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How to start developing apps?

04-05-2009, 09:38 PM
#1
How to start developing apps?

Alright I want to get into developing applications and games for the iPhone as a hobby and I wanted to know how to get started.

So I am here to ask the professionals here. How did you get started to get familiar with the code and what did you do to learn to code? Did you read books, online tutorials, or what?

Thank you.

-TitanT30
My website: http://www.dotdosh.com
04-05-2009, 09:58 PM
#2
You'll need the following to begin:

Intel Mac running Leopard (10.5)
The developer tools installed from your leopard disc
a copy of the iPhone SDK (downloadable from http://developer.apple.com/iphone)

Once you have all that, then fire up Xcode and you're ready to start following our tutorials, located at,

http://www.schenkstudios.com/Downloads.html

If you want a book, I'd suggest this one.

http://www.pragprog.com/titles/amiph...dk-development

04-05-2009, 10:17 PM
#3
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: App Tech Studios, USA
Posts: 1,363
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schenk Studios View Post
You'll need the following to begin:

Intel Mac running Leopard (10.5)
The developer tools installed from your leopard disc
a copy of the iPhone SDK (downloadable from http://developer.apple.com/iphone)

Once you have all that, then fire up Xcode and you're ready to start following our tutorials, located at,

http://www.schenkstudios.com/Downloads.html

If you want a book, I'd suggest this one.

http://www.pragprog.com/titles/amiph...dk-development
Spot on
04-05-2009, 11:19 PM
#4
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,093
Or you can take the Standford course which starts on 1 April. No joke, it is available for free over iTunes.

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04-10-2009, 05:53 PM
#5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schenk Studios View Post
You'll need the following to begin:

Intel Mac running Leopard (10.5)
The developer tools installed from your leopard disc
a copy of the iPhone SDK (downloadable from http://developer.apple.com/iphone)

Once you have all that, then fire up Xcode and you're ready to start following our tutorials, located at,

http://www.schenkstudios.com/Downloads.html

If you want a book, I'd suggest this one.

http://www.pragprog.com/titles/amiph...dk-development
I heard that it requires the knowledge of Objective-C. Does that book help you understand that also?

-TitanT30
My website: http://www.dotdosh.com
04-10-2009, 07:28 PM
#6
The book doesn't talk specifically about Obj-C. I think you're best bet for getting a grasp on Obj-C is by watching the first couple of Stanford Vids.
04-10-2009, 10:41 PM
#7
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 458
I've been thinking about starting developing as well, would a used mac mini off ebay probably do the trick? I also would need help with learning how to code, so continue to post links

Beta tested: Parallelus, Galactic Gunner, Crazy Snowboard, IMO
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Originally Posted by NJPodder View Post
What? They make games for the iPhone/iPod Touch?
lmao
04-10-2009, 11:31 PM
#8
As long as it's an Intel mac mini (circa 2006 or more recent) and it either has leopard installed or you install it, then it'll do just hunky dory.
04-14-2009, 01:41 AM
#9
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Originally Posted by nooobynick View Post
I've been thinking about starting developing as well, would a used mac mini off ebay probably do the trick? I also would need help with learning how to code, so continue to post links
Or if you're REALLY short on $$$ (like me) you can get a Dell Mini 9 netbook and install a retail copy of OSX on it, everything is 100% functional no problem Now I can code (and answer forum posts) while lying on the couch!
04-14-2009, 02:07 AM
#10
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: App Tech Studios, USA
Posts: 1,363
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Originally Posted by ImperfectSense View Post
Or if you're REALLY short on $$$ (like me) you can get a Dell Mini 9 netbook and install a retail copy of OSX on it, everything is 100% functional no problem Now I can code (and answer forum posts) while lying on the couch!
Speaking of lying on the couch, I do a lot of my stuff in bed with my macilum