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7 Things Apple Could Do to make iPhone Development Perfect

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No one can deny how Apple and Steve Jobs completely transformed the world by introducing iPhone. The company further launched updated versions of iPhone at regular intervals to keep it platform bulletproof by providing improved user experience. But many recent reports have highlighted that Android is evolving, nowadays, at a much faster pace then iOS.

According to an article posted on, “Early Android phones felt like rusty copycats of Apple's impeccably slick mobile platform, with far fewer apps available to their users. With each upgrade to Android, iPhone owners laughed as the platform seemingly struggled to keep up with Apple's bulletproof user experience. And for a while, it did struggle. But slowly, that changed. Next thing we knew, Android commanded 75% of the smartphone market. Today, instead of mocking Android, many prominent iPhone lovers are switching to Google.

So Apple has to completely revamp its strategy to retain its existing users and attract new users. At the same time, Apple also needs to implement a comprehensive strategy to encourage mobile application developers to build and update apps to target iPhone and iOS. Along with updating its mobile operating system by including loads of advanced features and functionalities, Apple also needs to take concrete steps to make iPhone app development process perfect.

What Could Apple do to Make iPhone Development Perfect

  • Making it Easier to Incorporate Libraries: Most developers use little-frameworks and libraries to develop robust apps without putting any extra time and effort. But many iPhone app developers find it a daunting task to bring predefined libraries into the app. The excruciating process further makes it difficult for identifying minor problems that make the code irrelevance. So Apple must upgrade its framework, and allow developers to integrate libraries in a hassle-free way.

  • Allow GPS to Automatically Detect the Changes: Often iPhone users and developers struggle to change their latitude and longitude. Apple should simplify the option to detect GPS position. One can easily decide his latitude and longitude on a popup window, and the same information can be used to automatically track his location. The feature will surely optimize the experience of iPhone users and developers.

  • Options to Add Imports Automatically: Many application development frameworks like Java and Flex allow developers to automatically add imports. However, some frameworks require developers to use some additional yet simple options to add imports. But the feature allows developers to build robust apps without writing lengthy codes. It is time for Apple to include the feature in XCode, and save the developers’ time by allowing them to quickly add imports.

  • Improved Features to Communicate with Other Mobile Devices: Many users love to access apps that enable them to seamlessly interact with nearby mobile devices. As Apple does not allow developers to run two simulators at a time, they often find it difficult to check how their app interacts with other mobile devices. With this feature, Apple will make it easier for developers to communicate the apps by simultaneously using two simulators.

  • Improve the Existing Testing Framework: When you compare the native unit testing framework provided by Apple with other mobile application testing frameworks, the former will appear complex and dated. With developers and tester looking for options to write and execute testing scripts within a few minutes, the framework fails to provide detailed information about the tests. So Apple must improve the native testing framework to attract new developers.

  • Avoid Manual Merger of Project Files: Nowadays, most iPhone apps are developed by a team of developers. The individual developers have to merge their project files frequently to monitor their progress. But the developers making iPhone apps have to invest several hours to merge their project files manually. Apple must allow developers to change their project file format, and merge the files efficiently to save their time and efforts.

  • Enables Developers to Create Groups as Folders: Each developer wants to store and manage his project data in an organized way. But an iPhone app developer cannot create folder structure simply by adding groups. So the developer has to manually map the group to a folder. However, the group appears nicely inside the XCode. It will be a great experience for developers, if Apple allows them to create a group and a folder through some simple control like checkbox.

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