When toying around with Xcode for the first time, I finally got to see what something I produced would look like on an actual gaming device. I made a simple app with a button that changed an image and text on screen, linked to a charity website, and was based on my favorite show. It felt great making it and I learned a lot about iPhone game development.
There was something simply magical about seeing something I made working on the device I wanted to develop for. It was exciting. I showed everyone. And I fantasized about just how much magic I could fit into the little box in my hands. Just seeing my app icon among the others I was so familiar with, it's just something that's too surreal to explain.