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Music is one of the biggest app categories across all app stores. They have the potential to earn substantial revenue.
Learn the basic concepts, tools, and functions that you will need to build fully functional iOS music streaming apps with the popular programming language, Swift 2. Also learn how to set up your own server and upload music that your app will eventually play.
Things You'll Learn
Powerful Skills at Your Fingertips
By learning to create both iOS apps as well as PHP and MYSQL backends you will become incredibly valuable to potential employers. Combining these 2 skills is the number one reason developers get hired for startups. Those startups need this information and are willing to pay for it!
Not only do you learn the ins and outs of streaming music in iOS apps but this course includes a MASSIVE bonus. I teach you how to create and setup a fully functional server that does the following:
Content and Overview
No knowledge is needed of programming for this course but it helps. If you are a complete beginner then please take my other course (iOS Apps for Complete and Utter Beginners) FIRST.
You will be taken on a journey through:
This course establishes a strong understanding of music app creation concepts and includes training on Xcode and Swift 2. It also includes training on MYSQL, PHP and cPanel. Each chapter starts with an introduction and sounds out with a summary to help you learn even better.
With these skills mastered, the course will take you through how to create a backend for your app (as well as the front end!). Complete this course and you'll discover you now have skills that are continuously in demand from most businesses.
Increase your value by joining now!
Credit: Promo music provided by Ben Sound
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Desktop, iOS and Android.
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|Section 1: Introduction and Environment Setup|
Setup Xcode and iOS Simulators on a Mac
|Section 2: Server Setup and Testing|
Introduction to Server SetupPreview
Free servers are everywhere but they are overcrowded. It's always better to opt for a paid server over which you have much more control. The good news is you can get for less than $5 per month (includes a domain). If you intend to develop apps in the future then having your own test server is a really good idea!
The next sections are labelled one or two. Choose the most appropriate one for your use case.
Option 1: Setting up a Free Server
Option 2: Setting up a Paid Server (Much More Control)
How to Upload Your Files to a Server
Create Your Server Database Using cPanel
Create a PHP Script to Add Uploaded Music to the Database - Part 1
Create a PHP Script to Add Uploaded Music to the Database - Part 2
How to Automate a PHP Script Using Cron
Summary of Server Setup and Testing
|Section 3: A Really Simple iOS Music Streaming Function|
Introduction to Simple StreamingPreview
We also disable app transport security to allow loading of our music
How to Disable App Transport Security on iOSPreview
Inside of ViewController.swift you will create the simplest music streaming function known to man!
Tidying up our Swift Streaming Player by Moving to its Own Class
Summary of Really Simple iOS Music Streaming Function
|Section 4: Adding Some Sugar to our Simple Streaming Function|
Introduction to Advanced Audio Features on iOSPreview
Adding a Play Pause Button to a Storyboard for Media Control
Connecting a Play Pause Button to Streaming Music Controls
How to Implement Lock Screen Controls on iOS
How to Handle Audio Interruptions on iOS
How to Add Lock Screen Media Information on iOS
Summary of Adding Sugar to Simple Streaming Function
|Section 5: Getting a List of Music from the Remote Database|
Introduction to Getting a List of Music From the DatabasePreview
How to Create a PHP Interface to the MYSQL Database
How to Fetch Remote Database Information into an iOS App
Creating our Song Class to Store Retrieved Items
How to Parse Retrieved Data into a List of Songs
Summary of Getting a List of Music fom the Remote Database
|Section 6: Placing Retrieved Song Lists into a Table View|
Introduction to Placing Retrieved Song Lists into a Table ViewPreview
How to Create a Table View and Custom Table View Cell on iOS
How to Populate a Table View with Data
Firing up Our Music Player Whenever a Song is Selected
Homework: Tidy up the Song Name to Remove the MP3 Ending
Summary of Placing Retrieved Song Lists into a Table View
|Section 7: Taking the App to the Next Level - More Data|
Introduction to Taking the App to the Next Level - More DataPreview
Adding in Artist Information to our Database and App
Reporting Number of Plays to our Database - Necessary for a Streaming License
Summary of Taking the App to the Next Level - More Data
|Section 8: Taking the App to the Next Level - Liking and Sharing|
Introduction to Taking the App to the Next Level - Liking and SharingPreview
Adding a Like Button for the Current Playing Song
Adding a ‘Share on Facebook’ Button - Social Media Rocks!
Summary of taking the App to the Next Level - Liking and Sharing
|Section 9: Summary and Roundup|
Summary of Everything You’ve Learnt so Far
Where to go Next (How to Make Money From this Sort of App)
Thankyou and a Special Gift Just For You
Swift 3 on iOS, a little Java here and there and C# for Xamarin. I'll show you how to use them all!
When you learn from me you learn in an holistic manner. You learn concepts that are applicable to ALL mobile systems.
My aim is to get you qualified mighty fast, with very little hair tearing from frustration!
And what does that mean for you?
You'll be able to make your own apps to earn passive income. Or you could become a freelance developer which I can honestly say it is the best life in the world. You will have no boss and earn an hourly rate of over $100. You can also take holiday whenever you want!
Of course you have to learn how to make good apps first so take my courses now and you will see how easy mobile app development can be!