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Intro to iOS App Development

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  • Christopher M.

    Ok, I will admit that since the meetup I have been considering getting a Mac and I-Phone but need to do it on the cheap... can get the I-Phone 4 for free from Verizon or the 4S for 99.00 the 5 is out of my price range at 200. For a Mac would the air or mac mini work? Any opinions would help.

    The Mac Hater... lol

    July 16, 2013

    • Bob K.

      Don't think "Mac Hater" ... think "FreeBSD Lover". ;-)

      A Mini works as a great development machine - you just bring along the keyboard, mouse, and display.

      If you're going to use Bluetooth Low Energy, I would recommend at least an iPhone 4S. If you don't necessarily need the phone, a contract-free iPod Touch is a good deal at $200 with no further monetary commitment.

      Hope that helps,

      - Bob

      July 16, 2013

    • Christopher M.

      Decided to switch to Sprint and got a 4S for no cost and lower monthly bill to boot with unlimited data, just have to wait for the phone to get here. Now just need to get a Mac Mini...

      July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am going to develop my app within 60 days. that's the deal !! I am in the process of ordering my MacBook now. Thanks Bob, the Session is live and interactive as always. That's a great kick-off.

    1 · July 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      just got my Macbook Pro, today. seems it will take some time to get used it. even I have been a 'non-apple fan".

      July 16, 2013

    • Bob K.

      Very cool, Kumar! Good luck.

      July 16, 2013

  • Dave

    Is it effective to update my Ipod Touch 4th gen (64GB) to IOS6 (I learned during our meeting that being current is important) for use as my initial target device?

    My device is still in its factory packaging (it was purchased with frequent flyer miles but never put into service) so it is "current" as of ~October 2011 when it was delivered. I believe it is possible to update it to IOS6 (but not IOS7, per Apple's web site), but I am uncertain about potential pitfalls (poor performance, limited feature set, etc.)

    The alternative presumably would be to sell/exchange for a later Ipod touch or Ipad (I don't plan to use it in a cellular network), but if the Ipod touch 4th gen is usable when updated as a beginner's target device, I would go that route.

    Thank you!

    July 16, 2013

    • Tom H.

      I would absolutely recommend upgrading to iOS 6 on any device that supports it.

      July 16, 2013

    • Bob K.

      Your 4th Gen iPod Touch with iOS6 is a great device to develop on. It does -not- support Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), but it will get you very far down the path of getting into iOS. As Tom points out, there's little value in staying with any version of iOS except the latest. Apple users tend to update frequently. In June, Apple announced that 93% of its customer base was running iOS6, and those are likely your target audience as opposed to the 7% that are running iOS5 and iOS4. Hope that helps, Dave.

      July 16, 2013

  • Json M.

    I will do my best to have a fully functional app in 60 days. Thanks for the informative presentation and demo.

    July 3, 2013

  • Bob K.

    Thanks for a great night, guys. I hope you enjoyed the kickoff. And 60-Days From Now (tick-tock), I'm excited to see what the three winners of Tom's Book do with their learnings. Anyone else who got inspired tonight to play with iOS is welcome to present in two months as well - just send me a direct email. Cheers!

    July 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    great

    July 2, 2013

  • Dave H.

    Bob is an awesome speaker, knows his stuff and keeps it very interesting...

    1 · July 2, 2013

  • Bob K.

    Json -

    There are NO pre-requisites for coming to this meeting. I'm assuming you no NOTHING about iOS App Development and will be coming at the topic from an Embedded Systems Developer standpoint. By the time you leave, you should have a good feeling of how you can use iOS app development in your personal and professional interests. I also hope you walk away with a list of common pitfalls to avoid and a solid direction on how to get started with iOS app development.

    Hopefully see you there!

    - Bob

    1 · July 1, 2013

  • Dave H.

    Might attend

    July 1, 2013

  • Json M.

    What kind of prerequisites are needed for this meetup?

    May 22, 2013

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