Every day, hundreds of new apps are sent to Apple for approval and launching. They only launch apps that meet their requirements and fit their high standards. This is why the first thing that you need to have in order to create a successful iPhone app is a well vetted idea. You, as the developer, should be able to understand what it is exactly that you want to create and how you will be able to measure its success.
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First, you would need to know what your app will be able to do specifically. You should then decide what platform it will run on – either iOS only or on various smartphone platforms. Next, you should identify who your specific target user is or who the app is for. Put yourself in their place and ask yourself why you would buy the app. You should also establish what the purpose of the app is for you. Is it for profit or for promoting your organization? Next, you will need to think of a name that you will give your app. Keep in mind that the app’s name should be short, relevant to what it does and what it is, and catchy.
The next step is for you to map out your idea. It is strongly recommended that you sketch out your app to help you see how it would actually function. You should establish what it needs to do, what basic functions it has, what its features are, how you want it to work, and other matters that relate to the experience of the user once they use the app.
Once you have outlined the application, create a wireframe or a black and white representation of your app that displays only the functions of the app, not its aesthetics. In the wireframe, you lay out each screen to view the flow of the app and to adjust certain concepts without having to keep adjusting the design. This is an important step as it will allow you to smoothen out the app’s functionality without exerting too much effort that would be included if you do it with the graphics attached.
After the wireframe is finished, you can then use them as guides to create “comp” images to show the colors and how they are used to brand the app. This should include the color palette, graphics and text of the app. Design concepts must be applied in this step to help your users navigate through your app with ease.