Hacking with watchOS 3 - Build Amazing Apple Watch Apps
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Hacking with watchOS 3 - Build Amazing Apple Watch Apps

The Hacking with watchOS tutorial series is designed to make it easy for beginners to get started coding for watchOS
4.6 (16 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.
163 students enrolled
Created by Stephen DeStefano
Last updated 5/2017
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  • 14.5 hours on-demand video
  • 45 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Place your own amazing watch apps into the hands of thousands of people through the Watch App Store
  • Become completely proficient with Swift 3 and watchOS app development
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  • You will need a Mac, and Xcode 8 which is a free download from the Mac App Store, and simply a desire to transform your ideas into amazing apps

This course is produced from the "Hacking with watchOS" series of tutorials, which are written and authored by the award winning Swift programmer, Paul Hudson,  and these videos were made with his permission and support. You can always be guaranteed you're learning the latest and greatest Apple technologies in the Hacking with Swift tutorials. Here you learn smart, powerful, and expressive Swift 3, and watchOS 3, the way it was meant to be written. You learn while you make real-world Apple watch apps, which means you get to apply your new skills immediately and see them work in context. Hacking with Swift is one of the most popular Swift tutorial series online, which uses an approach that teaches you Swift programming incredibly quickly, and you end up with a huge library of finished projects that are yours to develop further, or ship to the  App Store. Paul has received high praise from the creator of the Swift language himself, Chris Lattner, for his outstanding method of teaching, and series of Swift tutorials. And working together with iOS developer Steve DeStefano, the Hacking with Swift series of programming training videos are simply the fastest way to learn how to code in the Apple eco-system.

Check out all of Paul Hudson's Swift tutorials and books at HackingWithSwift - from beginner to pro, Paul will teach you to write Swift code in very little time.

  • Want to learn how to build amazing watch apps? 
  • This course has all the step by step instruction you need to create awesome apps to submit to the App Store. 
  • Building a watch app uses the exact same Swift 3 language as iOS apps…there are differences of course from iOS, such as the much smaller user interface, and watchOS does not use auto layout, and is simpler to work with. and if your coming from iOS, the transition is seamless.
  • If your completely new to coding, don’t worry, we have you covered, as there is also a language section in the course that starts at the very beginning, and covers the complete Swift 3 language.
  • The term "Hacking with watchOS" means we are "playing" with the Swift language, and using it in unique and interesting ways.
  • Watch apps are fun to build, simply add your own unique creativity, and follow along in the lectures, and before you know it, you've created a masterpiece.....how cool is it to have your very own creation in the App Store, and on the wrists of thousands of people? 
  • This course makes use of annotations, callouts, diagrams, highlighting, and deep explanations that help make complex subject matter much easier to grasp, and guides you along the path of the code each step of the way. 
  • This course also makes the perfect reference tool kit, to be used in conjunction with the Apple docs, so that you can go back and scrub through any of the lectures very quickly to pull out relevant code or instruction that you need, or use all of the downloadable code and create your own ready made set of docs. There's tons of information here, and no wasted chatter, it's strictly on point with Swift 3 and watchOS. 

Some of the topics that will be covered:

  • Featuring apps built by the award winning Swift programmer - Paul Hudson - HackingWithSwift
  • Build 12 projects - each one teaching a new aspect of watchOS
  • We use Swift 3, watchOS 3 and Xcode 8 - The latest versions
  • The Swift 3 language - we go from variables to creating our own functions and more
  • Learn by use of annotations - diagrams - highlighting - callouts
  • How to use controls - outlets and actions
  • Using delegates and protocols
  • The ins and outs of GCD
  • Dictate notes into your watch and convert voice to text
  • Work with paged based interfaces - sliders - pickers
  • Create SpriteKit games for the watch
  • UserDefaults to persist data
  • Parse JSON from a website and load its data into your watch
  • Add alerts - menus - notifications to your watch apps
  • Animations
  • Learn the various ways to receive user input on a watch
  • Record audio
  • Learn how to work with Time Travel and Complications
  • Create a cool "Safe Crack" app where you use the digital crown to simulate the lock on a safe
  • Create a workout app with a twist, using HealthKit
  • Use the WatchConnectivuty class to pass data between the iPhone and watch and vise versa
  • And a ton more!
  • All videos are recorded in HD for maximum resolution and clarity

Swift is the new language of the future, and with this course you will get plenty of instruction on how to implement it in unique ways to create beautiful watch apps. 

