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A Guide To iOS App Development For Web Designers

By James Brocklehurst

As a designer looking to broaden your skill set, you’ve decided that learning how to make native apps for Apple’s iOS platform is an attractive and potentially lucrative prospect. With a frisson of excitement, you start to do some research. The euphoria is short-lived however, as you quickly discover that unless you are an experienced programmer, the task is far from easy.

The documentation provided by Apple is aimed at those with a degree in computer science. Books on iPhone and iPad development ask that you have a good grasp of Objective-C from the opening page. Online tutorials vary in quality, with many appearing out of date or contradictory.

This chapter will help you get ...

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