Limitations & Capabilities of iPhone App Development.

All Entrepreneur or CEO’s which are looking for a mobile strategy in iPhone programming; here is a quick guide for you to understand the basic capabilities and limitations of the iOS devices. These points will help you in understanding your device more clearly.

Capabilities to be explored with iphone applications:

  • Social Media exposure: With the help of the popular social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter one can spread its iPhone app globally. Point to be kept in mind is to develop your app in a way that it can generate common interest among masses. For example, if it is related to some jewelry sets, make it more luring for women and girls so that they can share them via Facebook or Twitter. However, you can keep in mind those corporate customers also and provide them with an option of sharing that advertisement with an email.
  • Be location specific: It means that your Business locations or outlets must be visible on a map to the customer. If you are going for this feature, then insist on map zooming also so that the customer can easily glance at the nearest stores or landmarks from where he/she is accessing the app. Further, try to inculcate as much information as possible on the map to reach you.
  • Smooth UI: iPhone app programmers ought to emphasis on making the user interface of an app smooth and elegant. The flow of an application must be hassle free with minimal pop ups and dialog boxes. Excessive use of pop ups may tends to be more interactive but most of the time it irritates the user. Make user interface a priority zone where only necessary things are displayed. Hotspots of the applications where user know he can find the required info should not be disturbed in the updated versions. iPhone’s marvellous touch screen is like cherry on the cake for the splendid application user experience.

Limitations:

iPhone has all the capabilities of a powerful PC like fast processor, successful Operating system and other useful hardware and software features. But still we cannot call an iPhone, a PC because an iPhone cannot match the extensive capabilities of PC or MAC.

Here is a list of limitations faced by iPhone app programmers:

  • No inter- application sharing of documents: We do have files and folders on our iPhones but as per structure every app is isolated from another. One application cannot access the documents or files of another. You cannot copy or move files between apps and definitely there is no way to delete any files associated with another application.
    To cope with this issue, iPhone programmer can use cloud storage. This can be done in order to maximize the access while preserving the security of sensitive data.
  • Multitasking: iPhone and iPad still have to go long way in terms of multitasking. The iPhone app programmers must not thing about any type of background execution and scheduling when an application is not running. Importantly, background execution can be done when an application is in running state.
  • Collaboration without some help from a web server is completely impossible.

Blackberry Lost to Apple iPhone in Popularity Among Users.

Blackberry saw a major set back since its inception in 2007 when Apple iPhone surpassed Blackberry devices in terms of popularity in home town of RIM, Canada. It is reported that Apple shipped approximately 2.85 million handsets in Canada in 2011 beating the number 2.08 shipments done by RIM BlackBerry.

One can see the changing trend towards buying the Apple iPhone over RIM BlackBerry in Canada is on the rise from lsome time. In 2010, BlackBerry was still way ahead from Apple iPhone by about 500000 devices sales.

Why iPhone is prominent over BlackBerry devices?

Though, we know that Canada people are loyal towards their hometown brand BlackBerry, but their rising interest in the riveal Apple Iphone is also not astonishing. Alike, US and Europe, Canada is also a country of people who are always ready to spend a little extra penny for more lavish and splendid mobile experience.

iPhone also very steadily is improving its hardware, such as display resolution, device capabilities and enhanced cameras all on a smooth fluid touch user interface. Blackberry is offering new features to its users but most of them are tied with Blackberry for physical keypads. The company also tried its expertise in genre of touch screen devices also similar to Apple and Android devices, but was unsuccessful to leave any impact.

What makes iPhone is a hot pick?

Amazing collection of applications in Apple iTunes is attracting plenty of smartphone users worldwide. There are plethora of iPhone app programmers all over the world which are working instinctively in developing outstanding apps that can urge users to adopt Apple iPhone for commercial and entertainment purpose.

The sleek and elegant design of iPhone is add on contributing to its prominence. With every new version, Apple is making its device more user friendly in terms hardware as well as software. Some eminent features of iPhone like retina display, 8 Megapixel camera, 1 GB RAM, improved graphics and resolution etc has smitten the smartphone users badly.

Developers are also more favorable to iOS platform because of many reasons like the iPhone programmers get better wages, plus the popularity of iPhones is fanatical among business market also.

These all are major reasons which makes iPhone a hot pick for user as well as iPhone programmer.