With the release of iOS 8, Apple has made it available to iOS 8 and above users to create the most advanced app on their iPhone or iPad. Apple has completely overhauled the developer experience in iOS 8 with the introduction of the new iOS Developer Certification Program. Apple’s new program is designed to make building and launching apps a snap with the help of some of the best apps developers around.
The program is pretty simple and straightforward, and it includes a set of requirements to submit your app to the App Store and submit it for review. The new iOS app certification program is a little more complicated, requiring you to submit a sample app to the App Store, and then another sample app to the App Store.
The requirements are quite specific. The first part of the sample requirements states that you must submit a sample app for a set of iOS 8 and Xcode 8 projects. The second part states you must submit a sample app for an iOS 9 and Xcode 9 project. The sample apps must be for apps that use Core Data, and the documentation states that you can only submit one sample app per app category.
Apple’s sample requirements are really, really, really, really strict. The iOS 8 requirements are probably the most restrictive, and the Xcode 8 requirements are the least restrictive.
Apple’s sample requirements for iOS 8 are really really, really, really, really, really strict. The iOS 8 requirements are pretty much the main reason everyone in the mobile industry uses iOS 8. Because of the iOS 8 requirements, nearly all of our apps are unusable. If we can’t submit our sample apps, then we can’t submit our iOS 8 apps. If we can’t submit our iOS 8 apps, then we can’t submit our iOS 9 apps.
The iOS 8 requirements are just the tip of the iceberg for Apple’s stringent testing requirements for iOS apps. And while we can submit iOS 8 and 9 apps without problems, we can’t submit iOS 8 apps and iOS 9 apps without problems. iOS 8 apps simply don’t work well on iOS 9 devices. No one wants to use an app that won’t work on iOS 9.
Of course, this is not as big of a problem as it may seem. iOS 8 is an improvement over iOS 7 on its own merits. Sure, there are a lot of kinks to work out, but the new devices are more powerful, with more advanced power that will allow developers to do some pretty awesome things with their apps. In this world of “slow” development, it’s better to stick with something than to try something and see if it works.
Apple doesn’t make an app for every single device that they use. Just some of the ones that work well on iOS 8.
Apple is aware of that, and have recently released their own app development tools. The App Store is the place to go to develop for the iPhone and iPad. If you want to get your app into the App Store, you will need to get your app approved by Apple before it can go for sale.