iPhone Application Development For Dummies

Making Everything Easier!

With iPhone? Application Development for Dummies, Second Edition, you'll learn to:

  • Design small- or large-scale iPhone applications for profit or fun
  • Create new iPhone apps using Xcode?
  • Get your applications into the App Store
  • Work with frameworks

Got a good idea? Turn it into an app, have some fun, and pick up some cash!

Make the most of the new 3.1 OS and Apple's Xcode 3.2! Neal Goldstein shows you how, and even illustrates the process with one of his own apps that's currently being sold. Even if you're not a programming pro, you can turn your bright idea into an app you can market, and Neal even shows you how to get it into the App Store!

  • Mobile is different ? learn what makes a great app for mobile devices and how an iPhone app is structured
  • What you need ? download the free Software Development Kit, start using Xcode, and become an "official" iPhone developer
  • The nitty-gritty ? get the hang of frameworks and iPhone architecture
  • Get busy with apps ? discover how to make Xcode work for you to support app development
  • Off to the store ? get valuable advice on getting your apps into the App Store
  • Want to go further? ? explore what goes into industrial-strength apps

Open the book and find:

  • What it takes to become a registered Apple developer
  • How to debug your app
  • What's new in iPhone 3.1 and Xcode 3.2
  • What goes into a good interface for a small device
  • How applications work in the iPhone environment
  • Why you must think like a user
  • What the App Store expects of you
  • What makes a great iPhone app

Visit the companion Web site at www.dummies.com/go/iphoneappdevfd2e for source code and additional information on iPhone app development.

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By Chinarut · ★☆☆☆☆ · July 25, 2011
unfortunately this book gives the Dummies series a bad taste - i gave the series the benefit of the doubt and found the book spending waaaay too many pages on what is essentially one programming example. I have to give kudos to effort to designing the app from start to finish. stick with Beginnin... ...more
By Luke (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · August 22, 2012

Being the complete dummy that I am at this topic, this was a great book to just learn the basics to building and developing an iPhone application. However, one read through is not enough to simply create an amazing app such as Angry Birds, but no dummy would be expecting that. I constantly going... ...more
By Chris (San Marcos, TX) · ★★★☆☆ · July 10, 2009
No question, I'm a dummy. But with this book and a good bit of poking around on the Apple site, I've managed to get a very basic app up and running on the simulator. There's still lots of work to do if I want to turn it into anything useful, but it's a start! ...more
By Bakari (Elk Grove, CA) · January 10, 2010
I'm a complete novice at iPhone development. So I'm slowly reading through this book and trying to understand the code language and function behind iPhone application technology. ...more
By Peter (Newmarket, ON, Canada) · ★☆☆☆☆ · July 07, 2014
Chapters bookstore. Not a good book. Half of it was basics. Poor modeling. ...more