Have you ever thought about developing an app for iPhone or Android? You need to put some effort in it for sure, but it’s easier than what rumors say. You know what?
I’m going to give you some solutions and some step-by-step guide that will help you understand how to create an app without too much effort and without losing time. I bet it won’t take you long to give birth to your first app, let’s get started!
If you want to learn how to create an app but you don’t want to start learning complex programming languages yet, I suggest you to take a look at Corona SDK. It is a software compatible with Windows and Mac OS X which allows you to develop apps for iOS and Android to then publish them on the respective stores.
It is based on a programming language called Luna which is generally easier to learn compared to Object-C and C++ and includes everything you need to create, test and publish apps. If you want to know more, visit the official documentation page of Corona, it will give you some beginning points to get started with the program.
Corona SDK is not free, but there is a trial version which lasts for 30 days. If you want to create apps for iPhone, you can only use the Mac OS X version.
If you feel like you’re ready to create an app for iPhone using the official tools of Apple, then read my guide about how to create an app for iPhone and follow the instructions given to you. You’ll see that it will take a while to learn the basis, but then it’s going to get much easier.
In order to create and publish an app for iOS (the operative system of iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) you must download the free app Xcode from the Mac App Store, sign up to the iOS Developer Program using the official page (as individual developer) and pay an annual fee of 99$. The programming language to use is the Ojective-C which is quite intuitive for anybody that had experience in programming in Java and C++.
If you want to create an app for Android, instead, you can use the online service MIT App Inventor, that is very easy to use and doesn’t need any particular knowledge of programming. You just need to select the elements to add to the app (images, buttons, etc.), drag and drop them into the “developing enviroment” and personalize them through the given options.
At the end of the operation, you can download the app on your PC or directly on your smartphone to test it.