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iOS App Development Services from Agicent
The first iOS App created by us was 13 years ago, back in 2010. It was a Medical EMR App for a client named GloStreem, Inc in Michigan and since then we never looked back. We’ve seen the iOS platform grown from a nascent restricted platform to now an all-revolutionary platform of choice by billions. Being an iOS App Development Company, we make sure that our iOS Developers (from junior to senior level) have enough real project experience (from iOS App Development to launch) before we deploy them on your project.Discuss your goals with us
Here are some of our prominent iOS App releases, with their respective App Development Costs
We are the experts of digital and mobility transformation, using codes, design, and lots of passion and innovation. Find out some incredible success stories of our iOS app development services that created history.
A FUN WAY TO LEARN & EDUCATE CHILDREN
Apple Pie is a fun social media app curated just for teachers! Take the teachers’ lounge to the Apple Pie app. The app offers major social features like following, comments, likes, threaded responses, notifications and advertisement rendering. We created it from the idea to everything now live!
Approx Development Cost: $ 24,000
Top Home workout App with 4 Million Users
HASfit stands for Heart And Soul fitness because we believe everyone deserves to be fit. We created its first version back in 2014 and since then there is no looking back. The App supports iOS, Android, Roku, Firestick, Chromcast and have accumulated more than 5 million workouts checked in by the users. HASfit is going places!
Approx Development Cost: $ 40,000
Jyotish For All
Tele Astro Consulting App - real time calls, billings, and earnings!
Jyotish for All or Astro for all is a Tele Astro consulting app just like any telemedicine app where you can talk to any live expert astrologer, tarot card reader, mystique on their per minute charge via video, audio calls or chats. The billing is real time, we implemented wallet which works globally and using Agora to facilitate the video calls, same framework that is being used in famous Clubhouse App. With 10K users in its first month of launch, we are hoping highly for the App.
Approx Development Cost: $ 60,000
Rates for iOS App Developers on Demand
Following is the standard rate card for different Exp and skill levels of On Demand iOS App Developers. Besides this, we can also create a custom on Demand App Team and optimized the monthly rate based on your specific needs.
Junior iOS Developer
Exp. Level: 1-2 Years
- Hands on iOS Development
- 3 Projects experience minimum
- Agicent’s inhouse trained
- Familiar with PM Tools
- Perfect for rapid MVPs and maintenance iOS works
Mid-level iOS Developer
Exp. Level: 2-5 Years
All of Jr. Dev +
- 10 Projects experience minimum
- Backend Experience
- Hands on CI/CD pipeline
- Manages Jr. Developers
- Perfect for complex iOS projects and fast Development
Senior iOS Developer
Exp. Level: 5+ Years
All of Mid-level Exp +
- 15 Projects experience minimum
- Full Stack Developer
- Participate in Architecture
- Ability to play Tech. Lead Role
- Perfect for bigger size projects with multi teams
Learn more about our processes from our clients.
Co-founder, See Beneath Inc.
Agicent went above and beyond to convert our idea of making easy learning app for autistic children into a reality. They picked the project from design stage back in 2014 and since then we made interactive lessons, children games, user data capturing and progress showing for Parents and much more. We are looking to work with them for next long years too and highly recommend them to anyone.
Co-founder, See Beneath Inc.
Best Practices followed by Agicent iOS App Development Company
Preparation, Architecture, Tech Stack identification
Before starting to code, we need to make an architecture of the project. Project becomes strong via its solid architecture only. Architecture primarily includes the data modelling and flow modelling, however identification of third-party libraries to be integrated, usage of stock features or custom code, identification of side technologies (like for payment processing, for GPS location, for Map technology, for OCR and so on) is worthy to be discussed during the architecture phase.
Create and Follow Documentation, Make Project Wiki
Description of the desired project outcome will help you to keep on track the work. Documentation of the code will be an incredible source to know about HOW and most importantly WHY things had been done in a particular way. Business logic, especially in bigger projects, is sometimes hard to comprehend for a newly introduced iOS Developer and an easily available documentation is the best solution to preempt such situation. In fact, creating a project wiki is your best bet that will help any future developers to comprehend and understand and work on the project most efficiently. Successful projects need proper controlling over development and testing, which is easy with documentation.
