Build, Compile, and Run Your iPhone App in 2 Days

Pretty much everybody wants to be a iPhone App developer this days. Seems to be the hottest thing right now. And the beautiful thing is that, anybody can do it. There are two paths that you can take in order to become an iPhone dev : learn on your on or with/from your friends or participate in iPhone devs workshops. If you want to take the the second path, you’re in luck. O’reilly Media got exactly what you need.

What will I learn?
  • Get familiar with the tools for developing on the iPhone
  • Build an iPhone application, compile it, and get it onto a device
  • Debug common problems and use the development environment
  • Scan iPhone’s documentation for pieces you want to use in your application
  • Learn where to get more information about iPhone development
  • Develop the confidence to take a simple project from start to finish

About this class
Learn to build mobile applications for today’s most popular platform: Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch. In this dynamic, two-day workshop, you’ll get up to speed on the basics, including the Cocoa programming environment, the Xcode suite of tools, the Objective-C language, and Instruments, a tool to help debug your applications. And then you’ll create two real iPhone applications. All you need is familiarity with the Mac, basic experience with object-oriented programming (such as Java or Visual Studio), and an understanding of pointers and C syntax. Instructor and expert iPhone app developer Joe Heck will quickly teach you the rest. What you’ll take away from this workshop is the knowledge you need to build effective iPhone apps with the same tools Apple uses.

Who should attend?
  • Experienced programmers interested in iPhone application development
  • People new to Mac development and iPhone development

What Should I Bring With Me?
  • An Intel Macintosh laptop computer
  • An iPhone or iPod touch, if you have one
  • Basic programming knowledge, including object-oriented programming experience, such as Java or Visual Studio
  • An understanding of pointers and C syntax
  • Familiarity with the Mac
  • Xcode and the iPhone SDK installed on your Macintosh laptop


Joe Heck is a software developer, technology manager, author, and instructor who’s been involved with computing for 25 years, and developing for the iPhone platform since the its first beta release. Employed at the Walt Disney Interactive Media Group, Joe is involved in various technologies and development platforms, and assisted the development team for Disney’s iPhone game “Fairies Fly.” He’s the founder of the Seattle Xcoders developer group, which supports Macintosh and iPhone development in the Seattle area, and the author of SeattleBus, an iPhone app that provides real-time arrival and departure times of Seattle public transportation (available at the iPhone App Store).

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