30 Days of Swift: Learn the Basics & Build an iOS App.
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30 Days of Swift: Learn the Basics & Build an iOS App.

For the next 30 days, here's your chance to jump into to programming mobile apps with Swift and iOS. Made for all levels
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Created by Justin Mitchel
Last updated 12/2014
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What Will I Learn?
  • Code in Swift
  • Build basic iOS Apps
  • Understand Programming Basics
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  • Mac OS X with Yosemite Installed
  • Eagerness to build apps!
  • See lecture for Windows/Linux Support

Work Alongside Me & Learn Exactly How to Code in Swift and build an iOS App. (Last Updated: Dec-20-2014)

Never coded before? No problem. We've worked with over 150,000 students just like you!

The need to learn to code today is much like the need to learn to read when the printing press was introduced the year 1377.

The printing press? Yes. It was an innovation that made books widely available and 100x easier to pick up a book and read... that is, if you knew how.

Now, we have computers. And lots of them. Many of us have computers in our pockets, multiple ones in our homes, at our jobs, and even in our TVs. We have more power in our mobile devices today than top of the line computers did 10 years ago all for a fraction of the cost.

Furthermore, is the power these mobile devices give us. We now have amazing ability to do things that was previously thought unimaginable. Get this, a person in Kenya today has more access to information than the United States President, Bill Clinton, did in 1995. That's thanks to two things: (1) The Internet and (2) Mobile Devices.

The Internet is a collection of powerful computers that talk to each other. How do they talk? Through CODE. The power of the computers is increasing exponentially while the cost is decreasing exponentially everyday thanks to Moore's Law.

Since building computers, even basic ones, can be very expensive, learning to Code and Coding apps have become king.

In this course, we're going to take you through the fundamentals of Coding, also known as Programming, through a programing language called Swift. This is a new language created by Apple in an effort to get more people coding, more quickly, and more powerfully than ever before.

Where's the next Instagram coming from? The next SnapChat? The next What's App? Start learning to code today and it may come from you.

Apps are the result of Ideas in Action written in Code.

After completing this course you will have a strong foundation in:

  • Swift
  • iOS Development (the Cocoa Touch UI Framework)
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • The Xcode Application (the code-editor for writing our application on Apple)

There are many reasons to learn to code, here are a few:

  • Build new, 21st century, skills
  • A new way of thinking due to the logical nature of coding
  • Coders are in high demand, especially iOS developers.
  • Everything in every industry is up for grabs. Uber and AirBNB are examples of this.
  • Whatever can be automated will be and automation requires code and coders.
  • Create an app business
  • Become an Technology consultant for untapped industries.
  • Employment for Coders is BOOMING, everywhere, in every industry.
  • Once you know 1 language well, the world of programming is your oyster. That means learning Python, Ruby, Objective-C, Java, Javascript, and many more is a crazy amount easier.
  • Many, many more.

Course includes:

  • Related source code (what you learn to write to made programs)
  • HD video screencasts showing you step-by-step how to code on a real computer
  • Live Support from Instructor and Community
  • 24/7 Streaming
  • 30 Day Money-back Guarantee
  • Hours of Content with Free Video Updates
  • Email Support from Instructor
Who is the target audience?
  • New mobile app developers
  • New to coding (in general) or just new to Swift
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Curriculum For This Course
34 Lectures
Welcome & Introduction
3 Lectures 08:37



A quick video on how to get help from us!

Getting Help
Swift & Programming Basics
13 Lectures 03:42:46

Strings are a building block of programming

Preview 14:40

Doing math in Swift is easy.

Preview 13:52

String substitution is a powerful way to write custom text.

Day 4: String Substitution

Conditionals make an app functional.

Day 5: Conditionals

While loops are a way to go though information based on a condition.

Day 6: While Loops

Adding images to an App is simple.

Preview 15:54

Basics of storing a lot of information.

Day 8: Dictionaries, Arrays, and Optionals Part 1

Part 2

Day 9: Dictionaries, Arrays, and Optionals Part 2

A more robust conditional than standard if/then.

Day 10: Switch Statements

Functions do.... functions or, in other words, they do things.

Day 11: Functions

The difference between variables and constants.

Day 12: Variables and Constants

Classes are the building blocks of Apps.

