Professional iOS App Development with Swift
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Professional iOS App Development with Swift

Learn how to build a fully customised iOS app from scratch in 10 steps
4.4 (68 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
624 students enrolled
Created by Brian Advent
Last updated 11/2015
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  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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  • You should know the basics of the Swift programming language
  • You should be familiar with the basics of the Xcode IDE

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.

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
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Curriculum For This Course
37 Lectures
Let's get Started
2 Lectures 03:27
Development Overview
4 Lectures 26:41
Design and development is an intertwined process

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

The Xcode project

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

Bringing the design to life: exploring the storyboard
Step 1: Storing information using CoreData
2 Lectures 12:30

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

A closer look at the data model

Be lazy: Creating a CoreData helper class
Step 2: Displaying and Saving random Quotes
5 Lectures 38:10
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:

Getting author images from wikipedia

Saving our first quote
Step 3: Custom ViewController transitions
2 Lectures 16:46

Creating a custom UIViewController Transition
Step 4: TableView customisation - displaying quotes
4 Lectures 26:16
Custom UITableView cells

Loading and presenting data in a TableView

Finishing touches
Step 5: Adding and Displaying Quotes
3 Lectures 32:48
Add a user defined quote

A little error correction

Displaying quotes: moving data between ViewControllers
Step 6: Searching the Database
3 Lectures 20:17
Using xib files for custom views

Implementing the search algorithm
Step 7: Custom Tableview Rowactions
1 Lecture 05:57
Swipe to delete
Step 8: Special functions
4 Lectures 23:23
Another custom menu

Deleting quotes

Sharing quotes

Transitioning to the QuoteImageViewController
3 More Sections
About the Instructor
Brian Advent
4.5 Average rating
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3,132 Students
6 Courses
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.