How to code for the iPhone/touch for Beginners

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  1. macdog303

    macdog303 Member

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    Ok so this is a guide for people who want to start from the very beginning and for those who want to jump in somewhere in the middle.
    • iPhone/touch is programmed in objective-c so that should be the first place you should start. Here is a great book that explains objective-c very well. This will teach you the basics and gets you one step closer. Free apple alternative.
    • The next part is to learn the interface that apple uses and everything it includes(cocoa) even though it will not be exactly similar to the iphones/touch's. So you should definitely read up on this subject and here is a book that got really good reviews. Free apple alternative
    • Once you have mastered this language and apple's interface you are ready to move into the iphone. Here is the only book out there that teaches you how to make programs for the iphone. It is highly recommended and written by one of the Dev team members.

    Here are some extra sites that really help you specifically with the iphone/touch.
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  2. gusjdt

    gusjdt New Member

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    Thanks for putting the info together in one thread. I had previously found out about these books and sites all scattered across google.

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    One of the best threads yet. Thanks a TON!
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    curthard89 New Member

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    you could always check out jiggy:

    http://jiggyapp.com

    its native programming, but you write javascript instead,

    its what i wrote iLive.app in
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    technoman New Member

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    thanks...........
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    thanks for putting this together, reading them today.
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    bobthehacker New Member

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    thank you this much -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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    omg u fuxd my page up :/
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    alexttlyrocks New Member

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    so do these guides only apply to mac users?
  10. Paintball

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    The first book, Programming in Objective-C, works for windows. I use the MinGW objective-c compiler and it works fine. I doubt the second book does, you probably need a Mac to make Mac interfaces. And the last one should work as long as you have a good text editor because you run the program on the iphone/ipod.

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