Tag Archive for iOS

Dev Journal #003 — An End of an Age

For the past trimester I have had the high hope of being able to learn Objective-C, Cocoa Touch, and the Apple SDK as well as using those languages to create an app for GCE; I had no clue what kind of task it would be.  While I wasn’t able to complete my goal, I did complete some (smaller) personal goals.  For start, I’ve learned the basics of Objective-C, and Cocoa Touch.  I also spent the better part of one night creating my best (and only working) application ever: an audio mixer.  I believe that with the current skills I have in app development I have the skills to be able to understand what I am looking at, which is the same amount of skill I have for web development.  I’ve decided to take a bit of a twist from what the app development and have decided to refocus on defensive design.  I’m happy that I’ve figured out something that I don’t want to do, as well as learned a new skill.  I hope to continue learning more in the tech field, and will continue to post my process here.

Dev Journal #002

I’ve noticed pretty quickly that learning Objective-C is an extremely huge task.  Previously I learned HTML, and CSS but Obj C is something totally different.  It really is like learning a new language, and although it is really difficult, I’m definitely making headway!  The endgoal of this project was (hopefully)  making an App for GCE.  Recently I made a survey, and sent it out to all students and staff members.  The idea for this app was to be a place where students can post what homework they have, and other students can add to it and edit it so it stays up to date.  Due to a huge response from students on the survey, I also plan to add a way to see the course websites.  Check out the data from the surveys below!

 

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Dev Journal #001

For the third trimester of my junior year I’ve decided to do an Independent Study.  I will be learning how to make apps for the iPhone.  This requires quite a bit of work, more so than I expected when I first thought of the idea.  In these Dev Journals (standing for Development Journal) I will be documenting my process and sharing what I have been working on!

Expect a lot of technical terms in my upcoming Dev Journals ! 

Right now I’m in the learning process, I’m using lynda.com to learn all my videos, I have in total more than thirty hours of videos to watch before I start making apps!  You can see my playlist of what I’m giong to be learning here.

In the past two weeks I have done a few things.  I’ve found a mentor who will be guiding me through this process, and I’ve started on my lessons.  iPhone apps are written in a language called Objective C.  It’s a logic-based language and has a lot to offer, one of those features being the ability to develop iPhone apps.  My end goal for this class will (hopefully) be to have made an apps.

That’s it for my first Dev Journal, expect these to change as I find a new format that best fits what I’m doing.