Big Question For Me-Developers Look To Answer

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by TheZimm, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. TheZimm macrumors 6502a

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    So I have Mac Tiger, not Leopard, and I'm thinking about going up to Leopard so that I can get the SDK kit to make some apps.


    A couple questions,
    Is it worth it to upgrade to Leopard,
    Should I get the SDK kit if I do,
    With the free SDK, can you put apps in the store,
    What apps should I try and work on?
     
  2. Sky Blue Guest

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    - Yes
    - Why not, it's free...
    - You have to sign up with Apple as a developer and pay the $99
    - Whatever you want
     
  3. TheZimm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I meant for what apps shoyuld I make, as like what is there in need of
     
  4. jaseone macrumors 65816

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    Well if you want to develop iPhone applications using the SDK then you have to use Leopard, to submit applications for approval to the app store you have to apply to become a member of Apple's iPhone developer program, which will set you back $99 and approval isn't automatic. You can develop applications with the free SDK but you can only run them within the iPhone simulator and can't put them on your iPhone or anyone elses.

    In regards to the apps you should develop that is entirely up to you but please don't add any more hobby style projects to the app store.
     
  5. TheZimm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't understand "hobby style apps"?
    Example...
     
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  7. TheZimm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah pretty sure, y?

    I understand coding may be long and hard, but I'd love to, I know a bunch of types of coding, html, java, css, etc.
     
  8. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    Good. That is the best sort of answer.

    Have you signed up for the free apple dev account?

    dev.apple.com

    Do that first, you get access to all sorts of iPhone material without it costing you a dime. And the first thing I would rec is to download the free iPhone "overview" movies. Around 5 or 6 of them. They show a apple iphone dev person giving an overview or big picture of the iphone os / api.

    You can do that first without upgrading to 10.5 too.
     
  9. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    HTML, CSS, they are far from Objective-C. If I were you I'd make a trip to my local library and look at a few books on the language. If you think you are up to learning it (it is kind of complex) then move on to the questions of should I upgrade, should I pay Apple the $99 to develop. I didn't pay Apple until I was about 90% done my 1st app, just so I knew I wouldn't be wasting the money.
     
  10. dejo Moderator

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    Here's a thread you can look through for app ideas maybe:
    What apps do you want to see in the App Store?

    P.S. Get ready to learn Objective-C... well.

    P.S.S. HTML and CSS are not programming languages just markup languages. I'd advise you not to dump them in with Java, etc.
     
  11. TheZimm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks

    I need all the input i can get
     
  12. TheZimm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I just upgraded my iTunes account

    Do u develope?
     
  13. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    Very little iphone stuff right now. But hopefully more when i complete my current project next month.
     
  14. TheZimm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh what app did u make, also is it hard to learn(Objective-C)?
     
  15. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    Links to both Apps I developed are in my signature, they should both be making their way to the App store any day now.
     
  16. lindsayanng macrumors 68000

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    i thought about going in and making an app or two, i know basic scripting, php, java, and SOME C but nothing NEAR where i could make an app that anyone would want.. and i wouldnt have the time.. but good luck to ya!!

    if you are going to learn C programming, make sure oyu have some time left.
     
  17. DipDog3 macrumors 65816

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    If you don't want to pay the $99, there are companies out there that will publish your apps for you.
     
  18. TheZimm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    but then I can't make money :)
     
  19. AceFernalld macrumors 65816

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    I believe it's $99 per year, correct me if I'm wrong.

    P.S. Leopard is amazing, and definitely worth the upgrade :)
     
  20. The General macrumors 601

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    Make a bowling program where we can swing the iPhone like WiiSports bowling. :D
     

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