Idea to iPhone: The essential guide to creating your first app for the iPhone and iPad

Idea to iPhone: The essential guide to creating your first app for the iPhone and iPad

Language: English

Pages: 312

ISBN: 1118523229

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Learn to build apps from scratch without any programming experience!

Do you have a great idea for an app but have no idea where to begin? Then this is the book for you. Even if you have no programming experience, this easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide teaches you exactly what you need to know to bring your app idea to life without a lot of cash or coding. Packed with tips and tricks to get you started, this book shows you - start to finish - how to take your idea and turn it into a fully working, functional app.

  • Walks you through getting started, designing your app, and developing your idea
  • Helps you launch your app and then promote it
  • Reassures you that no programming experience is needed in order to create a fully functional app

Idea to iPhone is an easy-to-read book that shows you how to get your idea from your head to the iTunes store!

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but all final testing must be done on a device. Figure 1-9 shows the Xcode interface and an iPhone simulator. • LLVM Compiler—LLVM stands for “Low Level Virtual Machine.” The compiler takes your code, goes through it with a fine-toothed comb looking for errors, and then compresses it into a nice little bundle of code that can be installed on a device. The compiler also allows you and the developer to debug apps and query information while running the apps. Figure 1-9: The Xcode v4.x.interface

putting your app idea out there out of fear that someone might take it. Most people are too busy with other obligations like their jobs, kids, and an overdue oil change to steal your idea. They don't have the time or interest. Unfortunately, “most” still leaves room for “some,” and you will need to protect yourself from some of the bad folks out there. You can have a lawyer draft a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). This confidentiality agreement is designed to protect your idea. Free templates are

chatting away, and some only stop by with a burst of exciting news. • Pinterest (—Pinterest is a social networking site that lets you publish photos from interesting links around the web. Members have a collection of theme boards where they “pin” images from cool stuff they discovered. You can create a board for each of your interests and hobbies, letting it reflect your personality and your app. • Instagram (—Instagram can make even the worst photograph

markets through localization. Localize the description on iTunes Perhaps the biggest sales opportunity that most developers let fall between the cracks is localizing their app on the App Store. Non-English-speaking countries account for more than half of the global revenue shares of iOS apps, so targeting these markets can be an easy boost in sales. Translating your app description is easier than localizing the app itself, so it's a good place to start to make huge strides into new markets. In

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