So you want to build an iPhone application but you are unsure as to how to go about it? You are not alone. First and foremost if you are going to consider iPhone application development you must become familiar with the Apple iPhone and all of its functions. There are many companies out there who will help you make your application idea become a reality, or if you feel like taking on the challenges and perks of becoming your very own iPhone application developer then look no further for all of your application development needs.
Apple offers a class that you can sign up for to learn more about the development process and all the language and technology you will need to know. It is a one-week course in iPhone SDK development. iPhone SDK is a software development kit that allows people such as yourself to develop iPhone applications for not just the iPhone but iPod Touch as well. Whether you are interested in the course or not, to get started you need to download the iPhone SDK. This kit will include XCode, iPhone Simulator, and Interface Builder. The SDK is free to download but in order for your application to actually work on a device it costs $99 dollars, which is still significantly cheaper than what it would cost to have a company develop the app. If you are tech savvy and understand Apple products I’d say go for building it on your own. If you have the idea but not the technology, I’d recommend going with a company that can easily see your application from start to finish.
Continuing on, once you’ve properly downloaded the SDK, launch the XCode. Next you will create the project and be presented with the XCode and all of the project files the download has created for you. The important files to take note of are main.m, HelloWorldAppDelegate.h, and HelloWorldAppDelegate.m. Next you create a CGRect. This is so you can view the actually size surface of the iPhone. And then you are free to work and build your app as you may. There are also many books out there to help you with a more detailed step-by-step process.
Right now the iPhone is dominating the market so it is a wise choice you are making to pursue iPhone application development. This platform is more creative and it gives users an app experience like no other. These apps are a way to stand out amongst the crowds of other smartphone apps. People love the iPhone because it is considered reliable and is the number a standout compared to other smartphones. You are on your way to creating your dream application with one of the best phones in history.