Creating an app is hard. Period.
It is not for the faint of heart. But bringing an idea to life is one of the most rewarding experiences.
Our lead programmer, Dave Oster, and a team of interns currently build our iPhone apps. They are a talented team of CS/IT majors that already
had previous experience with multiple programming languages.
But how Dave got started in coding is an inspiring story for anyone with determination and a passion for learning, regardless of their technical background.
Dave started learning to code using two simple resources: Google and YouTube.
He had a Mac and an iPhone for development and testing. He joined the Apple iPhone Developer Program for $99 and installed the latest version of the iPhone SDK. And then he started watching a variety of free, online tutorials.
A few months of hammering away in XCode using these tools as guidance, and he had created his first iPhone app using the programming language of Objective C. And then he created another app. And another. And another.
Some learn better by
reading books. Others prefer video tutorials. The point is, STEP ONE toward developing your first app: stop making excuses and start learning.
Here is some awesome links to get you started:
There is no hard and fast way to approach it…just get your nose dirty, stay focused, and don’t give up.
If you have questions on anything specific in this post, please reach out to me on Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments!