With the release of its iPhone software development kit in 2008, Apple started a development craze that has led to thousands of apps on its iTunes store and a host of amateur developers vying for a chance to create the next must-have application.
Those looking to get a jumpstart on app development can find a helpful guide in the book iPhone Application Development for Dummies. This book walks you through the fundamentals for building a variety of applications using Objective-C and covers the critical steps for creating applications that get accepted into the AppStore. An excerpt of the Dummies book is available in the Knowledge Network.
Android is another smartphone platform that is starting to gather a core group of amateur developers. For those seeking guidance on how to begin developing Android apps, check out this Android Applications Support Checklist in the Knowledge Network.
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