Who says you can’t create your own iPhone app?
Over the last eight years, app development has become a huge industry with increasing demand and growth. In fact, there are 8.7 million mobile app developers globally.
So if you’re yearning to start developing apps, but you don’t know where to start, i’m here to help, I have pinpointed some of the best tutorials out there.
Check out my unranked list of the best 7 Useful Tutorials For iOS App Development (so far):
If you don’t know how to code at all, it’s best that you start here.
Code With Chris introduces you to the basics of programming by defining and describing each tool necessary to develop iOS apps. It’s easy to follow along with the simple language (no scary coding jargon here, phew) and colorful visuals of the actual tools in use. This tutorial walks you through this typically intimidating coding ordeal and instills a sense of confidence – that yes you can do it!
Stanford University Course
Another great place to start would be one of the world’s top universities for computer science and programming – Stanford. This extensive course comprises of 17 recorded lectures accompanied with slides teaching you the A to Z of tools and APIs required to build applications for the iPhone and iPad platforms using the iOS SDK. And best of all, it’s completely free!
Every year, Apple’s dedicated developer community comes together at WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) to learn about the future of iOS and OS X. The event features hundreds of technical sessions, hosted by thousands of Apple’s engineers and designers. Basically this is the TED talks version of Apple app development and a great opportunity to learn from the world’s top developers. The next conference will take place in San Francisco, from June 8 to12, so either show up in-person or tune-in live!
Ray Wenderlich’s blog is dedicated to developing professional programming tutorials for everything iOS. The content they offer is great for both beginners and veterans. In addition to blogs, classes, courses and articles, they also host a vibrant forum where customers can get their questions answered. Some of the content is offered free-of-charge. Samples of the tutorials are offered to potential customers so that people can judge if the course suits your needs before purchasing.
Those of you who want to learn app development in a classroom style setting, but lack availability or access to such a resource, look no further. This video is actually a taping of a computer science course taught by David Malan at Harvard University, so you get the Ivy League education, for free (and who doesn’t like free?). In this tutorial, Malan primarily focuses the native apps for Apple mobile devices, and briefly touches upon the web apps themselves. He even goes to pose questions such as “How does your browser know how to size itself based on your device size?” and then breaks down the solution.
In this Objective C encyclopedia, no bit of knowledge is left behind. If you are just beginning with coding, start watching from the beginning. If you are a programmer looking for some answers, click on the video description to reveal a “tables of contents” for the video itself. While it is a rather fast paced tutorial, Derek Bane does commentary on each one of his actions so that you will never feel lost throughout the coding process.
So you understand the foundation of iOS app development and now you are ready to start developing with Swift – well, this is the perfect video tutorial for you. In this full-length tutorial, Simon Allardice carefully explains each step, and even illustrates them with examples and screen grabs to simulate a screen sharing experience with the viewer. If that isn’t enough to convince you, then check out the comments section, which is bursting with glowing reviews and numerous praises for “The best tutorial to learn Swift.”
So, if you’re planning on creating your own iPhone app, try watching these video tutorials to help you get off on the right foot.