How hard is it to build apps

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Amnak, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. Amnak macrumors 6502

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    I have a really good idea for an app so I downloaded xcode and tried messing with it and then tried watching like two youtube videos and came to realize I really didn't know anything about the language...im a really busy college student how hard would it be to pick it up i know i need to read a book on the C language as suggested by macrumors. Thanks in adnvanced!
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    If you have never coded before or don't know any C based language, it can be difficult. Also, having little time to dedicate will also impact that.
     
  3. firewood macrumors 604

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    For some people it is impossible. e.g. they flunk out of programming classes after trying for a year.

    For others it's easy. Really bright high school kids who have apps in the store after only a few weeks.

    YMMV.
     
  4. Amnak thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hmm well im going to have to try ... does anyone have a suggestion on a good internet source?
     
  5. kyzen macrumors regular

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    I have a light programming background in .NET, C++, and Java, heavy work with databases (which is almost totally useless here). I'm finding the free iOS programming podcasts from Stanford in iTunesU to be spectacular. Only a few podcasts into the current class, and I'm creating some very basic, simplistic apps fairly easily.

    If you're willing to put forth the time, and you can wrap your head around a few key programming concepts, it's pretty easy. The initial learning curve can be rough though - just stick with it.
     
  6. RodThePlod macrumors 6502a

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    I'm currently in the final stages of creating an eBook on this subject - based on my experiences over the last 18 months of iPhone app development.

    I'm hoping to have it complete some time in December and I plan on making it available for free on my site. I might even 'serialize' it on the site - a chapter a week or something.

    I'll IM you when it's complete if you're interested. It might give you some pointers ;)

    RTP
     

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