iPhone Application Development
As consumers increasingly adopt mobile device technologies the demand for smartphones is expected to soar. Therefore it is no surprise that countless mobile phone vendors are getting ready to compete with feature-rich smartphones to capture a share of this up and coming lucrative market.
The soaring demand for smartphones is leading to an explosive need for mobile phone applications to expand the basic functionality of these devices which, when they are downloaded and installed, also creates a huge inventory of potential mobile phone ad space that can be monetized by advertisers through mobile ad networks.
iPhone Application Development Services
webRulon can provide customers with a wide range of services for the development of iPhone applications, ranging from a few days of upfront consulting to strategy development, functional requirements gathering, specification writing and development, to final testing and deployment. Our experienced development teams help clients make the most of mobile phone software on the iPhone platform.
Mobile Development Strategy
Due to the rapidly changing mobile smartphone technology making the right platform and implementation decisions can be challenging. Which platform is best suited for the customers’ application and technical requirements? How to design the screen layout and navigation to ensure the highest usability? Do we implement the application as a native app or browser development? What are the tradeoffs between cost, functionality and cool features? Do we offer our application as a free or paid download?
Our application development process begins with gathering the customers’ goals and business objectives and strategy development to ensure the long-term success of the application from concept evaluation to development and maintenance. Our development team has the experience to identify and exploit opportunities that add value to the mobile application and the business.
iPhone Application Development Process
webRulon provides a complete and integrated process for the development of iPhone and iPod Touch native applications using the iPhone SDK. Our development method for the iPhone covers the entire process from design, development to deployment of the application to the Apple AppStore.
Development starts with writing or analyzing the functional requirements, defining the screen layout, user interface design and creating the design comps of the finished product. This provides us with the foundation for further development of an iPhone application that works and is easy to maintain and promote. All mobile application development projects will be developed according to the Apple iPhone development guidelines and are executed to a precise schedule of milestones and deliverables.
Not only has webRulon extensive experience with mobile application testing and deployment, our proven development team also has significant expertise in the areas of user experience design and usability testing.
iPhone Development Platform
The Apple iPhone is a mobile smartphone device developed by Apple Computer that runs an Apple proprietary operating system called the iPhone OS version 3.0. Mobile applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch are developed using XCode software and Apple’s SDK.
Upon completion, an iPhone application is deployed through Apple, which manages all iPhone applications through its App Store located within Apple’s iTunes platform. Before an application is placed on the App Store, Apple must review and approve the application.
Our iPhone application development services include the following:
Native iPhone Application Development
Development of applications that take advantage of many of the iPhone technologies such as multi-touch interface, accelerometer, GPS, proximity sensor, dialer, address book and calendar.
Safari, iPhone and iPod Touch Web Application Development
Development of a web-based Safari optimized iPhone application that connects to a server over Wi-Fi or cellular networks, submits user information to a central database or allows users to download information that relates to a definitive query.
Apple iPhone Benefits
Apple iPhone mobile applications offer the following benefits:
- Extended functionality – Mobile applications can provide application functionality or utility that is not natively available on the iPhone or is significantly better than what currently exists
- Remote access – Mobile applications can extend business software functionality for field employees and give their employees the opportunity to access information easily from anywhere that they have access to the Internet
- Brand visibility – Mobile iPhone applications offer deep aligned and integrated brand experiences any time they are used
- Monetization - Mobile iPhone applications allows developers and publishers to monetize the apps by serving text, image and rich media ads on CPM basis