I was mindlessly doodling while installing a few computer programs today and this sweet little moment appeared on my paper…
Without sharing too much information, I am currently working on my first iPad/iPhone/Android app and the topic DOES involve pregnancy… this sketch might have to make it into the project somehow.
My first snag came when I learned that you can only do iPad / iPhone development on a Mac running Snow Leopard or later (though I wasn’t really surprised). Currently I am working on a Sony laptop… despite my love of all things Apple. This discovery lead to an impromptu Ebay purchase of a suitable Mac Mini. My goal is to upgrade to the Mac Pro soon… but the budget didn’t allow for that just yet. Rather than wait for the Mini to arrive next week, I decided to install Titanium on my PC and start learning how to use it under the Android platform for now.
I eagerly downloaded everything that the program requires and started watching the online videos provided by Appcelerator. They weren’t very helpful so I ended up purchasing the Appcelerator Titanium Smartphone App Development Cookbook for Kindle from Amazon. I sat down to follow along with Chapter 1 and quickly learned that I hadn’t installed everything I needed yet.
Once again I CAREFULLY read through and followed the steps in the online installation guide HERE. (This is one good example of where following directions the first time could have saved me a lot of trouble… so take your time.) After a couple google searches to correct minor error messages, I was finally able to open my first blank project. Ahhh… progress.
Tonight I’ll be working my way through Chapter 1 (at least). Hopefully I won’t run into too many snags from here forward.
I plan to document my experience with Titanium for those of you who are interested in learning about development. I’m sure I will stumble a lot along the way but I am up for the challenge. None of us can deny the effect that technology is having on the publishing industry… and I’m really excited to be in the middle of it all.