The hardest part is coming up with the idea. Given the success to failure ratio, don’t expect to make a quick buck building an app. Majority of developers barely break even. I’m in that failures bucket. Luckily, my primary objective is self-education. If the result of it interest/entertains others, great! Regardless, I’ve learned from the experience.

For this tutorial, I’ve decided to make a DZone RSS app. This tutorial is a 7-part series:

  1. The Idea
  2. Putting Pen to Paper
  3. Interacting with web sites
  4. Parsing RSS XML
  5. Persisting RSS content
  6. Storyboarding
  7. In-App web browsing

If you never visited DZone, I highly recommend it. It’s full of great content for software developers and architects. I visit it on a daily basis.