Developing an iPhone app for kids

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by mhuntoon, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. mhuntoon macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2009
    My son is very interested in developing an iPhone app. I have no programming experience but I'd love to help him out. He's 10, but extremely bright.

    From what I've read online, I'd need a Mac (or Hackintosh) and the SDK ($99). Is that the total outlay in terms of cost? Are their sites/resources for teaching the necessary coding skills to kids/dumb adults?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.
  2. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2007
    Actually, you wouldn't even have to put the $99 up until he has a firm grasp of the iPhone platform. Until then he can do all his testing on the computer simulator.
  3. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2008
    I think that the best learning resources out there are books. There are some good websites too, but I've learned the most from books.

    I'll recommend these to you:

    When I was in the very early stages of learning all this, I just spent a ton of time exploring, trying things out, and reading more material on it. It's really amazing when it hits you that you get it.

    Good luck and have fun!

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