Developer: Jeffrey Moran
Price: $1.99
Version Reviewed: 1.5.1
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★★☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★☆
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

One of my main ambitions in 2013 is to learn to code an iOS title. It won’t revolutionize the market, it won’t sell by the thousands, it’ll probably be entirely forgotten about within seconds. I’ll feel good about it though. Finding the time and the right tutorials to help me has been tough, though, which is why I jumped at the chance to take a look at Developer Cheat Sheet for iOS.

Offering a range of different ways to learn how to use Xcode (the app used to program such things), Developer Cheat Sheet for iOS is an excellent resource at a decent price. A clearly laid out interface ensures that users can’t really get lost amongst all the information with a mixture of resources, quizzes and even a community feature, covering many of the relevant bases.

A Tutorials section guides users through many of the core components of coding, from simple things such as how to navigate Xcode itself to how to add backgrounds or open links in Safari. It doesn’t quite offer everything anyone needs to know about coding but the foundations are clearly there. Design issues are taken into consideration, too, with a very handy guide to the required resolutions of icons offered, as well as sample backgrounds and icons.

For those trying to reinforce their knowledge, the quiz section is quite a delight and certainly made me feel better about my limited knowledge. It’s unfortunate, though, that the community side of Developer Cheat Sheet for iOS is very quiet as I could see a great resource coming out of that alone.

Developer Cheat Sheet for iOS is a jack of all trades, master of none in terms of what it offers, but that’s quite understandable given thousands upon thousands of pages on Xcode have been written. The sample projects do go a long way to counteracting this, at least, thanks to them offering full source code. At a fairly low price, Developer Cheat Sheet for iOS should scratch the itch for many novice coders as they collect up handy resources from various different medias. Now, how about an iPad version?

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