Apple has release a new introductory guide on how to begin developing iOS apps. The guide is both simple and effective, and does a great job of guiding the reader through the process of creating their first basic app, including how to use Apple’ development tools, how to program in Objective-C, and more.
Creating iOS apps is fun and rewarding, and if you’re a new developer you might be wondering where to begin. This road map provides the perfect starting point for iOS app development. On your Mac computer, you can create iOS apps that run on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Follow this road map to learn where to get the tools you need, understand the major concepts and best practices, and see where to find more information.
As you proceed through the road map, you will use Xcode and the iOS SDK, Apple’s tools for app development. You will learn the basics of programming with Objective-C, the language that powers all iOS apps and frameworks, and will explore the Cocoa Touch frameworks. You will create a simple iOS app and learn how to test it on a device. Finally, you will learn how to submit an app to the App Store.
Although the document is only 13 pages long (with only a couple of paragraphs on each page), it’s surprisingly complete, and features links to additional developer resources, such as Apple’s own guide on how to program in Objective-C.
The new guide is beautifully designed, and is available now as a free resource through this link.