To create a new app, you must have a brilliant idea to work on. You should then evaluate your idea to find out whether you are creating a unique app or what you are creating is just another version of an app that is already there in the market.
If you think that your idea will find its place eventually in the market, will make people laugh or is better than other similar app, then you may have a successful idea and should proceed with it.
In order to create an app for the iPhone, you will have to do the following:
- Join the Apple iPhone Developer program for $99.
- Own an iPhone or iPod Touch.
- Have a Mac system with Mac OS X 10.5.5
- Have the latest iPhone SDK version installed.
For creating a nice application, you will first have to get a feel of the common iPhone apps. You can do this by testing and playing a number of apps to find out their functionality and get an idea about what you may want to include in your app. Try to focus on well designed apps and figure out who will be using your app and how you can bring value to them.
After this, draw out your layout. How will each screen look like, and how will the user move from one point to another. Decide about the number of elements that will be placed on the screen and their respective sizes. If you want, you can also purchase iPhone Stencil Kit to help you with this process.
If you want to save up on time and effort, then try downloading the iPhone GUI Photoshop or the iPhone PSD Vector Kit to design the layout. However, if you are quite sure of your app and want to make it a serious success, you can also hire a designer to help you out.
After this, all you have to do this program the code, test and submit your app to Apple, and sit back, keeping your fingers crossed to see the success of your app.