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I'm new here, my question is approx. how many hours of training til I can write an app.

I have just signed up and began using treehouse today. I was using another site before, but am still a beginner. I saw that each section is timed, but still don't know entirely how to navigate through this site yet. I seem to take about twice as long on each section than is stated on the suggested time. I plan to spend approx. 3 hrs. a day studying. Does anybody have any past experience and can tell me a realistic timeframe I could expect to be able to write an app. Thanks

@ Meek D Let me know if this worked.

Caleb Kleveter Now you mentioned it took you 8 months to complete Objective C at 30 hrs. a week. But you also said that you didn't do much from August to September. So I was wondering was that 8 month period including that period that you didn;t do much work, so it was more like 4 or 5 months of actual studying or was the 8 months from October forward til you completed it.

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Caleb Kleveter
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Caleb Kleveter
Treehouse Moderator 37,862 Points

It took me about 8 months to finish the Objective-C track, but I did other courses also.

wow you did lot of the courses, how long did you begin. Plus when you studied objective C how many hours a week did you dedicate to the corse to complete in 8 months? Do you have any recommendations that will help me learn. I was thinking maybe I could start with a simpler course, but my interest lies in iOS and app development so this is where I started. Thanks

Caleb Kleveter
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Caleb Kleveter
Treehouse Moderator 37,862 Points

I started in August, but it was while before I started again after the free trial (October). I spent about 30 hours a week doing Treehouse, most of the time I did iOS, but when I got stuck on a challenge I would do other courses until I figured it out (Tip: search the name of the challenge in the forum.). I personally did not do any supplementing, all I did was build the app along with the course, just as a warning the Objective-C basics course is hard to follow and doesn't make much sense. From what I can tell Swift is easier to learn and use (I just started the first course), I've also heard that Obj-C is one of the hardest languages to learn. To help you learn, make apps with the knowledge you have.

Now you mentioned it took you 8 months to complete Objective C at 30 hrs. a week. But you also said that you didn't do much from August to September. So I was wondering was that 8 month period including that period that you didn;t do much work, so it was more like 4 or 5 months of actual studying or was the 8 months from October forward til you completed it.

John Stephanites
John Stephanites
2,007 Points

I have tried Objective -C other places and have just watched and rewatched courses. For me it is hard and I think I am at a point where I will just start writing apps. My Plan is to do every tutorial I ca get my hands on for free and make that particular app. Then try to make my own similar app. I figure a good 6 months here and I should have a decent basic understanding and be able to build a simple ap on my own. When I need a break I jump over to Photoshop because that will be one of the largest other programs one will need to know to make an app if you want in on the design process as well.