Saturday, September 19, 2009

My First iPhone Project

This summer I decided to teach myself how to program for the iPhone. I have no prior programming experience (aside from one semester of C++ 10 years ago as an undergrad at NCSU), but I love challanges. I purchased two books: Programming in Objective-C 2.0 by Stephen G. Kochan as well as the Beginning iPhone 3 Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK. From what I had read online, these two books would teach me what I needed to know, assuming I had no prior programming experience.

Over the course of two months I've been able to go from having zero iPhone programming experience to having a functional application - LDS Hymns. My goal with this application was to produce something that I would use and enjoy, and hopefully something that others would enjoy as well. LDS Hymns is a free iPhone/iPod touch application that gives you the words and music of your favorite LDS Hymns on your favorite devices. On this blog I hope to document some of the challenges in putting this application together as well as the progress of the application itself. Please let me know if you have any comments or suggestions!

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