Winner of the Publishing Innovation Award!
"Dedicated to Steve Jobs, this self published book highlights much of
what Jobs himself strove for - clear, crisp design, intuitive interface
and user experience coupled with high quality, clear content." -
Digital Book World
"Most of the books I scanned, even the "Dummies" series, assumed a
basic knowledge of computer programming even for iOS beginners. What I
like about Kevin's writing is that he doesn't make any assumptions - he
just takes you there - step by step." - Lorraine Akemann - Moms
"Great for developers too! With this book, I finally understand the
relationship between Xcode, Swift, Cocoa Framework, and the related
Mac tips. If I don't get a concept, the video at the end of each chapter
brings it all together. - Dan Neuman
This first book in the series from Kevin McNeish, winner of the
Publishing Innovation award, award-winning App Developer, highly acclaimed
iOS trainer and conference speaker, is specifically designed to teach
non-programmers how to create an App for the iPhone and iPad. Many books
designed for the beginning Apple developer assume way too much. In
contrast, this book series assumes you know nothing about
This first book is your "easy in" and builds confidence that you can write
Apps for the iPhone and iPad. The entire book has been reviewed by people
like you--with no experience in how to make an App. Diagrams were added
and examples improved until all "beta readers" completely understood each
Up to Date With the Latest Technologies
The information in this book is up to date with the latest iOS
technologies, including the iOS 9 and the latest version of
Xcode. You will learn about storyboards, scenes, navigation,
displaying lists of data, animating transitions between scenes, using
maps, and much more.
Includes Step-by-Step Instructional Videos!
There are seven step-by-step instructional videos in which you watch the
author create each part of the App. This is great for non-programmers who
might need some extra help.
About the Author
Kevin McNeish is a featured writer and blogger for iPhoneLife magazine as well as author of the best-selling iOS App Development for
Non-Programmers book series, winner of the prestigious Publishing Innovation Award. Kevin is creator of iOS apps including
iElectionDay (awarded iPad App of the week) and is also Chief Software
Architect of Oak Leaf Enterprises, Inc. He has a knack for explaining
difficult concepts in a way that you can truly understand.
Kevin is a well-known speaker and trainer throughout North America and
abroad including conferences such appsworld, MobileConnections,
DevConnections, MobileTeach as well as numerous Code Camps and software
Kevin's iPhoneLife blog: http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/kevin%20mcneish
Follow Kevin on Twitter: @kjmcneish
Customer ReviewsSee All
Finally - the Intro to developing I've been looking for
I'm a techy guy but I work on the networking side of things not development. I've always wanted to learn to program but for years have never found a resource that quickly taught the necessary skills in a manner that fit my busy schedule. This book combines a simple easy to understand teaching technique with the videos and image capabilities of iBooks to deliver an educational experience that I've not found any other book match to date. Quite simply the easiest way to jump in the pool of iOS development I've experienced.
The Best Practices for the Beginner Programmer
While most programming books throw you into the middle of things, this book eases you into programming by showing you the process of creating a prototype app. I learned that making prototype apps is a good habit for serious app-makers. This book is perfect for the nonprogrammer who is serious about taking the first step in learning how to program well.
While this book contains no programming, it was a Programming 101 course for me that led right into learning Objective-C, the next book in this series.
I love this book!!!!!!
This book makes it so easy to understand the beginning process to making an app even without any prior knowledge of app making what-so-ever!!! I mean it! I've heard great things about Kevin and He clearly lives up to his great unique ability to teach, You gotta get this book!