iPhone, Smartphone App Development Easier Than You Think

Patrick Avery

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.


We also offer resources discussing iPhone's capabilities in the workplace.


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Sep 12, 2009 7:28 AM iphone app developers iphone app developers  says:

Hiring an experienced developer is sometimes a better solution than trying to go at it on your own, especially if you have never programmed before. However, getting a book on iphone development to have a basic knowledge and foundation is a good idea.

Oct 15, 2009 11:53 AM Sheila B. Sheila B.  says:

Cellphones today are not just only for communication. New breed of phones have so many applications suitable for our everyday need especially at work. Trapster is a smartphone app that alerts a person to where all the police are in their immediate area, so you know where and how you can avoid a ticket.  Cops evidently can't make do on the generous budget they're given from taxes, and therefore have to gouge us for more instead of fighting ACTUAL crime.  (Oh, yes he did!)  Not only will it locate cruisers, but also red light and speed cameras.  The great thing is that Trapster is free-so you can stick it to the man without needing cheap payday loans.

Jan 5, 2010 3:14 AM iphone developer iphone developer  says:

I really like the recommendation of the iPhone Development for Dummies book. That was the first book I read and it really is put together very well. Puts the basics out there for you, then steers you in the direction you wish to go from there. For me it was Cocoa. Great article.

Aug 28, 2010 12:13 PM Vijay Pemmaraju Vijay Pemmaraju  says:

The dummies book is great for those who have little or no programming experience. However, if you already know a little objective-C, then the book Beginning iPhone 3 Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK might be better.

Nov 8, 2011 12:38 PM Smart Phone Application Development Smart Phone Application Development  says:

With the advent of wireless technology in the field communication, it has changed the life of individual greatly. Cell phones are not just the device to reach to the other individual; they are much more than that. For example, a Restaurant Guide app in your phone will tell you about the existing restaurants in your area and the menu they serve, price list etc. I believe these available resources about Smart Phone application development has made the problems faced by the developers to very extent and convert their thought into a success. Thanks Patrick for sharing the information


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