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  •  do you have any programming experience? (3+ / 0-)
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    jamess, annieli, Hey338Too

    stuff like javascript or basic c?

    for me, i could already fight my way through javascript/php and some basic c, but the thing that really helped me figure out how to approach iOS was an iTunes U course (free) taught by Paul Hegarty. It's stanford CS193p.

    That course was essential for me to get my mind wrapped around what was going on with objective C and iOS.

    Then, I watch videos from apple's wwdc for specifics on their APIs, as well as reading through sample code and documentation.

    •  my strongest skillset (1+ / 0-)
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      is in VB, VBA, and lately VB.Net

      I did a lot of C back in college.  And a fair amount of Javascript and HTML and Python, since then.

      Appreciate the course tips. I've already watched a few intro iOS tutorials, which made me think it looked doable.

      I guess, next I'll have to figure out whether to buy an Apple or not.  Or if can be done with emulators and Linux.

      I'm suspecting there an Apple OS in my future.

      •  if you like building things... (2+ / 0-)
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        annieli, jamess can do a hackintosh. alternatively a used mac mini could be a good way to start if you already have a monitor and keyboard. iMacs and macbook airs are more expensive, but then you get the full apple experience.

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