Getting started with iPhone apps.
July 7, 2010 9:56 AM   Subscribe

So my friend and I were having a bull session on im+ and have decided we're writing an iPhone app! He'll be coding it and I'll be designing it. I am looking for resources in terms of the graphic design and in terms of the "business process" of the app.

I'm drawing up a feature list now and I have a general idea what I want the app to look like, but are there good websites/books/etc that will help me ensure that this information is presented in a way usable to my coder friend? He's written iPhone apps before.
posted by By The Grace of God to Technology (5 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: I am familiar with Photoshop and whatnot, by the way.
posted by By The Grace of God at 9:57 AM on July 7, 2010

Just caught this on Twitter - Apparently you can get the Tapworthy ebook from O'Reilly for $9.99 today using the code DDTAP. No idea if the book is good or not, but it seems like it'd be a good fit.

I've also heard some good things about Craig Hockenberry's Iphone App Development: The Missing Manual.
posted by backwards guitar at 10:23 AM on July 7, 2010

Best answer: iPhone GUI PSD Version 4
posted by Scoo at 11:14 AM on July 7, 2010 [1 favorite]

Best answer: I can't give any direct advice, really, other than to say I've designed an app and am in search of a coder—so I know that the Photoshop skills will help, as will a willingness to poke around in Interface Builder even if you never become an Objective-C expert.

Hockenberry's book is indeed very good, so seconding that. For general ambiance you may want to get to know these well-known and award winning app makers: David Kaneda, Garret Murray, Jeff Rock (who is an awesome dude and whom I've personally seen eat his weight in deep-dish pizza).

More books: iPhone in Action is good. Beginning iPhone Development is even better. Good luck and have fun.
posted by littlerobothead at 12:53 PM on July 7, 2010

I bought the Tapworth book today - having given it a quick skim, it looks promising.
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