Apple TV App & Game Development for tvOS

Everything you need to know to build apps and games for the Apple TV on tvOS including TVML, Swift, and SpriteKit
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  • Lectures 83
  • Length 16 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

If the new Apple TV and the Apple TV App Store Excite you then this is the place to be to learn everything you need to know about Apple TV development.

Apple TV is no small addition to the world of App Development. There is so much to learn and the Apple TV expects a different user experience and has different design and coding requirements.

What you will learn

  • You will be learning native tvOS development which uses iOS frameworks with Swift 2
  • You will also be learning how to build Client-Server apps which use Apple's new markup language TVML. TVML apps use Javascript.
  • You will learn how to build Apple TV games with SpriteKit

This course is brought to you by the creator of iOS 9 & Swift 2: From Beginner to Paid Professional, THE best iOS 9 course on the Internet.

The goal of this course is to be the absolute BEST and most-effective Apple TV course on the Internet.

How the course works

  1. You'll be provided with a series of videos. Watch those videos over and over again until you understand the concepts completely. Then try building that same app from memory on your own
  2. You are also provided with exercises that help you work and learn on your own so you can retain the knowledge

Why take this course?

Here are a few reason to take this course:

  1. I teach you what you are really going to use in the real world, not some obscure concepts
  2. I don't read from scripts in any of our courses. I teach you real world development so you can see how to actually solve problems (other courses just teach x,y,z and don't give you the why behind what you are doing.
  3. You won't find a better course on the Internet!!!
  4. You get lifetime access to Live help through our chatrooms and Forums.


Testimonials from my courses

"The best course i have seen about ios programming. The guy is the best instructor i have ever seen. It has a nice way of saying them. And its the first i see to give the same importance not only in the code but also in the design. Continue your good job. 100% percent recommend it." - Lefteris Altouvas


"I have taken other courses by some other instructors that were ok, but I have not been as fired up about any of them as I am about this one. Mark's teaching style is great and this course truly has a "bootcamp" feel for much less money than an actual bootcamp. Access to Mark to ask questions is great both through the forums as well as github/gitter. Highly recommend this course if you are looking for something in the iOS/Swift Development category." - Jack Davis


"He has this way of teaching that captivates your attention and makes all the ones and zeros come to life. Mark taught me that learning computer science doesn't have to be the way it was in college, simply put: boring, time-consuming, and overwhelming. He mentored me in the course materials and I am an even better developer today and I make a lot more money too, all because of the example Mark set and the individual time he spent with me.

Seriously, an hour spent with this man teaching you technical subjects will be worth 100 hours spent in another course or bootcamp taught by someone else" - Erik Slack


"It is obvious that he is passionate about teaching coding. He makes sometimes dry subjects very entertaining with his humor and overall teaching style. He never loses patience with students and takes the time to make sure you understand.
Mark also goes the extra mile with students. Whenever I would be stuck or in need of help on a project he would take time to help me. I was lucky he took the time to get to know me and assist in the understand subjects I had difficulty with." - Jacob Evans


"...More impressive is his ability to teach. He's patient, optimistic, and able to take complex ideas and teach them with examples and in ways that are digestible, energetic, and fun. He's taught bootcamps and mentored many developers that I know. As a teacher and mentor, I couldn't give anyone a higher recommendation. If you can enlist his tutelage, you're in good hands." - Jonathan Wood

"Mark is a smart, experienced, patient mentor, teacher and iOS Engineer. As I have gone from knowing nothing about iOS to full fledge iOS engineer Mark has been there every step of the way to both guide and encourage." - Pearson Basham creator of NoThyme iOS App


What are the requirements?

  • Must own a Mac (2011 or newer) or PC running Mac OSX (We talk about how to install OSX on PC)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Build native Apple TV apps
  • Build Apple TV TVML apps (Client-server Apps)
  • Build Apple TV Games for tvOS

What is the target audience?

  • You should take this course if you have taken my other course: iOS 9 & Swift 2: From Beginner to Paid Professional
  • You should take this course if you know the basics of Swift or Objective-C programming and the basics of iOS development with UIKit
  • If you are absolutely new to programming, I do include Swift in this course, but I highly recommend you take my other course first iOS 9 & Swift 2: From Beginner to Paid Professional

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Getting Started
03:52

In this intro video we talk about what we are going to do in this course.

