Mobile application development on iOS 7

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Supervisor:
Dr. Kelényi Imre
Department of Automation and Applied Informatics

Nowadays, thanks to the rapidly growing market of smart phones and tablets, their operating systems are getting more and more importance than before. One of the most widely used systems is iOS, developed by Apple. The latest version is iOS 7, released on September 18, 2013. This system runs on the iPhone and iPad devices, used by millions of users. This is the first version in which the usual appearance was completely redesigned. In the first half of my thesis I focus on the novelty of this system, and later I demonstrate these changes through the development of an application.

During my task I created a digital cookbook application on the new system, trying to demonstrate some of the new features. To achieve this, a thorough understanding of the platform characteristics and services was required. During the development process of the application I tried to design the user interface to fit the newly introduced appearance. I created a simple, clean interface with a few dominant colors. In order to achieve it, I used several custom controls.

While writing my thesis I developed the application to a level that is suitable for publishing in the App Store, Apples online application store. Of course, in the future, further improvements can also be applied to enhance user experience and extend the range of functions. For these improvements to be easily executable, I designed the application with expandability and scalability in mind.

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