What’s Next

Congratulations on reaching Lesson 17!

At this point, I hope I’ve demystified iOS programming for you at least a little bit. Now you have an idea of how an app is constructed, how to make sense of some basic Swift code and what’s involved when you set out to build an app.

In order to build your app idea, there are two steps in my framework to take you from beginner to app developer.

How to make an iPhone app with no programming experience

1. Focus on learning the basics and solidify the foundation

This is where you’ll learn programming and app building basics by following along and building a variety of apps designed to teach you the core skills needed. It’s hard to build your own app idea if you don’t have the basics down first so this course focuses on doing just that.

How to make an iPhone app with no programming experience

2. Expand your toolset by learning how to perform a variety of tasks

With the foundation in place, you’ll find that you can learn anything much faster. It’s in this phase where all of the iOS SDK is at your fingertips. Simply look up what you want to learn, digest it and apply it. This course is a collection of the most common things you’ll come across when building your own app. Think of this course as a sampler of the best stuff the iOS SDK has to offer!

You’re at the tip of the iceberg!

From the 17 lessons that you’ve just gone through, there are actually over 80!

You’ll have built 4 apps altogether when we’re done and you can even submit them to the app store!

To see what the apps are and to get a preview of inside the course, watch the video below!

If you have any questions, just write it below and I’ll get back to you. Thanks!

7 thoughts on “What’s Next”

  1. Hi Chris,
    my Name is Chris too, I`m from Germany, I just finished the free War tutorial and I really learned a lot. thank
    you so far. I would like to go for the payed Course for beginners. Does it work for X code 7.3 cause I have to stick
    to OS X el capitan because of my Adobe creative suite CS6 ( doesn’t work on OS X sierra so I heard) or do you still have an older version of your course, that works with X Code 7.3 ?
    Thanks for your answer 🙂 Chris

    • Hey Chris, as a matter of fact i do have the old videos for Xcode 7! But only for the Beginner and Toolbox course. The new Intermediate course which works with Firebase is being released daily now on Xcode 8. Thanks for learning with me by the way!

  2. Hi Chris, I want to make my WordPress site into a content app, where people can read daily tips. They will get notifications with a headline, and then can go into the app to read the full tip, if they want to go further they can comment in a community. It will be a free trial, then subscription based. Can this be done with an App template or are those too limited? Will I learn how to do it in your course without being overwhelmed with programming? Thx.

    • Hey Yvonne, the beginner course will show you the main part of displaying posts in an app however, it doesn’t cover notifications or in app purchases for subscriptions.
      However, I do need to point out that it will be code heavy and it’s near the end of the course after you’ve built up all of the prerequisite skills.
      If you just want a solution and you’re not particularly interested to learn how to code, then I would suggest finding an app template or hiring someone to build it (will be a lot more expensive).

      • Chris – thank you so much for your honest reply – it’s very helpful. I thought your intro videos were fantastic and I wish you much success.

  3. Chris, this is an excellent resource! I have been working as a business analyst for a while, eliciting requirements from business stakeholders for developers to eventually build. I studied a technical degree at university and therefore am familiar with some of the concepts introduced in the first set of courses (e.g. the OO concepts) but am rusty to say the least (its been 11 years since I coded!) Recently, I have been keen to learn more hands-on app development – given Swift’s relative infancy, I figured it would be a great opportunity to rekindle my love for coding. I recently completed the beginners courses on the iPad Swift playgrounds app. I definitely recommend newbies like me to play with the iPad Swift playgrounds app on iOS10 because it is great at playfully introducing a lot of the key concepts covered here. Your course cemented this knowledge for me: it helped me to learn how to use the Xcode IDE and how to build my first app. So intuitive in fact that I was able to take my knowledge and apply it to complete the app without having to follow the latter lessons to the letter. Massive thank you – keep up the great work! 🙂 I am going to workout how to get my code onto github incase it is useful for other students of yours in anyway 🙂

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