Getting Started with iPhone and iPad Development
In our continued efforts to make programming approachable (even for the non nerd,) I got my brother (Richard Mischook) to write a quick article/tutorial introducing iPhone and iPad development – he’s busy build an iPhone application as I write.
The goal of this article is to help you understand what you need to know and what tools you have available, when it comes to creating software/web apps for the iPhone and iPad.
The introduction of the iPhone by Apple a few years back caused a lot of excitement among both consumers and developers. The iPhone was arguably the first mobile device that made both mobile computing and web surfing practical. The iPad (which runs on iPhone OS) has been met with skepticism in some quarters. But so far it appears to be selling well and attracting a lot of interest from content creators.
Apple originally intended that the main source of third-party applications for the iPhone would be web applications, and there are of course many of these. But something funny happened when Apple released the iPhone SDK and an App Store to go with it – people came. Developers developed and consumers consumed.
Read the rest of this article on iPhone and iPad development.