This session on iPhone Apps: Building Apps without coding facilitated by Lynn Rosier, Paula McKinney, and Alison Soelter (not present) was shared at iPadpalooza 15 in Austin, Tx.
(only lecture part, not hands-on component)
- You need a Mac to develop xcode programs, but there are also web based versions of programming.
- You can become an apple developer for free and put tools on your own device. This opens the door for high school and middle school students. That’s a game-changer for kids.
- One of the things I like about Android, they can develop and share with the world for free.
- You can write your own apps, put it on your phone and show it to your friends.
- What will I need?
- You will need a Mac computer with Xcode installed, a development environment from Apple that is used to create apps and Mac programs from http://developer.apple.com/devcenter/ios
- an 8gig (at least) Mac
- SSD drive
- Designing different screens and how we move from screen to another another…a storyboard. Instead of page to page in a book, we’ll go from one screen/view to another.
- We see Graphical User Interface (GUI) interfaces on all the apps that we run.
- The storyboard allows us to design view controllers, dropping GUI objects on top.
- The navigator runs down the left-hand side of the screen.
- Presenter did a walkthrough of Xcode.
- Apple has 100 reasons to fail your app submission
- Don’t pull pictures off the web to include in your app.