Learn the basic subjects about iOS and Cloud-based services that you will need to create powerful applications enhanced by the cloud.
Build amazing apps that are empowered by cloud services with this tutorial for both beginners and experts that want to learn about cloud-services.
Powerful apps that your users will love
Including cloud services inside your apps creates a better user experience that your users will appreciate. Having data in the cloud is amazing so your users can have the same things on their iPhone and on their iPad and even on their Android (if you develop your app for other platforms as well).
iOS is growing amazingly, so a lot of users could download your apps. You could even be hired as an iOS developers, those guys are very well paid.
Content and overview
Suitable for beginners or anyone who is barely starting on mobile app development. You'll learn the basics of the Swift programming language, the basics of app creation and you'll even create real-world basic apps.
Also suitable for experieced developers who want to learn what they can do by integrating powerful cloud services in their apps. You'll learn how you can acces cloud-hosted databases (and create thos databases), upload photos to a cloud storage service that YOU create, authenticate your users with Facebook or other services and more!
The courses flow is designed to take you from beginner (if you are one) to an experienced developer with apps that take advantage of the power of the cloud.
Work alonside the aouthor and you'll end up with 5 real-world apps. You will also have learnt how to create powerful iOS apps from the ground up.
Welcome to this course!
We would like to know how you designed your apps.
We have a OneDrive folder: http://1drv.ms/1U1bPVd in which you are able to upload your code so we can solve your questions, or maybe you have solved the question of someone else. Share your projects and more!
Where can I get the tools (Xcode) required to start developing iOS apps?
Create your first iOS project. We'll be doing it this way troughout the entire course.
Explore the features and structure of the Xcode Integrated Development Environment.
Understand the diference between Constants and Variables. You'll start learning Swift in the Playground (part of Xcode) where we can quickly understand how a program reacts to our code.
Learn how you can condition when a certain part of your code should excecute and when it shouldn't.
Code that needs to iterate? Run and run and run for a number of times (specific or based on something)?
We'll solve that here.
Pieces of code that we can excecute by writing just one line.
Functions is what you'll learn now.
The basics of object oriented programming.
Get started creating the UI for an iOS application!
Storyboards are great for defining the UI, let's start adding some elements to that UI so we can let the user input data.
We have the data from the UI, let's work with it with Swift!
The UI four our first application!
Let's now write some Swift, code the functionality!
We would love to amire your designs.
Your fist challenge! Here's what you should build.
Ok, here's the simple part. The UI for the app.
And the functionality, in case you had trouble solving things.
I will change the UI a bit, and start using a UIPicker. I have to warn you, this may be a little to much if you are barely starting with iOS development. You can skip this lecture and leave it for later.
Share what you built!
Adding lists (tables) to your app.
Setting the way the application will look like.
Initial coding for out application to work.
What we have to code for the TableView to show data.
What we need to code for the cells (lines in the TablewView) to show data. Building custom TableViewCells.
Using local Databases.
Defining what the data will be shaped like.
Retrieving what is inside of the database.
Inserting data into the DB.
Get only data that corresponds to the Customer we want to see.
Get only the Projects from the selected Customer.
Challenge 2! What you will build now.
Define the way the application will look like.
Start coding the functionality.
Getting the app ready.
Cloud computing services! What is the cloud?
Azure Mobile Services will allow us to connect our iOS apps to the power of the cloud.
Get a free Azure subscription and create a mobile service.
Link your iOS app to the Mobile Service so we can start accesing cloud-based services.
A Mobile Service comes with a DB (cloud-based of course), let's insert data into it!
Get the data that is in the loud-based database!
I am a Software Engineer and Xamarin-Certified Mobile Developer (just got my certification renewed on September 11th 2017, yay!)
I have been developing mobile apps for 6 years now, I started when iOS 5 had just been released!
During this years I have created apps for clients, both for private use, and for public use. I have created some apps that I wanted to release to the app stores, and have created a lot of apps just for fun. The main platform I use is Xamarin, so I can code Android, Windows, iOS and macOS apps using my favorite language: C#.
I have helped literally thousands of students to learn how to code, both online and in-person, and it has become my passion.
I also love to design apps, whenever I get a little bit (or a lot) stressed when coding, I design apps, either out-of-the-blue concepts, or the next app that I have to code, or a design for a client.
I like to think of myself as an entrepreneur, I am the cofounder of a startup, AlphaBeta, focused on helping Mexicans to adapt digital technologies in their lives, so they become more efficient, and live better lives.
In AlphaBeta I have learnt (and taught) how to use tools like Google Classroom, Power BI (super popular with SMEs) and Adobe Experience Design, and some of those courses, have been brought here as well.
My students usually say that I know how to make difficult subjects easy to understand, and that I help them learn in the best way possible: by doing.