From its launch on late 2007, iOS SDK has made it possible to develop applications just like native iphone applications. From very basic SDK to latest version 4.3.3 Apple has made sure that it remains developer friendly and stays in available framework. iPhone Application development has not only passed all expectations but also maintained its consistency and quality during the basic development stage to advance stage.
Apple has initially restricted many features and which latterly made available to developers to play with, which has been a bad news in market for some time, but yet it is so far the best mobile application toolkit existed. iPhone application development toolkit does not only comprise of development for iphone applications but also lets you test it in given simulator and on Apple iphone device. And this made it easy for iphone developers to develop and deliver best quality and bug free iphone app. iPhone application development tools are easy to use and SDK user interface is not that hard to catch-up, I can say even its easier then what it was at the launched time.
Apple iOS SDK used for iPhone Application Development is based on programming language ObjectiveC and is somewhat familiar with C and C++. Due to its own development library and development environment, developing for iphone has its own touch. The iphone simulator I have mentioned before can be used as onscreen GUI tool to see exactly how your iphone application will behave on device. IPhone Simulator has same look and feel as of the original iphone device. During the development of iphone application, developer can check it instantly on the simulator and solve the bugs of change the coding or designing accordingly. In iPhone application development it is just like writing in WYSIWYG editor, where what you see in development phase is what you will get on iphone device as an iphone application.
Application designing for iPhone application development is also another tool that has been provided as GUI, where iphone application developers can drag and drop components and then do coding according to their use. Apple has made sure that iphone application development is restricted enough, so that it cannot be copied or created or sold without using iOS or Apple App store. IPhone device has also been sold based on the restriction of Apple’s policy to keep the app development on their native MAC OS using their hardware and their development kit. I hope this information on iPhone application development will help you understand the Apple iphone application development basic scenario both user and developer point of view.
We will go to more technical side of iphone application development on our next article and provide you more knowledge of how to develop app and also how to run your first developed iphone applications on simulator.