04:26

Learn how you can run Mac OSX on a PC so you can build Apple TV apps for tvOS

05:19

Learn how to install Xcode 7.1 which will allow you to build Apple TV apps for tvOS

02:38

Lots of students have asked, so here it is. Learn how to install a Xcode plugin that will allow you to increase or decrease font size with +/-

02:36

Want to join us in the chatrooms and forums? Check out this video to know where to go for help.

Article

Take a moment and install the Xcode plugin for dynamically changing Xcode font size.

Section 2: Native Apple TV Apps
DO NOT SKIP THIS VIDEO
02:36
18:02

Learn how alerts work on tvOS with UIAlertController

14:24

Learn how to work with UIButton on tvOS

13:37

Learn how to get custom UIViews to have a focus state for tvOS

08:00

Learn how to navigate between UIViewControllers with UINavigationController for tvOS

05:49

Learn how to work with UITabBars on tvOS

09:52

Learn how to use UITextField with Apple TV for tvOS

11:00

Learn how to build an Apple TV app for tvOS using UICollectionView

21:01

The second part in our popular movies app for the Apple TV for tvOS

35:26

The third and final part to the Popular Movies app for tvOS on your Apple TV

02:22

An easier approach to focus view animation when working with tableview/collectionview cells and UIImageView

Article

You are going to take the Popular Movies app a step further. Time to enhance your Apple TV app using Swift.

Section 3: Design
11:09

Learn about some of the big changes that you have to consider when making Apple TV apps for tvOS

25:18

Learn the tips and tricks of creating parallax app icons for Apple TV apps for tvOS

07:55

Learn how to install and use Apple's Parallax viewer app to preview icons and images for Apple TV tvOS apps

08:32

Learn how to install and use the Photoshop Parallax Exporter Plugin so you can quickly preview and export parallax graphics for your Apple TV apps for tvOS

17:46

Learn how to create a top shelf image for Apple TV apps for tvOS

32:14

Time to get some awesome Photoshop experience as we build an app icon and top shelf image for our tvOS SpriteKit game Retro Skate

Article

Now it is your turn to build a Parallax icon for your tvOS Apple TV apps!

Section 4: Javascript Refresher
04:12

Learn where to go to get Javascript help when building TVML apps for Apple TV for tvOS

11:58

Learn about some popular web IDEs and learn how to install and use Brackets

07:39

Learn how to install NodeJs so you can debug your Javascript when building TVML apps for Apple TV on tvOS

09:47

Learn the basics behind Javasscript Strings to help you learn TVML for Apple TV tvOS apps

06:18
Learn the basics of Javascript conditionals so you can be prepared to use TVJS with TVML for your Apple TV app for tvOS
07:43
Learn the basics of Javascript Numbers so you can be prepared to use TVJS with TVML for your Apple TV app for tvOS
05:39

Learn the basics of Javascript loops and Arrays so you can be prepared to use TVJS with TVML for your Apple TV app for tvOS

14:24

Learn the basics of Javascript objects so you can be prepared to use TVJS with TVML for your Apple TV app for tvOS

05:29

A quick overview of NPM package readline-sync so you can get ready for the next exercise for your TVJS TVML apps for tvOS

Article

So we had to learn Swift, and then we had to learn Javascript. But don't worry we're almost done learning new languages. Put your Javascript skills to the test so you can build your TVML Apple TV app for tvOS

Section 5: TVML Client-Server App Development
05:30

Learn where to find answers to questions about TVML for tvOS

03:47

Learn how to find information about Apple TV new TVJS for tvOS

15:58

We take a quick overview of the different layouts and templates that are available with TVML on tvOS. This Xcode project is very important in understanding how to work with the TVML templates.

13:46

Currently Xcode has no project template for a TVML app so here we learn how to set up an Xcode project to support TVML for your tvOS app

14:23

Time to write some core Javascript for our Apple TV TVML app. We will use the TVJS framework. No Swift this time around!

04:52

Learn how to stream video content from Amazon S3 into your TVML app for tvOS

23:52

Learn how to use Apple's existing TVML templates and modify them to suit the needs of your own app for tvOS

05:47

TVML apps can't use PNGs or LSR files for parallax images. Learn how to convert your existing LSR images into LCR format for your tvOS app

19:28

Learn how to deploy your TVML app to an actual live server with an IP address. Learn how to get the most out of instant updates with TVML apps for tvOS

Article

It is time to build your own TVML app. Don't forget you'll still need your Xcode base project and a little bit of Swift.

Section 6: How to build an Apple TV Game with SpriteKit for tvOS
02:28

Intro and overview of the SpriteKit game you are going to build for Apple TV tvOS

22:42

Get an overview of the basics of Sprite Kit for tvOS by importing graphics and making the game background. Let's make an Apple TV game!

