Professional iOS App Development with Swift

Learn how to build a fully customised iOS app from scratch in 10 steps
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  • Lectures 37
  • Length 4 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

In this course you will create a fully customised iOS 9 application called Quotes To Go from start to finish. Quotes to Go was created specifically to work as an example for this course and has already been downloaded from the Appstore by thousands of people around the world. So this is not just a simple demo application. This is a 100% real world app.

This course is for everyone who wants to learn more than the basics of iOS development. After watching this course you will have immersive knowledge about professional iOS development and advanced programming techniques.

Some of the highlights that we we are going to cover are:

  • custom ViewController transitions
  • TableView customisation
  • custom menues
  • CoreData database searches
  • asynchronous programming
  • iCloud integration

Course abstract

After introducing you to the Quotes To Go App, which this course is about, we will have a close look at the design and we will identify key obstacles that we have to face when translating UI design into code. We will move on by learning more about data saving techniques like CoreData and plists. After saving our first quotes we will cover custom ViewController transitions to ensure a great user experience. Displaying all quotes in a beautifully designed TableView will be the next item on our way. We will even use Wikipedia to find images of famous people and use them as author images. We will also perform face detection to ensure that a persons face is always visible. After integrating some basic features like adding, deleting and sharing quotes, we will focus our efforts on one of the app’s highlights, which is generating great looking quote images that can be saved, but also shared on social media, via text, or e-mail. We will conclude this course by integrating the ability to sync data using iCloud.

What are the requirements?

  • You should know the basics of the Swift programming language
  • You should be familiar with the basics of the Xcode IDE

What am I going to get from this course?

  • create your own professional apps
  • use CoreData to store complex data
  • search a CoreData database
  • integrate iCloud into your apps
  • customise User Interfaces
  • customise ViewController Transitions
  • customise TableViews
  • perform tasks asynchronously

Who is the target audience?

  • Take this course if you want to create professional iOS Apps with a unique look and feel
  • to learn more about professional development techniques
  • to experience the development of a beautifully designed app from start to finish

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: Let's get Started
May I introduce: Quotes To Go
Section 2: Development Overview
Design and development is an intertwined process
Design overview and key obstacles for development

This lecture contains the starter files and the artwork for the Quotes To Go app


You don't need to watch this video if you are familiar with the basics of Autolayout and how to use standard UI components.

Section 3: Step 1: Storing information using CoreData

For an introduction to CoreData have a look at my free YouTube tutorial:

Be lazy: Creating a CoreData helper class
Section 4: Step 2: Displaying and Saving random Quotes
Using a plist as datasource
Display a random quote
One textview fits all: a custom UITextView class

To learn more about the WikiFace class watch my YouTube tutorial about face detection:

Saving our first quote
Section 5: Step 3: Custom ViewController transitions
Preparations for a custom ViewController Transition
Creating a custom UIViewController Transition
Section 6: Step 4: TableView customisation - displaying quotes
Custom UITableView cells
Loading and presenting data in a TableView
Masking images: round author images
Finishing touches
Section 7: Step 5: Adding and Displaying Quotes
Add a user defined quote
A little error correction
Displaying quotes: moving data between ViewControllers
Section 8: Step 6: Searching the Database
Using xib files for custom views
Animating the search menu
Implementing the search algorithm
Section 9: Step 7: Custom Tableview Rowactions
Swipe to delete
Section 10: Step 8: Special functions
Another custom menu
Deleting quotes
Sharing quotes
Transitioning to the QuoteImageViewController
Section 11: Step 9: Quote Images
Downloading background images from the internet
Saving and sharing quote images
Section 12: Step 10: iCloud
Preparing for iCloud
Making CoreData ready for iCloud
Listen to iCloud Notifications
Section 13: Conclusion

This lecture contains the final Quotes To Go Xcode project.


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Instructor Biography

Brian Advent, iOS Developer and Trainer

I wrote my first line of code at the age of 10 by creating the simplest form of a Hello World Application within the Visual Basic Editor of Microsoft Word. For many years, programming was completely about the journey for me.

Starting off with Visual Basic and earning money by creating Access Databases for many clients was nice, but not the driving force behind my wish to know more about creating software.

After switching to the Mac, I started developing with Java, C++, and later ActionScript 3.0. After school I used my expertise in different scientifically used big data applications. My work was all about visualisation of large amounts of data and therefore creating the best user experience possible.

Although I do love programming, I chose a different path for my professional carrier. By becoming an educator I could follow my second passion which is sharing knowledge. Today and especially since the release of the iPhone SDK in 2008 my interest in programming mainly is focused on creating iOS Apps for educational use and finding ways to create software that can be used in classroom, at universities and by students themselves to make learning a great experience. Although my passion lies in educational software, I am also doing client work from time to time, which does not only include the development of iOS Applications but also the implementation of different iOS development trainings.

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