The iPhone. The smart phone that has taken the mobile market by storm, enthralling techies and newbies alike, with its crystal clear display, touch interface, and sleek design. Yes the birth of the iPhone was a sound that resonated across the world. And it did not come alone. Because with this gadget came a plethora of apps that gave the iPhone user a whole heap of things to do, right at their fingertips. There were games to play, videos to watch, news to keep track of, social apps, weather apps, music apps, the list goes on and on. There were apps for everything. And so having already seen and used all these, you ask yourself, what else is there to do? The next logical thing, of course, and that is creating your own iPhone apps.
It may be an overwhelming concept, this thing sounds like it should totally be done by pros. But guess again. If you just put your mind into it, you will realize that you have a whole platform of resources at your disposal. There is the internet which will offer you so much information about this subject that you will not even know where to begin. Well, fear not, future app creators. We shall walk you through some of the more basic stuff that you should know and how to find your way around them.
First of all, get your ideas into place. What is it that you actually want to make? Are set out to solve a problem? Build on, or improve other existing apps? Or do you want to cater to specific app users? Get a pen, and a notebook, jot down your ideas and sort them out. This will help you decide what your big creation will actually be.
Next, gather what you will need. If you are set to create your own iPhone apps, then having a paid subscription into the Apple iPhone Developer Program is a must, and so is having a Mac based computer. Also make sure your iPhone is on standby, you’re going to need it.
You may think you have everything about your pet project figured out by now, but nothing beats research. Do a little homework and see how you can improve on your app, maybe try to see if there are similar ones in the market and check on their good and bad sides, you might be surprised at what you find. If you’re not a techie, then you may want to think about getting computer classes to give you some insight.
Remember when we said keep your iPhone close? Yeah, now is the time to use it. You have to get yourself familiar with its use interface. Know its capabilities, know its limitations. Your app will be so much better once you understand what you have to work with.
After you get everything ready, you may start with the designing and programming your app. The internet can provide you very helpful topics here. If you want, you can also choose to have a skilled developer help you at this stage. And then all that’s left to do after this is to submit your app to the App Store, then sit back and wait for results.
Once you get the hang of this, you can create apps left and right. You may eventually want to try your hand at developing Android apps which is the one of the upcoming operating systems out there. It employs basically the same principles, just a few teaks here and there.
At this day and age, nothing is impossible, and creating your own iPhone apps is not nearly one of them. With all the resources at your disposal now, it is easier than ever before to become your own entrepreneur.