The first step in developing for the iOS platform is to get Xcode: the IDE from Apple. Xcode is the tool you use for writing Objective-C applications and compiling them for iOS devices. Apple has recently made installing Xcode as easy as possible by providing Xcode as a free download from the Mac App Store, as shown in Figure 1-1.
To install Xcode, follow these steps:
1. Launch the Mac App Store application on your Mac.
2. Search for Xcode.
3. Click the Free button to install Xcode.
While Xcode is downloading and being installed, you can read the rest of this chapter and learn about the ...