iOS SDK – Getting Started
To get started creating apps for iOS devices you are going to need the following:
- Apple Mac (You can not develop apps using Windows or Linux)
- Latest version of Mac OSX (Lion)
- An internet connection
You can download the tools from the Mac App Store for free- http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/xcode/id497799835?mt=12
It is also a good idea to visit http://developer.apple.com and sign up as a free developer to get access to the sample code and documentation.
The only drawback of signing up for a free account is that you can’t run your apps on an actual iOS device, only the simulator. While this may not be a problem initially, if you are serious about iOS development you are going to need to sign up as a paid developer ($99 a year). This allows you to submit both free and paid apps to the iTunes App Store (for paid apps Apple get 30% of the sale and you the developer gets 70%). Being a paid developer also allows you to get access to prerelease software.
Please comment below if you have any questions.