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

    Nov 10, 2009
    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

    Aug 9, 2009
    Sailing beyond the sunset
    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:

    If it makes sense to you, then look at more complex Objective-C:

    Then see the links to Guides and Sticky threads at the top of this forum:
  3. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    You might also want to consider initially focusing on HTML5/JavaScript "webapps".


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

  4. erichkooi, Jun 13, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2011

    erichkooi thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2009
    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

    Feb 4, 2011
    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


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    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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