How To Make Apps

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by IRumor123, May 7, 2011.

  1. IRumor123 macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2011
    Do you know any websites or apps that can help you make a
    app for the app store?
  2. hitekalex macrumors 68000


    Feb 4, 2008
    Chicago, USA
    No. Learning how to develop apps (iOS or any other) requires months and years of studying and practice. There is no magic "website" that will teach you how to do that.

    You can start here:
  3. IRumor123 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2011
    Oh there are magic "Websites"
  4. iAAPL, May 7, 2011
    Last edited: May 7, 2011

    iAAPL macrumors regular


    Aug 31, 2010
    I just started writing my own apps this year. I had no prior experience. I'm a professional by no means, but I think I can give you a few tips to get started.

    First, understand that this isn't something where you can just watch a few YouTube videos and be an expert overnight. It will likely take a few months, maybe less if you are really determined. There's a reason why there are 'only' 50k developers in the App Store, when there are 150m iOS users.

    If you're still up for it, I started by reading "Programming in Objective-C 2.0" by Stephen Kochan. It's going to bore your brains out, but you just have to keep reading. Fortunately I was doing it as a self development project for school, and had no choice to stop.

    AFTER you read the book, go to iTunesU and start watching Stanford's iOS Development course. DO NOT watch the course with no programming knowledge. Copying what someone else does and getting it into the App Store is not programming, and you will never do anything creative.

    Good luck!
  5. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    Hmm, if you know this, why are you asking us?
  6. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    For certain very limited types of apps, there are point-and-click iPhone app-builder websites. buzztouch is one example, and it even appears to create native apps for free.
  7. RodThePlod macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2005
    To the OP - if getting an app in the store is your objective then, yes, 'magical' sites like these will probably do that for you. The trouble is, they tend to produce very generic, 'cookie cutter' type apps which will not be distinctive or innovative in any way. So they won't make you any money. But hey, you'll have an app in the store!

    Take the advice from a few posts up. Stephen Kochan's book is very good and has helped me enormously. iTunes U is also another good resource.

    Take your time to study and learn and you'll produce something to be proud of, I'm sure.

  8. fernandovalente macrumors 6502


    Aug 29, 2008
    Third world **** hole, I mean, Brazil
    With great books, you will be writing apps in no time. It toke less than a month to me to be able to write my first Objective-C app. I wasn't that good at the first month(my apps weren't buggy, but I didn't know much about Objective-C), but the more I coded, the I got much better.

    I know sometimes you want a website for learning how to program. When I was trying to learn Objective-C, I didn't wanna read a book, but I ended up doing it. It's surely the BEST way to get started.

    If you don't know programming logical, C and OOP, try this book:

    If you do, try this one:

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