Day 13: Classes
iOS Development Basics
11 Lectures 03:59:08

Creating a table view

Day 14: UI Table View

Using color.

Day 15: UI Color

Buttons are great for action!

Day 16: UI Button

Send data from one view to another with segues.

Day 17: Segues

Adding details to a table.

Day 18: Table View Details

Turn an image into a button!

Day 19: Image Button & Gesture Recognizer

Add the ability to scroll within a view.

Day 20: ScrollView

Embed a webpage into a view.

Day 21: Web View

Customize your navbar

Day 22: Custom NavBar

Do basic animation!

Day 23: Animate

Basics of Tab Bar Controlller

Day 24: Tab Bar Controller
Create a Simple App in Swift
6 Lectures 03:36:30

Collection Views are awesome. Learn the basics and implement to your app.

Day 25: Simple - UI Collection View

Add a Map to your App

Day 26: Simple - MapKit

Custom Class for Data

Day 27: Simple - Custom Class for Data

Add a contact view form for our project.

Day 28: Contact WebView

Get details from individual menu items.

Day 29: Menu Item Details

The Last Lecture!

Day 30: Simple
Next Steps & Thank you!
1 Lecture 04:34

Thank you for joining!

Next Steps & Thank you!
About the Instructor
Justin Mitchel
4.4 Average rating
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279,723 Students
21 Courses
Coding Entrepreneur & Teacher

It all started with an idea. I wanted freedom... badly. Freedom from work, freedom from boredom, and, most of all, the freedom to choose. This simple idea grew to define me; it made me become an entrepreneur.

As I strived to gain freedom, overtime I realized that with everything that you do you can either (1) convince someone, somehow, to do it with you or (2) figure out how to do it yourself.

Due to a lack of financial resources (and probably the ability to convince people to do high quality work for free), I decided to learn. Then learn some more. Then some more. My path of learning website design started a long time ago. And yes, it was out of need not desire. I believed I needed a website for a company that I started. So I learned how to do it. The company died, my skills lived on... and got better and better.

It took me a while after learning web design (html/css) to actually start learning programming (web application, storing "data", user logins, etc). I tinkered with Wordpress, believing it could be a "user" site, but I was mistaken. Sure there are/were hacks for that, but they were hacks/work-arounds and simply not-what-wordpress-was-indended-to-be. Wordpress is for blogs/content. Plain and simple.

I wanted more. I had a web application idea that I thought would change the way restaurants hire their service staff. I tested it with my basic html/css skills, had great initial results, and found a technical (programmer) cofounder as a result. He was awesome. We were featured on CNN. Things looked great.

Until... cash-flow was a no-flow. Business? I think not. More like an avid hobby. We had the idea for a business just no business. Naturally, my partner had to find a means of income so I was left with the idea on its own.

Remember how I said everything we do has 2 choices. Well I tried the convincing. Now it was time to try the learning. I opted to learn and haven't looked back since. I tried almost every language out there: PHP, Ruby on Rails, SQL, Objective C, C++, Java, Javascript. I was lost.

Then, I tried Python. I was hooked. It was so easy. So simple. So elegant.

Then, I tried Django. Even more hooked. Made from python & made for web applications. It powers Instagram & Pinterest (two of the hottest web apps right now?).

Then, I tried Bootstrap. Simple and easy front-end design (html & css) that is super easy to use, mobile-ready, and overall... incredible.

Python, Django, and Bootstrap are truly changing the way the world builds web applications. I believe it's because of the simplicity to learn, the sheer power behind them, and, most of all, the plethora of resources to aid anyone in building their web projects (from packages to tutorials to q&a sites).

I relaunched my original venture with my new found skills. That wasn't enough. It didn't compel me as it once had. I started imagining all the possibilities of all the ideas I've always wanted to implement. Now I could. Which one to start with? There were so many good ideas...

Then another idea, a new & fresh idea, started brewing. I started to believe in the power of learning these skills. What would it mean if other non-technical entrepreneurs could learn? What would it mean if ideas were executed quickly, revenue models proven, all prior to approaching the highly sought-after programmers? What would it mean if entrepreneurs became coders?

And so. Coding for Entrepreneurs was born.

Here are some bio highlights:

  • Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California
  • Bestselling instructor on Udemy
  • Funded creator on Kickstarter
  • Founder of Coding For Entrepreneurs
  • Cohost of Backer Radio