Do you need to be advanced to develop Apps

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by i-Want-Apples, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. i-Want-Apples macrumors regular

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    I have some ideas for some Apps and would like to develop some. However, I was just curious how difficult it is to develop the Apps. I'm not very experienced in coding and things like that, so I'm not sure if it is something I can do or not.

    Also, do you have to have an iPhone in order to be able to develop? I will have the iPod Touch, not an iPhone.

    Can you run the program on Windows, or just Macs? I'm getting a Mac, but not until I move in May.

    Thanks!
     
  2. jnic macrumors 6502a

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    One way to find out, it's free to try.

    The SDK comes with a simulator so you don't strictly even need a device. A touch will work fine though.

    Mac only (it requires Xcode).
     
  3. i-Want-Apples thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's what I was thinking. I guess it isn't a big deal. I can just fine tune my idea and see if I can't learn more about developing in the mean time!

    Thanks
     
  4. NickFalk macrumors 6502

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    ...or even better:
    Buy a book on Objective-C, download a free windows compiler (use google). This way you will be able to pick up the basic syntax of the programming-language you'll use and find out if this is something you want to do.

    It's a lot of work and at times extremely frustrating. At other times it's the greatest thing in the world and you loose all sense of time when you're in the "zone". Good luck! :)
     
  5. i-Want-Apples thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I will look into getting a book. I have to be honest, I've always stayed away from programming thinking it is way beyond my capabilities, but I would really like to get into something like this. If it isn't too complicated, it is definitely something I would think could be a lot of fun.

    Thanks again!
     

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