Since Apple captured considerable ratio of the global market segment for mobile platforms, there have been colossal changes that have occurred rapidly over the years. Industry experts conclude that the inception of iOS mobile platform has brought a number of prominent changes to the field of mobile technology. Moreover, it has introduced an extensive range of newer possibilities and concepts that have completely changed the dimensions of mobility. Let us now take a quick review of today’s top trending challenges in the domain of iOS app development.
Top iOS App Development Challenges for 2018
It has been widely concluded that app developers have greater easiness when it comes to make sure that the app is fully compatible with the iOS platform compared to the Android platform. But, most of the experts also agree that it is not as easy as it looks like. There are several challenges that iOS app developers encounter when it comes to iOS application compatibility.
According to the experts, OS and hardware compatibility are the biggest some of the biggest challenges. These challenges further disintegrates into adequately consuming hardware resources, data processing speed, power consumption and many other key elements.
Dynamic storage and resources limitations
Storage and resources limitations is another set of top highlighted challenges in today’s top trending mobile platforms development. It becomes a bit more complexed when it is about iOS app development. Most of the app developers conclude that they are limited to the extent of an iOS device storage limits. It is one of the most complexed challenge where developers strive to bring the best balance between device resources and its performance.
It has been extensively concluded that mobile device storage and other resources limitations directly affect the capacity of developing mobile apps. The larger the app consumes storage space the greater are the chances of not being compatible with iOS devices that have lower storage space. Resource limitation appears to be the biggest reason of below average app performance and crashes which has been delicately measured and addressed by the developers before it appears on the App Store.
iOS App Store acceptance dominates the industry
App Store acceptance is the most prominent challenges that iOS app developers frequently encounter and invests considerable efforts in making sure that their newly developed app really comes up to the mark. Addressing the various requirements and pre-requisites of the App Store is of paramount important to achieve successful app acceptance. According to most of the industry professionals successfully designing and developing a high-end application is not at all enough, it must be critically assessed, tested and brought up to the mark.
Since the release of all-new iOS 11, the global community of iOS app providers has undoubtedly concluded that the newer OS and fully revamped App Store is highly capable of accepting and ranking apps more effectively. Most of the industry experts suggest that value added updates to the iOS app title, description, previews, app’s promotional content collectively play an important role in app approval.
Ensuring exclusive mobile app experience is the biggest deal
Nowadays, greater importance has been given to the area of user experience. It does not mean at all that the user experience was one of the least preferred elements. The invasion of thousands of similar apps on the app store has made the pitch tougher for app providers. According to most of the industry’s renowned professionals, intensely increasing market competition has further elevated the bar for featuring brilliant user experience.
It is one of the most challenging goals to achieve in 2018. Now app developers are more cautious about bringing the best experience to the end users by focusing the entire look and feel and technical aspects. Providing lightweight apps that do not require a greater amount of storage and other hardware resources for efficient and smooth performance delivers the best level of user intrinsic satisfaction.
Increasing prominence of security and privacy
Last but not the least, mobile security and data privacy is a unique set of user demands that has continued to dominate the iOS mobile platform. We have observed a number of critical app security violations and data theft cases that have drastically impacted the domain of iOS platform. Experts have also continued to bring newer security protocols, user authentication and several verification systems to address the growing demand for strong mobile security. From two way verification system up to the most modern forms of biometrics authentication, app developers have continued to face considerable challenges for providing absolute security to the end users.
Jason is a highly qualified and experienced iOS app developer. He has been working in the field of iPhone application development in Singapore for several years. While contributing his skills and capabilities to a number of iOS app providers, he also writes about the dynamic field of iOS app development and considered as a key contributor to a number of iOS webinars.