Are Apps really that hard to create?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by sako94, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. sako94 macrumors regular

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    Hey MacRumors
    I recently got an idea for an application for the iphone and want to create it. Is it that hard to make apps? is there codes i need to know like C+ or something? or having a developer account user friendly and helps you make it?
     
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  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i think this is the appropriate forum as the appstore is about well the appstore, not the developement of apps per say
     
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    I figured there would be developers posting there about new apps they have created
     
  5. sako94 thread starter macrumors regular

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    anyone have any experience from creating apps? please let me know!
     
  6. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    You will need to know Objective C and know the cocoa framework fairly well.
     
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  8. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    Do you know any programming languages?
     
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    From the quantity of burp, fart, flashlight, 'babe' viewer apps out there, I'd have to say iPhone app creation isn't that hard :p
     
  10. sako94 thread starter macrumors regular

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    no im pretty much a beginner should i start learning codes before attempting to make apps?
     
  11. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    Well you have to know code. iPhone SDK is built around Obj C, Cocoa and a few other frameworks rolled in there for good measure. You can utilize Obj C, C++, Java and C just to name a few of the languages the SDK supports.

    It's not that it's hard to develop an app, but you have to learn about creating apps through writing code or other coursework to be able to accomplish that task. There are plenty of books on the said topic, pick one and try it out. Maybe you pickup on it quickly, maybe you don't.
     
  12. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    Start by learning C. Go to the library, get some books, do the examples. Then come back here when you're done.
     
  13. specops macrumors regular

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    It's very hard for a starter. You would need to get a book on C and cocoa. It would take you a few months to make a decent app if you never have. Just to give you an idea.
     
  14. jo0 macrumors regular

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    i've been playing with the iPhone SDK for the last 6 months. I have moderate computer skills and it has taken me up till now to feel confident producing things for the app store. I currently have about 16 projects lined up with the first to be coming out within the month.

    Barnes & Noble has been one of the best resources for me. Lots of great books that let you piece the parts together and give you general familiarity with the code and structure involved.

    -jo0
     
  15. djebby macrumors newbie

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    The advice i got when asking where to start with developing for iPhone was to read these books..

    Programming in Objective-C 2.0 - Stephen Kochan
    Beginning iPhone 3 Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK - Dave Mark, Jeff LaMarche

    ...an understanding of programming concepts would obviously help but Kochan's book assumes no previous knowledge and i found it quite useful. There is also a supporting website for when you get stuck..
     
  16. djebby macrumors newbie

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    Also another book i was recommended was..

    Cocoa programming for Mac OS X - Aaron Hillegrass

    ..i've not got as far as using it yet so can;t personally recommend it but others speak highly of it
     
  17. Saladinos macrumors 68000

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    Don't be fooled - iPhone applications are fairly difficult to create. Even talented programmers with rubbish ideas produce rubbish.
     
  18. tatanka macrumors newbie

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    Just getting started here -- been writing software for a living for about 30 years and can write Windows stuff in C++ just about blindfolded.

    I figure it will take a fair amount of time to get up to speed on the iPhone stuff. Conceptually, if you know C/C++, it doesn't look too bad, but the framework is all different and Objective-C will take some time even if you're an "old hack" at ANSI C/C++.

    So yeah, I'd vote with "non trivial" from what I've seen so far if you're starting at ground zero. Lots of resources out there, though.
     

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