Mobile app development is quickly becoming one of the hottest industries to be in these days. Everywhere you look it seems like there are more and more developers becoming overnight millionaires.

There are a number of options available, outside of college, for folks looking to learn how to develop applications. But they can be difficult to follow, and some are expensive. Enter Try iOS…

Try iOS is a new Kickstarter project by the folks at Envy Labs that promises to build a course on how to create iPhone apps without the need for expensive software or extensive programing skills.

“Envy Labs is a small web development consultancy in Orlando, Florida. From the consultancy we bootstrapped Code School, which provides web development courses in the same format we want to teach iPhone development (videos, in-browser coding, gamification)…

…We’ve always wanted to create an iPhone course, but we knew it would only be worthwhile if we could show an iPhone simulator in the browser as you wrote code… and we think we figured it out.”

This could very well be a game-changer for online programming courses, as students would not need to download complicated software like Xcode to learn the basics. Here’s a word from the founders:

Try iOS has already surpassed its $50,000 funding goal, so it’s going to happen. But there are still 20 days left in the Kickstarter project for those of you who want to jump on board.

A pledge of just $25 gives you permanent and complete access to the Try iOS course. Just keep in mind that basic programming knowledge is required β€” things like strings, methods and classes will not be covered.

What do you think, good idea/bad idea?

  • very great idea… I hope to join soon.

  • M.

    I’m on it!

  • I love the idea!!! I’m pitching in $25…. πŸ™‚

    • M.

      I wanted to be an early beta tester πŸ˜‰ I can’t wait to get my hands on it πŸ˜‰

  • Im wanting to learn all of the strings, methods, and classes, and just how to write code.. Everywhere i go all of that knowledge is required.. Like this. If anyone knows of a good starting place for a beginner, please reply.

    • Applefreak555


    • Stanford has great beginner corses on iTunes U. Also if u wanna learn objective c to write iPhone apps I would recommend Stephen Kochans book Programming in Objective-C.

    • U still trying ugh!!!

      • Haha yeah man. Still haven’t found a good place to start. Most require some knowledge. That I don’t have. Where’d you start?

    • M.

      Yes Stanford iTunes U CS106A is good to start which I’m doing now, but this seems very interesting as I’m learning quick and you will to if you want!

  • I honestly think this is a horrible idea because you cant learn how to program for iOS the easy way. There is no easy way and it takes a lot time. You can just sit down and learn everything in just like a month or two. It is a very long, ongoing, and hard process to learn how to code for iOS. Books and tutorials are the best to learn how to code for iOS if you really want to.

  • I want to pledge $ 25 to avail the membership but please clarify while creating any ios application if i face any coding issue then please tell me will you guide/support.