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10-20-2012, 10:42 PM
Hi Guys,
I would like to ask - if a complete novice like me were to learn computer programming from scratch, which route would you recommend I go through when it comes to learning how to develop an iPhone app? (ie. I am a complete novice)

The app I am burning to make is called, "Music in the Beat" - and what it does is provide users with up-to-date information on live-music-gigs happening in a given area, like a city or suburb. So it's very much so a location based app, relying heavily on the map function.

The other intrinsic feature of the app, that I think is worth mentioning is that it utilizes the iPhone's unique "Vertical" and "Horizontal" toggle-function. So depending on which mode you have it in - the app will filter all that information and browsing capability accordingly.

Here's the closest example that I could find:

Although "Music in the Beat" would be more complex than this, in terms of programming so here's another line, a drawing that I made of the app itself - "Music in the Beat":

Anyways, I guess my question specifically would be:

(1) How much time would it realistically take for someone who is totally new to computer language like 'Objective-C' to understand the necessary basics?
(2) What books or online tutorial sites would you recommend?
(3) What kind of secondary help do you recommend I get from an experienced programmer?

Any help and recommendations is much appreciated!

10-23-2012, 01:27 PM
Ive been googling for over a month for a place that teaches coding for free or for money, ....I've tried codecademy it was gud and well awful after a while....
yesterday my friend told me about this site called learnstreet.com. anybody been there???..
i'm hooked! wat else can i say..
they make it interactive and plus their consoles are extremely user friendly..
i'm learning java script now...looking forward to complete their beginners course! pheww!
i'm sure most of you have already been to this site but for new users check it out!!