A few months ago, I was talking with a friend about programming on an iPhone. We were discussing the potential audience that an iPhone commanded. I didn’t know much how the iPhone operated (I don’t own one), however, it did pique my interest enough to research it a bit. So, shortly after that conversation, I went to the Apple Dev Center and perused the Getting Started Documentation. Well, it was more than a little confusing. I’m a .NET developer and certainly didn’t have a grasp on the iPhone or it’s programming model. Needless to say, I didn’t make it very far in reading that initial documentation.
Last night, I was surfing blogs and came across David Hayden’s blog. He had an entry on iPhone development and again I was reminded that I didn’t really give it my all in getting under the hood of the iPhone. David’s post pointed to free iPhone training by Stanford University on iTunes. WHAT?! FREE?! So now I have downloaded the almost 24 hours of video and 17 PDFs. This time I will give the iPhone the attention it deserves. Hopefully, I’ll be able to put together a Hello World app on an iPhone. (Anyone want to let me borrow a Mac OS X and iPhone?!)
Use the following link to find the free training. It should either open iTunes and allow you to download the videos/PDFs, or it’ll prompt you to install iTunes.