Going To Start Learning To Develop iPhone Applications

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Devan, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Devan macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2009
    Yup, another one of these posts.

    Just curious how easy is it to make the transfer?

    I am fluent with HTML, An Advanced PHP Programmer and pretty good with ajax.

    Ive build a lot of applications for clients including email marketing applications, CMS, CRM's etc... so pretty advanced stuff.

    Really want to go and create iPhone applications to compliment my online applications that i am developing for wide scale commercial use.

    How easy would it be for me to make the move from HTML/PHP/AJAX to Objective C/Cocoa ? Looking and some of the programming it looks pretty similar just with different syntax.

    Thanks for you help.

    Also is it worth going for the ADC Premium Package?

  2. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    If you already know programming (algorithms, data structures, pointers, objects, debugging, etc.), then just jump in, maybe get a couple books on Obj C and Cocoa/iPhone development, or start studying the large amount of tutorial material on Apple's developer site. There's some anecdotal evidence that an experienced programmer can ramp up to an interesting iPhone app in two months.

    The biggest difference might be the UI and performance constraints of designing for an embedded handheld system. But if you programmed back in the days when fast PC only ran 133 MHz or less, and also have experience as a user of some handheld device (Palm, iPhone), that may be enough experience.


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