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Udacity Unveils a Completely Revamped iOS Developer Nanodegree Program

Announcing iOS Development with SwiftUI and SwiftData

The demand for iOS developers proficient in Swift is soaring. With over 2 million iOS apps available in the Apple Store and more than 1.5 billion Apple devices in use worldwide, opportunities abound. As the number of iOS users increases, so does the demand for talented, forward-thinking iOS developers to push the boundaries of the space to heights unknown. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce the launch of the entirely updated iOS Developer Nanodegree program: iOS Development with SwiftUI and SwiftData. Whether you’re a seasoned developer or just starting out, this new program is designed to elevate your skills and prepare you for this thriving job market.

What’s New in the Nanodegree Program

Since its inception in March 2015, our iOS Developer Nanodegree program has undergone significant transformations to stay ahead of industry trends, with five major overhauls. Our latest version is no exception. The new program, designed exclusively for iOS 17 and Xcode 15, features all new content. It includes cutting-edge courses and projects in the Swift programming language, SwiftUI, SwiftData, networking and concurrency in iOS, and planning and publishing iOS projects.

Swift is the iOS Development Language of Choice

Swift isn’t only easy to learn and use, it’s also the language of choice for leading tech companies like IBM and Airbnb. By mastering Swift and SwiftUI, you’re positioning yourself at the forefront of iOS development, a field that’s constantly evolving and in high demand.

Career Opportunities and Earning Potential

iOS developers are some of the best-paid professionals in tech. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics even predicts a 25% increase in demand for software developers, including iOS developers, from 2022 to 2032. also reports that Swift developers earn an average of $90,134 per year, with top earners in locations like San Francisco making up to $150,772 annually.

Building Your Portfolio with Udacity

A robust portfolio is crucial for landing your dream job in tech, including coveted iOS developer roles. At Udacity, we ensure you graduate with a collection of high-quality projects to add to your resume. This will showcase your ability to tackle real-world challenges in all things iOS – from planning and publishing your next app to networking and concurrency.

Nanodegree Program Overview

Our program is created by a team of industry experts and iOS developers, including me. I’m a Senior Technical Content Developer at Udacity. Over the course of the program, you’ll dive into an introduction to Swift, Apple’s powerful and intuitive language for iOS app development – including functions, object-oriented Swift, and Swift patterns. You’ll put all your learnings to the test by building your very own Command Line Interface (CLI) Todo Application!

Next, you’ll learn to use SwiftUI and Xcode to develop user interfaces for iOS apps. Learn the fundamentals of UI design, explore common design patterns, create views and hierarchies, add interactive components, and implement navigation patterns. At the end of this course, you’ll build an event countdown iOS app.

In the next part of the program, you’ll master data management and persistence in iOS 17+ using Swift, SwiftUI, and SwiftData. Learn state management, define data models and schemas, implement CRUD operations, and manage related data. At the conclusion of this course, you’ll build a recipe management app called “SwiftBites,” to demonstrate your skills in creating data-driven iOS applications.

In the course that follows, you’ll integrate data from the internet into your iOS applications, using APIs, networking, authentication, and concurrency.  At the end of this course, you’ll apply these concepts by building a travel journal project that integrates user authentication, trip data management, media uploads, and MapKit to demonstrate your skills in networking and concurrency in iOS.

In the last course of the program, you’ll learn to plan, design, and publish iOS applications for the Apple App Store. You’ll explore project planning, design, software development workflows, and Apple App Store product listings. At the end of the course, you’ll create and submit an app to the “Udacity app store”, focusing on Apple guidelines, Xcode configuration, and building an effective Apple App Store product page.

  • Duration: 5 months
  • Cost: Available as part of our All Access subscription
  • Level: Beginner (basic programming skills recommended)

Ready To Forge Your Future in Tech?

Don’t miss this opportunity to transform your career. Enroll now in iOS Development with SwiftUI and SwiftData. Start your journey towards becoming a proficient, in-demand iOS developer with Udacity, where your future in tech begins today.

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