Chapter    1

Got Tools?

If you want to build something, you are probably going to need some tools: hammer, nails, laser, crane, and one of those IKEA hex wrenches. Building iOS apps requires a collection of tools called Xcode.

This chapter will show you how to get and install Xcode and give you a brief tour of it, so you’ll know your way around. If you’ve already installed and used Xcode, check the “Requirements” section to make sure you have everything you need, but you can probably skip most of this chapter.


In this book, you will create apps that run on iOS version 8. Creating an app for iOS 8 requires Xcode version 6. Xcode 6 requires OS X version 10.9 (a.k.a. Mavericks), which requires an Intel-based Mac. Did you get all of ...

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