Learn iPhone/iPod Touch programming

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  1. Switz213 macrumors 6502

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    I want to learn how to program/code for the iPhone/iPod Touch. I have a basic knowledge of coding in general and I pick up things very easily. I was just wondering if there were good books or sites out to really take you from knowing nothing to learning how to create a full functioning application. I don't want just plain old tutorials even that may be my only option. I understand this is new technology so it isn't likely serious books are available (that are good atleast), but if there are please tell me.

    Thanks,
    Switz
     
  2. aphexii macrumors 6502

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    No books will be available until Apple lifts the NDA (Non Disclosure Agreement) on the iPhone SDK.

    That being said, the languages are the same as standard OSX programming, so if your just starting out (as I am), the best approach is to get some books on Cocoa, C, and Objective-C.
     
  3. Switz213 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Any in particular that you think are better?


    Thanks
     
  4. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    Well, if you understand the concepts of programming (programming is more how to solve a problem rather than what letters do I type in order to solve that problem) then the documentation that Apple provides with the SDK.

    Remember that the AOL guy never programmed on a Mac nor written a single line of Objective-C, yet got a live buddy list up in five days. (why they didn't assign their Mac developers, I have no idea...)

    But yes, the documentation is all you need. Other than that, good luck!
     
  5. Switz213 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, I appreciate it.

    While this is a great community and I love macrumors are there any forums dedicated to this type of programming?
     
  6. swingerofbirch macrumors 68030

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    Can't anyone download the SDK? So why would there be an NDA if anyone can get it?

    Also, don't you program using XCode like you do for the Mac?

    Pretty dumb questions I'm sure, but just what I thought...
     
  7. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    Haha, if you find one, then do tell. Usually if I have a problem I'd go on irc or something. You can also set one up yourself :). Though I'm not entirely certain what is allowed by the SDK agreement in terms of public forums.
     
  8. Applepwns macrumors member

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    i have the sdk but it is hard to understand .. so i gave up :(
     
  9. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    You might also want to check out the iphone programming forum on here.
     
  10. sanPietro98 macrumors 6502a

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    Because when you download the SDK, you agree to the NDA.

    Apple cannot control who purchases a book from a bookstore.
     
  11. iMerlin macrumors 6502a

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    I also am new to this and want to get into it. So I did some searching and cound a couple of sites but nothing that blew me away.

    http://www.iphonedevcentral.org/
    Has some decent tutorials.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=518968
    Some good info and links.

    http://discussions.apple.com/forum.jspa?forumID=728&start=15
    Another decent place but nothing special.

    With that said, I did find a book I havent purchased yet but it looks like its right up our alley...
    http://www.amazon.com/iPhone-Develo...d_bbs_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1219682264&sr=8-2
     
  12. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    Well...they could, but that'd be such a hassle. :p
     
  13. Switz213 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  14. iMerlin macrumors 6502a

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    No problem. I just noticed though that the books arent for sale yet. So like another poster said, they must be waiting for Apple to remove the NDA before they can sell them. There is a handful of iPhone dev books on Amazon.com but none are for sale yet.
     

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