iOS Development Taking The Market By Storm

It’s Apple! Need we say more? Yes, we’ve seen our friends and colleagues simply in love with the iOS platform and there are many who ardently believe in Apple’s mobile devices and its operating system. And why shouldn’t they? Apple’s iPhone is one of the most sought-after devices which run on advanced mobile operating system (iOS). Undoubtedly, iOS is ruling the smartphone industry with its excellent functionalities, features and applications.

Reasons for the growth of iOS development

  • There are various other platforms such as Android, Windows and Blackberry, but iOS has its unique place in the market owing to its high-end functionalities. Today, iOS is the world’s most advanced OS. It is constantly redefining what people can do with their mobile devices. The iOS SDK and Xcode and IDE make it extremely easy for iOS developers for creating revolutionary mobile apps.
  • Derived from core OS X technologies, the user experience of iOS has been especially streamlined to take full advantage of iPad, iPhone and iPod touch hardware.
  • Cocoa Touch is the programming framework driving excellent user interaction on iOS. Built upon the Model-View-Controller paradigm, Cocoa Touch offers a great foundation for state-of-the-art applications. If it is combined with Interface Builder developer tool, it becomes easy, smooth and fun to use drag-and-drop for designing the next iOS application. Clearly, iOS development is on the rise owing to these factors.

iOS and mobile commerce

We all know that mobile commerce (m-commerce) is becoming increasingly popular nowadays. Last year, there was a 81% increase in m-commerce sales, that is up to, $24 billion and as per eMarketer, the growth will continue in the following years, reaching around $90 billion in 2016. This means it’s huge bucks for mobile space. And iPhone users show a high propensity to engage in m-commerce with 23% involved in it. Moreover, with iOS development such as the launch of iOS 7, Apple is sure to dominate the m-commerce market even more. Some of the reasons behind it are:

  • iCloud Keychain: Apple makes it extremely easier for iOS users to store passwords and credit card information with its iCloud Keychain. It is, undoubtedly, Apple’s solution to an improved mobile shopping experience.
  • iOS and NFC: iCloud Keychain integration is actually beyond online payments. NFC payments and iOS probably will replace the plastic cards in future.
  • Siri: This voice-controller comes with loads of improvements in iOS 7 such as social media connectivity, improved usability for German and French speakers, new voice features and inclusion of Bing as the default in Siri.
  • iCars: Apple has been working closely with car manufacturers such Honda and Mercedes Benz to tap into the emerging market of car technology. The ‘iCars’ will be available in 2014 where cars will probably be equipped with wireless internet.

Therefore, Apple’s new iOS 7 is already a huge news for the m-commerce and the car industry. As per a latest report, there are still more mobile shoppers on iOS in most of the states of US than any other mobile platform. According to a study, iOS accounted for almost 57% of m-commerce transactions as compared to Android’s 43% during the first half of 2013.

The dedicated iOS developers offer amazing applications which perfectly match your requirements. Since Apple devices come with a large number of excellent mobile apps, people are increasingly becoming fond of these devices. With its various connectivity features and multi-tasking capacities, Apple products are immensely popular worldwide. Owing to all these advantages, iOS developers have been ruling the mobile app market and will continue to do so in the years to come.

It’s Apple! Need we say more? Yes, we’ve seen our friends and colleagues simply in love with the iOS platform and there are many who ardently believe in Apple’s mobile devices and its operating system. And why shouldn’t they? Apple’s iPhone is one of the most sought-after devices which run on advanced mobile operating system (iOS). Undoubtedly, iOS is ruling the smartphone industry with its excellent functionalities, features and applications.

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