Seven Surprisingly Helpful iOS App Development Tips From Federal Agencies

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What lessons can businesses and app developers learn from the federal government?
What lessons can businesses and app developers learn from the federal government?

The U.S. federal government may not be where you’d expect to see mobile innovation or find good app development suggestions. While there’s still a public sector bureaucracy in government, a number of government agencies are beginning to develop new ways to connect with citizens and invest in mobile technologies for internal use.

Granted, most agencies are doing so because of requirements under the Obama administration’s 21st Century Digital Government Strategy. One of which is that every federal agency  must make two high-value, customer-facing services available via mobile devices over the next year.  Still, the innovation is happening and the agencies that have already taken up the challenge are good models for agencies that have yet to do so.

They’re also good sources of advice for any organization that is beginning to develop an iOS or mobile app strategy.

Carrier Partnerships Can Ease iPhone Roll Outs And Support

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Carrier partnerships can offer one-stop shopping for mass iPhone deployments.
Carrier partnerships can offer one-stop shopping for mass iPhone deployments.

During our Mobile Management Month series, we noted that a number mobile management vendors have established strategic partnerships with consulting firms, telecom agents, and mobile carriers. According to a study, these kinds or partnerships are paying off for everyone involved – carriers, vendors, and business customers.

iOS Development Makes Objective-C The Third Most Common Programming Language

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iOS app development makes Objective-C one of the most popular programming languages.
iOS app development makes Objective-C one of the most popular programming languages.

According to a recent study, iPhone and iPad app development has a bigger learning than curve than any other mobile platform. It also costs developers more in terms of time and expenses to develop an iOS app than to create an Android, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone app.

Despite those challenges, iOS has boosted the popularity of Objective-C, the programming language used by Apple for both Mac and iOS development – making it the third most popular language with developers.

The iOS App Design Bundle [Last Chance!]

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You know one of the secrets of great and productive designers? Great templates. Templates that don’t just look great, but are also flexible enough to make sure their project don’t look “cookie cutter”. Buttons, textures, backgrounds, design elements, layouts. A great designer has a slew of these stashed aside to pull out for a wide range of projects. Now, why should app developers be any different?

They shouldn’t. Which is what today’s deal is all about—The iOS App Design Bundle. Having great templates on hand to kick off your next iOS app project.

Last Chance: The Most Comprehensive iOS App Development Course Ever [Deals]

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If you’re looking to create some smashing iOS apps and want to get all the goods delivered to you in one comprehensive course, we’ve got a Cult of Mac Deals offer that more than fits the bill…but time is running out!

This is the most comprehensive iOS app development course we’ve ever seen, containing over 66 lectures and 11 hours of content. To get this kind of training in a live setting would cost you upwards of $3000 – but Cult of Mac Deals is bringing it to you in an on-demand capacity for only $89!