iPhone Application Design Checklist - dummies

By Aaron Nicholson, Joel Elad, Damien Stolarz

Part of Starting an iPhone Application Business For Dummies Cheat Sheet

iPhone applications are complex, and it’s important to keep your eye on both the style and the function of your product. When you inspect your application, check these aspects:

  • No broken links in application, internal or external

  • Removed the word “beta” from anywhere in application or documentation

  • Any accessories to be used with the application are authorized by Apple

  • Application interface follows Apple Human Interface Guidelines

  • No long load times

  • Loads are covered by a graphical loading image or animation

  • Resource utilization is well within bounds and doesn’t make platform laggy

  • Application is sufficiently different from pre-existing applications

  • Application doesn’t duplicate functionality of Apple applications

  • Application doesn’t use trademarks of other companies (or similar names)

  • Application doesn’t interfere with iPhone function (such as draining battery life)