Apple Developer ProgramThe first step you will have to make when learning how to make Apple apps, is to become a member of the Apple Developer Program for the yearly payment of $99 (although, if you want to make apps as a corporation or an educational institution, there are other memberships available). Official Apple developers work in the integrated development environment Xcode, which you can download from the Mac app store (yes, you need a Mac to officially design apps for Apple’s iPhones). Xcode has a graphic interface and many ready-made elements you need to create an app, so you do not need to know a programming language to get around.
Programming Languages and XcodeThe main programming language used to write Apple apps is Objective-C, about which you can read on the Apple’s official website here. On the other hand, there is Swift, an easier language that can be used with Objective-C introduced by Apple two years ago. As for Xcode, Apple’s developer program website also provides the users with a comprehensive tutorial. Xcode comes with a set of Apple development tools for coding, testing, design, distribution and app monetisation.
App Store SubmissionWhen you have programmed and tested your Apple application, it is time to submit it to App Store to get it reviewed and published for the millions of users to download. Nobody knows how much time the revision will take, and Apple itself says that review times may vary. If your software is rejected for one reason or another, you can send in an appeal to the App Review Board, but it is better to avoid such situations, so carefully read the App Store Review Guidelines. Sometimes it takes ages to modify your program until it meets Apple’s standards, so do not become discouraged.
Learn to Make Android ApplicationsTo create apps for Android and publish them in the largest digital marketplace Google Play, you will need to register a Google Play Developer account, which will cost you a one-time fee of $25. An obvious advantage of Google Play compared to Apple’s App Store is a far simpler review process - typically, your software will be available for download in a couple of hours after the submission. Like Apple, Google offers a comprehensive software development guide to all people who want to build application for their mobile operating system.
The Process of Android Development
To start with, you will need to download and install Android Studio. Of course, there are hundreds of development platforms that enable you to build Android app, but Android Studio is the only official program for mobile developers available for Windows, Linux and Mac. There are different programming languages you can use to make software for Android, but Java is probably the most popular one. Our software developers recommend you to start with Java, because it will lay a perfect groundwork for the future. Android Studio enables app developers to program, monetize and test their programs. Once you did make your app and tested it, you can publish it with the help of the Google Play Developer Console.
Windows Phone AppsWindows has the smallest share in the mobile operating system market, but it has gained in popularity since its started a course on the integration of mobile and desktop environments into a unified ecosystem. Windows Universal apps is a modern solution that breathed a new life into the Microsoft’s OS. If you want to get to know how to make software solutions for Windows phones, here is a great overview on how to create you first product for Windows. As usual, you will need to sign up for a Windows Developer Account, paying a $19 fee.
How to Build a Windows App