Chapter 2

Jump In: A Crash Course on Development Using the iOS SDK

The first chapter introduced both Apple's mobile operating system (iOS) and options for developing your own mobile applications. In this chapter, we'll get started with Apple's own software development tools:Xcode and the iOS SDK.

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • The hardware and software you need to get started
  • A guide to installing the relevant components
  • An Objective-C primer
  • An overview of Xcode and how to start your first project
  • How to create your first iPhone application using the iOS SDK

Getting Started

Let's begin by taking a look at what you'll require to get started—not just the software components, but also the hardware you will need.

You'll also need ...

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