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iOS App Development (with Swift) Level 2

Start Building iPhone & iPad Apps

In this training you’ll learn the fundamentals of building apps for iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad. You’ll use Apple’s Xcode to begin laying out designs and programming functionality with Swift (Apple’s latest programming language). You will learn about Object Oriented Programming (OOP) and how to submit a working app to the App Store.

Prior experience with some type of coding (not iOS specifically, just any type of coding) will help greatly, as this course will delve into iOS programming. If you have no prior experience coding, we highly recommend you start with our iOS App Development Level 1: Intro to Swift class. You’ll need to bring a Mac laptop to this class.

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Price: $975 Click for Discounts

  • 18 hours of Hands-On Training
  • Custom Written Workbook Included
  • Mac ONLY

We Literally Wrote the Book!

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What You’ll Learn

Section 1
Hello World: Starting a Simple App


  • Creating a Single View Application
  • Getting to Know Xcode’s Interface
  • Creating a Label and Button
  • Document Outline: View vs View Controller
Hello World: Making a Button Change Some Text


  • Assistant Editor
  • ViewController.m vs .h
  • Creating an Outlet for the Text
  • Creating a Method for the Button
  • @synthesize
  • Testing the App in the iOS Simulator
Hello World: Making Label Initially Blank


  • Using Xcode’s Help
  • Removing the Initial Label Text

Section 2
Hello World: Intro to Swift


  • Creating a Class
  • Defining Properties
  • Error Alerts
  • Methods
  • @property Modifiers: strong/weak & nonatomic/atomic
  • @synthesize
Hello World: Finishing Up


  • Instantiation
  • Creating Outlets
  • Dot Notation vs. Getter and Setter Methods
  • Placeholders for Values
  • First Responder, Delegates & Dismissing the Keyboard
  • Debugger Area and Breakpoints
Creating Simple Cells and Managing Retina Images


  • Adding Cells to the Table View
  • Adding Images
  • Adding Retina Images
Section 3
Building a Table View Controller


  • Creating a Class and Connecting it to the Storyboard
  • Adding Properties for the Band Data
  • Editing the Three DataSource Protocol Methods
The Navigation Controller


  • Navigation Controllers
  • Setting the Initial View Controller
  • Setting the Root View Controller
  • Adding the Detail View Controller
  • Segues
Creating the Band Detail View


  • Adding Label Objects
  • Adding View Objects
  • Changing Text Properties
  • Adding a Divider Line
  • Adding the Band Images
Section 4
Segues Part 1


  • What Is a Segue?
  • prepareForSegue Method
  • Band Detail Object
Segues Part 2: Passing Objects


  • NSMutableArray vs NSArray
  • Creating a Mutable Array
  • Connecting Band Detail Outlets in Code
Tab Bar Controller


  • Creating a Tab Bar Controller
  • Using an Apple-Provided Tab Icon
  • Using a Custom Tab Icon
Creating a Location Map


  • Adding the MapKit Framework
  • Adding a Map View
  • Setting a Specific Location on the Map
  • Defining Location Coordinates

Section 5
Linking to an External Webpage


  • Creating the Web View Controller
  • Coding the Link to the Webpage
  • Adding a Button Linking to the Webpage
  • Making the Webpage Scale to Fit
Embedding Video into the App


  • Adding a Video
  • Moving the Video to the Band Detail
Setting the Video for Each Band


  • Adding a videoURL Property
  • Defining videoURL for bandDetail Objects
  • stringWithFormat Method
Customizing the App for iPad


  • Creating a New iPad Storyboard
  • Setting the Interface Orientation
Section 6
Making the App Real World
Setting up a Model


  • Creating a Model
  • Converting Code to Function Generically
Connecting to the Real World


  • Creating a Parse Account
  • Creating a Parse App
  • Importing Parse
  • Creating a Dataset on Parse
  • Connecting Your Model with Parse
Connecting the View Controller with the Model


  • Talking Back and Forth with the Model
  • Handling Data Error
  • Adding UI to Allow the User to Refresh Data
Additional Topics
Creating the Split View Controller


  • Adding a Split View Controller
  • Connecting and Reordering the View Controllers
Programming the Split View Controller


  • Connecting the Master and Detail View Controllers
  • Setting an Initial Detail View
  • Using the viewDidAppear Method
Fixing the iPad Layout


  • Fixing the Detail View for iPad
  • Finding Elements that Seem to Have Disappeared
App Settings: Icons & Launch Images


  • Preparing the Assets
  • Adding App Icons & Launch Images

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27 Years of Experience

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We don't ask you to simply "follow along," copying what the instructor does. Instead we ask you to focus 100% attention on the lesson at hand. Only after the lesson do you then put into practice what you have learned by working on a computer with our step-by-step workbooks. This "learn, then practice" method results in the student learning and retaining much more than traditional "follow along" classes.

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Most of our classes include a custom training workbook written by our top instructors. Take it home with you: with step-by-step exercises and power-user keyboard shortcut guides, it’s like having a refresher course right on your desk. We wrote the book ourselves because we couldn't find any book that was good enough. Now our books are being used by other schools and training centers worldwide.

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Since when did training centers expect you to "bring a laptop"? Noble Desktop has always had classrooms full of computers, Mac and PC. Each computer is loaded with software and has a 19-inch monitor. The next time you are asked to "bring a laptop," ask why you aren't being provided a computer. Noble Desktop always has up-to-date equipment in our state-of-the-art classrooms.

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