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Idea to iPhone: The essential guide to creating your first app for the iPhone and iPad by Carla White

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Chapter 1: Kicking Off Your App Adventure

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

Mae West

There's something alluring about the wide-open frontier of the app business, where a piece of software has made legendary millionaires out of folks writing code from their kitchen tables. While some say that striking it rich comes down to pure luck and that the gold rush is over, I disagree. As mysterious as app success might be, the truth is that it's not reserved for some elitist club who manage to get lucky. There's actually a formula to creating successful apps and still plenty of unexplored territory out there to apply it, making this an opportunity open to everyone, including the person reading this book.

This chapter starts by debunking the myths of what it takes to create a first-class app. It outlines the talents needed and reveals the eye-opening fact that you already have most of the skills. You'll learn important insights about the mobile market, what people want from apps and what it's like to work with Apple. Finally, you'll roll up your sleeves and take your first exciting steps on your journey from idea to iPhone.

Eliminating Doubts and Debunking Myths

For those who think that app success is reserved for software giants with budgets the size of the Gobi Desert or technical geniuses that rival Mark Zuckerberg, pull up a chair and hear this. Although ...

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