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iOS App DevelopmentComputer ProgrammingXcodeObjective-C

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

5 hours to complete

Get Ready. Get Set. Go!

Welcome to Week 1! This week we will be discussing a variety of topics including the tools that we will be using, a basic orientation to the programming environment and the very basic programming syntax that Objective-C inherits from the C language.

10 videos (Total 114 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
10 videos
Tools (Video)12m
Your First App (Video)17m
Xcode Tour (Video)8m
What programming does (Video)11m
Peer Review 01 (Video)3m
Variables and Types (Video)15m
Conditionals (Video)18m
Command-line project (Video)8m
Loops (Video)12m
4 readings
Course Syllabus10m
Getting Help10m
Pre-Course Survey10m
Peer Review Assignment # 1 – Make Your First iOS App10m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz20m
4 hours to complete

Functions, Scopes and Encapsulation - oh my!

Welcome to Week 2! This week we will be learning about how functions are defined in C and then how methods are defined in Objective-C. We will look at the more complex rules surrounding scoping and encapsulation of variables and functions. We'll end the week learning about Objective-C objects and memory.

6 videos (Total 89 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Functions 2 (Video)7m
Scope (Video)13m
Frames and Recursion (Video)19m
Structs (Video)15m
Peer Review 02 (Video)23m
1 reading
Peer Review Assignment # 2 – Unit Conversion App10m
4 hours to complete

Object Lesson

Welcome to Week 3! At the end of this week you will be able to use Objective-C objections by defining them, instantiating them and passing messages to them. We will also introduce you to some of the objects that are build into the language.

6 videos (Total 123 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Pointers (Video)17m
Heap Memory (Video)22m
Message Passing (Video)16m
Properties (Video)16m
Peer Review 03 (Video)38m
1 reading
Peer Review Assignment # 3 – Currency Conversion App10m
6 hours to complete

System Libraries to the Rescue

Welcome to Week 4! This week we will be learning about built-in features that help to manage data structures and memory

11 videos (Total 249 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
11 videos
NSString (Video)15m
Using NSString (Video)13m
NSArray (Video)26m
NSSet (Video)16m
NS Dictionary (Video)16m
Mutables (Video)24m
ARC (Video)16m
Callbacks and Blocks (Video)34m
Inheritance (Video)17m
Peer Review 04 (Video)48m
1 reading
Peer Review Assignment # 4 – Distance Calculation App10m
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By DAMay 10th 2017

A very well organized step by step introduction to iOS Application development using Objective-C. The course content is good and the instructor is good explaining clearly and in a detailed way. Thanks

By MKDec 11th 2015

I am just a beginner and i Love apple inc and its products. I would love to learn this course and the instructors are cute and amazing. We will have a good communication and relation here. Thanks



Don Patterson

Associate Professor
Informatics and Computer Science

Sam Kaufman

Partner at Gradient

About University of California, Irvine

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About the iOS Development for Creative Entrepreneurs Specialization

This Specialization focuses on the basics of iOS application development. You’ll gain the skills you need to create your own app, including fluency in Objective-C and UIKit and SpriteKit user interface concepts, and you’ll learn to leverage networking, security, audio, video, location, and sensor frameworks. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply your skills to create a networked game that leverages sensors on the phone to create a unique gaming experience, and that you can showcase in job applications and interviews or offer in the iTunes store....
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