How to start developing apps?

Discussion in 'Public Game Developers Forum' started by TitanT30, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. TitanT30

    TitanT30 Well-Known Member

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    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. :)
     
  2. Schenk Studios

    Schenk Studios Well-Known Member

  3. WellSpentYouth

    WellSpentYouth Well-Known Member

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    Spot on :p
     
  4. currymutton

    currymutton Well-Known Member

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    Or you can take the Standford course which starts on 1 April. No joke, it is available for free over iTunes.
     
  5. TitanT30

    TitanT30 Well-Known Member

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    I heard that it requires the knowledge of Objective-C. Does that book help you understand that also?
     
  6. Schenk Studios

    Schenk Studios Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  7. nooobynick

    nooobynick Well-Known Member

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    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:D
     
  8. Schenk Studios

    Schenk Studios Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  9. ImperfectSense

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    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 :D Now I can code (and answer forum posts) while lying on the couch!
     
  10. WellSpentYouth

    WellSpentYouth Well-Known Member

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    Speaking of lying on the couch, I do a lot of my stuff in bed with my macilum :p
     

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