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Apple Watch Design & Program a Slot Machine App

Hands on step-by-step guide on how to design a casino slot machine Apple Watch app and program it with Objective-c.
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Created by Yohann Taieb
Last updated 11/2014
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What Will I Learn?
Build a useful Apple Watch app from scratch, a casino sloth machine app, while learning the standard watchkit elements and programming patterns
Ability to design an Apple Watch user interface
Ability to connect the User Interface to the code
Ability to create simple and advanced code logic
Ability to use the Apple Watch simulator
Ability to animate an Apple Watch app
Knowledge and usage of the watchkit framework
Usage of the Objective-c language
Usage of XCode Interface Development Environment
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  • access to a mac OS computer
  • or access to a mac OS virtual machine
  • access to the internet to download free tools
  • basic knowledge of using a MAC is a plus
  • Having used an iPhone or iPad before

Learn the fundamentals of Apple Watch Kit by creating a real Casino Slot Machine Watch app. You will learn how to design the user interface, and write the code logic that makes the application interact with the player.

This course is all about diving in and getting your hands dirty from the very top.

Throughtout this course you will be guided on a step by step journey and be transformed from a total beginner to an confident Watch app developer who has all the right tools to begin coding your own watch apps, whether personal or professional.

You don’t need any experience taking this course. Now if you already have some experience with iOS, then this course will be a great way to transition to the watch kit.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to learn about the Apple Watch App Development
  • Students in Computer science
  • Students in Graphic Designs, and Fine Arts
  • App Reskinners
  • Mobile App Entrepreneurs
  • Software Developers
  • Side entrepreneurs, side business start
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 24 Lectures Collapse All 24 Lectures 02:03:18
Initial Setup
4 Lectures 09:15

This is a demonstration of the functionality of the completed Slot machine Watch application

Preview 01:35

Download Xcode software, it’s a free programming, and it’s allowing you to make watch apps

Download XCode tool

We're creating the project in XCode, in order to build the design and get to program the code.

Create project and run it in the Apple Watch simulator

Adding resources such as images and sounds to an xcoede watch app project

Add Slot Machine Images to your Apple Watch Project
Slot Machine User Interface Design
2 Lectures 10:15

Designing the slot machine look in the interface builder part of xcode.

Design the Slot Machine User Interface with Interface Builder

Testing the slot machine app in the Apple Watch simulator.

Verify Apple Watch Slot Machine User Interface Design in Simulator
Connecting User Interface to code
3 Lectures 14:27

In this lecture, we're connecting the images to the code

Connecting User Interface to code part 1

In this lecture, we're connecting the buttons and labels to the code

Preview 02:21

Connecting the user interface button to an action within the code

Trigger code action when pressing button
Writing Initial Code Logic
5 Lectures 33:19

We're programming the code to handle adding, subtracting and displaying the current number of coins the user has.

Keeping track of currency score tokens

Here, we're writing the piece of code that will call the action to spin the slots

Programming the preparation for next spin

We're writing the code logic that drive the simulation of the slot rotation

Preview 06:17

In this lecture, we’re storing the name of each image items in a collection of type NSArray

Creating Collection of array of items

Storing the names of the slot images within an array collection

Preview 04:54
Manipulating images and buttons
3 Lectures 17:04

Programming the logic that calls the image rotation action for each slot column

Programming the Logic to call image rotation

Core logic to switch images when slot machine is spinning (part 1)

Programming code that switch slot images part 1

Core logic to switch images when slot machine is spinning (part 2)

Programming code that switch slot images part 2
Programming Score and Winning Proceeds
5 Lectures 24:29

Writing the program logic to stop the slots from spinning.

Note: You can download the xcode project file at this step of the process.

Programming logic to stop slots from spinning

Creating nsarray collections that store the values for each type of winning

Defining values of each wins

Writing code logic when the user wins 3 items in a row

Calculating score: 3 items in a row

Writing code logic when the user wins 2 items in a row

Calculating score: 2 matching items in a row

Writing code logic to display the win text within the Spin UIBUTTON.

Preview 04:12
Taking the app functionality to the next level
2 Lectures 14:29

Learn how to change the color of a UIButton through code.

Change Win text color then reset settings

Making the winning row blink using an NSTimer.

Note: Make sure to download the completed project within this section.

Making row blink on Win
About the Instructor
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Yohann holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from FIU University. He has been a College instructor for over 7 years, teaching iPhone Development, iOS 10, Apple Watch development, Swift 3, Unity 3D, Pixel Art, Photoshop for programmers, and Android. Yohann also has plenty of ideas which naturally turned him into an entrepreneur, where he owns over 100 mobile apps and games in both the Apple app store and the Android store.

Yohann is one of the leading experts in mobile game programming, app flipping and reskinning. His teaching style is unique, hands on and very detailed. Yohann has enabled more than 50000 students to publish their own apps and reach the top spots in iTunes App Stores, which has been picked up by blogs and medias like WIRED magazine, Yahoo News, and Forbes Online. Thanks to him, thousands of students now make a living using iOS 9, Swift 2, Objective C ( ObjC ), Android, Apple Watch ( watchOS ), Apple TV ( TVOS ), Unity 3D, and Pixel art animation

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