iOS (iPhone & iPad) App Development Tools and Technologies

iOS app development tools and technologies refers a diverse set of tools and programming languages that are used to develop app for iPhone and iPad devices alike. The tools and technologies are specific to an each task involved in iPhone and iPad app development. The tasks include wireframing, design, development (creating code with programming languages) and testing, while the app submission is a post development task, which doesn’t require use of any tools.

Xcode is an integrated development environment (IDE), which contains a suite of software development tools developed by Apple for building software or app for iOS and OS X.

Major iOS App Designing Tools:

  • Invision
  • Balsamiq
  • Mocks
  • Acorn
  • Appgyver

Major iOS App Programming (development) Languages:

  • Objective-C
  • C
  • Swift

Major iOS App Testing Tools:

  • XCTest
  • OCmock
  • KIF
  • Specta
  • Kiwi

Note: Some tools and programming languages used in iOS app development are also used for Android app development, Windows app development, and apps for other mobile platforms.

Most of the tools and programming languages used for iPhone and iPad app development are same.

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