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Hello! This is my first post to the iPad forum.


iPF Noob
Feb 5, 2012
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Just getting my feet--or maybe better:fingers--wet here. I am interested in developing iPad applications for psychological testing and surveys. I have litte experience in object-oriented programming and none in C++ etc. I have done considerable programming with special RAD engines, but that was many years ago. In brief, I consider myself to be a newbie here. But I am careful in my work, and try to be disciplined. I am interested in iPad, as it seems to be extraordinarily aesthetic in its approach and design, and I like the way the system is somewhat "closed"--in that less succeptibility to virii etc., seems to be warranted. (Although, I'm probably already putting my foot in my mouth by saying that; but remember: I'm new here!

My main interest for the moment is in finding out where information is in the forum, and I would like to know the best way of using the SDK for the iPad. I currently have a completely-oriented-on-Windows environment in my office (LAN) with XP 2003 providing the main OS. I didn't like any of the newer OS offerings of MS (e.g., Vista, Windows 7), as I find XP does everything well for the moment. Maybe I can develop programs for the iPad on the XP frame(?), but, again, I'm new to all of this. I hope I don't have to go into buying a heck of a lot of new HW just to do development work for the iPad, but I'm willing to do so if needed.

Best to you all, and I'm looking forward to learning new things!

-- John


iPF Noob
Mar 11, 2011
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Cranbrook, Kent, UK
Hi there and welcome.

There is lots of good advice and info on here plus plenty of members all too willing to help with any problems.

Remember, search is your friend. If you can't find the answer you need and you post a question then give as much info as you can to help members help you i.e. iPad 1 or 2, iOS version and name of app if the problem is with a specific app........and please don't forget to read the rules http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rules-help-info/2119-forum-rules-everybody-please-read.html

These are the hacking section rules for all you jail breakers (and would be jail breakers) http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-hacking/2892-hacking-section-rules-please-read.html

We also have an app for this forum. The link to download the app is: Discussion Forum for iPad Users for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

You can download the manual for your iPad here http://support.apple.com/manuals/ and in iBooks search for "iPad user guide for" and you will find free comprehensive manuals for both iOS 4 and 5.

If you have other Apple products or are interested in other Apple kit then why not join our sister forum too at http://www.appleforums.net/

The Archangel

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