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joanne



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 11 8:04 pm    Post subject: I have just written.... Reply with quote
    

....my first iPad App

OK granted it's nothing more than a button on a screen that well you click it populates a label with "Hello World!" BUT this is a massive thing for me as it's the first baby steps along the route to becoming self-employed.

My company have been good enough to buy me a MacBook Pro as my new works laptop with the assumption that I will be doing iGadget development at some point in the future, however as I've been wanting to do this sort of development for the last 2 years or so, I'm obviously taking the opportunity to learn how to do it in my own time.

Considering it took me two days to figure out how to use the Mac properly (and I'm sure there is lots I still don't know), dragging up Unix knowledge from the darkest corners of my mind, I don't think half an hour to build a basic app from scratch is bad going even with a video tutorial to follow

Next stage - work out how to understand the API - that could take quite a bit longer

sean
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 11 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Go you.

jamanda
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 11 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Sounds impressive to me.

chez



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 11 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

So when are you moving house?

Effie



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 11 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I love the "Hello World" moments. Well done, prodding any iGadget successfully is a feat that is well worth celebrating!

jema
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 11 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I did that on a hacked kindle a few months back, it is a good feeling

lettucewoman



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 11 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

well done...my lad is going down that route too..came out of uni with a 2.1 in games design, couldnt get a job so went on a course and is now setting up a business designing apps for both iphone and android!

self employment deffo the way to go

jema
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 11 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

If he knows php and is local down that way, I know where there may be a job.

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 11 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I shall be a jumping on this band wagon soon, and doing some BlackBerry OS development...
A.

Fee



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 11 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    


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