Question of the week – 5

Well… It’s been a while since I posted “question of the week” and I apologize for that. I had so many things to take care of beside my regular daily work – which is taking almost my whole time. So, to make it up to you my dearest readers, I’m giving you two questions instead of one :P

Question #5.1:

Why isn’t the number 11 pronounced Onety One?

Question #5.2:


A good friend of mine offered me a Mac, a Developer license, and the freedom to make any application I want… in return of making an iPhone application for him too. Well, the thing is that I have no clue about “Objective C” programming language – an extension of “C” language- used for iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps development. The challenge is to make an iPhone application from scratch within 10 days, without any prior knowledge of Mac OS or iPhone & iPad SDK.

Shall I take the challange?

    • FQ
    • April 28th, 2010

    1. For the same reason that 12 isn’t pronounced onety two :)

    2. There’s a developer’s package for thoes who want to create an iPhone/iPad app on the Apple website- take the challenge! The hardest part will be coming up with a cool idea :) Also-
    http://www.ipodnn.com/articles/09/02/05/doodle.kids.iphone.app/
    If he can do it, so can you :)

    • shaikha
    • April 28th, 2010

    How about a NURDY answer 2 ur question ? :P

    quoted 4m a website: “Eleven in Old English is endleofan, and related forms in the various Germanic languages point back to an original Germanic *ainlif, “eleven.” *Ainlif is composed of *ain-, “one,” the same as our one, and the suffix *-lif from the Germanic root *lib-, “to adhere, remain, remain left over.” Thus, eleven is literally “one-left” (over, that is, past ten), and twelve is “two-left” (over past ten)”

    i agree with FQ go 4 it what do u have to lose ?

  1. want me to work with u on the project? i might help with my 0% experience in prog. ;D

    • RR
    • April 28th, 2010

    well, for the second question why not??

    First you should learn objective C, which has the combination of C and OO programming. (If you are familiar with OO programming, this part will be easy)

    Then you should learn about iPhone SDK. There are many resource explain it very good.
    Use iPhone developer center, they have good references

    • RR
    • April 28th, 2010

    Also, there in iTunes U there is a course called “iPhone Application Programming” from Stanford University where you can start from there

  2. 1) 11 should be called tenty one :P

    2) Take it!

  3. 1. Because “Onety One” sounds weird and just plain wrong as oppose to eleven

    2. you should take the iphone and run to a faraway island and call your friend from there. (he wouldnt be able to do anything about it then)

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