Thoughts needed on developing for iOS 7 and future versions.

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by -LikesMac-, May 20, 2014.

  1. -LikesMac- macrumors 6502

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    Hey everyone (Developers especially!), I need your thoughts!

    So I was considering taking this course on Udemy because I really want to learn how to develop for iOS, starting from the bottom. I have a coupon for it that will let me get the course for $19 instead of the regular price (huge savings!) :D

    However, I was wondering since iOS 8 is going to be released in the not-too-far future. Would the next OS change up so much stuff to make most of the things that I would learn not applicable anymore? I know that changes won't be nearly as radical as iOS 6 to 7 was, but still. :confused:
     
  2. Ghokun macrumors newbie

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    Watch standfords course about ios7 on itunes before spending money. Its actually great. But you need to have some base
     
  3. stuffradio macrumors 65816

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    How much programming knowledge do you have? Do you have any C knowledge or are you a straight newbie?
     
  4. merrickdrfc macrumors 6502

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    iOS 6 to 7 represented a huge shift in design language, iOS 8 will not. There will be new API's, but other than that nothing major. The core concepts remain the same.

    So yes, especially if you are new to programming or iOS and Objective-C, the course will be more than fine.
     
  5. charlituna macrumors G3

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    I agree with the thoughts that Apple is unlikely to do another huge overhaul so soon, thus iOS 8 will build off 7 much like Mountain Lion did off Lion.

    Given the discount you are getting I say go for it, even if the course sucks, you are only out $20. Get it, get the Stanford, get a free account for the developer's system so you can see the library docs. Get the WWDC app for the session videos.

    And be serious about this in a business sense. Get receipts for everything and keep them safe. You never know what might happen over the next few months and you might have cause to try to deduct this and other business expenses. Be prepared for the possibility
     

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