How to Learn iOS

find the training and tools to make great games and apps – just for fun!

Getting Started

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What Hardware Do You Need?

In order to create iOS Apps you will need an intel-based Mac computer running OSX Snow Leopard or later.

If you already have a suitable computer then great. If not, then you will need to buy one.

You can buy them online at the Apple Store or at Amazon.

I have an iMac and a MacBook Air.


What Software Do You Need?

You will need to download the latest version of Xcode from the App Store. The good news is that it is FREE.


How Do I Get Apps Onto My iPhone or the App Store?

Provided you have a suitable Mac computer and have downloaded the Xcode SDK you will be able to start writing code. However, you will only be able to test your programs on the iOS simulator rather than an actual iOS device. You will also not be able to submit your apps to the App Store.

If you wish to install your Apps onto an iPhone or iPad and/or submit them to the App Store, you will need to register with Apple as an iOS Developer. The current price of this membership is $99 / £60 per year.

More details about the iOS Developer Program can be found here.