It’s the Applications, Stupid: Apple wants to make it easy for non-programmers to build iOS apps

It’s the Applications, Stupid: Apple wants to make it easy for non-programmers to build iOS apps
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According to Apple Insider: “A new digital content authoring tool from Apple could make it simple for people without a background in programming to build their own iOS applications for the iPhone and iPad.

Apple’s interest in making iOS development simpler than ever was revealed in a new patent application published this week and discovered by AppleInsider. Entitled “Content Configuration for Device Platforms,” it describes a new authoring tool that would allow users to create content without needing to understand or access computer code.

The application notes that computer programming languages are a “hinderance to content creation,” as many content creators and designers simply lack the skill and knowledge to work on the technical side of computer programming.

This problem can be addressed with “WYSIWYG” software using a graphical user interface to build software, such as a webpage development tool. But Apple notes that while these tools can assist in the creation of content, they have limited capabilities and often require users to make hands-on edits to code like CSS.

Further, Apple states in the application that current tools can make it difficult for an inexperienced user to ensure that their content can be viewed optimally on multiple screens. Currently, iOS applications can be written for either the iPhone or iPad, or both, but Apple’s filing also mentions the possibility of displaying such content on multiple screens with various resolutions, including televisions and computers.”

Source: Apple Insider

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