Yes, there has been quite a bit of lag between posts. I started to suffer from the Fallen Tree in Forest syndrome. I’m trying to make a melody with this blog but I’m not sure if it is even making a sound. That said, I’m posting again. I’m doing this not to force a noise in a plethora of internet data.  I feel the need to share my lessons learned with Objective-C and the iphone SDK. 
Here is where I am so far (in order):
  • Downloaded the newest SDK – Duh
  • Downloaded the core documentation for the SDK via xcode workspace guide – Getting Warmed up
  • Ran through iphone Fundamental Documents – Shallow Waters
  • Started the “Your First iphone Application” document in the workspace guide – Where’s the boat?!?!
I’ll pause there. There were really no issues following the documentation and getting a working application.  It was way more than an echo “Hello World”. As a total laymen in Objective-C and lacking a solid C++ background, I needed something a little easier to make the connection. 
Of course you could find plenty of other places to go, but I found this one as I was searching for something familiar to grab hold of. I’ve been doing plenty of php scripting and this was a useful transition site. 
After getting aquatinted with my first application and reading some basics on Objective-C, I downloaded all the sample programs on the Apple Developers website. I’ll say that I’m making some progress.
The goal of all of this? Besides being part of a technical tsunami, I’ve been avoiding non-scripting languages. Now was as good as any time to start tinkering again. I’ll let you know how long I last.

The iphone SDK has been installed!

For a neophyte with little objective-c skills, I’m still highly attracted to the possibilities open to developing for the iphone. Business users all over are constantly in demand for rich presentation in a small package. I’m convinced that the iphone will pave the way for that to happen. 
But here-in lays the uncharted territory. How far will CIO’s and their organizations go to develop custom applications to bring their executives into the new wave? Most executives travel light but require the information at their fingertips. I foresee a new demand for companies to step to the plate and provide rich media in that custom package. The iphone may not be the device of choice, but it is certainly moving the mobile community and enterprises to build the right custom application.