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    iOS App Development?!?!

    Have any of you had ago at creating apps using XCode? we have just recieved a Mac Mini and created a 'hello world' app..... only took afew hours!

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    Aye, Got a dev account and been playing with the waters. But just seems so much hassle to do something that is so easy in other languages Yet to mention the hassle of publishing apps.

    Meaning to get back to it when I get time, but not had a chance yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by gibbo_ap View Post
    Have any of you had ago at creating apps using XCode?
    I plan, soonish, to buy a Mac Mini for development, but only as I need an app that accesses the camera - in general I'd prefer to devlop web-based applications. I do plan to look at iBook, too, so see how easy it makes the process of publishing snazzy interactive content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    I plan, soonish, to buy a Mac Mini for development, but only as I need an app that accesses the camera - in general I'd prefer to devlop web-based applications. I do plan to look at iBook, too, so see how easy it makes the process of publishing snazzy interactive content.
    i believe in ios6 there is some jazz with web page uploads being able to see the camera roll!

    (hope that made sense... just had a long convo about licencing!!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gibbo_ap View Post
    i believe in ios6 there is some jazz with web page uploads being able to see the camera roll!
    Ooh, handy, I'll have to investigate that.

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    ObjectiveC is pretty awful in my mind as a language tbh which is one of the biggest hurdles I had. Also I dont particularly like xcode as an IDE over VS but thats probably out of habbit. Version 4 of xcode was so much better then v3.

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    If you aren't really all that interested in learning Objective C and Xcode. I would recommend appcelerator.com it compiles Javascript into Xcode, Android and Blackberry projects. We used it to create Heart of England's Mobile Prospectus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamiess View Post
    If you aren't really all that interested in learning Objective C and Xcode. I would recommend appcelerator.com it compiles Javascript into Xcode, Android and Blackberry projects. We used it to create Heart of England's Mobile Prospectus.
    Can't comment on how easy appcelerator is, but I can highly recommend PhoneGap - super easy and quick to knock up an 'applike' site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jann View Post
    Can't comment on how easy appcelerator is, but I can highly recommend PhoneGap - super easy and quick to knock up an 'applike' site.
    I beleive phonegap also allows access to the phonse native functions... (such as camera)

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