10 Steps to Create Your Very Own iOS App in 2022

By James Tredwell on February 23, 2022

iPhone users know that apple’s apps are upscale and of top-notch quality. For this reason, this  industry is generating millions of dollars. If you want to enter this prosperous industry, stay along as we are going to offer a step-by-step guide to creating an iOS app.

1. Research your target audience and competition

Your job is to create an iOS app better than other similar mobile apps present in Appstore. Search about your competitors and use their applications to find out what are their pros and cons.

Also, research bout your target market, their preferences, likes dislikes and try to provide them with unique value that possibly nobody else on the Appstore is offering.

2. You should be clear on your app’s idea

You can combine the functions of two or three apps to create a new idea or come up with a concept of a mobile app that you always feel should be there. If you feel like there should be an app solution for this function/problem, other people may also feel like that.

Moreover, you can add new functionalities to an existing application that you use and feel needs improvement.

3. Brainstorm the name of your app

Remember that people would view you in light of your app’s name so it has to show off your brand value. What’s more, the name should not include any complex technical terms rather choose a name that clearly speaks out loud what your app is all about. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t come up with a unique and different name. Just think out a name that can appeal to your target users.

4. Make a blueprint of your app’s features

We are not recommending making a rigorous blueprint of your app. Keep in mind that your mobile application would definitely change after its launch based on the criticism of the end-users and testing.

This first draft will help you not only in breathing life into your initial concept but will also work as a reference point whenever you are stuck while developing the application.

5. Design your app

You should include where the most valuable buttons would be placed, and how users could easily use them.

You can also buy design templates from the internet and then tailor them according to your needs. You are creating this design to have an idea of what your final product would look like. What’s more, you might need to present this wireframe to some companies to attract partnership opportunities.

This screen blueprint will help you modify the interface quicker than a final mock-up. You want to make sure that your users find it intuitive and smooth.

You can take the help of an iOS app development company to easily get your iOS app ready if these steps seem difficult to you.

6. Start developing your app

Use MAC computers for app development and not Hackintosh or VMWare as they are not suggested by Apple. Use apple’s IDE (integrated development environment), the XCode tool. Along with a software development kit, it also has a collection of basic APIs, apps such as a source code editor.

XCode and the integrated simulator app will help you to create an iOS mobile application. Once you finish, simulate it on a variety of iOS models and hardware kinds along with necessary testing.

Finally, run it to see its final look and its level of usability for end-users.

7. Put together your app’s marketing plan

Your app’s promotion strategy should include creating an email list before launching, producing a landing page as well as using paid promotion to market your product. it will help those users who want to know more about your iOS application.

What’s more, make a media kit including some fundamental data about the app and all the emblems for your app and upload it on your landing page. Journalists would love it because it would act as a resource they can refer to if they wish to write about the application.

8. Test your application

Now, conduct QA (Quality Assurance) tests to evaluate the user experience, security, memory usage, performance, and more. This process will determine whether the app is fully ready to go live and free of errors. Also, make sure that the application aligns with the guidelines recommended by Apple.

9. Submit your app to the Appstore

You would need to review your creation in light of Apple’s guidelines and overhaul it until it hits the mark. The next step is to enter all the necessary information like title, keywords, description, and more on Appstore Connect.

Once you are done, submit your app to the Appstore with the necessary comments for the App Certification Team. Wait until your application, hopefully, gets approved.

10. Market your app for maximum exposure

Last but not the least, promote your app to spread the word. You can take the help of influencers who are in the same niche as you are because they will have a huge number of followers who are also your target consumers.

Something that will make your app skyrocket in terms of popularity is that it gets featured in the Appstore. Increasing users is more difficult for paid applications. To resolve this issue, you can offer your app for free for some initial time to maximize downloads. Moreover, work on ASO (Appstore optimization) to increase your visibility

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