With the popularity of the iPhone and more importantly, the iPhone apps, more and more developers are coming out of the woodwork. And why not? Developing an iPhone app and selling it is a great way to make money! But first, you have to learn how to program and develop one. While this may seem like a daunting task, especially if you’re not a programmer to begin with, there are many resources and tools that are available to help you learn iPhone programming.
First, invest in an Intel-based Mac computer that has the Leopard operating system installed on it. The hardware on these computers already has the developer tools that you’ll need for developing an iPhone app.
Next, register on the iPhone Developer website. Registration on this site is free and there are different programs on there that can help you program an iPhone. There’s a standard program available for $99 while the Enterprise program will cost $299. Remember, the more you spend the more you’ll get out of it, and the more money you’ll be likely to make.
The last, and probably hardest, thing you’ll have to do is learn coding. Objective C, C++, and Cocoa programming are all coding systems that you’ll want to familiarize yourself with. There are tons of documents and helpful guides that will help you learn these codes. And while many people think that there is a great deal of memorizing involved, it’s not really that bad. While you may have to do some memorizing, simply have these documents at the ready when it’s time to start programming an iPhone and you can simply type them in whenever you need to. Plus, there are tons of forums and chat rooms that are set up specifically to help people with this sort of thing.
Lastly, test the application that you have developed for the iPhone. Test and retest and when you’re sure that it’s perfect, put it up for sale! Once you’ve successfully programmed one iPhone app, you’ll see how easy it is and soon, you’ll be a regular iPhone app developer!