Tutorial for a kid who wants to try to write iPhone Apps

Posted: January 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

My son has a week off, and is interested in learning how to write an iPhone App. He has worked with various visual programming environments like Scratch, Lego Robotics, etc. I put together a quick lesson plan for working up to iPhone apps. It walks him through HTML, Javascript, Ruby, Rails and then onto Objective C and XCode. It pulls together tutorials from code academy, kahn, w3schools, and code.org.

If anyone has any experience with this, or better paths, I would love to hear them. Thanks!

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Comments
  1. Anon says:

    Objective C and IOS is a bit of a weird technology set. It may be a little steep for someone new to IT. I would actually recommend writing a Canvas/Javascript program, then wrapping that in a UIWebView.

    Normally I don’t like promote my apps, but I have a GPL3 licensed code that does just this at: http://minutemanner.sourceforge.net (source at: http://sourceforge.net/p/minutemanner/code/HEAD/tree/ )

    You can see wrappers for inclusion in IOS, Firefox OS, and Windows Store (they have both been accepted in the various AppStores so there shouldn’t be any issues).

  2. Glenn West says:

    Actually RubyMotion might be a little easier

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