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10 Easy Steps to create your first iPad App:

In this tutorial I will give you a brief introduction on how to get started with your first iPad application. To begin you will need the latest version of the iPhone SDK which you can download it from Apple Site. With the SDK you get some tools like Xcode, Interface Builder, new iPad simulator, and many more.

Lets start with the Most Useless App “Hello World” šŸ™‚

In this tutorial i will show you how to make a simple image view in iPad. After completing this tutorial your App should look like this:

Creating a new project
Launch Xcode and click on File -> New Project -> Select Application (under iPhone OS) -> select Split View Based Application. and then give the name iPadHelloWorld (or anything else) ->save it.

Here is something change. This is not look like iPhone. Here you see three classes- delegate, MasterViewController and DetailViewController. MasterViewController is for Left Side portion of iPad (show table etc) and DetailViewController is Right side portion of iPad which show your Actual data.

Now follow the Screen Shot and do the same:

1. In your MasterViewController take NSMutableArray and give the name Images.

2. In ViewDidLoad alloc the array with image name.

3. In number of Row of Table return [images count].

4. Set Cell text label.

5. Here you select the row for the Detailview.

6. Now in Detail View take one UIImageView name it myImageView then synthesize it.

7. In DetailItem open the image in the ImageView.

8. Add image files in your Resource folder.

9. Open DetailView Xib and take one ImageView in this and connect this with myImageView.

10. Build and Go.

Your App look Like this:

Please give you comments and If you have any questions mail me…


About Muzammil

Over the past 6 years, I have designed, developed and managed over 150 iPhone/iPad applications for many large-scale clients, some include Rolex, Ford, Makemark LLC, Source Digital Production, IT City (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), R.Ƙ.S.A. Creation etc. These applications ranged from simple navigation bar application to high end user interface design for image processing, simple games with Core Graphics and OpenGL. Before started Triffort Technologies i was working in Ampere Software Pvt Ltd as a senior iOS Developer. I was the first employe of Ampere who started iPhone/iPad development in the company. In ampere i worked on some complex apps like Boxboss, Austin Post, User Tracking etc. Throughout my career, I have used Core Graphics, OpenGL, SQLite, Core Data, JSON, XML etc. I am very proficient in many design programs including Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, iMove. Although I am very knowledgeable in all Adobe Products. Most the time i am designing my apps without taking help from any graphics designer. I love to make app from my designs. It feels great when you are creating app from scratch and no body else is involve in your ideas. You are free to do anything. As the Senior Developer and Team lead at Triffort Technologies, I managed a team of Technical Interactive Developers and Designers. As their manager I am responsible for scheduling, resource management, task reviews, process development and enhancements, employee reviews and new employee hiring. I believe good employee morale and communication are key factors to successful, creative work, therefore, positive feedback was part of my daily routine. But most of the time you can find me on my desk writing codes for some app. I love programming. This is my passion. Iā€™m a team player. I am a motivated individual who enjoys taking on new challenges and learning new technologies. I am well organized and a proficient multi-tasker. I have strong problem solving skills such as the ability to use technology in creative ways to meet unique project requirements. I love to be challenged and I always have a positive outlook no matter how tight the deadline is. If you would like to contact me or find out more about my experience, please contact me at or you can Skype me at muz.iphonedev.

5 responses »

  1. Thanks thepor šŸ™‚

  2. Thanks for the tutorial. It looks great. I am learning objective c and ipad programming, and am still a beginner. When I built this tutorial I got a fatal error related to step #7 “navigationBar…”

    Any ideas what I might need to adjust to get this to work?


  3. Hi Ben,

    I think you are using latest SDK. This is totally different from first iPad SDK.

    Anyways, you just take one array of some image image. And in your iPad detailview xip. take on UIImageView to show images.

    Basically split view contains two parts, root view and detail view. when you click any row in root view that according action will perform in detail view.

    I don’t think there will be any error occurred for navigation.

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