simple app dev.?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Newbie111, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. Newbie111 macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2016
    hey all.

    Attemptinng my first Ipad IOS app...
    Have done many other programs with VBA etc, however VERY new to this style.

    Seemingly a simple idea - take a photo of some ID, manually type a phone number, press GO and this emails a default email address...

    Is doing something like this as simple as i am thinking?

    any ideas where to start?

    many thanks.
  2. 1458279 Suspended


    May 1, 2010
    It does sound simple, in fact, this could be a tutorial for an entry level programmer.

    You could probably get away with just searching thru tutorials and finding the parts you want and putting it together.

    If you want to learn programming just for this app, I'd pass on that idea and just have the app made for you or program it from tutorials. If you really want to get into programming, this would be a fine starting point.

    All you need to get started is to download Xcode on your mac and start reading about how to use it. Maybe one of the "your first app" tutorials would be a good starting point.

    Watch the date of the tutorials, once they're more than a year or so old, they can have compatibility problems. That's not to say they don't have value, but you have to dig deep sometimes to make older code work.

    Some kind of "getting started with Swift" might be a good place to start. Xcode is free, you can load and run on your own device.
  3. tyche macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2010
    Sure it's simple once you know what to do.

    Can you build a single view application?
    Add buttons and imageviews?
    Call uiimagepickercontroller and retrieve a camera or library photo?
    Use MFMailComposeViewController to compose an email?

    That's should be a starting outline.
  4. Newbie111 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2016
    thanks for the tips :)

    Perfect :)

    thanks for the tips all. i'll have a go!

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