This morning, my friend Kyle Baxter launched his first foray into iOS app development: Basil. It’s a great recipe book for your iPad.

I’ve been lucky to follow along his journey.

10 months ago he knew nothing about programming, much less Objective C. He’s probably what those in the industry would call “a business guy”1. However, he dove in head first and today shipped Basil.

Kyle describes Basil:

Basil is for saving recipes from the web, organizing and cooking them. You can save recipes from the biggest sites with one tap, and your recipes are always organized, because Basil auto-tags them with the main ingredients and makes it quick to add the meal and cuisine type, too. That way, you don’t have to waste time categorizing your recipes. You can spend it doing what you really want to do—cook.

Check out it out, $3.99 on the iPad App Store.

  1. Kyle is getting his Master’s in Accounting []