Less Code is the Best Code
However, an iOS Developer should keep the code readable by other developers and shouldn’t sacrifice its sanctity just to write lesser clever lines of codes. That being said, writing large lines of code mostly end up with more lines of bugs too. Less code or optimized code is best thing to maintain, manage, and scale and update over a period of time. We make sure the iOS Code we write in either swift or objective C or in any cross platform tool like react native or flutter is not unnesessary swollen, is to the point while its readable for any future iOS developer on the project.
Follow Apple App Store Guidelines and Rules
When you create an iOS App, you are basically creating something that has to be compliant to the rules and regulation of the Apple Ecosystem. It is imperative to go through the Apple’s set of guidelines time to time (as they update that time to time) for better hands-on understanding so developers can better educate their clients and managers on feasibility and do’s and don’ts. Apple Guidelines cover multiple intricacies like safety, performance, business, design and legal issues.
Prioritize App’s Security
The app shouldn't serve as a gateway to scammers who want to steal the data or take control over the user's phone. Security issues are crucial if app involves online payments or needs to store and use personal information.
The major security issue is that mobile apps have access to data stored on mobile devices
(smartphones, tablets). Here is our dedicated old (but Gold) blog post on Mobile App
Security Best Practices -
iOS App Compatibility with Backward Devices
With ongoing pace of new devices, app should be compatible to old devices too. A large percentage of iOS users are on older iOS devices too, so while creating the builds one should take care of earlier devices, atleast the ones which are not older than 3 years from the current iOS App development date.
Start with a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
Creating an MVP saves your cost, energy, time and also offers you a great better insight and vision on the full product that you’re going to make. Launching with the core features to test the market very quickly, using ready to use frameworks and libraries for quicker iOS App development is the best Techno-business strategy for mobile app startups. Here is a dedicated blog post on “How to prioritize features for your Mobile App MVP”.
Follow Design Patterns
Design Patterns gives reusable solutions to the problems. Cocoa Design Patterns are as follows -
- Creational – Singleton
- Structural - Decorator, Adapter and Facade
- Behavioral - Observer and Memento
Common mistakes during iOS App Development – we’ve to Avoid these!
Following are some of the common mistakes being done by many iOS Developers that end up being problematic for future scaling or fixing.
- Need to handle asynchronous code properly.
- UI related code should run on main thread and not on any priority thread. This is important to make sure the App’s user experience and performance remains seamless.
- Concurrency and Multithreading should be implemented properly. When we say properly it means applying it shouldn’t break any other process or functionality or applying it just for the sake of it.
- Mutable objects should be properly handled.
- XIBs should be used instead of storyboards.
- Object and pointer should be properly differentiated
- Logging should be properly managed.
- Leave time and tools for Debugging.
Limitations of iOS App Development
iOS Apps are larger in Size compared to Android AppsWhile iOS Apps on high end iOS devices give you amazing UI and UX experience, they come with a challenge of taking more disk space. It is a limitation which creates the demand of buying more and more storage on iOS Devices.
App Store and Release process is still time consumingWhether it is creation of an Adhoc iOS App release or releasing live version on the App store, or re-submitting after doing iterations it is never instant. iOS App store takes its own sweet time while approving an app, and you never know if they reject it just because you marked your iOS App under a category that apple feels is not right – pun intended. It is a limitation though it keeps the iOS App users very safe as they know an Editorial team is working to make sure they get the best App from the developers.
Excessive Device Support requiredDue to variety of iOS devices - Type, Version, and Application Version, it is challenging for a developer to provide full support to all the app uses.
iOS Doesn’t Fully Support NFCNFC enables communication between nearby devices. But iOS Devices still don’t support or provide full access for NFC communication.
Future of iOS Development
As per our research and vision, and inputs from Tech Blogs like https://www.techradar.com/in/news/ios-16-release-date-rumors-supported-iphones-and-5-features-we-want-to-see, we understand following as the future capabilities that we can explore and implement in iOS App Development.
