Kicking off development on my new iPhone application

Over the last couple of months, I have been working on a set of ideas for a new iPhone application and have actively begun development today. As I begin narrowing down my thoughts on features, I will post more about the actual application.

My current goals:

  • Focus on doing a few things very well,
  • Link to existing resources where it clearly enhances the value of the application,
  • Deliver a working application to a small set of people by February 2009,
  • Have a marketable application by April 2009,
  • See continued growth in customers each month of 2009.

I have spent a considerable amount of time the last two months reading books, articles, blogs, reviews, etc. to get a better understanding of what it takes to build a business around an iPhone application. I have not done enough to be comfortable (who has), but I have done enough to begin.

Today’s accomplishments:

  • I successfully upgraded to the latest versions of all the tools,
  • I downloaded what appears to be useful sample source code,
  • I verified that my development environment works as expected,
  • I applied for Apple’s developer program (thought I had done that months ago),
  • I restarted my blogging with this post.

Next tasks:

  • Figure out how how to best use GIT with xcode projects
  • Setup a GIT server on a separate machine,
  • Acquire one new skill with iPhone SDK
  • Post about my progress.

Waiting on:

  • An e-mail from Apple about the developer program