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New to iOS development, looking for direction

DavidthebardDavidthebard HerePosts: 2New Users Noob
I've recently been presented the opportunity to write a simple app for a company. What I've been told is that they would like an app that allows users to sign in to their accounts, and then displays a stream of information sent from the company to the specific user. Trouble is, nearly all of my experience so far with programming has involved C# coding in the Unity game engine. What are some resources that I could take advantage of to make sure I have the skills necessary to tackle a project like this? Any advice would be helpful.

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  • givensurgivensur On the Information SuperhighwayPosts: 541Registered Users @ @ @
    There's a ton of resources, and books available.

    Since you already have OOP experience, I'd recommend the Stanford iOS course that's on iTunes University.

    There's also a thread somewhere on here about recommended books, you may want to search for that and check it out.
    I make cake apps.
  • ryantcbryantcb Posts: 666Registered Users @ @ @
    Youtube for free, Lynda.com (courses by Simon Allardice if you can pay, search google for lynda.com 7 day trial, use that to see if you like the courses). Apple docs are very good too. Plus there is always "ask for help" on here
  • smithdale87smithdale87 Posts: 4,447iPhone Dev SDK Supporter @ @ @ @ @
    Other than learning the specific iOS frameworks, you can also put your existing C# skills to use. Check out xamarin.com. It's not free, but it is very useful, IMO.
  • banana_developer_4banana_developer_4 SplitPosts: 29New Users @
    Welcome David.

    Here a some few guideliness which helped me on the way:

    1. Get yourself a good iOS book (rather not E-book). The book is very usefull because you can write note-s faster and mark pages with markers which lets you get back to things you will use oftern in the beggining like: "Creating Views" , "MVC pattern".
    If you want to get a app running quickly I would recommend :"Head First:Iphone & Ipad Development." It has a lot of examples and written code, however it is not a good in-depth book. There are some threats with great book suggestions. Take a look on the forum.

    2. Watch the "Standford University" tutorials mentioned earlier (this is the first one):


    3. Scout this forum, and stockExchange. These places are great for learning, asking, and sharing your knowledge.

    4. Watch out for free iOS development courses on pages like:
    https://www.coursera.org/
    and alike...

    5. Watch out for iOS development seminars aroud you. If you live in a bigger city, there are some seminars where you can learn and talk about development. I just heard for one in my city from a collegue :).

    6. Make notes and learn how you learn best. Be persistent, I wish you success :))
  • DavidthebardDavidthebard HerePosts: 2New Users Noob
    Thank you so much for all of the suggestions everyone, I know the advice will prove invaluable!
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