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iPhone App Development Tips

Rushik Shah User Icon By: Rushik Shah

iPhone App Development Tips

For us, enthusiasts who always wonder how an iPhone App is developed there is never a dull day trying to figure out new techniques and discover new methods. However, an iPhone Application is quite different from a Website in terms of development and the way it can be studied. A website offers more flexibility and is easier to understand, but it is not the same for the iPhone app development process.

Thus for many professionals and enthusiasts and even businesses who wonder how an iPhone App is started.

Making use of the iPhone simulator

The iPhone SDK consists of an iPhone simulator that can be used to check the app being developed. A simulator is usually very handy and an absolute time saver when developing large apps. It is essential to note that the iPhone SDK will run only on a Mac.

Screen Orientation

There are two orientation modes for an iPhone app. An iPhone app has portrait and landscape orientations and hence it is necessary to make sure the app adjusts well to both screen sizes. Luckily there are several smart techniques that can be used to make screen orientation a breeze. You can use JavaScript to get the screen orientation right which can detect the change of screen orientation and allows to set an event to execute when this occurs.

Hence once the iPhone app functionalities are alerted for change in screen orientation there are several orientation-specific styles that can be applied to optimize your app.

Basic Design

One design feature that most iPhone apps have and just about every iPhone app have, is rounded corners. iPhone has special tool kits available to make this simple too. The iPhone app also needs to respond to several touch events. This may be a long touch a short touch or even a multi-touch event.

The iPhone SDK provides several smart events to make life easier for the iPhone app developer. Hence by simply listening to an event, in the sense of handling every event to make sure the app responds to the different touch types it is possible to make the iPhone app interactive.

Abide by Apple’s Rules and Regulations

Apple is very strict and cautious about the quality of the apps in their app store. Every app allowed into the app store should pass the quality standards and guidelines set by it. The approval process is time-consuming so one needs to be patient and await the verdict.
Also, in case the app gets rejected, the developer may have to schedule extra time for rectifying the faults and apply again for approval. It is advised that you follow Apple’s guidelines during development.


The gestures on the iPhone are two-finger actions. The main purpose of the gestures is to initiated the process of zoom in or zoom out and even rotation at times. This is very similar to the touch event and it is possible to make the same touch events respond to such gestures as well.

iPhone Development with Alakmalak

Alakmalak is a popular Web Development firm that has successfully completed more than 2000 projects. In addition to this, they have also developed a large number of iPhone applications. This includes apps for the iPhone as well as the iPad. Alakmalak has a team of skilled iPhone developers and one of the main advantages of selecting Alakmalak for your mobile app development needs is that they are involved in providing services for several technologies. Hence there are plenty of resources for every project taken up and at any point in time, to make sure of timely delivery of the project.

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