Is life possible without Apple? Probably – yes. But let’s face the truth, it wouldn’t be the same. Apple devices work for us like lucky charms with a sacred apple pictogram which will attract luck, overwhelming success, and bring unshakable confidence.
No wonder, Apple has got so many fans and no wonder, iOS app development is such a lucrative business.
However, current iOS development trends have created numerous nasty pitfalls for iOS app developers.
Let’s hone in on the most critical ones – App store approval
You don’t want all your effort and money down the drain, right?
First of all, you need to have your app approved by an iOS app store. Compliance with app store rules (app store approval) is a basic requirement that you need to meet.
There are strict rules and guidelines for getting your app into the app store. If you don’t follow the rules, for instance copyright guidelines, your app will be rejected and ultimately (after several rejections) removed from the app store.
Add some QA
Unmatched, unbreakable and undeniable quality is the very least it will take to succeed. Check for hidden bugs and underwater stones in the following places:
- Cross-device compatibility. Since Apple devices vary in shapes and sizes, testing across various Apple devices, with different screen resolutions, sizes, etc., is a must. All the iOS apps should be compatible with various Apple devices to deliver the expected level of visual appeal and responsiveness. That’s why compatibility testing is more than recommended.
- Beta Testing. Beta testing is a must, if you want to check whether your app is responsive and user-friendly or not, and if you want to ensure that your prospective users will enjoy using it. Once your app is almost ready, it is crucial to test the usability experience and collect users’ feedback (your colleagues, or a group of potential users) to further improve your app’s functionality. Learn more about the necessity and the benefits of beta testing here.
- Offline Functionality. You need to make sure that a user can get access to the app data in offline mode. In order to do this, make sure appropriate data caching is implemented.
- Multi-tasking influence and battery performance. Different simultaneous processes, messages, and alerts can affect the functionality of your app. Memory and performance issues arise in iOS apps because Apple devices don’t have garbage collectors. The app can stop working because the system perceives it as a resource hog.
- Installation – Uninstallation. Installation is a primary experience your users have. And if they have difficulty installing or uninstalling it, they will just dump it. The biggest mistake is to make your customers feel stupid. People don’t really like such treatment.
- User interface. While implementing different innovations, user interface can’t be overridden. Everything should be created with the user in mind. Beta testing can substantially help to enhance the user experience.
- You want your app to rock, don’t you? If you want your app to stand out and be successful, try to answer some important questions, such as who your target audience is, the problems it solves and what your app offers that the other apps of a similar category don’ Learn and use this information as a mean for planning and evaluating test cases and test scenarios.
Your iOS app should be highly functional and at the same time not be too complicated because that may cause performance and usability issues, and it will discourage its users.
And, lastly, good luck!