Do you desire to make a successful career as an iPhone developer? The very first thing you need to focus before trying anything new is to dedicate ample time to learn iphone app development because growing demand of iPhone app developers is here to stay for simply very long and this might give you one more reason to learn iPhone app development.
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What it takes to be a professional iPhone app developer.
Swift programming language is specifically developed for iPhone app development. This language is highly suitable for all the future development for iOS devices which make it almost mandatory to learn it to kick-start your iPhone app development journey like a pro.
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Since swift is a huge language so starting from the right end is necessary to gain more and quickly ease your iPhone app development. At the initial level you must focus on the below
- Basic syntax
- Control Flow (If and Switch Statements)
- Classes, inheritance & initialization
- Objective-C Interoperability
- Error handling
The Design Guidelines
A great iOS app is well known for being highly intuitive. The reason being iOS apps follow a strict design code. It is very important to be well aware of design patterns to build your intuitive iPhone apps and engage more users. You will have to learn particular ways to understand and handle how data is stored and displayed.
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These design guidelines include the below
- MVC (Model-View-Controller): Yes, it is most important and never try skipping it rather follow it religiously. It is unquestionably important for all iOS and OSX App. MVC role is crucial in defining data storage, presentation and updation upon response to user interaction.
- The Notifications: It is also a great way to pass information(one sender, multiple receivers)
- Delegate Pattern: This is helpful to pass information between objects in Cocoa
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Strong imagination especially the ability to visualise in 3-D the spatial relations between objects is very very important for successful iPhone app development.
Make yourself better aware of how a user will interact with your app. It will require a solid understanding of various types of controls/inputs on different platforms. This skill can be mastered after working on real projects. You will learn a lot in terms of effectively handling interactions.
Grand Central Dispatch
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Grand Central Dispatch or GCD enables iPhone developers to add concurrency into iOS apps which is necessary to make the app run multiple tasks simultaneously with efficiency.
Well, an app will do lots of task like information display on the screen, reading the touch points from the user and pulling data from the network so it will put extra strain on the user iPhone and result in the app running slow or in worst scenario eventually crash. You can avoid it simply by learning concurrent programming.
Git and GitHub
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It is very important for iPhone app developer to master effective use of version control especially large and medium scale products as well as help them better coordinate with other developers. You can learn Git and GitHub from here
When you are comfortable enough with the above-mentioned skills then you should also as a responsible iPhone app developer focus on these below few more things to be ready to accept any challenge that you might encounter while your iPhone app development.
- Third Party Library integration
- Social Media Library integration
- Third Party Payment Integration
- Cocoa Pods
- Crashlytics and Analytics
- Storing info in the Keychain
Last but not the least, at some point of time developers, might have to switch between projects in that scenario writing clean (correct use of indentation and brackets) and the reusable code will be very helpful for the new developer to understand your code. Use of comments is also a good option to better explain the code in a hassle-free manner.
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