sprints. A sprint is two weeks long. Regardless of whether an MVP or a more mature product is developed, the Programmer from appleute do everything possible to ensure lean and secure code for the most comfortable, reassuring UX and deliver optimal load times and rendering speeds - qualities your users will appreciate.

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Long-term Support

We will support your project for years. We are happy to negotiate post-delivery maintenance and enhancement services that will ensure your iOS project stands out not only now, but also in the future. The app landscape is as dynamic and flexible as the minds of those who invent, design and develop new apps. We put in the work to ensure that your app continuously grows and improves - because that's the only way to stay successful!

This is how iOS development works at appleute

appleute's development process

First step of app development process

Phase 1: Analysis of the idea for the iOS native app

For us, the first phase of iOS app development consists of iOS project idea of the customer and to analyze the technical specifications. The analysis of feasibility is carried out taking into account several parameters. The procedure for the preparation of a native iOS app differs depending on the type of application. Because one thing is clear: We subordinate everything to the goal of individually meeting every customer and every project with professional iOS app development.

It is about evaluating all the technical aspects necessary for the development and design of the mobile application. Our iOS developers need to make estimates of workload and schedule, based on which the project sprint plan is made.

At this stage, the programmers tell the project manager exactly how long the development of the iOS app will take after receiving the design templates from the App Designer lasts.

Phase 2: iOS native App Design

We make the choice of the user interface (UI) in consultation with the customer. For this purpose, the team in charge of the development project must define a wireframe including functionalities. A choice of templates is also made here, if necessary. They provide a framework for the development of mobile iOS applications and mean a recurring arrangement of elements and interactions that play software modules. 

At this point of the iOS app designs it is therefore up to our designers to make a decision about the overall design of the application as well as the UI/UX (user interface/user experience) - of course, as I said, in consultation with you!

The tools, i.e. the tools that can be used within the programming language (i.e. eg. the necessary external APIs), are used. Furthermore, we need to list the external libraries for native iOS app developments that ensure the smooth functioning of the application for the iPhone.

Second step of app development process

The focus is on developing an intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI or UI): the intuitiveness of the app depends heavily on the positioning of the content, its size and layout. Adaptation to the size, resolution of the screen is done. If necessary, UI kits provided by Apple are used, although individual solutions are used by default. Suitable style elements such as typography and color selection are also defined.

An intuitive design for an optimal user experience (UX). The iOS app experience should be clear, organized, and understandable at a glance. A clean user interface makes apps more harmonious. Functionalities should be integrated in such a way that they are clear, precise and to the point. The goal is to cover the entire functional spectrum of the iOS native app with as few clicks as possible. The size, arrangement and design of the buttons play a central role. There are several design programs to achieve the final design of an iOS application: Adobe XD, Figma, InVision, etc. After that comes the phase of mobile application development.

Third step in app development process

Phase 3: iOS native App Development

The programming phase is the most crucial in the development and creation process of iOS app development. Already in the design phase, the team has to select all the code blocks that are required to run the app.

Programming on the iOS platform differs from Android by the language used. iPhone devices are compatible with Objective-C and Swift languages (from iOS 7).

For an application intended for a large audience including "Apple disciples", it will be necessary to create two different versions: One for Android, one for iOS. With pleasure appleute also provides Android Developer.

The following elements are used in the context of iOS programming:

  • Simulator and the debugger - simultaneous development and testing;
  • Static analysis: confirmation of the quality of the written code;
  • Tools to measure memory usage: With CPU, it means being attentive;
  • VersionManager: GIT can be used.

Immediately after the design of an application follows the testing phase.

Phase 4: Testing

After we set up your application, it needs to be tested to the core. In this phase, the iOS app is tested on different devices to observe how it works, to identify possible bugs and to offer solutions. The success of an application depends largely on its usability and reliability. The more thorough the iOS tests are, the more the team can adapt them to the target formulation. Here we check whether everything really works as desired. The usability and intuitiveness are confirmed once again and the compatibility with other devices and operating systems is ensured.

Testing your application is very extensive: adapting to different devices requires much more effort for (native) mobile applications than for other software. Nowadays, there is a wide range of mobile devices with different features. The hardware is as different as the models of smartphones and tablets. However, the decisive criteria for an application are primarily the working memory (RAM), the processor (CPU), but also the display and the screen resolution. 

