In case you haven’t noticed, iPhone 3.0 OS has taken the iPhone development industry by storm. The new iPhone OS makes it much easier to develop much more sophisticated iPhone apps. Let’s not forget that it gives developers a better chance to make money with their applications. Those who are familiar with the previous version of the OS won’t have too much difficulty picking up new tricks, but if you are just getting started with iPhone 3.0 programming, you are going to need a book that walks you through the process without going over your head.
Whether you are a beginner programmer or an experienced one, there are a few things you need to know about the iPhone platform before writing your own app. Everybody can write app but not all of them become successful. Besides, the last thing you want to do is write an app full of defects. It not only hurts your credibility as a programmer but won’t catch you too much money through iTunes. If you are looking for decent books on iPhone 3.0 development, here are 3 that you can start reading right now:
Beginning iPhone 3 Development – Exploring the iPhone SDK: similar to its previous edition, this book walks you through the process of getting started with iPhone development. It shows you the ropes and comes with a lot of sample codes that you can use to pick up iPhone programming tricks fast. The book assumes minimal knowledge of Objective C, so you should be OK if you are not a C programmer.
iPhone SDK 3 Programming: it is one thick book written for those who want to develop more sophisticated iPhone 3.0 apps. But don’t let that fool you. It does come with a primer on Objective-C and Cocoa, so you are not on your own if you have no idea how to work with those technologies. Great place to start if you want to write apps that work with camera and other iPhone features.
iPhone 3.0 Business Strategies for Dummies: a great book to get a business sense on how to make money with your iPhone application. Whether you want to use your iPhone app as a marketing tool or just want to build a business around developing premium iPhone apps, this is a decent book to take a look at.
These are books that have not been released but certainly look interesting:
- Starting an iPhone Application Business For Dummies
- Cocoa Touch for iPhone OS 3
- Building Applications with the iPhone 3.0 SDK
You can expect our team to review these books as soon as they are released. With that in mind, please feel free to share your favorite iPhone development books here.