Getting Started to Develop Apps

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by jackz5o, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. jackz5o macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I use a PC with Vista but I would like to program for the iPhone.. What is the cheapest way for me to start programming Apps for iPhone? I was thinking about the $600 Mac Mini, that should be enough for working with the iPhone SDK right?

    I also heard an emulated OS X on a PC won't work with iPhone SDK? Is that true?
     
  2. ethana macrumors 6502a

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    Buy a Mac Mini. Easiest way to get started. Two of my friends did the same thing and they were up and making apps within days.
     
  3. DipDog3 macrumors 65816

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    You could get a used Mac Mini, but make sure what ever you get it has an Intel processor.

    No. I will work...
     
  4. jackz5o thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Really? It will work? I got an old 939 Socket AMD Athlon X2 system, would that work with the latest OS X or will I need an Intel CPU for my PC too? Either way I have a Core 2 Quad in my current PC system. If the AMD won't work I can always set up dual boot on my current Intel..

    Am I even allowed to discuss this on this forum? lol

    (edit)

    Also I have another question.

    I have a free registered developer account on the iPhone Apple Developer section, when I heard about how it takes weeks to get your developer license approved, I tried to go and pay my $99 but it won't let me?

    It just says they are waiting for my account to be approved.. but I never paid my $99, anybody know whats going on?
     
  5. DipDog3 macrumors 65816

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    Your account must be approved BEFORE you can pay your $99. Did you apply as a business or as an individual?
     
  6. jackz5o thread starter macrumors newbie

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    An individual.

    What the hell are they approving?... I never gave them any info as far as I can remember, I have had this account for over 2-3 month.....
     
  7. DipDog3 macrumors 65816

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    They verify your identity. You need to apply.
     
  8. jackz5o thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can't apply because whenever I click the apply button it says I already applied and I will hear from them shortly about my account's approval. Then it gives me some confirmation number.. :confused:
     
  9. robertpgg macrumors newbie

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    I was thinking about getting a Mini, but I've been wanting a laptop so I just went and got a MacBook.
    I've really liked the machine so far, but developing on a laptop takes a little getting used to. At some point I'll end up hooking up as a desktop, but at least now I have a bit of mobility ;) Keeps the gf happy that I can chill with her while I work
     
  10. DipDog3 macrumors 65816

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    That sucks! You'll just have to wait until Apple decides to approve you to become an iPhone Developer.

    If you can't wait, there are other companies that will publish your apps on the App Store for you
     
  11. jam919 macrumors newbie

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    Aside from an intel based mac, what is required to get started? Is it just the developer's kit - any other software?
     
  12. DipDog3 macrumors 65816

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    Just the iPhone SDK which includes XCode 3.1.
    That is all the software that you need.
     
  13. jackz5o thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What OS X version do you need? Will 10.5.2 be fine?


    And yeah.. I'm still learning to code at the moment, hopefully when I have the app somewhat completely Apple will do something about my account..

    I have sent 3 emails to them within the past 1.5 month and I have not gotten a single reply back.. Anybody have a number I can call?
     
  14. firewood macrumors 604

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    Did you already apply using the same developer account email address?
     
  15. jackz5o thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not that I'm aware of :cool:
     
  16. DipDog3 macrumors 65816

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    10.5.3 is required but might as well use 10.5.4
     
  17. jackz5o thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    Does the iPhone SDK require an Intel Core 2 Duo processor?
     
  18. jam919 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. Now all i need is a mac :)
     

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