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Hello I'm very new to all of this... Can some one help?

03-24-2011, 10:13 AM
#1
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 2
Hello I'm very new to all of this... Can some one help?

First off, hello to you all - Im new to the forum, please be gentle.

So the challenge has been set to me by some at my office. That one day, some time soon I hope, I will learn how to build and create an iphone app that will be on the App Store and sell to at least one phone other than my own (and my mother). Sounds easy.

However... I have zero experience in code and I'm very much a novice.

I have no time frame apart for the rest of my life to get this done. But how hard can it be right ?

Any way i hope you lot can help me in tips and tricks.If you have any practical tips on where to start, where to go first for an idiot such as myself, it help a great deal.

PLEASE dont be confused. Im not asking any one to code an app for me or to do any work. I want to code & design the whole thing. But im going to need pointing in the right direction...

Please contact me if you think you can help....Im going to need it.

I have been tracking my limited (very limited) progress on a blog you can find here. As well as my twitter account.

Thanks guys and hope this post find you happy and well.

PHIL - UK, London.

Trying to make an app with absloutly 100% no experince PLEASE HELP, how should i go about it?

Track my progress here.

Last edited by Cant_code_wont_code; 03-24-2011 at 10:17 AM.
03-24-2011, 10:18 AM
#2
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Morestel, France
Posts: 572
check gamesalad, might be helpfull for you. NB: I have nerver used it myself.

JC

03-24-2011, 01:43 PM
#3
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 269
Look into:

Game Salad: no programming required - http://gamesalad.com/

Corona SDK: programming required but easy to pickup for a novice I'd think - http://www.anscamobile.com/corona/

Start there and see where those paths take you.

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03-24-2011, 08:30 PM
#4
Are you a registered Apple Developer yet?

If you are, I would suggest digging into their examples. They have tons there and after you look around you might get a feel for what type of App you want to develop.

Or if you want to go another route, sometimes knowing the App idea is a good start. If you know the general idea (a game, a utility, a camera app, etc) you can start researching it and usually you'll find that other developers already have code examples of the stuff you want to do.

Just my 2 cents. Good Luck!

iPhone/iPod Touch Apps by Tiny Tech Studios
03-28-2011, 04:03 AM
#5
Joined: May 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 41
Books...

This is not a bad book, in fact we are actually working with the authors as our devs - iPhone and iPad Game Development For Dummies
From not knowing anything we can actually talk about development at a reasonable level.

The Adventures of James Chimpô - A game in the making.
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03-28-2011, 08:08 AM
#6
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 2
Thanks

Hi all... Thanks so much for the PM's and reply to my little quest. Have started playing around with both code and Game salad. We will see who wins the battle art the end of the week... Thanks again. And Im sure i will up date you all on my progress as well as beg you all for some help thanks again.

Trying to make an app with absloutly 100% no experince PLEASE HELP, how should i go about it?

Track my progress here.
04-05-2011, 12:16 AM
#7
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 25
My suggestion is to start with something *very* simple. Don't start coding (or dragging and dropping) without a solid plan or you are sure to get frustrated. Break your project into many even simpler pieces and treat each of those as a separate goal. It is easy to get overwhelmed when starting out and this way you can make measurable progress. Looking forward to see how it pans out.

Crazy Coconut - Out Now!
04-05-2011, 04:43 AM
#8
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Berlin
Posts: 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by Razoric View Post
Look into:

Game Salad: no programming required - http://gamesalad.com/

Corona SDK: programming required but easy to pickup for a novice I'd think - http://www.anscamobile.com/corona/

Start there and see where those paths take you.
I agree, these two engine are the most beginner-friendly for iOS game development.
04-05-2011, 12:20 PM
#9
try
http://www.iphonegamekit.com/
i tried it
it goes through the hole process
a lot of blogs just cover bits and pieces
04-05-2011, 01:13 PM
#10
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 235
#iphonedev or irc were helpful