How To Build An Insanely Successful App Like Snapchat

A 100% hands-on practical guide to learning how to build real iOS and Watch applications with Apple's Swift language.
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  • Lectures 42
  • Length 4.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

Enable yourself to build iOS apps through one of the only courses containing simple and 100% hands-on video training with Apple's brand new programming language Swift. There are no slides, boring information, or documentation. If you want to hit the ground running and start building your awesome app idea, this course is for you.

Why To Take This Course

This course is designed to not only give you a strong core knowledge base about iOS, but also show you how to be on the cutting-edge by take advantage of the latest Apple frameworks and technologies. This unique course will help you stand out from the hundreds of thousands of applications by implementing the latest features like Touch ID, Handoff, App Extensions, and WatchKit. These are all huge opportunities for developers to take advantage of, and you can be one of the very first.

How You Learn

We will begin by introducing some basic Swift concepts like constants, variables, optionals, arrays, and dictionaries. You will be able to experiment with them directly in Xcode. Then we'll start building our app, TouchChat. This course unlike other online resources, consolidates all the information into very practical and easy to understand videos and will help you start making apps right away!

What The App You'll Build Does

  • Take photos using the built-in camera on the iPhone
  • Upload and post the photos for other users to see
  • Browse and view photos other users have posted
  • Hide the photos when viewing until your fingerprint scans
  • Access photos from a Notification Center widget
  • Handoff integration with Macs for continuity
  • Integrates with Apple Watch to view info about photos

Who Can Take The Course

Of course if you have ever wrote code in the past, chances are you'll find this course a bit easier to understand. However, no programming experience is required and it's one of the best ways for someone who has never written a line of code in their life to jump right in. This course is also extremely valuable if you're someone who has built iOS apps before and are looking to give yourself a boost to learn Swift or implement awesome new technology into your apps to make them stand out. We think you will love it no matter where you are!

What are the requirements?

  • A Mac with OS X Yosemite (10.9) or later
  • Xcode from the Mac App Store
  • An iPhone 5s or later (recommended)
  • An Apple Developer account (optional)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Write code for iOS apps using Swift
  • Write good networking code
  • Build applications using the latest Apple frameworks
  • Be familiar with extensions on iOS
  • Take advantage of Apple Watch

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wants to learn iOS programming from scratch
  • Anyone who wants to build out their app idea efficiently using the latest Apple technology
  • Developers who already have experience but would like to learn Swift or take advantage of brand new features in iOS

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.


Section 1: Getting Started With Swift

Developer Resources:

Download Xcode:

Strings, Constants, and Variables
Types and Optionals
Section 2: Xcode Basics
Creating Your First Project
Adding a Table
Connecting Interface to Code
Section 3: Coding and Network Basics
Fetching Data from the Network
Helper Functions and Closures
Loading Data into Array
Handling Errors and UIAlertControllers
Using Segues with View Controllers
Section 4: Building TouchChat's Core
Populating UITableView with Protocols
Creating Classes for View Controllers and Auto Layout
Connecting Outlets from Storyboard to Code
Adding Auto Layout Constraints
Passing data through Segues and Downloading Image Data
Creating Interface Animations
Connecting Actions from Storyboard to Code
Using the Camera on iOS Devices
Overriding UIImagePickerDelegate
Helper Methods for Uploading and Posting Images
Putting Together the Uploading Code
Adding a Network Activity Indicator
Refresh Controls and Fixing Image Aspect Ratio
Section 5: Handoff Integration
Implementing Handoff with NSUserActivity
Section 6: Touch ID Integration
Using the LocalAuthentication Framework for Touch ID
Implementing a Password Fallback
Section 7: Building a Today Extension for Notification Center
Creating a Target for the Extension
Setting up the Today Extension's Interface
Loading Data into the Today Extension
Open Main Application from the Widget
Responding to URL Schemes Pt. 1
Responding to URL Schemes Pt. 2
Section 8: WatchKit Integration
Adding an Apple Watch Application Target
Building the Watch Interface
Populating the Watch Interface with Data
Setting up the Detail Watch Interface Controller
Formatting Dates
Adding a Force Touch Menu and About View
Creating Glances
Section 9: The Finishing Touches
Finishing TouchChat by Adding Icons

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Instructor Biography

Gabriel Pierannunzi, Founder and Developer

Hi, I'm Gabe! I was just 9 years old when I discovered that behind every website was some basic HTML code that I could understand. Ever since then, I have been absolutely addicted to my new passion that was code. Over the years I was introduced to new languages like Ruby, JavaScript, Objective-C, and now Swift!

I'm the founder of a mobile application development company called Appuccino. We have created countless beautiful apps for clients and now I'd like to share that expertise with the world. I was recently invited to attend the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Fransisco by Apple. There I learned about their new programming language, Swift by the very engineers that created the language. I have also coded and designed numerous apps and side projects on the App Store and currently hold the CEO role at Appuccino.

My goal is to inspire and give you all the tools you need to build the app you've always wanted to create, or get a job in the tech industry with your newly developed skills.

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