Apple's iOS system is one of the most popular operating systems of all time, with billions of dollars passing through the app store each year. As the iPhone smartphone still continues to rule the smart device market, and the iPad reaching the same popularity, developing iOS apps is a lucrative business. Apple's Swift programming language is a large part of app development, but that isn't everything that goes into it. Now, app developers must decide if they're going to adapt apps to other devices and operating systems and build a sustainable system of maintenance. The app store market is only growing, and as iOS devices get more sophisticated, which gives developers an incredible potential to build faster, more complex apps. Once you learn the iOS development system, you can begin developing your own apps or potentially find a career developing iOS apps for companies that need them.
This specialization online course covers the fundamentals of iOS application development in the Swift programming language. Here, you’ll learn to use development tools such as XCode, design interfaces and interactions and evaluate their usability, and integrate camera, photo, and location information to enhance your app. In the final stages, you’ll apply your skills to create a fully-functioning app for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. A Mac computer is required for success in this online certification course.
Here, we offer courses and programs designed with leaders in the field of development. Students can take our online courses from the best and brightest and learn from around the world on their schedules. You also have the option of investing in affordable, official certification for career or job use.
This course assumes prior computer programming experience. Specifically, you should have a strong or medium understanding of programming concepts like variables, if statements, loops, functions, and classes. Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Foundations with Python are good courses to take if you are completely new to programming.
Here, you will also need access to a Mac computer system running OS X 10.10 or later.
We have designed this online learning course such that you will not need a physical device (i.e. an iPhone or an iPad) to build your app. We will be using a simulator on your mac that will imitate the features of a phone on your computer. Towards the end of this online course, we will provide instructions on how to download your app on an iPhone.
Q: Can I just enroll in a single course?
Yes! To get started with learning, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a certificate.
Q: How long does it take to complete the iOS App Development online course?
Time to completion can vary based on your schedule and duration, but most learners are able to complete this online course within 6 months.
Q: Do I need to take the course in a specific order?
We recommend taking the courses in the order which is presented in it, as each subsequent course will build on material from previous courses.
Q: What background knowledge is necessary for this course?
You should have basic proficiency in an object-oriented programming language such as C++, Python, or Java. Also, you should be familiar with mobile apps from regular use.
Q: Do I require a Mac computer?
Yes. This online course has been designed and tested (and content delivered) on a Mac. While we are aware of hacks and workarounds for running Mac in a virtual machine on windows we do not recommend a PC for this course.
Q: Will I be able to create my own apps after completing the course?Yes. The course will teach how to build a basic iOS app from scratchand program using Swift.