iOS app devolopment

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  1. Ferrari3001

    Ferrari3001 Member

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    Hello,

    I'm looking to get into iPhone app development, and was just wondering where the best place is to begin.

    I have little coding knowledge but vast general computer knowledge so I think I should be able to undertake the project.

    Is there any books that you recommend? or any websites for tutorials?

    thank you,

    Kevin.
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    You need Mac OS X to run the iPhone SDK, first off..... do you have that?
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    Learning Objective-C as a first language may or may not be a good idea, but if you go that route, check out Kochan's Programming in Objective-C 2.0.
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    Yeah, I have a Mac Running OS X Snow Leopard.

    and would objective C be the best place to start?


    cheers,

    Kevin.
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    What kind of apps are you looking to make?
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    C++ is a must, you need xCode, you can get a free version for personal use, once you have that then make your app, if you want to send in the app store then get the $100 licence.
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    I have none in mind at the moment, I'm first looking to get a bit of knowledge on coding/creation of an app and then potentially make one.

    Downloading xCode now, is C++ the same as Objective C - and is the book mentioned above the best to start off?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Programming...1394/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1287688686&sr=8-2

    cheers,

    Kevin.
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    C++ and Obj-C are both C-based languages, but they are not the same.

    More important than the language is learning the logic. Programming logic (if statements, loops, method calls, etc) can be used in every language.

    Once you have a grasp of how programming works, and the major aspects, then you should delve deeper into a specific language.
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    Thanks for your reply, I understand what your saying but where do I begin? (book/program wise?)

    cheers.

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