Applications for iPad, iPod and iPhone on Apple App Store
There are several applications available for Apple iPad in terms of entertainment and office applications. These thousands of applications are available at Apple Store and can be downloaded easily for your iPad and 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 for they are categorized in the following: social networking, games, lifestyle, education, music, and many more. These applications are also easy to use especially on the iPad because the device has a speedy processor, and a display for a touch screen.
If you check out the App store, you can find a wide variety of applications for iPad, iPho ne, and iPod. All these applications are developed according to the capabilities of the electronic devices created 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 the world’s largest store for applications having more than 30,000 apps, a lot of those apps can be downloaded for free.
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 give users a different experience. All the Apple products like iPhone, iPod, and iPad are successful in the global market. Apple OS or iOS are different from other Operating Systems available in the market. New products of Apple in the market are released with new OS, like the iPhone.
The Apple Apps that have the iOS application are developed using different programming languages. An example is the 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 web site.
When developing an application for the iPhone and iPad, the developer should be aware of hardware and OS used in Apple device. The OS for iPhone and iPad is the 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 differ from UI perspective, utilize similar iOS platform for development. Applications developed for iPad and iPhone utilize 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.
Objective C programming language uses OOPS (Object Oriented Programming) concept. OOPS is a worldwide-used programming concept to develop user-friendly applications. For successful programming in C, the developers should be well-versed on OOPS concept. Good 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 an 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. The Apple staff will approve your application after testing your application. Application will be successfully uploaded to Apple Apps store once it gets approved.
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. .Net application developed using Mono touch SDK by Novell will have 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, apart from other development cost.#