my First real (well sorta) iPhone app

by John Wilker in iPhone, Mac, Technology, Work

I gotta say, Apple does make being a developer easier. I guess maybe they see it as a jedi thing? Like building your light saber as your rite of passage, i dunno.

I still haven’t gotten my iPhone provisioned for my apps, so it’s still simulator for me. Maybe tomorrow.

I’m so glad the NDA is lifted! I downloaded the Pragmatic Programmers iPhone SDK dev book. It’s “beta” and they’ll update the PDF as they go, but at least you don’t have to wait.

The button simply drops 100 pixels each time you click, but come on! First iPhone app, and it’s not ‘hello world’!

I did find that it’s rediculously easy to have it support rotation, which is nice.

I’m excited now that I can actually get tips and tricks and such for iPhone dev.

It’s almost like a real developer community finally! w00t!

I’m hoping to get my POC project of a scheduler for 360|Flex done and in beta. Maybe I can do a limited Beta for 360|MAX? mmmm first 100 people.. ha ha. well 99, so I can have it too. :)


6 Responses to “my First real (well sorta) iPhone app”

  1. I found "Cocoa programming for Mac OSX" by Aaron Hillegass lead me into developing in xcode and cocoa really well coming from the .NET and flex world. After that I could just look at the docs for the Iphone and I was away.

  2. John Wilker says:

    @campbell,

    Yeah I’ve got the Hillegass book, I’m kinda hitting them concurrently. I started with his, then picked up the PragProg PDF when they released it.

  3. R. Thompson says:

    I would have expected the development community for the iphone would be more advanced by now.

  4. jwilker says:

    well the NDA held it all back. Keeping developers from speaking to one another, tends to stifle the community in a HUGE way. Now that the NDA is no more, the community is going to flourish.

  5. John Wilker says:

    @campbell,

    Yeah I've got the Hillegass book, I'm kinda hitting them concurrently. I started with his, then picked up the PragProg PDF when they released it.

  6. Campbell Anderson says:

    I found "Cocoa programming for Mac OSX" by Aaron Hillegass lead me into developing in xcode and cocoa really well coming from the .NET and flex world. After that I could just look at the docs for the Iphone and I was away.

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