WEB anyone do iPhone app development?

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  1. Falconer

    Falconer OT Supporter

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    my friend and i have an awesome idea but we don't know anything about programming on whatever language iPhone uses.

    can we like give our idea to some Indians and pay them $50 to do it and then sell it for $3 per download?
     
  2. autox

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    from the quick amount of research I did, it seems to be hard to find super cheap iphone developers :(
     
  3. Falconer

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    what language do iPhone apps use?

    Is it hard?

    what sort of development environment does one need to develop something? can you do it in like a virtual iphone and then download it to an iPhone and have it work?

    I heard about some like 8 year old who made an iPhone app so it can't be that hard, right?
     
  4. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    How are your programming skills? It's not too hard if you know the fundamentals of programming. It's written in Objective-C which is similar to C++. Do some research, look at some of the great tutorials they have then make a decision if it's something you want to learn.
     
  5. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    this coming from someone that had trouble with wordpress :rofl::mamoru:

    sorry dude I could not help myself lol

    but I think hsmith and turkeychicken have done some iphone apps
     
  6. crazybenf

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    rentacoder.com throw up a RFB and see if anyone bites... no commitment to get bids.
     
  7. kingtoad

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    Difference between web-based iPhone apps and an iPhone app using Cocoa.

    Web based languages like PHP are loosely-typed where as Objective-C apps are OO based strictly-typed apps.
     
  8. Falconer

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    I took C in college :dunno:

    If you get someone else to do it for you, how do you prevent them from stealing the idea and selling it themselves?
     
  9. Yardsale

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    make them sign a NDA

    although if its international it might get tricky i dunno
     
  10. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    i forgot all the c i learned in college :wtc:
     
  11. Falconer

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    me too
     
  12. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    Objective-C. As stated above, similar to C++

    Is it hard?

    :dunno: depends on your skill level. But like anything new and different, it will take some time get used to it.

    what sort of development environment does one need to develop something? can you do it in like a virtual iphone and then download it to an iPhone and have it work?

    a.) You have to have a mac, can't use a PC. The IDE is called XCode. Works pretty well, I like it.
    b.) There is an iPhone virtualizer/debugger that comes with the SDK
     
  13. Supergeek

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    I have my XP box dual-booting OSX, with the iPhone dev environment. It's not hard to do, it just takes a few tries to find a distro that works with your chipsets. Hint: Google "hackintosh" and "Leo4All" and "iDeneb" for more information.

    That said, ideas are a dime a dozen. I could literally sit down and spit out a hundred worthwhile ideas for iPhone apps and dot bombs; it's the hundreds of man hours and skills to develop and design decisions that are the hard part. Not to mention marketing in a sea of iPhone apps.
     
  14. Insert Tokens

    Insert Tokens Making Cancer My Bitch OT Supporter

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    I've been thinking about making an iPhone app to go hand-in-hand with a site I run.. so in on this thread and any more info that gets added :bowdown:
     
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    I'd either buy a mac mini or dual boot to osx if I wanted to do this.

    Also, when people keep saying Objective-C, you're talking about C right or is it something special? I took C++ last semester, so I was just wondering. :mamoru:
     
  16. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    cool, i'm sure it's possible. i own a mac so I don't have to hack it.


    shiiiiiiit the development is the easy part. having an app that people are willing to drop $5 all day long on is the hard part, IMO..... well, that in addition to not having to spend 30k+ on development to get it done :o
     
  17. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    Objective-C is NOT C++, but they are similar.
     
  18. Cicada

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    qanything having to do with the accelerometer though, youll need an iphone or ipod touch, right?

    my friend just started doing some app work; i think ill be starting some of my own soon. I havent done any programming in a long ass time though :hs: mostly did php and c++, but mostly php.
     
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    maybe ill pick up some books :o
     
  20. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    If you took C in college, it will still be difficult because C is not an OO language, so you would need to learn objects. If you know C++ then it's just learning new syntax. As long as you have the fundamentals down, then you should be fine.
     
  21. SPACECATAZ

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    FUUUUUUUU

    But I don't wanna buy a Mac to do iphone development. :o
     
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    You don't have to, unless you're messing with the GPS or accelerometer, but it probably makes testing a lot easier.

    The Objective-C compiler comes with the free iPhone SDK download.
     
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    Keiphus my dog eats bears

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    I've played a little bit, not too much though.

    Are you making a game?

    Unity has an exporter function that writes directly to xcode, no programming required.
     
  24. SPACECATAZ

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    Does it have an emulator?
     
  25. Mikenotmike

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    you have to have at least a G4 running Leopard to use the iphone SDK...
     

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