1. crovax85's Avatar
    Hi

    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?

    Thanks
    01-19-2011 07:08 AM
  2. HuaxuCC's Avatar
    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.

    developer.apple.com/library/ios/#documentation/Cocoa/Conceptual/ObjectiveC/Introduction/introObjectiveC.html

    developer.apple.com/library/ios/#documentation/Cocoa/Conceptual/ObjCRuntimeGuide/Introduction/Introduction.html

    developer.apple.com/library/ios/#documentation/Cocoa/Reference/ObjCRuntimeRef/Reference/reference.html
    01-21-2011 10:06 AM
  3. TinyTechnician's Avatar
    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.
    01-25-2011 03:35 PM
  4. AppsCyclone's Avatar
    Create an account on developer.apple.com/iphone/
    There are a lot of useful documentation and sample code.
    You may want to try the UICatalog sample first
    01-26-2011 05:44 AM
  5. bandw's Avatar
    read sample code and code exercise
    01-31-2011 02:37 PM
  6. technomadia's Avatar
    Work your way through the Stanford CS193P classes on iTunes U. It is the absolute best way to learn iOS programming. Free too.
    02-07-2011 03:27 PM
  7. LiquidZed's Avatar
    Work your way through the Stanford CS193P classes on iTunes U. It is the absolute best way to learn iOS programming. Free too.
    I agree with the learning from the Stanford course. Then just dive in and try to make a simple Application that can be built upon and just do lots and lots of google searches.
    02-07-2011 04:27 PM
  8. Luis Carli's Avatar
    I think the best way to start is trough apple documentation, they have beginner guides and tutorials.
    02-14-2011 03:14 PM
  9. iPadJay's Avatar
    If you are good at website design and coding check out PhoneGap. It's a framework based in html+Javascript that gets ported to each mobile device. So you only write the code once and you can port it to multiple devices

    If you can write a website you can make an app. It is fairly easy to set up and get running.
    03-05-2011 10:22 PM
  10. jtanko78's Avatar
    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.
    03-07-2011 12:52 PM
  11. wcarlson40#IM's Avatar
    www.nsbasic.com is another simple option to get started programming for the iPhone in basic.
    03-07-2011 02:03 PM
  12. benjaminzamayo's Avatar
    Search iTunes for Stanford iPhone app development. Great video tutorials on making an iPhone app. I found them very helpful when learning to code Objective-C.
    03-17-2011 06:47 AM
  13. flyrobdog's Avatar
    I recommend you pay the $99, get the dev account, get xcode..

    and read and follow along with this book

    BIG NERD RANCH - Iphone Programming...

    Takes you through it all...
    03-19-2011 10:29 PM
  14. Artcue's Avatar
    try
    unity3d.com
    its a great engine, free for standalone, 400 dollar for IOS
    definitely worth it!
    04-23-2011 06:23 AM
  15. supersuraccoon's Avatar
    And another impotant thing I think is that you need to start to write some very simple app that will help you learn much quickier
    04-25-2011 03:16 AM
  16. hotpaw2's Avatar
    I have never worked with c or writing code.
    First, take any intro programming class you can find (local college, adult school, online, etc.) Some people can do it. Some can't, or give up after a year.

    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).
    04-25-2011 01:27 PM
  17. nadavhart's Avatar
    Download the CS193 on itunes. Awesome way to learn.
    07-25-2011 05:38 AM
  18. tengence's Avatar
    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
    08-09-2011 08:46 AM
  19. FlopTech's Avatar
    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...)
    08-29-2011 06:12 PM
  20. jivarro's Avatar
    I've been looking for some info, many thanks..
    08-29-2011 08:20 PM
  21. jacob_sq's Avatar
    ObjC can be mixed used with C,c++
    09-13-2011 10:47 PM
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