If you are a newbie iOS app developer, there’s a lot you’ll have to learn to stop encountering many common problems when developing, submitting and marketing your app. Here are the top four problems iOS app developers meet and some advice on how to solve them.
1. Using iOS Developer Portal
The iOS Developer Portal is something you will have to use a lot and it will be pretty difficult until you get the hang of it. You can save yourself a lot of time and trouble by learning how to use the Developer Portal in bite-sized chunks before you start working on your main app project. Pay extra attention to the tools and the publishing process, and things will get easier pretty quickly.
2. Meeting iOS 7 design guidelines
iOS 7 has been around for a while, but this doesn’t mean that developing for it is easy. Make sure you follow Apple’s design guidelines and make end user experience your top priority. Remember that Apple likes to highlight well-designed and intuitive apps in the App Store, whereas poorly designed apps often get buried.
3. iPhone and iPad compatibility
Many new iOS app developers make the same mistake – they design an app for the iPhone and then simply stretch the design to make it fit an iPad screen. Well, very few things look worse than that, so make sure you get two designs: for the iPhone and for the iPad. Remember that both your designs should focus on great user experience.
4. App Store approval
And last but not least, you will have to face the App Store approval process. When you are planning to release your app, plan ahead for the approval time. And don’t forget to thoroughly review submission guidelines to avoid your app being rejected.