What Makes a Killer iOS App
In This Chapter
Figuring out what makes an insanely great iOS application
Discovering the iOS features that can inspire you
Understanding Apple’s expectations for iOS applications
Making a plan for developing iOS software
Douglas Adams, in the bestseller The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (conceived in 1971 and published in 1979), introduced the idea of a handy travel guide that looked “rather like a largish electronic calculator,” with a hundred tiny flat-press buttons and a screen “on which any one of a million ‘pages’ could be summoned at a moment’s notice.” It looked insanely complicated, and this is one of the reasons why the snug plastic cover it fitted into had the words DON’T PANIC printed on it in large friendly letters. According to Adams, this guide was published in this form because “if it were printed in normal book form, an interstellar hitchhiker would require several inconveniently large buildings to carry it around in.”
The iPhone and iPad are different sizes of a hitchhiker’s dream come true, and their users don’t even have ...