Approach & toolkit to prototype, develop & deploy this custom iOS app for personal use?

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  1. crashnburn macrumors 6502

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    Approach & toolkit to prototype, develop & deploy this custom iOS app for personal use?

    Context & Purpose:
    I have had quite a many injuries/ accidents and my rehab has not been that great due to location & extensive travel. In order to pull things together using a Custom iOS app.

    App Product & Features:
    I am trying to develop a Custom app just for myself which will have the following:

    • A list/ array or database of exercises - very specific workouts & rehab that have been gathered from various programs and sources & physiotherapist
    • I'd want to be able to up/ down shift
      • Between easier & more difficult exercise variations
      • More & less sets/ reps
    • Log the dates & timestamps with the 'data' of exercise, variation, sets & reps performed at the time, for tracking/ history
      • Best logged in format that's easy to export, analyze, graph using other apps/ or excel on PC
    • Play the 'related' video file when needed if I can't remember exact 'form' of the exercise
      • Assume its an iOS compliant media format
      • Stored locally on iOS device in 'file share'
      • Name of file is mapped to exercises in list/ array or db
    I read all of the below mentioned links, so I am Open to Suggestions:

    • Should I maybe get a version of the dev tools and prototype / wire frame things and play with iOS API capabilities first?
      • Which toolkit & APIs would you recommend that I look at to start?
    • Then approach one of the ways to following linked ways to deploy it through someone who has Apple Dev program access?
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  2. 1458279 Suspended

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    It sounds like you want to develop your own app. It's not so easy for us to offer meaningful advice without knowing what your skills are.

    Have you programmed before, what languages, etc...

    For a personal app, it's hard to justify the time needed to develop the app. Have you looked at some of the apps out there that allow you to customize them? Can any of the apps out there be made to work if you change your requirements?

    Another option is to buy the source code for an app and have it customized, or paying someone to modify some template code.
     

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