Making an iPhone app is easy. If you were thinking like -“Oh how can we make an iPhone app” or “making iPhone app is difficult?” or whatever, let me tell you, its not as hard as you might have thought. Of course it requires some knowledge and hard work, but in this tutorial I’m gonna show you how to make an iPhone app easily with almost no effort. But before we begin, as this is my first blog post in this website, here is a small introduction to our blog.
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Now why don’t we cut the cr_p and get into the topic straight away? Here we go.
Making an iPhone app
Now here comes the part where we get our mac ready with the tools for making an iPhone app. This is gonna be a simple Welcome to the World iPhone app and lets do it quick
First of all fire up your Mac OSX. Yes you need an OSX for developing iPhone apps. It is highly recommended that you buy a mac or if you in short of money then you could try installing OSX on your local machine. If you don’t know how to install OSC on your PC then don’t worry, i”ll be up with a tutorial for that too real soon.
Xcode is the only software which you will be using to make an iPhone app. Just open up the App Store in your mac and search for Xcode and go ahead and install it. The file is about 4.2 Giga Bytes so downloading will take a while. In this tutorial I’ll be using Xcode version 7.3 – the latest version till date.
Making an iPhone App
These paragraphs are really aren’t getting into your head are they? So, I came up with a better plan now and now lets start making the iPhone app stepwise.
Open Xcode. Click on Create new Xcode project.
On the left sidebar choose iPhone – Application and now choose Single View Application.
Now this page is for you to provide details of your iPhone app. Fill in the app name, organization name, identifier, choose your preferred language – if you are good with Objective C go ahead, or you can use Swift as in my case. Click Next and select the destination folder. Click Create.
Click on main.storyboard on the left sidebar. It will open an iPhone-like canvas for you to drag and drop UI elements for your app.
And now in order to set the size of the iPhone in the canvas, click on the iPhone and set the attributes as show in the image below.
Now on the right sidebar search for “label” (without quotes). And drag and drop the label element onto the iPhone canvas.
Now double click on the label to edit it and change it to anything like “Welcome to the world” or “<Your name>” or anything. In this case I’ll be using “The Tech Fortune” and save it. Cmd+S is a shortcut to save the project in Xcode.
Now you’re almost done. Now in the Xcode toolbar, choose the device in which you would like to test your app and click on the play button.
It will open the simulator (might take a minute or two to load for the first time) and “Walla!” Your app is ready.
You can also connect your iPhone and choose your iPhone from the device list to install and run the app on your iPhone too.
So thats how an iPhone app is made. Now what do you think? Is making an iPhone app difficult? Dream, Design, Develop.