09 May Top-10 Advanced iOS App Development Tips (2021)
Here are some iOS App Development Tips. These are just the terms, and this blog isn’t a deep dive into each of these development tips. This blog follows up on our blog regarding iOS Techniques for Beginners.
Top-10 Advanced iOS App Development Tips
- Learn Interface builder –
The Interface builder editor within Xcode makes it simple to design a full interface without writing any code. Simply drag and drop buttons, labels, text and other UI objects onto the design canvas to create a functioning user interface.
2. Utilize Storyboards –
Storyboards are essentially a single file for all your screens in the application. It not only shows all the screens of your application but also shows how they are connected to each other.
Some key components of storyboards:
a. Scene – A view or screen is called as Scene in the storyboard. A view is the UI part that will be presented on screen.
b. Segues – A segue is used in iOS development to represent a transition
c. Segue identifier – Its a unique name given to a segue to identify particular segue
3. Set up Scrum Teams –
Scrum teams are flexible product development strategies where a development team works as a unit to achieve common goal. Scrum teams are useful especially in larger, more advanced deployments.
Here’s how a scrum works:
a. An initial appointment of a project manager called the “scrum master”.
b. Definition and prioritization of tasks to be done.
c. Planning session for each task.
d. Daily meetings among teams.
e. Review progress and evaluation of completed project.
4. Get Familiar with “Agile Development” –
Actual application development is carried out in this phase with the help of Agile methodology. The Agile approach believes that every project needs to be handled differently and existing methods need to be tailored to best-suit the project requirements.
5. Sprints –
‘Sprinting’ is a term for an agile development practice that breaks the product into small incremental builds. These builds are provided in iterations. Each iteration typically lasts about one to three weeks and called a “sprint”. Every sprint involves cross functional teams working simultaneously on various areas like planning, requirements analysis, design, coding, unit testing and acceptance testing.
Advanced iOS Testing & Bug Fixing Terms
It does not matter how much time you invest in design and implementation, mistakes are inevitable, and bugs will appear. There are some common bugs on iOS applications. Below image introduces some common types of iOS testing strategies.
6. Automated Testing –
Automated testing is the most advantageous aspect of iOS testing. It enables you to detect the bug and performance issues quickly.
Benefits of Automated Testing:
a. Automated testing can run on multiple devices, saving your time.
b. Automated testing can target SDK’s. You can run tests on different SDK versions.
c. Increases productivity of testing.
7. UI Testing with UIAutomation –
Benefits of UI Automation:
a. Reduce efforts on manual testing
b. Uses less memory to execute all your tests.
c. Simplify your UI testing procedure.
8. Enter Additional Information in iTunes Connect –
iTunes Connect is a web tool you use to enter information about your app for sale in the store. iTunes Connect stores all the metadata about your app including the app versions and builds that you upload using Xcode. Before you submit your app, enter all the required information.