How to learn to build an Android or IOS app quickly.

Posted on 2012-09-03
Last Modified: 2012-09-07
I have some ideas for some phone apps. I have very little programming experience (i do have some very basic VB knowledge, but no Java knowledge). I don't want to outsource my projects but would like to build them myself and publish them.

Can any of you suggest a book or course (an inexpensive option) that will guide a bare-bones beginner through learning Java and phone application development and get me up and running quickly?

A course or book that provides step-by-step hands-on tutorials is preferred.
Thank you.
Question by:jbarnette
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    by:Hamidreza Vakilian
    Watch Stanford's iPhone Development course video trainings at iTunes U. They are complete and free.
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    by:Molnar István
    i have learned a lot from this video tutorial:
    you can use mono Android, to write apps in .net:

    hope it helps
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    by:Molnar István
    here is a quick and easy way to build apps:
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    Hi  jbarnette,

    I was a VB/VBA 'er as well.  It is a steep learning curve to "real coding" Microsoft protects you from a lot in the VB world.

    The is one difference I have noticed between Microsoft and Apple iOS and that is that people write really good articles/examples/tutorials for iOS apps and because there is not C/VB/C# plus a thousand settings and complications as Microsoft creates you can use many of the iOS tutorials.  Apple is much simpler to follow.  

    For free I would suggest you look at this guys tutorials.  I have done most of them even in the beginning.

    See also start developing Iphone Apps today from Apple.

    Lynad Video Tutorials are not free.  But I have done the Data Driven one and it really explains everything including all the art/images you need and getting it into iTunes.

    More from Apple on getting Started with iOS.

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    I tried the lynda course. It's a bit expensive but seems to be what i'm looking for. Thank you all for your help.

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