iOS7 Programming: Fast Start!

Sneak peek into new features of iOS7 and Xcode like Airdrop & Multitasking Spritekit, Game Center and Game Contollers
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 12/2013 English

Course Description

In this Fast Start course we'll look at some of the new features of iOS 7 and Xcode 5.

In less than 2.5 hours, you'll get up to speed and get a bird's eye view in what lies under the hood in Apple's biggest iOS update in 7 years!

The iOS 7 update makes significant changes to the look and feel of apps running on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices.

As a developer, you need to be prepared for these changes.

In this course, we assume you are already familiar with iOS development: we will only cover the most important changes and new features of the iOS 7 version of the operating system.

There are a total of 14 videos and each session will have a small quiz and assignment at the end of it. Source code, examples and power points for reference are provided for reference.

Section 1 - In the first session we'll cover the changes that have been made to the look and feel of iOS, along with a discussion of why these changes were made. We'll also take a high level view of the topics covered in the remaining three sessions.

Section 2 - Will cover Airdrop, a new API that allows file sharing between iOS devices. We'll also take a look at some of the changes made to the multitasking APIs.

Section 3 - This will be all about SpriteKit, an exciting new API that simplifies game development using a native 2D graphics engine. We'll also look at some of the changes in the GameKit framework as well as Game Controller integration with apps and devices.

Section 4 - In the final session we'll look at changes made to the Camera APIs: the ability to scan barcodes as well as the capability to shoot 60 FPS video at 720p resolution.

A topic wise overview -

Section 1 - An Introduction

- Welcome
- Where to get Xcode 5 and iOS 7
- Benefits of joining the Apple Developer network

User Interface changes
- What has been changed
- Why have these changes been made (why buttons don't look like buttons anymore, etc...)

Overview of what's new in the API (What will be covered in the four weeks)
- Airdrop and Multitasking
- Core Motion and Core Location
- Sprite Kit, Game Center and Game Controller

+ Hello World Demo

Section 2 - Airdrop and Multitasking
- What is Airdrop?
- Sharing files with airdrop
- Changes to the multitasking API
- Demos

Section 3 - Spritekit, Game Center, Game Controller

- Integrating with Game Center
- Using Game Controllers
- Spritekit Introduction - simple sprites, sprite motion, collision, and a mention of physics bodies is about all we'll be able to cover, due to time.
- Demo: A simple spritekit app

Section 4 - Camera updates

- video at 60 FPS / 720p
...Demo: detecting best video capture rate and frame size
- scanning barcodes
...Demo: setting up barcode detection and decoding barcodes

What are the requirements?

  • We assume you are already familiar with iOS development and have done some coding on this platform in the past.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Lay the foundation before taking any other in-depth iOS7 course.
  • A great way to get started and familiar with whats coming next.
  • The most important changes are addressed and covered.
  • By the end of the course you will have a birds eye view of Apple's biggest iOS update in 7 years.

Who is the target audience?

  • If you're sitting on the sidelines, still wondering if iOS 7 is worth the time - then this is your wake up call!

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: Introduction to iOS7
Introduction, Requirements, and What's New
Working with Xcode, Demo
Assignment - Tab Greeting
2 questions

In the iOS 7 design documentation, the concept of “deference” means?

Section 2: Airdrop and Multitasking
Airdrop Discussion
Airdrop Demo
Multitasking Discussion
Multitasking Demo
Assignment for Section 2
Section 3: SpriteKit, GameCenter, and Game Controllers
SpriteKit Discussion
SpriteKit Demo
GameKit and Game Controller Discussion
Game Controller Demo
Assignment for Section 3
Section 4: Camera Updates
Camera Updates Discussion
Demo: Finding the Best Framerate and Resolution
Barcode Scanning Discussion
Barcode Scanning Demo
Assignment for Section 4

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