Learning to Code for iOS apps
I have some background in Java and C but I have not touched those skills in years and i've forgotten most of it. I mainly do website design and coding now.
I've been looking around at various books to learn how to program iOS apps. BUt i am confused as to what i should get.
What do I really need to get started?? Any Suggestions?
- 01-21-2011, 09:06 AM #2iPhone Newbie
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you should get familiar with objective c first, there are some basic documents on apple's website:
Please put h t t p : / / before the link.
- 01-25-2011, 02:35 PM #3iPhone Newbie
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How serious are you about learning? I would suggest just putting down the Apple Dev fee, downloading Xcode, and start messing with the Xcode examples.
The usual...hello world...and then so on. For me, I learn while doing and jumping right into the code was what worked for me.
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- 03-05-2011, 09:22 PM #9iPhone Newbie
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If you can write a website you can make an app. It is fairly easy to set up and get running.
- 03-07-2011, 11:52 AM #10iMore Beginner
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I have never worked with c or writing code. The closest thing ive done is self taught with excel visual basic for some macro stuff. If I was to go through and read intro to objective c as well as use resources from the ios dev center, is there enough info to learn how to develop an app? Or is there some things a person would still need to take a course in to finalize the application? Also, do i need a mac to write the apps or can this be done on a windows pc? Thanks in advance.
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- 04-25-2011, 12:27 PM #16iPhone Nanite
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If you can learn enough to pass a programming class (preferably in C or C++), you might be able to learn enough more to code some simple iOS apps in another 2 to 6 months (or faster if you are well above average in talent).
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- 08-09-2011, 07:46 AM #18iPhone Newbie
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1. You need to have a dev account and you can download xcode 4.1 from the mac app store for free.
2. You can look through the documentation, but unless you are used to scanning through it or have seen UI coding you might want to invest in a good book. I can suggest one but I am not going to post it here so I am not advertising someone elses product.
3. Once you begin join a forum for help and questions cause you will probably have alot of them. But its fun as hell for me to learn this stuff.
Wish you luck and I am new as well and thats the path I took. Hope it helps
- 08-29-2011, 05:12 PM #19iPhone Newbie
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Agree with tengence. There are several sites that have very active Objective-C and Cocoa programming forums. Cocoabuilder has many in-depth discussions of Obj-C and Cocoa. Of course, the Apple developer site also does (and requires registration as a developer.) And for some more basic questions there's StackOverflow. (Not sure about the rules for posting links, so I omitted them. But these sites are very well-known and easy to find...)
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