23:14

Our Apple TV game for tvOS moves along as we learn how to build animating ground to simulate movement using an SKAction

14:17

Learn how to create 2D animations for your Apple TV game for tvOS from textures using SKTexture and SKAction.

27:25

Learn how to use Sprite Kit physics and apply an impulse to the player to simulate jumping for your Apple TV game for tvOS

22:43

Learn how to add multiple SKPhysics bodies to a single node. Also prep your character for collisions and a little jump refactoring for our Apple TV game for tvOS

28:10

In this lesson for our Apple TV game for tvOS we will be adding colliders to a dumpster object so the front of the dumpster can cause a crash but the top can be ridden on by the player. We also do some good code clean up and talk object oriented programming.

21:52

Learn how to detect collisions between the player and obstacles for your Apple TV game for tvOS

23:17

Learn how to create a parallax effect for the background to give your Apple TV game some depth.

Article

You are going to refactor the Game Scene at this point in the app!

14:43

Learn how to add randomly generated buildings to your background in your Apple TV SpriteKit game for tvOS

17:11

Our Apple TV SpriteKit game with Swift 2 is coming along nicely! Now its time for some Audio and more animations. Lets get this tvOS game done!

09:46

We are so close to the finish line with our SpriteKit game for Apple TV and tvOS. Let's enhance some collisions and get this Swift SpriteKit game done!

05:06

Let's put your Swift 2 and SpriteKit skills to the test. You are going to take Retro Skate to a whole new level. Time to get serious about Apple TV game development.

Section 7: Deployment
04:20

Learn how to set up your account so you can distribute apps to the Apple App Store for tvOS and Apple TV

14:12

Learn about how to set up development and distribution certificates so you can deploy locally and to the app store for tvOS

Article

We've been building on a simulator. Let's talking about deploying your Apple TV and Swift apps to the App Store for tvOS

Article
We've been building on a simulator. Let's talking about deploying your Apple TV and Swift apps to the App Store for tvOS
19:26

We've been building on a simulator. Let's talking about deploying your Apple TV and Swift apps to the App Store for tvOS

Article

Get your Apple account ready to distribute apps on the app store for Apple TV and tvOS

Section 8: Bonus Content: Swift Refresher
18:40

Learn of the basic types in Swift 2

Article

Time to put in practice what you have learned about Swift 2 variables

11:39

Learn how to use conditionals with Swift 2 - if and else statements

09:21

Learn how to use conditionals with Swift 2 - if and else statements

25:54

Learn how to use functions with Swift 2

Article

Go hands on with Swift functions. Time to learn core concepts

19:20

Learn the most basic and important of all data structures - Arrays with Swift 2

30:40

Learn how to use Swift 2 loops, one of the core programming constructs

Article

Time to put in practice what you have learned about Swift 2 Arrays & Loops

12:51

Swift 2 Dictionaries are an incredibly important data structure. Learn all about them in this lesson

25:17

Object oriented programming is foundational for iOS 9, tvOS, and all of Apple's development technologies. Learn the best way to be a good programmer and master OOP for Swift

17:55

Object oriented programming is foundational for iOS 9, tvOS, and all of Apple's development technologies. Learn the best way to be a good programmer and master OOP for Swift with inheritance

11:42

Object oriented programming is foundational for iOS 9, tvOS, and all of Apple's development technologies. Learn the best way to be a good programmer and master OOP for Swift with polymorphism

28:01

Optionals for Swift are an incredibly important and foundational concept. Learn the right way to work with Swift optionals

14:27

Enums are an important tool for every developer to have in their arsenal. Learn the right way to use Enums in Swift 2

05:42

Extend the functionality of Apple's classes as well as your own by using Swift extensions

Section 9: BONUS
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Instructor Biography

Mark Price, Unity 3D Android iOS 10 Swift 3 & React Teacher

I am a veteran mobile developer having built over 57 mobile apps for iOS and Android, and I've also build multiple Unity 3D games, including Call of Duty Ghosts mobile. 

I also spend most of my days now as a professional engineering instructor - changing the lives of students throughout the world - helping them make amazing salaries as engineers.

My passion is helping people reveal hidden talents and guide them into the world of startups and programming. I currently am teaching iOS 10, Apple TV & tvOS, React & Flux web development, Objective-C, Swift 3, Android, Javascript, Node, and Java. I also teach Unity 3D game development.

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