The new iOS Devices are bound to have much better camera and video quality and that means there will be great opportunity to create much better photo and video apps. Also, a high-end powerful camera may also serve in creating Apps for different usage than just photo/ video sharing like in healthcare, industry, IoT and also in policing and defense.
How about having a camera that scan inside of your mouth for dentist or ENT experts, or a Camera that is so powerful that you can measure changes in your skin and journal that, or a Camera that does an accurate OCR as you click pictures and attached a narrated story right away, the possibilities of Camera Apps with an high end camera are endless.
The world belongs to content creators these days, and the iOS Devices currently are widely used for content creation. However, there are multiple challenges like lesser storage space to store high fidelity videos for long time (though you buy it via cloud), not enough screen sizes for video editing, less apparatus for better sound recording (you need an external mic for better recording). Imagine an iOS App that absolutely creator friendly, that let two people talk in a talk show without having an external mic, or Apps that can let you edit your videos as good as you can do on a big studio with a professional editor, and damn making a whole 2 hours movie using nothing but just iPhones – sounds over enthusiastic or crazy, well we all see this being as real animals very soon.
Home automation is here and so as various devices using internet to communicate with each other and perform functions (IoT). The future iOS Apps will leverage amazingly high-speed processors and 5G and beyond internet speed to facilitate much more robust Home Automation and IoT Apps for everyday usage. So far, IOT Apps are largely being used by industry but the near future will have IOT Apps being used in every household.
The future iOS Apps in IOT and Home Automation may do switching on the garage lights when your doorbell rings, or streaming different music in different rooms of your home, or controlling your HVAC system as per the outside temperature and your mood, or letting you read a book on the wall in front of your eyes instead of just small iOS screen. Again, our ideas may know a boundary but the future holds Apps that will ease out our lives in many ways that we can think of as crazy right now.
So far, the widgets have been just a complimentary “ease of access” extension of the iOS Apps though in the future we see them becoming more powerful, standalone and as useful as letting you switch off your car from the home screen widget or may be by just tapping twice on the head of the iOS device’s hardware.
iOS has been known to be supporting less third-party hardware compared with Android OS (which is more open, and open source too!). In the future, we expect iOS offering more third-party hardware support then it could be an external camera, or a medical device, or as electric as your generator set. Also, the iOS hardware itself can present itself as an interactive interface. As quoted in example above, the taps on hardware can do a lot of things if designed properly. That being said, don’t get surprised when you see someone taking their blood pressure by just tapping 80 times on the iOS Hardware without even opening an App on the screen.
Augment reality Apps (AR Apps), Virtual Reality Apps (VR Apps) and games are still in their early stage. The future will have more “realistic” reality augmenting apps and also creating a more “real” virtual experience. Facebook has already conceived and launched meta, and the next generation iOS Apps will let you create your digital Avtar that won’t only play games but also buy things, sell things, do dating, conduct business, get medical checkups and render services for real money. Keep dreaming, as dreams come true!
Advanced Cloud computing has set a global benchmark for app performance, as it enhances the internal memory of mobile devices and let you leverage a high processing power on iOS Apps. Apple has the cloud computing feature which offers storage, flexible resource, database, networking and intelligence. Ultra-powerful cloud computing feature will let iOS developers create more powerful Machine Learning Apps (ML Apps) using ML Core framework.
We see not only more advanced and practical personal healthcare Apps, but also medical grade iOS Apps too that will go much beyond your standard Telemedicine iOS Apps or Drug ordering Apps. We see the future holds iOS Apps that can practically measure your vitals like BP, Pulse, Oxygen to medical grade accuracy while also provide support to various medical and lab instruments and helping diagnostic, imaging, and recording easier.
Industries that we’ve created iOS Apps for
We've created an app or a software for practically many industry verticals in the last 13 years. From Healthcare to lifestyle, from IoT Apps to AR/VR apps, from Games to Enterprise Apps, From Booking to Fintech Apps and so on. You pick a category, and we'll show you a latest or older App on that done by us.
Tools & technologies used for iOS App Development
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