Our First iPhone App
Our foray into App development for Apple iPhone's started on 4th August 2011, the day our developer account was approved!
With no previous iPhone specific programming knowledge, I started a fast-track 'learning while producing' approach to pick up the various different technologies to use:
- XCode 4 - This is the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) you use to write your code and design your user interfaces.
- Objective C - This is the primary coding language used by iOS devices. You also use some C functions as well, but primarily for creation of classes, objects and sending messages (using methods) it is Objective C.
- Various hoops and hurdles within the developer portal where you create profiles/certificates to enable you to install your applications to your testing devices and create your App Store page information and photos.
It was possible to create an app in a relatively short time with no prior experience. For me (About 4-5 hours a day) :
I'm not going to detail the development process/create a tutorial here just yet... still working hard on the next app, but will return here at some point to create a quick fire tutorial for the entire process used to get our 'UK Tax Calculators Mobile' App created.
In the meantime, I'll be getting my head stuck into the Cocos3D Framework for iOS. This can be used to create great 3D games!