How to Learn to Develop Mobile Apps – A Minute of Overpass – App Creators in the UK

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Last week, iClash asked us a question in the Youtube comments asking how to create a mobile app. I went into the deployment process, then he said “No, I’m a complete beginner. What language should I learn.” This week, I attempt to answer iClash and list some of the programming languages and platforms he could learn.

I also go a bit into my “learning to code” background and reveal the book that has had the most profound affect on my life (Hint: not a religious or self-help text).

This week I mentioned the following languages and frameworks (and here are some links if you want to learn more):
1. Corona SDK:
2. Javascript:
3. Lua:
4: Cocos2Dx:
5: GameSalad:
6: Appy Pie:
7: Good Barber:

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About Overpass:
Overpass is a mobile app development company based in the UK that actually makes money from its own apps as well as creating money-making apps for clients. We have our ideas and build them. We can build your ideas too. If you haven’t started creating your mobile app yet, and need a UK App Developer, give us a call.

Our team consists of developers and designers with years of experience in various business sectors. We build apps in native iOS, Android, and Corona SDK. We are based in Wantage, Oxfordshire.

Find out more about Overpass at Check out our educational games such as Mandarin Bubble Bath, Agent X, and Deep Sea Typing. Check out our spy apps like Ear Spy, Alarm Spy, and Eye Spy.

If you are looking to get an app developed and want to discuss it, give us a call on 0845 834 1008 (+44 Country Code). Or email us at

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About Eric:
Eric Wroolie is the owner of Overpass. He has built software and web-based solutions for very many large and small companies including Macmillan Publishing, RibbonFish, BNP Paribas, Barclays Capital, Deutsche Bank, BBC Worldwide, CircData and Omega Logic. Before that, he was a Chinese Mandarin and Vietnamese Linguist for the US Army and then a school teacher. Now, he makes apps.

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Hi, this is a minute of Overpass, my name is Eric and I make apps. Now this week I wanna talk about how to learn how to develop apps.
There are tools out there where you could use to make apps without learning any code at all like there a, if you’re gonna do a game, there’s one called GameSalad, which is actually pretty advanced. You could drag things out to the interface and set triggers and stuff. A little bit like Scratch if you’ve used that before. A lot of kids use that. If you do things like business applications, there’s one out there called Appy Pie, there’s once called Good Barber. We’re kinda working on something that’s in the works at the moment. So there are ways of making an app without learning to code however, think of it like a using sentences. Like if we’re gonna learn Italian, if you don’t know Italian, and you were going to learn a bunch of phrases. Now those phrases will help you converse and will help you get by in Italy but they won’t teach you how to make sentences.
And learning to code is actually not as hard as you might think. I can’t really go too much into it in such a short video here but one thing you need to understand is that you’re going to be bad at it at first. So learning how to do some very basic coding, you’re gonna make mistakes and you’re gonna think that’s it’s not for you. But the truth is, the people who designed these languages, however misguided they might be, actually kind of hope that most people will be able to understand it. So, when you’re learning a language, it’s not not meant for you. It’s kinda meant for everybody. It’s like very fine level descriptions. It’s like, like I said, you take a phrase, you take it apart, you get the sentences, you get the grammar – it’s learning that grammar. It’s not “not meant for people”. I mean binary is not meant for people, code is meant for people.
#OverpassApps #AppBusiness


5000nate says:

How you learn to read codes?

paul owolabi says:

A very motivating video! I am an upcoming app developer too!

Naeem Khan says:

Is MATLAB a good software

Lexxson Quayeson says:

Please talk about a chat application

Bro says:

What should I learn

Bro says:

I want to make mobile app stimulator to solve engineering problems

Taal Rhythm says:

Why don't you teach us

Christian Kouassi says:

Short but excellent video

Vermeer'sLens says:

Thanks for the video, helpful as always.
I have a question:
How fast should a professional app developer be putting out apps? I've read Stephen King could write a novel in 3 months; is that too long for apps?

Random Gamerz says:

i am planning to go on android platform what language should i learn java oar python ??? plz reply me

Gael Fernando Fundo says:

you explain well but is better you write what really you talk about because here talk about only language to develop mobile games

Rohithacker x says:

can I have your pH no

Santhosh Paripalli says:

can I build an app on mobile?

harpal singh armo says:

Please reply sir

harpal singh armo says:

Sir I want to learn to develop Android app like Google primer….

herbertsuan Fun says:

I have no knowledge in computers..please show me a roadmap to how to become a app developer

Music Lyrics says:

That's really good video 🙂 Can you tell me? which language is the best for making mobile app and game?

Shakita Minassian says:

Good video with indepth details for UK people

Michael Woldu says:

Can you recomend any online courses that can teach us what we need to develop apps. Courses like what Udemy have.

VEER says:

Motivating video for learner… good job buddy

Neceal says:

"YOu might not get a job with it." Thank you! Straight forward answer for specific languages.

Shashank Madan says:

is corona useful for making other genral apps.. not jst games???

Fake Name says:

Which is better for self employment?
Web development or mobile development.
please reply. I know a bit of HTML, CSS and JavaScript but I'm complete beginner for mobile development.
Thank you in advance.

Jacquetta Chavarria says:

Great way to read sms, image, videos associated with other's snapchat

Jose Manuel says:


good content!
question: are your apps hybrid or native?


Swiffcash Thor says:

I also want to know how can i develope an app that I have in mind,just don't know coding. .

Phantom Animations says:

:o. my name is erik

ST says:

What about Java? That's what I'm currently learning.

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