Developing Iphone Apps

Discussion in 'iOS & iOS Apps' started by terabyte, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. terabyte

    terabyte Member

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    I'm an Iphone developer wannabe.

    Last month, I purchased my very first macbook, a 13' 2.0ghz alum unibody specifically for programming in Xcode.

    I've been a C#/VB .NET developer for almost 5 years and I'm now trying to get out of my comfort zone by first learning Objective-C so that I can develop applications for the Iphone... and fingers-crossed, earn some moolah from the app store along the way :)

    For the past few weeks, I've been reading up on a couple of Apress books related to Objective-C and Iphone Development (Beginning iPhone Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK & Learn C on the Mac). So far, I've created my first Iphone application, a simple Hello World app, and it felt really good to see my first app run in the Iphone simulator. I had a lot of fun tinkering with the Interface Builder as I learn how to implement the various user interfaces for the Iphone. I know I have a long way to go but I can't wait for the day when I'm finally a bonafide Iphone developer with an application or two uploaded in the App Store.

    But for now, I still need to keep my day job as . NET developer while I learn Iphone development on the side.

    Any fellow Iphone developers here in philmug? I'm interested to hear how you got your start as Iphone developer and what you had to go through before you got your first application in the App Store.
     
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    still saving up for a macbook.. :(

    java developer for 5yrs and 4yrs of them on j2me.. also did some j2me games so game dev concepts are not that new to me.. although my C is pathetically rusty.. also reading up on iphone dev and hoping i can get a mb or mbp when iphone 3.0 comes out..

    cheers and goodluck to all the devs out there.
     
  3. piedad

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    Check out the iPhone Developers Forum Philippines: ifoneph.com.
    We are only a few, though. Also, set your expectations right about earning money from the iPhone Appstore - it aint that easy.
     
  4. Shinrai

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    I'm a true blue newb in this but studying. i think my only programming was in school several years ago and a few meddling with php which i find similar.

    Been reading this book Programming in Objective-C 2.0 2nd Ed. Very good for programming toddlers like me. :)

    http://www.amazon.com/Programming-O...=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1238417399&sr=1-1

    Still saving up 99USD to enter the program after I learn a bit more and get my chops.
     
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    Can you show some samples? :)
     
  6. mgmJUAN

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    @terabyte - where were you able to purchase the "Beginning iPhone Development" by Dave Mark book? I'm thinking about buying it from Amazon but I'm not sure as to how much the shipping cost will be.
     
  7. terabyte

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    My cousin, who's in the states, purchased it from Amazon and just brought the book when he went here for vacation.
     
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    @terabyte:

    I see. Just saw from Amazon that the shipping alone would cost me almost $20! And I think there's no alternative for it here. It's not being sold in NBS nor Powerbooks. Tsk tsk tsk.
     
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    What I do is a work around: buy Amazon GC and buy the Kindle for iPhone version if it has one. Got the book I mentioned that way.

    Saw the ebook version here from the publisher:
    http://www.apress.com/book/view/1430216263
     
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    thanks for this! pretty nice of Stanford for providing these lectures for free.
     
  13. terabyte

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    just sharing...

     
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    Are there any companies in Philippines which specializes on Mac or Iphone development?
     
  17. Shinrai

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    There's MangoCode, maker of iManila. Though I read that the maker of the Gratitude List app outsourced work on the coding to India (where a lot of firms seem to have gotten to the app bandwagon) and just designed and did everything else.
     
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    Hi! Our company, MRM Studios, Inc., already has several iPhone apps on the App Store - 2 cookbooks (Eat Rich Quick and Weekend Gourmet) and 4 comics (From the Dead, Realms Perilous, Passage of Love and Love is in the Bag). We're a mobile entertainment company, and we've branched to iPhone development.
     
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    I just submitted my first app to Apple this week. I started learning Objective-C & Cocoa late last year, then went through iPhone & SQLite stuff this year. The closest I came to programming before that was HTML/CSS, not even JS, so it was a bit difficult at first. But, after a while, it became much easier. ü
     
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    you can ask Powerbooks to order it. You have to pay in advance though


     

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