Learn To Code A Basic iPhone App

Developing apps for iOS isn't the easiest task in the world, and it's hard to know where to get started. App developer and Instructables user A-Nony-Mus decided to help by putting together a guide to get you coding your first iPhone app.

The guide won't teach you to make an app that you'll want to submit to the iTunes App Store, but it'll get you acquainted with all the unfamiliar territory that Apple's platform provides. You'll learn how to get a copy of Xcode, set up your first project, get used to the various files it creates for you, and actually write code in Objective C. Whether you're new to programming or coming from a web development background, learning to code for iOS is going to feel a little foreign. If you want to make an iPhone app, you'll want to check out this guide first.

Creating your first iOS app [Instructables]


Comments

    It's a shame you need a Mac to make iPhone apps.. I'd love to have a shot at it!

    Minor footnote: The included link takes you right to the end of the tutorial... might want to replace it with this for convenience:

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-your-first-iOS-app/#step1

      You need Xcode, which runs on Mac OS, you don't need a Mac (if you know what I mean...).

    I recently sat down and dedicated a few nights and days over a few weeks to try and code a Windows Phone App using Microsoft's developer platform.

    In essence, I could go through the tutes, make an app that says "hello world" and all that, but at the end of the day, I still needed to spend the time learning coding arguments to make a decent app work.

    I had a really good idea about an app that I could get working, but for the amount of time spend learning code, below the easy display and XAML interface, I thought it best to let it be. I have plenty of other interests, so perhaps this just isn't for me - but still, if you had the drive and more importantly - the time, I'm sure you could apply yourself to writing a basic application.

    unless i was to make an app that requires alot of CPU/GPU/RAM like a game or something
    id rather try and use HTML5 for those simple apps

    If you look at PhoneGap you can use HTML5 to build the app. You can then email the app to someone ;) who has a Mac who can compile it for you, or use Phonegap Build .... there's a few ways around it.

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