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Are there any manuals or podcasts that teach how to make an iPhone App?

Asked by Mtl_zack (6751points) June 20th, 2009

I think building an app is something interesting to try out.

I heard that there’s a podcast from iTunes that has been subscribed to a lot and is very simple. Maybe it’s an iTunes U class actually. I forget the name of this series of recordings though.

Can anyone provide resources on how to build an app?

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jrpowell's avatar

Start here.

Keep in mind that you need to know objective-C. If you don’t know what that is you have a long road ahead of you.

And you need a Mac to develop for the iPhone. The developer tools only work on a Mac.

The_Englishman's avatar

This is the course on iTunes U you have heard of I think:
http://www.stanford.edu/class/cs193p/ The link to iTunes is down the bottom of the page.
I have found it very good, good intro to Obj-C and iPhone development in general.

As johnpowell said above, knowing obj-c will help more, but I started it with no Obj-C knowledge and found the first couple of project gave a me a good feel and understanding of the syntax and things. However I do know other programming languages and I work as a software developer so that helped a lot. You would probably struggle without any background programming knowledge.

I sort of remember sometime in the first lecture they go over what you should know at the start.

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