iOS is a proprietary operating system developed by Apple Inc. for the mobile platform. The iOS operating system changed the world with its intuitive and user-friendly operation and the myriads of apps it provided. Now there is an app for almost everything! With more than 800 million devices running iOS, and a projected 1 billion devices powered by iOS in the future, it has a huge market presence and tapping into this market is only logical while being left out is an undoing.
There has been a slight decrease in the sales of traditional personal computers, while there has been a steady increase in hand-held devices. There are more than 1.2 million iOS applications which have been collectively downloaded more than 60 billion times. This shows just how popular Apple's operating system and the apps for it really is.
With such a huge market, a single app can pay in millions of dollars or you can make several apps and make a living out of it. If you are a programmer and are compared with programming then you can fork out and learn programming for the Apple's iOS. This way you will not only develop an app, but also learn about App Development for iOS and develop more apps in the future if need be.
But if you are not a professional programmer or are not well versed with programming for iOS, then this can be pretty difficult and you would need to invest time and money to learn to program. If you do not wish to make a living as a programmer, then learning such a skill-set might not be the best option for you. But if you have an idea about an app, but can not program it yourself, then you can outsource the programming part to a professional and can get a product developed based on your idea. Who knows, it might be a million dollar idea! So you can make a living out of iOS Apps by just brain-storming and getting ideas about the app, but not develop it yourself, but let the professionals handle it. You pay them for their services and you sell the software and make money off it.
If you are a professional programmer, nor do you intend to sell iOS apps developed by professionals based on your idea, but you want to have an app developed for iOS to be used exclusively by you and or your company, then too an iOS application developer can help you. Here too doing it yourself by going through the learning curve can be time-consuming and you can consider using the services of a professional programmer for your app.
This way the app will be made on your precise specifications and will have all the functions and features you or your company needs and will leave out all the choices that you do not need. Thus, there will be no confusion of the cluttering features from an off-the-shelf software. You can also have your company's logo and color theme on the App to completely tailor it for your needs.
There are several companies and freelance iOS programmers who can get the job done for you. So if you think you have a million dollar idea or if you think your company can use an app which can help improve productivity, then you can choose to use their services.