Most Essential Skills You Need to Possess to be an Expert iOS Programmer

by Rob Stephen getaprogrammer

Becoming a skilled and efficient iOS programmer is not that easy today. And here are the skills you need to possess. Business owners look for all these essential skills when they hire an iOS programmer for their project. 


Today, in this mobile era, where almost everything has gone mobile, it is important for every business to have a mobile app now to reach more users easily. However, when it comes to mobile app development, the first two names that click in the mind are iOS and Android. And out of these two, iOS has the highest number of higher-paying users globally. This makes it clear that if a business owner wants to gain more revenue in less time with more high-paying users, then iOS is the platform to go for. Today, iOS has more than 2.2 million applications serving users in different ways. Also, iOS is more secure and robust, which also makes it a great choice of app development platform. 


But do you think that with such a huge demand and count of iOS applications, it can be easy for you to build a competitive app for this platform? Not really. To make your application stand out among the rest in the Apple App Store, a developer needs to possess a few must-have iOS application development skills. This is crucial as most business owners also look for the same when they hire an iOS programmer for their projects now and to stay competitive with their apps. 


Well, here are the skills a good iOS programmer must know. 


Strong grasp over Swift programming language:

Having a strong grasp of the Swift programming language is essential when you want to excel as an expert iOS programmer. To be more specific with it, you need to be an expert in using the latest version of Swift and must be able to make the best use of its features and functionalities for building an app. This is important as Swift is a primary programming language used for creating Apple Apps. Some of the features offered by Swift are error handling classes, control flow, inheritance, and initialisation. 


Knowledge of spatial reasoning:

When it comes to building an application for Apple devices, having knowledge of spatial reasoning is important. And it’s all about thinking from the users’ perspectives to make the application more interactive for the users and to provide a much better user experience. The competition on the iOS App Store is extremely high and touch and it’s crucial to think out-out-of-the-box to make the application more innovative and competitive. If you think from the users’ point of view, you will surely be able to make the interface more navigational and more accessible. 


Knowledge of grand Central Dispatch:

App users prefer to use applications that can do several things simultaneously like displaying information, collecting data from the internet and the users, understanding what the users are looking for in the app, and so on. In Apple applications, this is possible and it’s because of the GCD or the Grand Central Dispatch. GCD makes the iOS applications capable of handling multiple tasks at one go, besides ensuring a seamless and smooth user experience. 


Good understanding of the Xcode IDE of Apple:

To become an expert in iOS application development, you have to have a good understanding of the Xcode IDE of Apple. The Xcode IDE actually helps the applications work more smoothly, offering an amazing experience to the users. This IDE is integrated with frameworks such as Cocoa Touch and Cocoa and supports all Apple devices including iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, etc. 



The developers must have knowledge of JSON and how data is accepted and sent through it over different networks. It is an advanced format to exchange data and you must know about it to be an expert iOS developer. 


Experience in UI/UX design:

Both UI and UX play a crucial role in engaging more users and providing a better user experience. Designing the UI and UX well is important and a good iOS application developer must have a solid understanding of creating a highly interactive and navigational UI and UX design for an Apple application. 


Familiarity with the Apple interface guidelines:

To build an iOS application, the developer must be aware of each and everything mentioned in the Apple interface guidelines. Knowing what’s there in the Apple Interface Guidelines also increases the chances of the app’s approval at once as it is built following the same guidelines. 


So, this was the complete list of the most essential skills an iOS application developer should possess. Having practical experience in all these is important to build a competitive iOS application every time for every business requirement. 


Rob Stephen is one of the most experienced and skillful iOS developers of a leading app development company in Australia, GetAProgrammer. The author has written this article to unbox the most essential skills business owners look for while choosing to hire an iOS programmer for their projects. 

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