Where Can I Learn to Create iPhone Apps?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by tommoran, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. tommoran macrumors member

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    I get a sabbatical from my job for about six weeks, and I am interested in using the time to learn how to create iPhone Apps.

    Can anyone list some learning providers in the US?

    Thanks.
     
  2. CheesePuff macrumors 6502

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    You didn't bother looking far did you?

    developer.apple.com

    Apple has a whole site full of free software (the iPhone SDK) and tons of articles and sample code to get you started.
     
  3. 840quadra Moderator

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    We have a great community of developers here on Macrumors,and a specail forum titled "iPhone programming". Some may have the time to help point you in the right direction to get started. I would also recommend looking at developer.apple.com , join up, and read some of the doccumentation they provide.

    HTH

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  4. kidlazer macrumors newbie

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    Ok, so i really want to learn how to do this and i have a PC. I did actually put up a topic with this exact question, and i now know you HAVE to have a Mac.

    But, this seems like something to be really cool and be apart of but i just need to know what can Mac external hardrives do and where can i buy them?

    or maybe is that too desparate and i should wait for apple to create a PC version or just give up.
     
  5. lucasgladding macrumors 6502

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    You can find the "beta" of the Pragmatic Programmers iPhone development book here:

    http://pragprog.com/titles/amiphd/iphone-sdk-development

    I know of a few other books in progress, but this is the first I have seen available. The Apple documentation and examples can be somewhat daunting if you don't have any Mac development experience. As always, Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X is a great starter for Cocoa basics.

    Best of luck
     
  6. lucasgladding macrumors 6502

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    Most external hard drives for the PC will work with the Mac. If you're asking about a system, even a Mac mini should be plenty to get you started. I work from a two-year-old MacBook with much lower specs than the newest mini.

    I wouldn't hold your breath for a PC version. The iPhone SDK shares many frameworks with the Mac OS. Porting the development environment to Windows would be a major task. Also, Apple doesn't do many things that ensure they sell fewer Macs ;).
     

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