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To make a great iOS app, you need to learn and do many things, but the tools and the iOS SDK make it easy to get a simple app up and running. The tutorial Your First iOS App introduces the tools, the fundamental design patterns, and the application development process. As you follow the tutorial, you create an app that accepts a user’s text input and prints it on the screen. You also learn how to run your app in iOS Simulator on your Mac. The simple steps in the tutorial introduce elegant, useful concepts that you use over and over again in app development.

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Your First iOS App is the longest article in the road map, but don’t rush through it. It lays the foundation for the concepts that you will learn more about later. Each of the other articles expands on one of those concepts.

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