Beginner iPhone developer do's and don'ts?
June 8, 2010 10:07 AM Subscribe
Beginning iPhone development... What kind of things should I look out for? What are some great app ideas? Are there any major mistakes that I should avoid? Etc etc...
posted by RaDeuX to computers & internet (8 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
I've taken 3 quarters of classes for C at my local community college, and one quarter of Python. I've also messed around with the django framework a little, so I have at least some idea of what's going on in terms of programming.
Right now I'm going through the book Beginning iPhone 3 Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK and it's a great book so far (at page 130 or so). I get slightly stuck every now and then, but my knowledge in C is really helping me push through the material.
I always thought that the SDK would cost $99 as a one-time fee, but apparently it's $99/year. That makes me a bit nervous about whether or not I'll be able to sell a quality app (or more) and at the very least make $99 to offset the cost of becoming an iPhone app developer.
So some of my questions are...
- What kind of app should I start off with first?
- How will I know when I'll be ready to subscribe as a developer?
- Should I publish a beta version for free and see what happens? (getting feedback for the app and such)
- Is there any other small advert for apps other than Google ads? Google hates me and accused me of frauding their adsense system...
I'm just nervous I suppose. It's the first time I'm attempting to publish software.