Applications for iPad, iPod and iPhone on Apple App Store
There are several applications available for Apple iPad pertaining to entertainment and office applications.
These applications are available at Apple Store and can be downloaded easily. Thousands of applications are available on App store for iPad as well as other Apple products. Applications are added daily and old applications are updated with their latest available versions. Applications on App store are easy to find and have a unique division for every probable type, such as social networking, games, lifestyle, education, music, and many more. These applications are designed, keeping in mind; technology used in iPad, the speed of processor, and large display for a touch screen so as to utilize all of those to the maximum.
If you go through App store, you can find a wide variety of applications for iPad, iPhone, and iPod. All these applications are developed as per technology of the electronic devices developed by Apple. Apple App store will give you an insight about the applications that are available for iPhones, iPod, and iPad. Music fanatics can make their own collection of songs available at App store and can find by album, artist, song, composer, or genre with just a click or touch of a finger. Apple App store is a world’s largest store for applications that consist of more than 300,000 applications of almost every category and some of the applications are free to download.
Programming languages used for Apple Apps
Apple always develops unique applications among all developed globally. Applications developed are user-friendly and have an ultimate look and feel that gives users a different experience. All the Apple products like iPhone, iPod, and iPad are successful in the global market. Apple OS or iOS are Very different from other Operating Systems available in the market. New products of Apple in the market are released with new OS, like iPhone; with new updates to the OS of iPhone 4.
Apple Apps, which has the iOS application, are developed using different programming languages comprising of Objective C. Similar to Microsoft’s Visual Studio tools, the platform of Apple using Objective C is Cocoa. Apple applications can be developed using different programming languages varying with one you are comfortable with and guidance for development can be Found on Apple’s developer website.
Developing an application for iPhone and iPad, the developer should be aware of hardware and OS used in Apple device. The OS for iPhone and iPad are same, but with different antennae. Antenna used in iPad is faster than the one used in iPhone.
iPad is faster in accessing the internet than the iPhone.
iPad and iPhone differs from UI perspective, but two utilizes same iOS platform for development. Applications developed for iPad and iPhone utilizes hardware. Application for iPad utilizes the big multi-touch screen display with big touch keypad. Application developed for Apple App store utilizes a compilation of several programming languages and it is made mandatory that all Apple Apps include objective-C programming language with an introduction of iPhone 4.
Objective C programming language uses OOPS (Object Oriented Programming) concept. OOPS is worldwide-used programming concept to develop user-friendly applications. For successful programming in C, the developers should be well-versed on OOPS concept. Understanding of the objective C programming language will help in developing applications for iPad and iPhone. The SDK (Software Development Kit) for iPhone and iPad is different. The iPhone SDK can be downloaded from the site of iPhone developer.
SDK is essential for developing Apple Apps as it contains a simulator that is used for testing application and a number of custom tools for utilizing objective C programming while developing any application. Once you have completed and tested code, you can submit your developed application to Apple App store by paying a license fee which is required to submit applications. After submitting an application, you will have to wait for Apple staff to verify your application. Apple staff will approve an application after testing application. Application will be successfully uploaded to Apple Apps store once they approved it.
Another tool used for developing Apple applications is xCode suite. The xCode suite can be utilized to develop applications for both iPad and iPhone. xCode has a built-in feature that can be utilized to improve speed, dead-code stripping, remote debugging of the GNU C++ compiler, JAVA, AppleScript, GCC, improved debugger, global browser compatibility, fast editor performance, documentation bookmarks and facility to display file static variables.
This will allow developers to include libraries & code. Dot Net application developed using Mono touch SDK by Novell will comprise of essential libraries, compilers and tools required for integrating with Apple’s SDK for iPhone, iPad, and iPod. All applications for apple App store are written using the Apple SDK. Some programs may use Apple’s Cocoa to write codes.
Apple Apps are expensive in the market because they are unique and developed using the latest technology platforms. License fee is required to upload the application to Apple Apps store, which is another cost in consideration, other than development cost. Those applications available on Apps store are developed using the latest technology and platforms that make the cost of application high. Applications can be used only by Apple products like iPhone, iPad, and iPod that make them unique and are only available at Apps store. Also, it has a limited number of users.