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About the Course

You will learn to extend your knowledge of making iOS apps so that they can securely interact with web services and receive push notifications. You'll learn how to store data securely on a device using Core Data. You’ll also learn to securely deploy apps to the App Store and beta users over-the-air. The format of the course is through a series of code tutorials. We will walk you through the creation of several apps that you can keep as a personal app toolbox. When you make your own apps after this course, you can bring in these capabilities as needed. When necessary we pop out of the code tutorials to talk about concepts at a higher level so that what you are programming makes sense. Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Post Facebook, Twitter, Sina Weibo, Tencent Weibo messages to social media using single sign-on on behalf of a user. 2. Use OAuth 2.0 to securely authenticate to Instagram and retrieve photos on behalf of a user 3. JSON 4. Describe JSON’s syntax 5. Write well-formed JSON 6. Work with JSON data objects in Objective-C 7. Appropriately set the security settings for App Transport Security in iOS 9.0 8. Use http, https and https with perfect forward secrecy to fetch web resources 9. Obtain permissions to receive local push notifications 11. Write an app that can send and receive local push notifications 12. Obtain permissions to receive remote push notifications 13. Write an app that can receive remote push notifications 14. Authenticate using Apple’s cryptographic services such that the developer can use 3rd party infrastructure to send remote push notifications to their app. 15. Securely store data on the user’s device. 16. Authenticate using Apple’s cryptographic services such that they can deploy an app to the app store...

Top reviews

JM

Nov 29, 2015

Excellent intermediate level course for objectives C. Good approach to the course presentation. Introduces concepts clearly and then drives into actual implementation.

KE

Mar 21, 2016

Really good information, good quality presentation. The working examples are well chosen and fun to work along with. Thank you!

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By Jesper L

Jan 20, 2019

It really needs some updating, especially Core Data. Otherwise I like the course and teacher

By Frank G

Nov 11, 2018

Course is out of date. Also, the style here is to essentially tell you what to type, and then have peers grade you (inaccurately), on how well you did. The bar MUST be raised. Course content that keeps up with the fast-paced changing development environment; more teaching of concepts and details, and less "type this magical incantation"; work graded by graders, or at least by objective automatic systems.

By Omar A E A

Nov 08, 2018

Good course but unfortiontlay needs updates! many functions in core data and other lessons has been updated now in ios 11 and iOS 12, but over all good explanation of objective c and apple frameworks

By Harvey G

Mar 02, 2018

Excellent course, good assignments with real world practical usage.

By Fanick S B A

Nov 24, 2017

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By Juan R S

Aug 20, 2017

Needs to have updated content in the lessons , really made me waste a lot of time .

By Helen A

Aug 17, 2017

Great Class. Material needs to be updated according to new social media restrictions, however.

By Naga S P P

Aug 07, 2017

Professor Patterson guides you through all the basics of Networking in iOS. The content is well structured and easy to understand. I highly recommend taking this course if you want to know how to use web services to fetch data and use core data for persistent storage.

By Yulia S

Aug 04, 2017

Very detailed course that contains lots of practice. Some information is changed for the current versions iOS and XCode, but despite this I like the course! Thank you.

By Kipp M

Aug 02, 2017

Overall, a good solid course. There are some difficult times when the video lectures do not respond well with newer versions of Xcode. It takes some extra effort to find things in Xcode8 vs 5. I relied heavily on the course website, Discourse. Great information about the next stages of iOS app building.

By DILIP K

Jul 24, 2017

Course is pretty good

By Carolina T

Jul 13, 2017

Me gustó mucho este curso aprendí cosas muy importantes, como conectar las aplicaciones móviles a redes sociales y a manejar data persistente.

By Ananta A S

Jul 06, 2017

A bit difficult but totally worth it!!!

By Deleted A

Jun 22, 2017

Good content around Networking, Social Sharing, Core Data. Great Delivery of the content.

By Dheeman R

May 25, 2017

The course content is quite good and well thought out. This course teaches some fundamental concepts of storing data on the device and interaction with the app as well as interacting with external APIs using OAuth 2.0. The course does need updating though since a number of things have changed since the time the course was built. This makes following the current content a bit harder and in some cases it took considerable time to complete the assignment.

By Steven M

May 17, 2017

Don Patterson does a great job introducing you to two essential iOS frameworks, notifications and CoreData.

By Md I H

May 02, 2017

Great course on Networking, could be better if NSURLSession is also included alongwith catching

By Henrique T d A S

Apr 27, 2017

Great course!

By Soumyadeep G

Apr 10, 2017

This was another excellent course in the iOS specialization by Prof. Don Patterson. However, Prof. Patterson's teaches students many important concepts prevalent in iOS apps, such as integration with various social networking applications, working with data in local on-device storage, and push notifications. Once again, I found Prof. Patterson's style to be very engaging (a most difficult task especially for online lectures) and the course materials to be well thought out.

Only one caveat though: The name of the course is a little misleading: there isn't much of a discussion about security features of iOS (I would have expected a course covering security in iOS to at least talk about using cryptography inside apps.)

By Jonas S H

Apr 05, 2017

Due to change from xcode 7 to 8, important parts of these lectures are outdates. Hence, it get complicated to follow the course.

By Akshay

Mar 28, 2017

Great way to teach I am enjoying it

By Sneha P A

Feb 16, 2017

Very nice course. It would have been nice if even the remote storage was added into this curriculum.

By Manish K

Jan 28, 2017

Excellent Starter course for Core data and networking.

By Shanaka S

Jan 25, 2017

Although the name of the course is a bit misleading, the content it covers is good and is worth the price you pay for it. Instructor is very informative and knows what he's talking about. Quizzes and assignments are a bit easy for my taste but thats a minor gripe.

By Deleted A

Dec 27, 2016

Amazing course, everything you need to know about network calls and security. 5/5