Pros and cons of development on iOS7 iOS7 is out with some exciting features but what are the pros and cons of iOS7. Read more!
iOS 7 has come with many critical changes and it has shaken up the iOS development community as well. For iPhone app developers, there are thousands of new APIs to work with and that is an enthusiastic thing for them. However, despite advantages there are a lot of challenges that iPhone app development companies are facing as they are shifting their development standards to iOS7. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of development on iOS7. Advantages of iOS7 • The user interface of iOS 7 is simple and looks clean and vivid. Navigation is better as compared to iOS6. • Makes developers more efficient while making apps. Avoiding skeuomorphic design lays emphasis upon the idea of the app and the the design. Development is much faster than its previous versions. 1
• iOS 7 comes with better processing power that enhances the performance of
the device. Developers can surely churn out a lot for their apps too.
• iOS7 has better GL rendering facility that gives it better graphic processing speed which is obviously advantageous to graphic intensive apps. • iOS7 comes with pathbreaking enterprise features that can trigger massive enterprise app development for iOS. Separate management of general and enterprise apps is great and could help developers explore this domain with ease. • iOS7 comes with the best security features will date which is valuable for users and app development companies too. Disadvantages of developing for iOS7 • iOS 7 has included a fundamental change pertaining to the resolution of the screen. The iOS7 interface has done away with the black bar for notifications and hence the resolution of the screen has changed too. it creates issues while creating apps for iOS7. • Although a large number of users with older Apple devices have shifted to iOS7, a lot of people might still choose to remain happy with the older OS only. The reason is iOS7 is not fluid on iPhone 4. • App migration from earlier version of iOS to iOS7 is difficult and need a little rework. • Many APIs supplied with iOS7 are not yet complete with their documentation which hinders development process. • The shift from skeuomorphic design has actually challenged the visualization skills of designers who have are adapted to real life design for previous versions of iOS.