What is iOS?
IOS stands for iphone operating system. It is a proprietary mobile operating system of apple for its handheld. It supports Objective-C, C, C++, Swift programming language. It is based on the Macintosh OS X. iPhone, ipod and iPad all comes with IOS.
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Features of IOS Platform
It has following features:
- Social Media
- In-App purchase
- Game Center
- Notification Center
- Powerful APIs
- High end processor
- Camera integration
- Location services
- Email, contacts, web pages and messages etc.
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iPhone was first release in June, 2007 and on September 5, 2007, Apple released the iPod Touch which had most of the non phone abilities of the iPhone. In june 2010 apple rebranded iPhone Os as iOS. iPad first generation was released in April 2010 and iPad Mini was released in November 2012.
To develop iOS application use following steps:
- Design beautiful app interfaces.
- Learn the Objective-C language.
- Learn about the technologies available to you.
- Access the documentation.