Designing an iPhone app

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  1. saadat macrumors member

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    Hello all
    I want to design a simple app which will just open a fixed webpage in it. No other things required...it would be a webpage that changes daily.
    thanks in advance
    regards
     
  2. kisbys macrumors regular

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    how about just have safari with a window left open for that web page...
     
  3. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Or just save it as a bookmark to the homepage. Unless you need some kind of control over the interface that isn't Safari, this will work just fine.
     
  4. saadat thread starter macrumors member

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    Are you planning on distributing this app via the App Store?
     
  6. Carniphage macrumors 68000

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    A lot of apps don't do much more than this.
    In fact that's all the Pre can do! (FX: Rimshot!)

    That should be pretty simple.
    To learn Cocoa, try Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X
    and to learn iPhone programming try Beginning iPhone Development.

    C.
     
  7. saadat thread starter macrumors member

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    Thats a solid lineup. If you are completely new to programming, read:
    1. Learning C on the Mac
    2. Learning Objective-C on the Mac
    3. Beginning iPhone Development
    In that order. Even though to me it sounds like you don't want to put much effort in and want us to do it for you.
     
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    You'll also need to pay the $99/year fee to join the iPhone Developer Program in order to install this app on your device. Or, alternatively, you could jailbreak it. Sounds like a lot of work for little reward.
     
  10. saadat thread starter macrumors member

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    yes man thats the thing....i just need it once....so i feel i shudnt take so much pain in learning programing and wish that someone with the required knowledge do it for me...
     
  11. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    If they did, you couldn't use it anyway. They would need to get it published to the app store for you, etc. Hassle. Just create a bookmark on your iPhone desktop.
     
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    For the right price, someone might. If you're asking for handouts, good luck with that.
     
  13. saadat thread starter macrumors member

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    i just need this thing to open without safari...is there anyway that i can put a shortcut in the dock
     
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    Google: mobile safari webclip
     
  15. bdorpetzl macrumors regular

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    +1. That's actually the order I did earlier this year, though I would say they are also good for those who have programming experience, but have never programed on a Mac before (like myself). Not only are the books very well written and the projects do a nice job of driving home the fundamentals, but you also get a good introduction and working knowledge of Xcode.
     
  16. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    1. Open website in safari
    2. Click the + at the bottom of the screen.
    3. Press "Add to Home Screen"
     
  17. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    How did you like the first one (Learning C on the Mac)? Personally I read the first few chapters and started yawning. It was teaching loops and what not. I have a few years experience with C++, and do heavy programming at work in all kinds of languages from C++ .NET, VB .NET, PHP, etc. So when it started with loops and what variables are I just assumed the book was useless and skipped to Objective-C. However, I'm not far on Objective-C as I just started it yesterday.
     
  18. saadat thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks a lot all of u....my final question.... will this work for a web app designed for safari
     
  19. bdorpetzl macrumors regular

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    I didn't think it was too bad, however, it was rather boring. I read it more as a refresher than an introduction. It definitely was the hardest one to get through for me due to the lack of interest. The other two are good, especially the Learning Objective-C because it does start to incorporate some of what you will be seeing with Cocoa and Cocoa Touch.
     
  20. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Should work for any webpage you can open with safari.
     

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