Have you ever wondered how much it costs and what the rules are for publishing on the mobile app stores?
Cost: $99 yearly fee.
Apps: Unlimited (need to be approved by Apple)
If you charge for your app, Apple takes 30%
Cost: $25 one-time registration fee
Apps: Unlimited (near-instant approval by Google)
Free apps are distributed at no cost, and Google takes 30% of the revenues of paid apps
Cost: $99 per year
Apps: Unlimited, also can publish on Xbox 360
If you charge for your app, Microsoft takes 30%
Highly recommend this tutorial for creating a very basic IOS app http://mobileorchard.com/ios-development-tutorial-series-hello-world/.
Also I definately recommend http://ibuildapp.com, a browser tool that lets you create a native app and publish it should you have the funds.
If you want to learn more about app development I highly suggest you check out theappmediaco’s regularly updated blog, furthermore if you want to skip the whole development process I also recommend that you take a look at what they could do for you. www.theappmediaco.com.
Good Luck with your apps!