iPads are arguably the most popular tablet in the world. Be the design or the performance or simply the brand of Apple, it has gained immense acceptance. To tap the growing market of iPad users, many business owners are developing their own native iPad applications. This has given birth to a thriving iPad application development industry. Many companies are jumping into this development business and some of them are actually doing pretty well. However, there are few things which much be considered before going for development of such applications.
Capability: iPad applications can have a bigger variety than you imagine. This is why it is very important to know what you can develop as a programmer. Few programmers can really build varied types of applications. Identifying what you can do is the first step of building a great app.
Demand: The company you are developing for can be called your primary client while the end user can be called your secondary client. You must be aware of what your primary company wants to gain from this app while making sure that your secondary clients are happy with the application. The happiness comprises many aspects including ease of use, layout, need etc.
Interface: As iPad is a touch based device, the buttons should be placed prominently yet not creating obstacles in normal use of the application. To add a better experience, think beyond normal touch and swipe actions which are too common. Get the users engaged in the application and the application will get popularity in almost no time.
File support: some of the common file extensions in iPad are.doc,.pdf,.txt,.rtf,.xls,.ppt,.html,.vdcf etc. The application must support these extensions to ensure smooth operation of the application. Nobody would like to install additional things to install and run an application. Having support for these files can be considered a must for a successful application.
Aesthetics: People will surely check the screenshots before downloading and installing any application and thus, the screenshots must be attractive enough to lure the customer into it. The screenshots also must have the needed theme according to the purpose of the application. For example, a fun application like “love calculator” may have a pink theme but surely a black-&-grey theme is a turn off for many users. The descriptive text which accompanies the screenshot must explain what the app can do and why this app was developed in clear words.
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