Chapter 1. Getting started

This chapter covers

  • An overview of creating iPhone and iPad apps
  • Learning strategy—what to remember
  • What you’ll need to create apps for iOS

The world is continuously evolving, and the movement to mobile-first is part of that evolution. What is mobile-first? It’s the idea that many people use their iPhones or iPads as their main source of information—whether for email, news, social media, the internet, shopping, texting, or phone calls. Because of this, companies are considering how to provide that information on a mobile device (like an iPhone and iPad) first, rather than the old way, which was to make a web page first and then add mobile device applications (apps) to support it.

It’s an exciting time for technology ...

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