Can anyone really develop an app with the apple developer program???

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by prp134, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. prp134 macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2005
    I'm really not doing this to become mega rich. I mean I wouldnt mind some money coming my way but I'm really just doing this because I just can't find an app that really fulfills my needs. I can't seem to find a really good planner and it's kind of frustating.

    So I'm just wondering if it's humanly possible for someone with no programming knowledge to develop an app or am I just kidding myself???

    Any and all advise on this I would greatly appreciate.
  2. devburke Guest

    Oct 16, 2008
    To put it simply: no. There’s a ton that goes into programming.

    But if you tell us what your needs are, perhaps we could help?
  3. Gokunama macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2008
    Is it possible to learn programming without going to a college or uni? It seems there are a few people that can learn programming on the side and keep their necessary jobs.
  4. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    If you're smart, persistent, and put in the time.

    Could be a several months of work before you know enough about programming to understand some of the important iPhone specific software techniques.

    A few people are faster... and some people never get that far.

  5. swindmill macrumors 6502a


    Mar 17, 2005
    I'm not an expert by any means, but I would think you'd need to start by learning the basics of Objective C.
  6. Stampyhead macrumors 68020


    Sep 3, 2004
    London, UK
    Although it's good to keep your expectations realistic, there's no reason not to try. It may take you years, but if you keep at it and keep learning you'll eventually get there. iTunesU has an online course (from Stanford University I think) that teaches iPhone programming. I've never looked at it so I don't know how it is, but it's free so it's worth taking a look at.
    Good luck!
  7. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030


    Jul 7, 2009
    If you have a Mac, pull out XCode and try to write yourself a little application to do something, anything. If you find it easy / understandable / interesting, then you may be ready to start thinking about going further. Development of any Mac application is similar to iPhone app development, no need to spend money to buy your way into the iPhone development program.
  8. sishaw macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2005
    I haven't ever programmed for the iPhone, but I did teach myself a little C+ and some visual basic at one time. It's like anything worthwhile (learning a language, studying music, etc.) it takes persistence, and, I would say, an interest in logic.

    It will also make you appreciate the work that goes into making all those fun and useful programs that end users tend to take for granted.

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