Using Apple’s Swift programming language, this course will help participants to build iPhone and iPad apps—and distribute them through the Appstore.
Swift was designed by Apple to incorporate modern scripting features while offering simpler, cleaner syntax than Objective-C to maintain a minimal and easy to read style. This more expressive code offers numerous key features, such as closures unified with function pointers, tuples and multiple value returns, generics, and functional programming patterns.
First, this course begins with fundamentals of Swift by introducing participants to iOS development in this language, and presenting best practices for setting up a development environment and using variables, statements, expressions, operators, functions, and closures.
Next, participants will explore common tasks, such as alert views, table views, and collection views. Participants will then deepen their knowledge of Swift by considering network programming and local data storage.
Finally, the course dives into slightly more advanced concepts, such as tab bars, web views, the accelerometer, camera, photo library, Google maps, and core location.