Nanodegree Program

Become an iOS Developer

Master the Swift programming language, and create a portfolio of iOS apps for iPhone and iPad to showcase your skills!
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  • Estimated Time
    6 months

    At 10 hrs/week

  • Enroll by
    December 1, 2021

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  • Prerequisites
    No prior knowledge required

What You Will Learn

Syllabus

Become an iOS Developer

You will start by learning the basics of iOS app development using the Swift programming language and Xcode, Apple's development environment. You'll develop your first iOS apps using layouts, views, UIKit, and more. Then, you’ll progress to build more complex and advanced applications, using networking, and Apple’s Grand Central Dispatch and Core Data, and will be ready to publish your capstone project to the App Store.

Learn Swift programming and develop your first iOS apps

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Prerequisite Knowledge

You are self-driven and motivated to learn. Participation in this program requires consistently meeting deadlines and devoting at least 10 hours per week to your work.

  • Welcome to the Nanodegree

    Learn what to expect in the classroom, get familiar with programming in Swift, and download Xcode, Apple's development environment for iOS.

  • Learn Swift Programming

    Learn the basics of Swift, the programming language used to develop iOS apps.

  • Intro to iOS App Development with Swift

    Build your first app with Swift and Xcode, Apple’s programming environment for app development. You’ll learn how to use AutoLayout, UIButtons, and UILabels to create an interface, and how to react to touch events in an app using ViewController and multiple views. You’ll also learn how to set up audio recording and playback in a voice recording app.

  • UIKit Fundamentals

    Develop an app with UIKit, Apple’s front-end framework for developing fast and powerful web interfaces. Learn about the delegate pattern to make connections between the app’s model, view, and controller, and add table views and navigation to your app.

  • Network Requests and GCD

    Incorporate networking into your apps, and harness the power of APIs to display images and retrieve data. Use Apple’s Grand Central Dispatch, or GCD, framework to create asynchronous apps, ensuring a smooth user experience, even while your apps run lengthy operations in the background.

  • Data Persistence

    Learn about simple persistence, the iOS File System, and the “sandbox.” Set up the classes we need to get Core Data up and running so that we can create, save, and delete model objects. Enable user interfaces to reactively update whenever the model changes, and safely migrate user data between versions.

  • Final Project

    This is your chance to let your iOS Developer skills shine! For this final project, you'll design and build your own iOS app, taking the design from the drawing board to the App Store.

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All Our Programs Include

Real-world projects from industry experts

Real-world projects from industry experts

With real world projects and immersive content built in partnership with top tier companies, you’ll master the tech skills companies want.
Technical mentor support

Technical mentor support

Our knowledgeable mentors guide your learning and are focused on answering your questions, motivating you and keeping you on track.
Career Services

Career services

You’ll have access to resume support, Github portfolio review and LinkedIn profile optimization to help you advance your career and land a high-paying role.
Flexible learning program

Flexible learning program

Tailor a learning plan that fits your busy life. Learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals on the schedule that works best for you.
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    Basics of iOS app development using the Swift programming language and Xcode.
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    On average, successful students take 6 months to complete this program.
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Program Details

PROGRAM OVERVIEW - WHY SHOULD I TAKE THIS PROGRAM?
  • Why should I enroll?
    This Nanodegree program will prepare you to publish your first iOS app, whether you’re already a developer or relatively new to programming.
    In this program, you’ll not only learn how to build iOS apps, you’ll also learn best practices in mobile development, and gain mastery of Swift, an open-sourced object-oriented programming language. Through 6 hands-on, reviewed projects, you’ll gain the skills you need to become an iOS Developer.
    According to the 2017 Stack Overflow Job Trends Report, iOS Developers are among the Top-3 most in-demand developer positions in the job market. Enroll in this program today, and start building your future as an iOS Developer.
  • How do I know if this program is right for me?
    This program is designed to prepare you for a job as a professional, junior-level iOS Developer within a wide range of organizations and environments: from large corporations where you’d likely be part of a development team, to entrepreneurial start-ups and contract projects where you could be working independently to deliver an application.
ENROLLMENT AND ADMISSION
  • Do I need to apply? What are the admission criteria?
    No. This Nanodegree program accepts all applicants regardless of experience and specific background.
  • What are the prerequisites for enrollment?
    • You are self-driven and motivated to learn. Participation in this program requires consistently meeting deadlines and devoting at least 10 hours per week to your work.
    • Collaboration with peers and interactive feedback are critical to the success of the program. You must be a committed and contributing participant of the community.

    Technical Requirements:
    • Access to a Mac computer running macOS 10.14.3 or later
  • If I do not meet the requirements to enroll, what should I do?
    No programming experience is required, but if you’d like to try the Swift programming language, you may enjoy our free course, Swift for Beginners. This Nanodegree program includes coursework on using git and GitHub, but if you’d like exposure to git and GitHub before enrolling, you may wish to take our free course, How to Use Git and GitHub.
TUITION AND TERM OF PROGRAM
  • How is this Nanodegree program structured?
    The iOS Nanodegree program is comprised of content and curriculum to support six (6)projects. We estimate that students can complete the program in six (6) months, working 10 hours per week.
    Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network. Feedback will be provided and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes
  • How long is this Nanodegree program?
    Access to this Nanodegree program runs for the length of time specified in the payment card above. If you do not graduate within that time period, you will continue learning with month to month payments. See the Terms of Use and FAQs for other policies regarding the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.
  • Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund?
    Please see the Udacity Program Terms of Use and FAQs for policies on enrollment in our programs.
SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE - WHAT DO I NEED FOR THIS PROGRAM?
  • What software and versions will I need in this program?
    Access to a Mac computer running macOS 10.14.3 or later

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