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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is almost impossible if you're trying to solve someone else's needs. But if you're only doing it for yourself, those decisions come easier and quicker. Eventually you'll find the overlap of solving your own problem while at the same time helping your tribe, too. And soon you'll discover thousands of people who need exactly what you needed. Think about all your favorite apps and how they made a difference in your world. Now imagine if those apps didn't exist, and consider how your life would be

you'll have a definite moneymaker. The key is to keep the surprise simple and graceful, not to interfere with the main task at hand. The surprise complements your app because it's in keeping with your app's purpose and reflects its personality. They're pleasant hidden prizes tucked into your design. Check out the site Little Big Details ( for inspiration on ways to plant magic in your app. Source: Dandelion app Figure 2-4: Dandelion iPad app lets readers disperse dandelion

ideas. It's better to launch with a good working app with core features, than a half-working app with loads of features. —Alain Hufkins, Co-founder of Wee Taps (WeeRocket app) Too many features can cause you to lose the focus of your app's real purpose. You could be creating unnecessary screens that only send people down a rabbit's hole of confusion. You might be offering too many choices when people need only one. If you have any question about whether you need a feature, just get rid of it.

exciting steps on your journey from idea to iPhone. Eliminating Doubts and Debunking Myths For those who think that app success is reserved for software giants with budgets the size of the Gobi Desert or technical geniuses that rival Mark Zuckerberg, pull up a chair and hear this. Although the app market might seem impenetrable to the average person who has wonderful app ideas but not necessarily the technical wits to produce them, the truth is that creating a great app is not rocket science.

software number starting with version 1.0, the initial release. The most common number scheme is to assign a version number starting with 1, followed by a number for minor updates (like a small feature) and then a second number for revisions or bug fixes. The pattern is major.minor.revision, as shown in Figure 7-5. Together, these three numbers indicate what has been changed in the app. Figure 7-5: Version number format explained. In this example, the current version is 2.3.4. The “2” signifies

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