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&Element

iOS App Development

Elevate your business strategy with &Element's precision-crafted iOS applications. Utilising the latest tools and technologies in Swift and Objective-C, we deliver stunning, high-performance applications optimised for the full range of Apple devices. Engage your users with top-tier app designs, ensure seamless functionality, and maintain cutting-edge innovation in a competitive digital marketplace.

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We’ve helped hundreds of businesses digitally optimise their company and increase profits.

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230% average increase in ROI across our suite of services.


235+ projects completed since we were founded in 2015.


45m people reached across the world through work.

What is iOS app development?

iOS app development refers to the process of making applications for Apple's iOS operating system, which runs on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. This development process includes designing, coding, and optimising apps to function seamlessly on iOS devices, utilising Apple's specific frameworks and tools, such as Xcode, Swift, and the Cocoa Touch framework.

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How can iOS app development benefit my business?

iOS users are generally willing to spend more on apps, which translates to higher revenues per user compared to other platforms. Apple’s stringent app review guidelines push for high-quality applications, ensuring better performance, aesthetics, and a bug-free user experience. With its strong emphasis on design, iOS provides a seamless and intuitive user experience, which is enhanced by the uniformity of hardware and operating system standards. Apple’s limited range of devices and consolidated OS updates reduce the testing and development costs associated with the app compared to Android. These advantages make iOS app development a strategic asset for businesses aiming to establish a presence in a competitive market, ensuring visibility, user engagement, and revenue generation.

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Why should I choose to work with professional iOS app developers?

Our professional team is not only skilled in software development but is also well-acquainted with the iOS ecosystem. This includes understanding the nuances of device compatibility, deep integration with device features, and adherence to Apple's strict design guidelines and Human Interface Guidelines, which are essential for the success of an app in the App Store. Our iOS developers can highly customise your app to fit your and your users' specific needs. Custom features that can integrate smoothly with iOS capabilities can set your app apart from competitors.

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2.5x

iOS users spend 2.5 times more on apps than Android users

Monetary Spend

2x

As of 2021, the Apple App Store generated double the revenue of Google Play, despite having fewer downloads

Revenue

92%

iPhone users exhibit a brand loyalty rate of 92%, which significantly outpaces Android’s rate

Brand Loyalty

72%

72% of enterprise device activations in Q4 2020 were iOS devices

Enterprise Dominance

30%

Apple’s iPad held approximately 30% of the tablet market share in 2020

Tablet Market

81%

iPhone has a customer satisfaction rate of 81%

Satisfaction

How do we start?


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Planning

The process begins with a detailed consultation to understand your vision, goals, and requirements for the iOS app. This stage helps define the project scope including key features, target audience, and desired user experience.


02

Design

Taking into account latest design trends and Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines, &Element’s design team crafts a visually appealing and intuitive user interface. The focus is on creating an engaging user experience that is both sleek and functional.


03

Development

Our developers use Swift or Objective-C to build a high-performing and secure iOS app. The development phase is characterized by agile methodologies, allowing for iterative testing, feedback incorporation, and flexibility in changes.


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Quality Assurance

Rigorous testing including functional testing, usability testing, and performance testing is conducted to ensure the app is reliable, secure, and free from bugs.


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SEO and aftercare

Following the testing phase, &Element handles the submission of your app to the Apple App Store, including the listing, descriptions, and assets along with navigating the app review process.


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iOS App Development FAQs


iOS app development involves creating software applications that run on Apple's iOS operating system, which powers devices like iPhones and iPads. This process includes everything from initial design and software architecture to code writing, testing, and submission to the App Store.

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Developing an iOS app can tap into Apple's lucrative user base, which is known for having higher purchasing power than other platforms. Apple App Store apps tend to have higher revenue per user and receive better visibility in a less saturated market.

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Swift and Objective-C are the primary languages used for iOS app development. Swift is the more modern language known for its safety features and performance, while Objective-C is older but established.

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The key stages include planning and conceptualisation, UI/UX design, coding, testing, and deployment to the App Store. Each phase must adhere to Apple's stringent guidelines to ensure app approval.

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The development time for an iOS app can vary widely depending on the app's complexity and scope. Simple apps can take as little as 3-4 months, while more complex apps may take 6-12 months.

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Costs can range significantly based on features, integration complexities, and design specifics. We encourage you to contact us to learn more about our pricing.

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Testing an iOS app involves several stages, including unit testing, interface testing, and performance testing, to ensure the app works seamlessly across all supported Apple devices. The testing phase also includes fixing any bugs found and retesting to provide a high-quality final product.

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Yes, porting an Android app to iOS is a common request. This process involves more than replicating the app in Swift or Objective-C; it requires careful consideration of the iOS human interface guidelines and functionality optimisation for iOS-specific services.

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To publish an app on the Apple App Store, you need a developer account with Apple, which costs $99 per year. The app must meet Apple's App Store Review Guidelines, including functional requirements, privacy rules, and aesthetic design standards. After submission, the app will go through a review process before going live.

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Yes, &Element offers ongoing support and maintenance services post-launch to update the app with the latest iOS standards and technologies. This includes bug fixes, performance enhancements, and feature updates to ensure the app remains competitive and functional.

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