Getting Started How To Make An iPhone App
by Chris Ching
Table of Contents:
I recommend reading from the top because the first few sections will help set you up for the best chance of success . However, if you can’t wait to take action, you can skip directly to the actionable steps of the plan in the last section.
Hey it’s Chris here and welcome to your A.P.P journey! And yes, it’s called that because you’re about to embark on creating apps! Apps on the iOS ecosystem (i.e. from Apple) and not the other guys…
Before we start I want to give you a run down of the skills you’re going to gain coming out of this. Trust me this is the beginning of something amazing that can open up all kinds of opportunities!
- Understand the overall lifecycle of what goes into making apps
- A run down of the tools and equipment to get set up and ready
- Learn how to use Xcode – it’s the tool you use to build working apps
- Understand the different layers of an app – its interface, its behavior with user interaction, its access to data etc.
- Get important basics in the Swift programming language – syntax, logic, constructs etc.
- Develop A+ coding skills in best practices, debugging and design patterns
LET’S GET STARTED
The #1 question I get asked is “How do I get started with building apps?”.
At first, it seems like a silly question to me because I see so many resources available for making apps.
But then I realize it’s not that simple:
As a beginner, you might not even know what you’re looking for. It’s usually glossed over most of the time.
Do I need a mac?
What’s Swift and Objective-C?
What’s this Xcode thing?
What sort of equipment do I need?
And to top it all off, there’re a lot of outdated resources out there. The worst part is that you might not even be able to tell that it’s no longer relevant if you’re just starting out.
Talk about frustration and huge amounts of wasted time!
That’s why I wrote this Getting Started guide to lay it all out for you. After
The 10,000 ft view: A tour of what you need to learn in order to build app after app after app…
What You’ll Need: All the tools that are available. Which ones are important and which ones are not.
Mindset For Success: What can you realistically achieve in a few months? In a year? Prime yourself for success by having the right mindset and expectations from the start. You’re building a new set of skills – it’s gonna take work!
Your #1 enemy: The app journey is not without peril. Let me break down what stands between you and app success and then let me tell you how to defeat this foe.
The plan: This is where you develop the technical coding skills to build apps and become an iOS developer. This 3 step plan includes training to take you from beginner to building your own apps. Video lessons, downloadable worksheets and more!
This is going to be a journey but if you’re serious about learning iOS app development, this is exactly where you want to be.
So grab your favorite drink, settle in and I’ll promise you this:
You’re going to have completed your first app within the next 20 hours.