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How to Make an iOS App

Free Course

From Drawing Board to App Store

Related Nanodegree Program

Introduction to Programming

About this course

Do you have some experience building apps for the iPhone or iPad and want to build an app from the ground up, but don't know where to begin? Look no further! In this course, you'll learn the process of building an iOS app, from brainstorming ideas to publishing on the App Store.

What you will learn

  1. Research App Ideas
    • Brainstorm and vet multiple app ideas.
    • Begin to think about the UI elements used in each and get user feedback on the designs.
    • Start thinking about relevant web APIs and libraries to use.
  2. Build Your App
    • Choose an idea to pursue and build it!
    • Share tips for getting started and dealing with code that doesn't work.
    • How to submit to the App Store.
  3. Reflect on the App Development Process
    • What went well, and what was your biggest challenge?
    • Becoming a better developer; what would you do differently next time?
    • Tips on monitoring App Store feedback

Prerequisites and requirements

Enrolling in this course assumes you have prior iOS development experience. The material won't cover the technical aspects of app development, instead serving as a guide through the process of building an app. Specifically, the course was built to support the final project in the iOS Developer Nanodegree and assumes mastery of the concepts taught in the following courses:

Please also note that submitting to the App Store, or loading your app to a physical device requires enrollment in the iOS Developer Program.

See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.

Why take this course?

Building an app from scratch is a time-consuming, but rewarding process. Don't let the length of the lessons fool you!

This course is unique in that you'll spend most of your time outside of the classroom, working on your app. We'll point you in the right direction to find resources and make progress, but it will be up to you to implement.

By the end of the course, you'll have built you very own custom iOS app, and have the confidence to do it all again.

Learn with the best.

  • Jessica Uelmen
    Jessica Uelmen