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How could I start developing for the iPod Touch/iPhone

10-06-2009, 03:03 PM
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How could I start developing for the iPod Touch/iPhone

Hi, I really want to start developing for the iPhone/iPod touch but I have a few problems...

1. I have a windows system, Windows Vista
2. I don't have the money to get any kind of expensive program or Mac

How do you suggest I start developing?

Thanks!

saints

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10-06-2009, 03:42 PM
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Well there isn't really an easy answer to your question. You could try to do a google on the term "hackintosh" for starters, although, be warned this is somewhat dubious in legal terms as well as not exactly easy to set up. I guess you could try something like game-sallad but you'd still need the mac to hook things up with your iPhone/iPod.

If you're a complete beginner(?) I'd advise against starting off with iPhone development anyway. You should probably look into starting off with C. You can do this for free and it will get you acquainted with the wonderful world of programming and teach you the syntax that's sort of the granddad of a lot of the world's most popular programming-languages...

10-06-2009, 04:47 PM
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2. I don't have the money to get any kind of expensive program or Mac
You don't need any expensive programs or expensive Macs - just a cheap Mac: http://www.apple.com/macmini/

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10-06-2009, 04:55 PM
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I'm lucky my wife has a macbook she doesn't use anymore, thats what I'll be developing on.

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10-06-2009, 05:04 PM
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Thanks guys! I probably won't be starting development anytime soon because of the Windows situation and the fact I don't have much time to learn any complex programming languages

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i find quirky old men to be appealing. as main video game characters i mean.
10-06-2009, 05:28 PM
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Did you and Sparks get into another fight and separate again?

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10-06-2009, 05:42 PM
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Did you and Sparks get into another fight and separate again?
No, I just wanna learn how to make my own games.

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i find quirky old men to be appealing. as main video game characters i mean.
10-06-2009, 05:54 PM
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guys dont put him down so easily because he's a beginner, he made a great computer game ALL BY HIMSELF which is actually the game he wants to put on iphone, and saints just do some chores, sell some things and save up for a cheap, working macbook

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10-06-2009, 05:56 PM
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Link to the game?

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10-06-2009, 06:33 PM
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Yeah, save up. You can get an adequate Intel Mac Mini off ebay for a few hundred dollars.

In the mean time, if you're desperate to code and it must be for the iPhone but using a Windows machine, you can learn to code a javascript web game. You'll be able to learn the basics of designing and developing a game, it will also be completely free for you to make, and, more importantly, people will be able to play it on their iPhones.

Learning Javascript will teach you most of the fundamentals you'll need to learn for coding on the iPhone. I'm sure many devs on these forums started with Javascript. Then when you finally get your Mac, you can transition to more complicated programming under the official SDK.