A Guide to iOS App Development

Concetto Labs
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Let me introduce the complete iOS App development tool kit that is essential for developers.

Every business requires a customized and streamlined that helps the organization upgrade the brand name and actuate well in the future. As per the demographic analysis, every seven out of ten applications are made for iOS. The market segment for iOS applications nowadays remarkably increasing at a very fast speed, so let me introduce the complete iOS App development tool kit that is essential for developers. Using these tools developers can make apps on the iOS platform efficiently and quickly.

Editors and Integrated Development Environments (IDEs)

1. Xcode

A Popular IDE and the favourite choice of the iOS developers that is mostly utilized for generating apps iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. An authenticated IDE that is used with Swift developed by Apple.

2. AppCode

A streamlined tool created by JetBrains. When you talk about multiple programming languages like C++, JavaScript, Swift and Objective-C, The editor and IDE tool are remarkably helpful.

3. Code Runner

A popular IDE that is used by developers to make a sophisticated and highly advanced application. For iOS developer a robust and multipurpose programming editor.

4. RxSwift 

A magnificent programming library that helps iOS developers code and programs dynamic iOS applications that effortlessly interact with data, respond to that data and following user events.

5. Mockingbird

A tool that is used to analyze the early development stage of an app and summarization all the processes. The best thing about this tool is that the user can easily generate a visual wireframe of an app or its prototype which is clickable.

6. Applyzer

A tool that is used for monitoring the ranking of apps on the iTunes store. To create an account with Applyzed is very easy, all you need to do is to attach your app ID with it and you can see how well your app ranks on iTunes.

7. Testflight

Native framework platform for developers that are used for testing different Apple products. With Testflight, the beta test of the iOS app prototype becomes easier.

8. Stack Overflow

Not a tool but something equally valuable and also known as the most trusted developer community. Using stack overflow you can get in touch with experienced iOS developers and numerous experts.

Some of the Great Plug-Ins Used for App Development on the iOS Platform

If we see the IT market then there are a number of plug-ins available for iOS app development some of them are free of cost and for some of them, you need to pay. Here is a list of some of the great or most useful plug-ins that can come in significantly handy for iOS developers:

1. Alcatraz

An open-source plug-in that can be used with XCode 7 and editors and higher IDEs. These plugins have a variety of color schemes and templates. Alcatraz is its discovery engine for a multitude of other plugins.

2. CocoaPods

Using this plug-in it becomes easier to integrate the OSX as well as the integration of Xcode with the iOS dependency manager tool.

3. Injection for XCode

For a programming language such as Objective-C, you can alter the implementation process using Injection for XCode and also not need to restart the app and also not need to worry about like the app will crash.

4. Fuzzy AutoComplete

The Fuzzy autocomplete plug-in helps determine the bends in Xcode’s prefix autocomplete process.

5. Dash

A Code Snippet manager and also an API documentation manager that provides more than 150 offline documents.

Enrol Yourself in the iOS Developer Program

XCode IDE, one of the most popular tools using which iOS developers integrate to create impressive apps. An important thing to note down is that if you do not enrol yourself for the iOS developer program, you will not be able to submit it on the App Store.

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