How to make iPhone apps

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Arfus, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. Arfus macrumors member

    Aug 11, 2010
    Hey! How do i learn how to make Iphone apps? i have never done any coding.

    I got some great ideas for some apps and i wanna make them.

  2. nickculbertson macrumors regular


    Nov 19, 2010
    Nashville, TN
  3. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    Learn to write code for your Mac first. Any programming language. Get some books from the library. Start simple and get good at it. It's easier on your Mac; and, after you learn basic programming, it's an easier jump to iOS app development.
  4. zachsilvey macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2008
    Battle Ground
    1. Learn the lexical structure of C
    2. Do the same for Objective-C
    3. Learn about object oriented programming methodology.
    4. Read up on the Apple provided tools (Xcode, Interface Builder, etc.)
    5. Start a project and refer to the Developer documentation as much as possible.
  5. ianray macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2010
    I like both a practical and theoretical approach, but YMMV :D

    In addition to the great advice in this thread, I suggest that you also download the samples from the iPhone Developer Center and play with them in XCode on the iPhone Simulator. Read through the code thoroughly (you may want to print it out), and then:

    • Try to understand the purpose of every line (use documentation and tutorials)
    • Use breakpoints (or insert NSLog statements) to test your understanding
    • Make changes -- if something breaks, try to understand why

    Good luck :)

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