Designing Native iPhone Apps with Web Standards


Since early 2009, I’ve been learning how to design iPhone apps for myself and clients. Like I do when designing web sites, I use code frameworks that allow me to leverage HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

And if you think designing native apps means learning a lot of Objective-C, think again: that’s no longer the case.*

If you’re interested in learning the same design techniques, as well as learning how to become an Apple Developer, use Xcode, and distribute or sell apps in iTunes, visit my app design workshop site, Two Apps Per Day. The first workshop is June 4 in Minneapolis, and my second one is June 25 in Phoenix, AZ. I’ve also been accepted to do the same instruction in a pre-conference workshop for HighEdWeb 2010 in Cincinnati, OH, on October 10. Other dates and locations to be announced in the coming months.

And the workshop name speaks for itself: in addition to learning the above, you also get all of the code for two Apple-approved apps now selling in iTunes. And you will learn how to modify it so that you can make your own apps, or apps for your own clients.

Finally, if that’s not enough to get you interested, readers of this blog can save 1/3rd off the regular ticket price by using the discount code 2APDblogcode.


* – Though Objective-C knowledge is still useful for many kinds of apps, just not the content-based ones that I’ve been designing. Learn about and compare other training options at Mobile Orchard, the iPhone app developers’ blog.