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I don't have neither iPhone nor iPad. Could I learn how to program them?

Rogerio Kioshi
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I don't have neither iPhone nor iPad devices. Could it be possible for me learning how to program them?


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Alaa Nassef
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Definitely. The SDK comes with simulators for both iPhone and iPad. However, some features will not be present (camera, GPS, in-app SMS), but it's still very useful for learning. The SDK requires Mac OSX, so you have to have a Mac device


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David Newton
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Sure, if you have a Mac.

Even if you don't, it's still possible to learn ObjC.
Alaa Nassef
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David Newton wrote:Sure, if you have a Mac.

Even if you don't, it's still possible to learn ObjC.


True, but he won't be able to learn developing for iOS (at least in a practical way)
David Newton
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Yeah, I know. But if that's the option, that's the option, and it's a major part of the battle. Anybody can learn an API, learning a language is a different type of issue.
Pradeep bhatt
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Alaa Nassef wrote:Definitely. The SDK comes with simulators for both iPhone and iPad. However, some features will not be present (camera, GPS, in-app SMS), but it's still very useful for learning. The SDK requires Mac OSX, so you have to have a Mac device


Is it freely available ?


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Alaa Nassef
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Pradeep bhatt wrote:Is it freely available ?


You have to register as an iOS developer (that's free) to be able to download the SDK. To try on real devices, you have to join one of the programs (99 USD per year). This program will also allow you to publish your apps to the app store
Pradeep bhatt
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is the SDK based on Java ?
Alaa Nassef
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Not at all. It's objective c, and it runs only on Mac OSX
Pradeep bhatt
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are any apps written in java ?
Alaa Nassef
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No. There is no java on iPhone or iPad
 
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