This course assumes you have no programming experience, so its perfect for the beginner. Its also a nice fit for the intermediate and experienced coder as well because the projects get more complex as we proceed further.

If you think this might be too difficult for you, think again, and come code along with me in a step by step format....just add a big portion of your own unique creativity, and before you know it, you will have built many amazing watch apps that you can submit to the App Store, and place on the wrists of thousands of people. See you inside the course.

Happy Coding :-)

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone who has a burning desire to get their own creative ideas translated into Apple Watch apps. We cover the complete Swift 3 language and go from beginner to advanced
  • This is the perfect course if your coming from another language like Objective C or any other language, and you'll see how easy it is to transition to swift 3.
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Curriculum For This Course
113 Lectures
Introduction - Whats it like to build for watchOS?
1 Lecture 05:22
The Swift 3 Language
25 Lectures 03:31:16
Variables - Part 1

Variables - Part 2 - Data Types - Type Annotation - Type Inference continued

Operators Part 1 - Unary, Binary, Ternary, Assignment, and Remainder operators

Operators Part 2 - Increment, Decrement, Minus Unary, Compound Assignment

Operators Part 3 - Range, and Logical operators



Computed Properties

Property Observers


Protocols Part 1 - Syntax and declaring - Adding functions

Protocols Part 2 - Adding properties -Delegation - Static keyword

Enums Part 1 - Raw values - Associated values

Enums Part 2 - Implicitly assigned raw values

Enums Part 3 - Initializing - recurssive enums

Generics Part 1

Generics Part 2

Type Casting - Part 1 - The "as" and "is" operators

Type Casting - Part 2 - Using AnyObject and Any

Nested Types

Tuples part 1 - Using and accessing values

Tuples part 2 - Using them with functions and optionals

Closures Part 1 - Syntax and Optimizations

Closures Part 2 - Trailing Closures

Closures Part 3 - Capturing Values
Control Flow
4 Lectures 26:20
if statement - else if - nested if's


for in loop

while and repeat while loops
7 Lectures 43:23
Arrays Part 1 - Declaring and initialiizing an array

Arrays Part 2 - Accessing and modifying an array

Arrays Part 3 - More of accessing and modifying an array

Dictionaries - Part 1

Dictionaries - Part 2

Sets Part 1 - Declaring and initializing sets

Sets Part 2 - Accessing and modifying sets
4 Lectures 27:55
Functions Part 1 - Declaring - Syntax - Return

Functions Part 2 - Working with functions

Functions Part 3 - Working with more functions

Functions Part 4 - Nested Functions
4 Lectures 29:47
Strings Part 1 - Literals-mutability-interpolation-characters

Strings Part 2 - Accessing and modifying strings

Strings Part 3 - Comparing strings

Strings Part 4 - Even more of accessing and modifying strings
Classes - Properties - inits - Subclassing
3 Lectures 17:03
Classes - initializers - properties

Subclassing Part 1

Subclassing Part 2
Whats New in Swift 3.0
3 Lectures 24:48
Part 1 - Depreciations - Method and Parameter names - Omit needless words

Part 2 - Lowercase enums and properties - Foundation Framework namings

Part 3 - Importing C Funcs - Dispatch - KVO - Verbs and Nouns
Project 1 - NoteDictate
7 Lectures 01:01:29

Part 1 - Setting up

Part 2 - Designing our interface

Part 3 - Loading a table of items

Part 4 - Transcribing the users voice

Part 5 - Showing a second screen

Part 6 - Loading and saving data
Project 2 - Rock - Paper - Scissors
4 Lectures 29:13
Project 2 Intro

Part 2 - Picking a move

Part 3 - Winning the game
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About the Instructor
Stephen DeStefano
4.6 Average rating
847 Reviews
7,883 Students
9 Courses
iOS / macOS Developer / Swift Instructor

My name is Steve DeStefano, an iOS instructor, and working together with Paul Hudson, the award winning Swift programmer, i've transfered his best selling iOS / macOS / watchOS, and other books into lecture style courses. So your getting the best instruction available for everything Apple. Paul's teaching method has been hailed as one of the best ways to learn how to code in the shortest amount of time, and he has received high praise from the creator of the Swift language, Chris Lattner. I offer a unique way of presenting Paul's material, which is with the help of callouts, highlighting and graphics, all to make it easy to follow the path of the code, and understand the content. If your think this might be too difficult, think again, and then come code along with Paul and me, and see how easy it is to learn Swift and app building. Go from a newbie to an Apple developer in a short amount of time, and see your own unique creations in the App Sore, and in the hands of thousands of people.