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How to Make an App

Wanna make apps but don't know where to start... Can someone give me a very basic overview and link some guides or something useful? Thanks!

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27 minutes ago, teddy710 said:

Wanna make apps but don't know where to start... Can someone give me a very basic overview and link some guides or something useful? Thanks!

are you on mac or pc? 

xcode i think is a good place to start

 

 

 

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21 minutes ago, TheSlicingEdge said:

are you on mac or pc? 

xcode i think is a good place to start

 

 PC

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1 minute ago, teddy710 said:

 PC

yea dont know much I would definitely try lynda

 

 

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If you want to make iOs app you can check: https://www.raywenderlich.com/

They have pretty good tutorials and they update them frequently.

 

Also you can use a vm for xcode, it's not the best but it work. Some of my apps have been made on a OS X vm.

 

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7 hours ago, Severin said:

If you want to make iOs app you can check: https://www.raywenderlich.com/

They have pretty good tutorials and they update them frequently.

 

Also you can use a vm for xcode, it's not the best but it work. Some of my apps have been made on a OS X vm.

 

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Learn C# for Windows Phone, Java for Android, Objective-C or Swift for iOS.

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On ‎5‎/‎1‎/‎2016 at 7:04 AM, teddy710 said:

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What kind of apps or programs do you want to make?

 

What platform(s) do you want it to be released to?

 

These dictate how I can help you. If I don't know these then I can't help you.

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1 hour ago, AluminiumTech said:

What kind of apps or programs do you want to make?

 

What platform(s) do you want it to be released to?

 

These dictate how I can help you. If I don't know these then I can't help you.

First I wanna make games for Android Nativity but iOS wouldn't hurt.

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1 hour ago, teddy710 said:

First I wanna make games for Android Nativity but iOS wouldn't hurt.

You can use Unity for games. It's great for Mobile and PC games which aren't using BF4 like graphics.

 

I would recommend also trying to publish to the Windows Store for Windows 10 Mobile

As a personal request since I use Windows 10 Mobile :) and I would love new games to try out.

 

Are you aware that publishing it to Google Play costs $25 USD? Publishing to Windows Store for individual developers is $20 USD.

 

In both cases it is a one time payment to make sure you are serious about developing and also to give them cash.

 

Unity has loads of documentation, tutorials and loads of assets in their assets store. Assets mostly cost money so I would avoid them for the time being unless you really want or need some.

 

And Have Fun :).

 

I'm trying to make a game in Unity but first I have to finish the Story of the game before I can make it.

 

Unity can be a little annoying at times but overall it's great. It uses an open source version of C# called Mono and is made by a company called "MonoDevelop". They partner with Microsoft on some things.


Unity's website -> unity3d.com

 

The free version is fine for individual developers and small teams.

And I would never pay for the Pro Version unless you make a company which develops games or you make more than $100/month when making games.

 

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On 5/2/2016 at 3:05 PM, Gachr said:

Learn C# for Windows Phone, Java for Android, Objective-C or Swift for iOS.

Or if you seriously plan on writing for more than one platform and would like to share large parts of the code base then Xamarin is probably your best bet.

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1 minute ago, clegger said:

Or if you seriously plan on writing for more than one platform and would like to share large parts of the code base then Xamarin is probably your best bet.

Good point, but I didn't mention it because he said that he wanted to make those native :)

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On 5/2/2016 at 9:05 AM, Gachr said:

Learn C# for Windows Phone, Java for Android, Objective-C or Swift for iOS.

Or C# for all 3

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ionic Framework, 

its simple HTMl/css and some JS 

There are abunch of tutorials and smaple apps and tons of ways to start slwoly but still make a great app 

http://ionicframework.com/

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Well if you want something free you could use MIT's app inventor. It's basically Scratch (if you've used it before) but for adults and I believe (but don't quote me) that you can publish with them for free on Android. Of course, there's limited functionality using this program, but since you're a beginner I'd think that whatever you could make would be within the capabilities of the program. There is a learning curve, but it didn't take me too long to get the basics figured out.

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