A Quick Guide for Technical or Non-Technical individual to Build an iPhone App from Scratch


There are certain things about which reflects the greatness of a company like “APPLE”:

  • Apple’s impact on technological innovation is unparalleled by any other company out there.
  • It has impacts on the life of every individual by giving them a reason to be a proud gadget owner.
  • Their Designs are futuristic, simple, intuitive and unbeatable.
  • The rise of the company in this short span of time! (Given that it was nearly bankrupt in 1997, look at the growth!
  • Apple spends a huge and even maximum amount of money in advertising and branding other than any gadget manufacturing company in the world.
  • …and a lot more!

These are just a few insights about Apple as a brand but as ‘Apple’ as a company evolved, the so-called ‘apps’ started to hit the market space and these apps provided every Apple user a ‘personal computing’ zone. This personal space of computing has become a critical and one of the most significant feature for the company in selling a Apple product as well, as the innovation, alongside competition has grown immensely over a period of half-a-decade or so.

As of May 2017 – 2,200,000+ are present on Apple’s App Store which itself justify the amount of growth. That being said, getting your App on an App Store is a task on its own as there is a certain type of environment, condition, set of rules, etc which are specified by Apple, one needs to follow before getting his or her on App Store, though with the growth of the community, a number of people came out started to roll out certain tools which actually made the task of creating an App Store which was once considered a hefty job, relatively very simple.

Starting off :

The First and foremost is the mindset and the ultimate aim which requires building an App. The person must get aware that building an iPhone app is not a one or two-week process, it takes time, hard work and a road map to what you want to build. For instance, what should your splash screen look like, or what should be the size of a button on the home screen? So, a proper road map to the final app design you are gonna be building is a foremost step to take.

Collect all the developer tools:

So, since you are going to build an awesome app, it’s time to take your first step as an iOS developer by collecting all the development tools you will require. These tools are going to help you design, build and even test for the final submission on the App Store. So, head over to the Mac Store and download these tools that you will be requiring – “Xcode, Interface Builder, Cocoa Frameworks and testing tools“.

Using the tools:

Xcode: Xcode is a Software Package used by a programmer to write Code for Mac OS X, iOS devices, the Apple Watch, and now the Apple TV.  Xcode is a type of package called an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) with editors, compilers, and others software tools that work together to help you write software, compile it, load it onto a device, debug it, and ultimately submit it to the app store.

Interface Builder Program: Interface Builders pretty much allows you to map out your entire app with almost close to no code at all. Here, you are presented with a square box where you can drag and drop buttons, images, links, text and what not. Also, since the App needs to be check with different screen sizes, these Interface builders have the flexibility to resize and look for how the app looks, and all done with writing almost zero amount of code.

Cocoa Framework: Cocoa is a framework that provides you pre-built data structures and classes to build Mac applications so that you do not have to write everything yourself. It is like the vocabulary of the automotive industry. You do not say a contraption that has wheels and pistons and doors and windows- you simply say a car, or a crankshaft or a gearbox.

App Testing: There are a lot of tools available which are there in the market which can check for the performance of the App after its completion. It’s very important to check the app first by its functionality if the results turn good and you are looking to market it somehow, the most common method is to video record both you the tester’s screen as well as their facial expressions. For recording the tester’s face, it’s also important to include audio so that the tester can verbalize their thought process as they navigate your app.

You can get your hands onto the course for absolute beginner to get on the path of a ninja iOS developer by taking this course from LearnCodeOnline.in:Complete iOS10 development Bootcamp.

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Arpit Agarwal

I am a freelancer content writer, web developer and Video editor who loves to write technical stuff and on the other hand makes awesome videos as well. I like to make people happy with my writing and also try to make sure, you come back to read more.

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