Tips for the beginner developer?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by inspirations365, May 31, 2009.

  1. inspirations365 macrumors regular

    Dec 28, 2008
    Hello everyone!

    I'm in college, about to enter my senior year. I've been tossing the idea around for a while and now it's very concrete: I'd like to develop an iPhone/iPod Touch app.

    I've done the research and determined that there is a market for my product (don't want to go into too much detail here), and I'm already part of the way through my development cycle (I have the designs all drawn out). The only thing I need still is a Macbook and the devkit :)p), both of which I can finally get by the end of this week.I hope to have my app on the store by the first week of September, which is very doable.

    So I'm asking all of my fellow devs out there to share some advice with me. Is there anything you'd go back in time to tell yourself?

    Thanks everyone, and good luck in your endeavors!
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
  3. BlackWolf macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2009
    learn memory managment right from the start or you will be in a nightmare soon
  4. dusker macrumors member

    May 31, 2009
    Dont give up, read stuff over and over again until you understand it. I gave up but recently got back into iphone dev, and i regret quitting a while back.
  5. xStep macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2003
    Less lost in L.A.
    The other thing you'll need, if you don't already have one, is an appropriate device to test you app on. You'll need an iPhone if your app takes advantage of hardware only available on that.

    Good luck!
  6. wlh99 macrumors 6502

    Feb 7, 2008
    Unless you have a specifc reason to have a laptop over a desktop consider the desktop. It's much easier for me to work with the larger screen when I have multiple windows open. The difference between 13" and 20" or 24" is huge.

    Aside from that, follow the previous posters advice and read the stickies.

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