Introducing iOS 8
Swift Programming from Idea to App Store
By Steve Derico
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: November 2014
Run time: 3 hours 11 minutes

Want to design and develop iOS apps, even if you have little or no programming experience? This video course will show you how. By eliminating the jargon, host Steve Derico teaches you the programming basics and iOS 8 building blocks necessary to build multi-screen apps. You’ll learn how to submit your app to the Apple Store, and get tips for tracking, marketing, and updating it.

This video teaches you programming concepts through step-by-step tutorials and hands-on exercises for designing a tip calculator, a race car, an iOS Passport app, and a selfie app. In the process, you’ll learn the principles behind the grammar and syntax of Swift, the new iOS programming language.

  • Learn programming basics such as the Model-View-Controller theory
  • Dive into Swift’s types, collections, loops, and conditional statements
  • Start writing your own Swift functions and classes
  • Learn about various iOS controllers for building multi-screen apps
  • Debug your app, and add App Icons and Launch Images
  • Get up to speed on Auto Layout, Apple’s interface layout system
  • Find a user’s location with Core Location, and plot it on a map with Map Kit
  • Integrate the camera and the iOS Photo Library into your app
  • Get acquainted with the Objective-C language—and understand when you should use it

Steve Derico is the founder and lead iOS Developer at Bixby Apps. Bixby Apps builds top-rated apps used worldwide and works with Fortune 500 clients like BMW, Lenovo, and MGM Resorts, www.bixbyapps.com. Steve is also the founder and iOS Professor at App School. App School is an online app development school for absolute beginners and has taught hundreds of non-programmers how to make apps, www.appschool.com. You can reach him at steve@appschool.com, http://www.twitter.com/stevederico, or 415-779-2771.

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    I'm an experienced C++ / Objective-C Developer that was looking for a quick introduction to Swift, and the video delivered. The short chapters provide great overviews and examples of developing small iOS 8 apps using Swift. If you're looking for in depth discussion of Swift or Xcode features, you won't find it here. Instead, you'll get a great overview of many topics suitable for both beginner and those developers relatively new to Swift.

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