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iPhone and iPad Apps for Absolute Beginners, Third Edition by Chad Mello, Dr. Rory Lewis

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Chapter    2

Blast-Off!

The first program you’ll attempt is a basic, generic Hello World app. This chapter follows precisely the method I have found, through experience, to work very well when teaching this subject. I use this simple Hello World app to introduce students to critical skill sets they’ll use over and over again. As is the case with my own students, by the time you finish this chapter, you’ll know how to run your first app in the three different ways described in this chapter:

  • iPhone app on iPhone Simulator
  • iPhone app on iPad Simulator
  • iPad app on iPad Simulator

These three ways of running apps are critical because these are the most common ways that programmers in the real world code Xcode. Your first adventure with this new ...

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