Learning iPhone/iPad Programming?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by erichkooi, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. erichkooi, Jun 13, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2011

    erichkooi macrumors member

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    Hi,
    Is it hard to learn iPhone/iPad Programming?

    I am intent to try my hand on it n basically I am from Web programming background.
     
  2. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Is it hard to learn trigonometry?
    It varies for each person. Some people get it right away. Others study hard and it's still never easy.

    Take a look at some simple Objective-C:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Objective-C

    If it makes sense to you, then look at more complex Objective-C:
    http://developer.apple.com/library/.../ObjectiveC/Introduction/introObjectiveC.html
    http://developer.apple.com/library/ios/#documentation/Cocoa/Conceptual/CocoaFundamentals/
    http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#DOCUMENTATION/General/Conceptual/DevPedia-CocoaCore/

    Then see the links to Guides and Sticky threads at the top of this forum:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=135
     
  3. balamw Moderator

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    You might also want to consider initially focusing on HTML5/JavaScript "webapps".

    http://www.apple.com/webapps/

    They can be wrapped as a deployable app, or served normally and cached on the device.

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  4. erichkooi, Jun 13, 2011
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    erichkooi thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi chown33,
    Thank you for the info. The simple Objective-C link make no sense to me yet :(
    but I intent to learn it.

    I am not planning to create a game but a simple application such as retrieve information and post to the iphone (for example: cinema information).


    Hi balamw,
    Thank you. I will find more information on Web Apps.


    EDIT: I think my requirement more approach to Web Apps :D need to understand iphone native app and iphone web app.
    Thank you again.
     
  5. multinode macrumors regular

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    Check out the books from The Big Nerd Ranch ... these guys worked at NeXT and Apple doing training ... great stuff.

    Also "Advanced iOS 4 Programming" by Maher Ali. Excellent book.

    The Nerd stuff is fundamental principles but it gets pretty advanced, too. Maher's book shows some real world implementations.
     
  6. balamw Moderator

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    I think that's true of many, if not most, non-game apps.

    With PhoneGap you can turn that webapp into a native app for sale on the App Store, so it really blurs the difference.

    Besides, Apple's Safari developer resources check out these books:

    Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript: http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596805791

    Programming the Mobile Web: http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596807795

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