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Chris Clayden
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Joined: May 25, 2009
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Hello,

In February I created a website called www.EmailALittleSecret.co.uk for people to share their Secrets completely anonymously with the world. I created it in MS Publisher so no real programming knowledge is required but I am slowly learning.

I'm needing someone to help make a free App for the iPhone. I have the design but have no understanding of how to put it together.

I know I am asking a lot but if anyone can spare some time to help me with this project please contact me, I would be very grateful.

Many thanks,

Chris - chrisclayden@googlemail.com
http://www.EmailALittleSecret.co.uk
Mark Spritzler
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I think for you website, the big key here is how to post. If you have some kind of web service for creating posts then the form in the iPhone should just have a link to that webservice and send the message to it and it will post. Since everything is anonymous you don't have to worry about people needing to log in.

If you have an rss feed already for your site, the showing the posts is easy. There are many rss feed readers already for the iPhone, including code in the Apple SDK sample code.

You will need an Objective-c developer to write the app, and you will need a Mac.

Mark


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Chris Clayden
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I think, to be honest, this part of my project is going to be too hard to achieve and I will have to look into this in the future. My site is a free service and I don't think an Objective C developer is going to be cheap.

Thank you for your advice though.

Chris
http://www.EmailALittleSecret.co.uk
Mark Spritzler
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Chris Clayden wrote:I think, to be honest, this part of my project is going to be too hard to achieve and I will have to look into this in the future. My site is a free service and I don't think an Objective C developer is going to be cheap.

Thank you for your advice though.

Chris
http://www.EmailALittleSecret.co.uk


Actually you might be surprised. Some offshore developers of Objective-C can be found for $15 an hour. Now I can't rpomise on the quality of it though. ;)

http://www.iphonedevsdk.com/forum/iphone-sdk-development-jobs/

Mark
enniguy enzora
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Joined: Jul 27, 2009
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Mark Spritzler wrote:
Chris Clayden wrote:I think, to be honest, this part of my project is going to be too hard to achieve and I will have to look into this in the future. My site is a free service and I don't think an Objective C developer is going to be cheap.

Thank you for your advice though.

Chris
http://www.EmailALittleSecret.co.uk


Actually you might be surprised. Some offshore developers of Objective-C can be found for $15 an hour. Now I can't rpomise on the quality of it though. ;)

http://www.iphonedevsdk.com/forum/iphone-sdk-development-jobs/

Mark


Hi,

As someone said here before, you will need Objective C programming and Cocoa Programming. More than any of them, you will need a Mac. I started programming my iPhone app about 3 months ago for a client and I am quite comfortable now. It was not too hard.
I can suggest you an easier way than an 'iPhone app' if you are planning to have an iPhone version for your website. Fire up Xcode (Editor on Mac) and create a basic project with WebView in it. (This is basically aimilar to any other view but shows up a website). That's it. You will not have to so anything else on a Mac or in Objective C.
You will have to customize a webpage version (CSS version) on your website for iPhone, which will be shown when the User Agent if from iPhone. If my explanation is getting complicated, try this.
1. Install Firefox and User Agent switcher Addon.
2. Select Tools -> Default User agent -> iPhone
3. Open Google.com or Digg.com.

You will see an iphone specific version of these pages. You can have such a page for yourself and an iPhone app displaying it.

I hope my explanation made some sense . Anyways, you can mail me at enniguy@gmail.com if you need some information.
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