John Bura is one of the 10 highest grossing Udemy instructors. Recently the top 10 instructors have sold over 10 million dollars of courses collectively. John Bura has been programming games since 1997 and teaching since 2002. John is the owner of the game development studio Mammoth Interactive. This company produces XBOX 360, iPhone, iPad, android, HTML 5, ad-games and more. Mammoth Interactive recently sold a game to Nickelodeon! John has been contracted by many different companies to provide game design, audio, programming, level design and project management. To this day John has 40 commercial games that he has contributed to. Several of the games he has produced have risen to the top 10 in the Apple's app store. In his spare time John likes to play ultimate Frisbee, cycle and work out.
So you want to make apps but you don't know where to start. You start a few tutorials on the internet but you end up without an app or any knowledge whatsoever.
If you want to make apps you pretty much have to use Xcode, Apple's app making program. But when you download it and take a look it seems really complicated to use. There are tons of books on how to program and use Xcode but none of them are that user friendly.
That's where this course is different! This course shows you how to use Xcode while learning another in demand valuable skill: user experience. User experience is one of the toughest jobs to fill in 2012 according to Forbes. With this course you get to learn mobile user experience and Xcode at the same time!
This course shows you the ins and outs of Xcode and contains valuable information on how to get your app idea to developers and the app store as quickly as possible. If you have an app idea and you want to learn an in demand skill this course is for you!
This course is intended for beginners and not professional developers. There is no programming in this course. This is strictly a design and app building course.
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This is a great course. It covers everything needed to start making Apps. From here on everything is up to the student.
Covers basic topic repetitively eg starts over again numerous time eg. how to create a project, also trainer refers to different icon I guess he highlights with mouse but mouse is not showing, in fact I have had to do a lot of guessing as we're mouse us as not visible in majority of videos. Shows some good knowledge but hard to follow when mouse not present and also using OLD Xcode and iOS5
This course covers the basics of layout and UI design, but it really doesn't delve into coding at all. If you're looking to learn UI/UX, then this is a fine course. You'll probably notice numerous inconsistencies that will stump you, but you can find answers on youtube. Questions posed here at Udemy don't seem to get answered. Note to Udemy - many, many of the lectures need to be re-recorded because the lecturer's voice gets cut off unexpectedly at the end of the lecture, often mid sentence. This is frustrating.
I'm an absolute beginner when it comes to making apps, so I found this course really useful! Making and uploading apps is a lot bigger task than I thought... The course doesn't seem too scripted, as he says "um" quite a bit, but it also does give me the impression that I'm having a conversation with him about how to make Apps, so I kind of like it that way. Some of the design parts drag on a bit too, but I got the information I needed. Overall, I'm really glad I took this course. I learned how to do some programming, and what it takes to make an App and upload it to the App store. Thanks! :)
The author/host of this video series needs a little help. There are way too many "ahhs" and "umms" and he constantly paints himself into a corner intellectually, then tends to just change the subject. It's as if not too much thought was put into each video. Also, the ad that I followed from "Cult of Mac" claimed that it would teach iOS development AND UX, but the development part is light, and the author talks about early on about how he isn't really going to be showing how to do any development. I think this author has promise if he'd build a better structure and take a basic Speech 101 class from a local university/college.