Mobile App Development for iOS

The incredible heights that the world has seen over the last decade with mobile technology showed a new way that the mobile universe can be conquered. The technology surrounding it has come a long way with its innovativeness, sharpness, and intelligence and now mobile app development is one of the biggest businesses in the world. The main question has always been about the platform to choose — Android or iOS app development with answers depending on the biggest fan base. iOS app development has received positive feedback and when you take a deeper look into it, you will understand why.

Profitability for iOS app development

Android’s fans will focus on one main factor — Google’s operating system is the most used one owning 80% market share. Yet, iOS app development provides the most revenue for its developers and companies. In 2017, iOS app development delivered an outstanding $40 billion USD of revenue while Android was half-way there. By 2021 the numbers show 50% growth for each company but iOS having the lead. The iOS app development process is cheaper and faster than the main competitor and this brings the profits even higher. Apple users are spending much more money not only on the app itself but within the app as well. Those figures show quite a significant difference between the two main platforms and iOS app development becomes a better option for startups, as the chances of delivering a profit are better.

iOS App Development

The process is not a simple game and usually hiring an iOS app development company is strongly recommended. Coding for iOS has improved significantly over the last several years, especially after Apple dropped Objective-C as the main coding language because of its complexity, and showed the much easier and better to code Swift. Swift has simpler syntax, high-performance memory, and the end product is better in every way. The most used libraries for iOS app development are Hydra, Moya, and Realm and they all will provide you with the necessary tools for the job. Xcode — the IDE recommended by the company — has seen improvements over the years as well, but it is still considered as the least favorite part of the job when developing for iOS.

Pros and Cons of iOS App Development

Because of the lack of wide device fragmentation, iOS app development is a much faster and stable development process than its main competitors. The speed effect is also helped a lot by the standard UI that is provided and coding has been simplified by the existence of in-built toolkits. On the other hand, cons begin with the time needed to receive Apple’s approval when the app is ready to be released on the App Store — much slower than Android — and there is no option to release a beta version of your app. The iOS app development has many restrictions and customisation of the apps is difficult, and the app standardisation is strongly restricting highly-innovative projects and the possibility for your app to stand out.