Best Way to get this project done!

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by yaboy10holla, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2011

    I want to create a group messaging social network type app for the iphone with locations features similar to something like loopt.

    I dont have any programming experience but i've been working thru an intro iphone app book and am doing ok so far.

    i understand this will be pretty difficult, but do any of you have any suggestions for learning materials? I'd love some suggestions for learning everything from the database back end right up to the actual interface of the app. Clarifications regarding big picture setup would be greatly appreciated as well.

    Thanks a bunch in advance!
  2. macrumors 6502


    Oct 7, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    break everything down into small parts and then figure out how to do each of those parts.
  3. Moderator


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    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
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    Which book are you using now? What works for you and what doesn't with it?

    87vert is right. Baby steps. You need both top down and bottom up design. Top down in terms of identifying the key features you want than bottom up to implement these features piece by piece.

  4. macrumors 6502


    Dec 22, 2009
    I found the Stanford iPhone Classes on iTunes U to be very helpful.
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2011
    Thanks guys. I'm using iPhone application development in 24 hours. I've found it useful so far.

    Any suggestions for the database aspect? Do I just create a mysql database?
  6. macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2009
    Use CoreData which is Apple's framework for interacting with a SQLite database. "Beginning iPhone 3(or 4) Development" by Dave Mark and Jeff LaMarche has a good introduction to CoreData. "More iPhone 3 Development" by the same authors has a few more chapters that go deeper into it. "More iPhone 4 Development" is scheduled to be published in June if you want to wait for it. I found "More iPhone 3 Development" on Amazon for $1.56 used (but in new condition.) And that's normally a $50 book!:eek:

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