Fourth step of app development process

The software also plays a decisive role for the iOS app. In particular, the different operating system versions of the iOS usually have an enormous influence on the display of the app. Older devices no longer receive updates from Apple. Old iOS versions can be found on these Apple devices that are still in use. Your iOS app should perform here as well.

Identifying and fixing errors and bugs should ensure a great UX for the App Audience. In addition to manual testing such as user testing, crowd testing - using TestFlight from Apple Developer - we perform automated testing using dedicated tools. Testing is performed on the physical iOS devices as well as via emulators. Unit tests and business tests are carried out. 

Types of tests in iOS app development

Precise, detailed and structured.

Functionality tests

Every function, every screen and every button must "sit" and the predefined specifications must be met. Here, certain scenarios are tested on the device, including so-called edge cases: For example, what happens if I receive a call while operating the app?

Usability tests

This is where we ensure that the usage (the UX) is intuitive with respect to the target audience(s). Intuitive means that users are guided unhindered and naturally through the intended process in the app. There are certain standards here that can and must be tested.

Compatibility tests

Compatibility tests are carried out primarily with regard to the hardware and software of mobile devices. This ensures that the application is optimized for the most common end devices (smartphone, tablet, desktop and HD). In technical jargon, this is referred to as responsiveness.

Performance tests

Here, we check which resources the iOS app uses when it is used intensively and whether it can successfully withstand extreme scenarios - so-called stress tests. Battery consumption and memory usage are checked. Security and location testing is also performed.

References in iOS App Development

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Why create an iOS app natively?

Powerful and complex.  

Performance and functionality

Compared to a cross-platform app, a native iOS app has the advantage that it can access all native functionalities of the iOS operating system: Camera, GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, etc. For iOS native app programming, we exclusively use the most suitable programming languages for optimal performance. So your iOS native app more powerful than applications based on HTML and JS components. 

iOS native app development is recommended especially when the graphical interfaces are complex and very application heavy with animations, such as games. The direct use of the iPhone's graphics processor can thus ensure an optimal visual representation and a smooth application of the iOS native app.

Integrate a database into your iOS app

How to create a database for an iOS application? Internal solutions are available with an App Builder. There are special plug-ins available. They allow you to, Your app to connect with a database. The results are returned according to a query entered in the app. External solutions are also available. MySQL is an RDBMS (database management system).

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Fulfillment of the requirements for publishing the iOS app in the App Store.

For listing in the App Store, the two services Apple Developer Program (platform for development) and the associated iTunes Connect are required. They form the interface to the App Store. Other conditions that must be met as part of publishing in the App Store: Possession of a Mac computer to format the app thanks to Xcode software in binary file format. Xcode IDE is Apple's integrated development environment. Also obtaining an iOS Distribution Certificate and a Development Signing Certificate necessary. For testing, we need to register Apple devices, i.e. iPhones and iPads, in the Apple Developer Dashboard. To do this, we use the Unique Device Identifier (UDID) of a device. Furthermore, we generate an explicit or a wildcard App ID. In addition, we install a provisioning profile. 

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We also set up paid apps that are not free using iTunes Connect. The final step is to submit or deposit the new iOS native app on iTunes Connect. If necessary, the iOS app undergoes further corrections here after a review, whereby the Apple Developer and Xcode accounts provide insight into the sources of errors. The app is then submitted with the adjustments by us with a new build file via iTunes Connect. App Store Optimization (ASO) can be performed. You are in the best hands with us!

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App Store

The App Store's acceptance rules are very strict. It is necessary to meet Apple's quality requirements and follow the brand guidelines. Developers must adhere to Apple's scope statement. This documents the environment and all functionalities that must be taken into account during development.

Offering an app for download from the App Store requires the purchase of a developer license, which costs €99 per year. If you want to learn more about the cost of app development, this way. The application must then be submitted for validation. This process can take between 3 and 4 weeks and the application must meet all compliance criteria listed by Apple.

Do you want to go to the one have programmed native iOS app? You want to create an application for iPhone or iPad? Then appleute is the right place for you!

iOS often serves as a forerunner for app launches

Many new apps or apps that have been updated often appear first on iOS before they also appear on the Android Market are accessible. This pioneering position is often observed in games for smartphones. The design of Apple's iPhone offers a unique user experience - usability and haptics are to be emphasized. There are frequent firmware and software updates for the iPhone, which benefit the performance as well as the device and data security.

In principle, Apple does not use any data to target advertising. Sensitive data is stored locally on the device for data protection reasons.