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      Latest reply: Jun 28, 2017 11:35 AM by Rotciv1994 RSS
      hustlengrind Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        Hi everyone,

         

        I'm sure we're all tired of seeing these types of questions but please bear with me on this one.

         

        I am very interested in developing apps but I am not sure where to start. I will present you guys a list of some of my skills and goals and perhaps someone can help me out from there.

         

         

        Skills:

        • Took C++ and Java code clases (never did too well in them though)
        • Willing to learn and not give up
        • Ready for the challenge

         

        Goals:

        • The goal is to eventually create an app like FaceBook, Tinder, Instagram, etc.
          • Obviously I do not intend to fully copy these apps, just use them as templates for my other ideas.
        • Create the app for iPhone first, then possibly Android

         

        Where can I get started? What books can I start reading? I already have access to Xcode but I'm not sure where to go from there.

         

        Thank you very much for all the help!

        • Re: How do I get started creating an app?
          KMT Level 8 Level 8 (9,310 points)
          • Re: How do I get started creating an app?
            Rotciv1994 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

            Hello, hustlengrind.

             

            Obviously, for mobile development, your studying approach can be:

            • Studying mobile in general and focus on develop solutions crossplatforms. There are some tools like PhoneGap that convert your app to all platforms. But, following this approach, you lose some features that are particular for each platform and the code may be not so optmized, according to what I've heard (I never focused my studies on it to be honest).
            • Studying Android. Obviously, it is not my focus here to teach you Android, but as a new Apple developer, and for all that I know as someone who already studied Android development in the past, I advise you to focus on iOS, at least for the beginning. iOS development is, in my opinion, easier to learn, and the tools and support for developer are better.
            • Studying Apple platforms development. I advise you to start studying Swift. You can develop apps for iOS (and other Apple's platforms) in two languages: Swift or Objective-C. But, Objective-C is older, while Swift is a new language that is easier to learn, and Apple is focusing on it. With Swift, you can develop apps for all Apple's systems (like iOS, OS X, Apple Watch or Apple TV).


            There are a lot of content on the internet, but some places that I recomend you to start is through free Udacity courses (there are a few for iOS and Swift). Another great reference is https://www.raywenderlich.com.

             

            Good luck on your journey, and don't give up

            • Re: How do I get started creating an app?
              Ayushjain457 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

              First you must master in Java codes and programming and then try to develop an app.