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The Essential Tools for iOS Developers

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Mobile world has been witnessing spectacular changes, both in terms of style and technology.The increased market competition & consumer awareness has pushed the mobile developing companies come up with new models advanced features & unique applications.

Apple iOS is one of the platforms that avail its user with latest tool and upgrade to develop application support for its different offerings like iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and iPad Mini.

About Apple and iOS:-

Apple is not a new name in electronic innovations. It has iPhones, iPads and Personal computers on the list of its offerings. It is based on iOS, iPhone operating system, which was widely accepted and appreciated by the world ever since its launch. Multi-touch and direct manipulations have been used for the basic build-up.

As an iOS application developers it is an important information to updates its operating system two time a year. If you wish to be looked upon as an iOS developer for hire, here are few tips and tools you need to keep handy.

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Here are few applications tools which could prove very beneficial while developing applications for iOS. For a complete understanding similar function tools are group under one main function. Let's have a look on it,


Few of the tools which would turn helpful at the designing stage of an application are:

a) Free iOS PSD These are collection of free templates in PSD format

b) Live View It helps to check how your application would look in a live scene

c) Glimpshop It is a new alternative or replacement tool for Photoshop

Image Extractors

This tool is used to create and extract an image of the file

a) Appcrush Creating an .app file, an image of the application

Design Implementation

This tool will help in the development of the application

a) IICNS A number of apple icons are available for use

b) Cocca Controls Collection of codes/ components for iOS applications

c) Dribble Best application designs which could be used for application development

These were few of the basic tools which could prove to be useful for development of application for iOS. Other than the above mentioned tool there are few important tools which could be handy while developing the applications.

I) Code Editor This tool is helpful while making changes to the interface of the application and its lookout. Few of the code editors available in the market are: AppCode, Vim and Alcatraz Package Manager.

II) Sales and Downloads- This is one important tool which comes handy while checking how your application is behaving in the market. What kind of a response the app is getting and how much are the earnings.

III) Crash Report With bugs and infections the applications could crash at times. This will give a clue about the intensity of the infection so that the developer could plan and implement the required changes.

IV) Testing An application could be tested by your known people. Beta Testing is one such way where the application if forwarded to a group of people for testing. One can use Hockey app or Test Flight to send the application.
Jan 21 '19 #1
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