Learn how simple it is to build an iPhone application! You'll take your first steps in getting familiar with the basic building blocks for making an iPhone app, and you'll see just how easy it is to do it! Even without knowing how to code!
Have FUN and build confidence in your own abilities to create iPhone apps through following this tutorial for beginners.
A Powerful tool to help you create ANYTHING! (Well ... almost anything ;)
XCode is the tool we'll use to work with when creating iPhone Apps, but the even MORE important tool is YOU and your creative powers!
Content and Overview
Kids are some of the most creative people in the World, right!?! We learn by doing, and in this course, you will DO! Lets dive in and start getting our hands dirty!
Mainly suitable for Kids aged between 7 through 11 and/or any beginners in iPhone app development, through the course of 12 lectures you'll learn how to download and use XCode, the basic tool for creating iPhone applications, as well as learning some of the fundamental building blocks that you'll use to build apps.
And hey, how do you feel about bananas? Great! Mee too! Cuz we're gonna make our very first "Hello Banana App"!
Beginning with the download and installation of XCode, the course will take you through a basic tour of it's different areas, and what you can do with it. You'll learn how to add labels and buttons to your screen, and explore other types of UI (User Interface) elements that you can work with and customize. You'll see how you can add "Actions" to buttons, and start seeing how easy it is to "make things happen" and make your app "do stuff". At the end of the course, we'll also begin touching a bit on simple coding concepts.
The course will take about 1 hour to complete, and at the end of the course I'll take you through building your very first Hello Banana! iPhone app, and you will get a feel for yourself of how simple it is to create your own amazing apps! You'll be able to work alongside with the tutorials. You'll begin to feel comfortable getting your way around XCode and have the confidence you need in order to break through to your next level of creating even more complex and advanced apps.
What am I going to get from this course?
Some of you may be thinking ... "I love using apps on my iPhone, but hey! I want to make my own app! But wait, I'm just a kid! What do I know about making iPhone apps?" Well guess what!? You already know EVERYTHING you need to know. This course will show you how!
Lets take quick tour of the place you'll be spending your time building your new apps. There are 3 Main sections to pay attention to: The Left, The Center, and The Right.
The left is a list of all your files that you're working with as you go along creating your app.
The middle is where you'll be doing most of your typing and playing!
The right is where you'll be able to make some change to some more things that will help you as you code!
Are you ready to see your name on the screen? In Big Red (Or Yellow, Or Blue, Or Orange, Or ANY COLOR!) Letters!?!
Tappety Tap Tap Tap! Buttons are you first peek into the world of letting your fingers do the talking!
Lets take a look at some of the other UI elements we can work with!
TextFields are cool, but what if I want to type A loooooooooot of stuuuuuufffffffff :)
Lets explore button actions a little further, shall we?
Lets layout some of the UI elements we've learned for our Hello Banana App.
So we've got our UI elements, right? Lets hook the up to our button, and test our user's spelling abilities!
Originally from Miami, Florida, I studied and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors in Business Administration and Management Information Systems. I have been working within the technology sector since 2000, beginning as a web developer. My last 6 years have been spent in Tel Aviv, Israel, focused on developing iPhone applications both as freelance, and more currently as lead mobile developer at Wibbitz, an Israeli start-up for the last 3 years.