Book 2: Flying with Objective-C now available in the iBookstore!

Well, Book 2: Flying with Objective-C in my iOS App Development for Non-Programmers series is now available in the iBookstore! This makes the first two books in the series available both on the iBookstore and Amazon:

Book 1: Diving In – iBookstore

Book 1: Diving In – Amazon

Book 2: Flying with Objective-C – iBookstore

Book 2: Flying with Objective-C – Amazon

We are preparing Book 3: Navigating Xcode 4.5 for publication!

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Author: iOS App Development for Non-Programmers 

Twitter: @kjmcneish

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Now in the iBookstore: iOS App Development for Non-Programmers – Book 1: Diving In

Finally, Book 1:
Diving In from my “iOS Apps for Non-Programmers” is in the
iBookstore!

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/book-1-diving-in-ios-app-development/id558788074?mt=11

iBooks are my favorite ebook format–once you get your book in the store! You have much greater control over what the book looks like, the fonts and sizes that are used, so it’s much easier to create a book that looks great. All images are high definition, and it’s easy to imbed our step-by-step videos right in the book.

Book 2: Flying with
Objective-C should be through the Apple review process in the next day or two!

Kevin McNeish
Twitter: @kjmcneish
Author: iOS App Development for Non-Programmers

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Installing Xcode 4.5 – Fixing "To update this application, sign in to the account you used to purchase it"

XCode 4.5 Released, but I can’t download it!

The big news is that the final version of Xcode 4.5 was released today!

So, I went to the Mac App Store, but when I tried to select “Update” to get the new version, I received the message “To update this application, sign in to the account you used to purchase it”.

Well, I have two accounts (one for the App store and one of the iBookstore), but both accounts gave me the same error message.

The Solution

I uninstalled the beta version of Xcode 4.5. These days it’s as simple as this:

  1. Go to the Applications folder on my Mac
  2. Right-click (or Control+Click) the Xcode.app file and select Move to Trash
  3. I shut down the App Store application, then restarted it

So, when I went back to the App Store, it didn’t detect an existing version of Xcode on my computer, so the button now said Install, and I am officially good to go!

Kevin McNeish
Author of “iOS App Development for Non-Programmers
Twitter: @kjmcneish

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Book 2: Flying with Objective-C now available on Amazon Kindle!

My second book in the “iOS Apps for Non-Programmers” series is now available on Amazon in Kindle format:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0099RQGMQ

 

This second book in the series teaches Objective-C from the ground up. This book is extensive, and takes the non-programmer through all the basic concepts up through advanced Objective-C technologies.
We have created 13 videos, one for each exercise in the book. So, the reader can try the exercise themselves, then watch me solve the exercise in the video. The information in this book is extremely relevant to the new iOS 6 and iPhone 5 technologies.
From MS Word to Kindle
I’ll be posting some of my hard-earned knowledge of setting up an MS Word doc so your book looks good on the various Kindle readers (no easy task)!
Best Regards,
Kevin McNeish
www.twitter.com/@kjmcneish
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iOS App Development for Non-Programmers – Book 1: Diving In

For those of you who have been following the news, my first book in our new series, iOS App Development for Non-Programmers is now available in Kindle Edition on Amazon!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0097N8XBE

As it turns out, rather than writing a single book, I’m releasing a series of books. After realizing I had 3,000 pages worth of material, I knew that a book series was the way to go! Ultimately, I don’t think it’s realistic that a non-programmer is going to learn everything they need to know from a single book…those of us who are professional developers learned over a period of time, step by step.

We have already produced versions of Book 1 and Book 2 for the iBookStore, but Apple is notorious for taking weeks (or months) to approve book titles (Amazon only takes 12 hours). Ultimately, I feel the iBooks are a better reading experience–all images are high resolution, the instructional videos are embedded directly in the book (we’ve included links to the videos on our web site in the Kindle version), and there are several interactive “widgets” that can’t be used in the Kindle format. That said, since Apple takes so long to approve books, the Kindle versions look great and are ready  now!

Book 1: Diving In

 

This is the first book in the series and it’s designed to make non-programmers feel comfortable in the Xcode environment as they build a prototype App with zero code…it’s amazing what you can do in Xcode without writing a single line of code! Our company always builds prototypes when we build Apps, so it’s a great first step for non-programmers–and the best part is that you can turn your prototype into a “real” App without losing the work you have invested.

To help out the non-programmer, we have included links to videos on our web site where I work through all the step-by-step instructions in each chapter, so you can see for yourself how each step is performed. In the iBook version, these videos are embedded in the book.

Book 2: Flying With Objective-C
 

The second book in the series teaches Objective-C from the ground up. This book is extensive, and takes the non-programmer through all the basic concepts up through advanced Objective-C technologies. We’re doing the final formatting for the Kindle version of this book and it should be available around September 12, 2012.

Again, to help out the non-programmer, we have created 13 videos, one for each exercise in the book. So, the reader can try the exercise themselves, then watch me solve the exercise in the video.

Book 3: Navigating Xcode

The third book in the series takes a deep dive into Xcode. It covers the as-yet-to-be-released Xcode version 4.5 with iOS 6, so we have to wait until Apple gives the green light (sometime soon) before we can release it. This book has lots of great step-by-step exercises that demonstrate how to create different types of Apps while covering a wide variety of features available in this latest version of Xcode.

In subsequent books, we’ll pull together the mountain of material I have already written, into several more books which we will bel releasing in quick succession.

New Web Site

We have a new web site http://www.iOSAppsForNonProgrammers.com that highlights each book.

Book Forum

We have also set up a forum on our web site http:www.iOSAppsForNonProgrammers.com/forum so readers can post questions and get answers from me and other forum participants.

That’s it for now…I’ll let you know as each book is available! I’ll also be blogging on the hazards, disasters, and joys of writing ebooks for both the iBooks and Kindle platforms!

Best Regards,

Kevin McNeish

www.iOSAppsForNonProgrammers.com

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