Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    iOS6 API for development

    Member Since
    Nov 22, 2011
    Posts
    67
    iOS6 API for development
    I am new to the iOS developer program and I am in the process of learning Xcode and objective-c programming. When I say I am new, I mean I have never written a single line of code before and am trying to teach myself how to get started. First any helpful resources that anyone may know of will be very much appreciated.

    Second, I registered for the Apple Developer program (free) and downloaded Xcode. The latest version of iOS that I can see in Xcode is iOS 5. Do I need to pay the $100 for the iOS 6 support and all the iOS 6 API's? I am trying to create a very basic app but I do want to include a few of the new iOS6 API's that were announced at WWDC.

    Thanks for any help ya'll can offer me.

  2. #2
    iOS6 API for development
    chas_m's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    Location
    Victoria, BC
    Posts
    18,933
    Specs:
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    quick answer: yes, you need to pay to get access to pre-release software.

  3. #3
    iOS6 API for development

    Member Since
    Nov 22, 2011
    Posts
    67
    As far as development tools in Xcode, is there a difference in the Xcode software, other than the API's and support for iOS6, that would make app development any easier?

  4. #4
    iOS6 API for development
    chas_m's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    Location
    Victoria, BC
    Posts
    18,933
    Specs:
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    Apple is constantly improving Xcode. The current developer version is 4.4 DP4. If you intend to develop an app using iOS 6 APIs in the near future, you have little option other than to get the most recent version of the pre-release software and Xcode.

    You could of course wait until Xcode 4.4 goes final, which one might guess is likely to happen sometime around the time iOS 6 comes out, and each would then become the default. For a serious developer, $100 doesn't seem like a lot (to me) to pay to be able to work well ahead of the release, but only you can make that judgement call.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. How turn on the Accessibility API ?
    By Jingol in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-27-2014, 03:20 PM
  2. How to access API?
    By simonvee in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-04-2013, 12:34 PM
  3. Google API
    By mbohn in forum OS X - Development and Darwin
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-16-2009, 08:28 AM
  4. Screen Capture With An Open API
    By justinjungle in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-18-2009, 11:07 AM
  5. Api & Php
    By natakuzen in forum Web Design and Hosting
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-12-2008, 07:20 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •