Simple iOS App Tutorial Updated for iOS 5

Ray Wenderlich
iPhone programming is like a ladybug - fun and only a little scary!

iPhone programming is like a ladybug - fun and only a little scary!

This is just a quick note that our How To Create a Simple iPhone App tutorial series is now fully updated for iOS 5.

It has the following updates:

  • Uses Storyboards instead of XIBs
  • Uses new Xcode shortcuts to create outlets, set icons/screenshots/etc.
  • Uses ARC instead of manual reference counting
  • Uses GCD and blocks for asynchronous tasks
  • Uses new project templates
  • Switched out HUD library with the one we use in iOS 5 by Tutorials

This tutorial is a good introduction to those completely new to iOS development, who want a quick taste of what’s involved in making an app.

A good follow-up to this tutorial is Matthijs Holleman’s iOS Apprentice Series, or some of the many other tutorials on this site.

Hope you (or your friends trying to learn iOS development) enjoy! :]

Ray Wenderlich

Ray is part of a great team - the raywenderlich.com team, a group of over 100 developers and editors from across the world. He and the rest of the team are passionate both about making apps and teaching others the techniques to make them.

When Ray’s not programming, he’s probably playing video games, role playing games, or board games.

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