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DanSandbergUCONN
11-12-2011, 03:16 PM
Hi all- I'm a computational chemist grad student and I have a few ideas for iphone apps. Anyone know how to get started on a project like this? Everyone on this forum has always been so helpful with all things apple I felt like this would be a good starting point.

Primarily, can iapps be coded in any language? (The standard languages would be C++ and extended basic I suppose). How do I transfer the compiled app to the phone? Is there any reference guide for phone specific routines, e.g. How to address the camera or integrating the app with other apps.

Any help is much appreciated.

DeltaMac
11-12-2011, 03:46 PM
Registering as an iOS developer would be a good place to start.
http://developer.apple.com/technologies/ios/
That gives you quick access to a lot of information in the developer library, which will answer your questions about what you need to get started with iOS apps.

hayne
11-12-2011, 03:48 PM
[moved to the Developer section]

You start by installing the Apple Developer tools (from your OS X Install DVD, or updated versions from developer.apple.com).
Then you read through all the docs, the tutorials, maybe buy a book on iOS development.
You need to use Objective-C for any serious iOS programming.