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iOS Developer

Nanodegree Program

Master writing in Swift as you build five portfolio-worthy iOS apps to demonstrate your expertise as an iOS Developer

Master writing in Swift as you build five portfolio-worthy iOS apps to demonstrate your expertise as an iOS Developer

Intermediate

5 months

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated June 7, 2024

Skills you'll learn:
iOS Development • Xcode ide • Application state management • Swift data persistence
Prerequisites:
Ios • Basic swift • Basic computer programming

Courses In This Program

Course 1 4 weeks

Programming with Swift

This course provides an introduction to Swift, Apple's powerful and intuitive programming language for iOS app development. The lessons cover an introduction to Swift, functions, object-oriented Swift and Swift patterns. The final project for this course is to build a Command Line Interface (CLI) Todo Application. This course is tailored for novice developers, perfect for becoming proficient in Swift and laying the groundwork for iOS app development.

Lesson 1

Introduction to Swift

Learn the basics of Swift, including its syntax, variables, data types, and foundational programming concepts.

Lesson 2

Swift Functions and Closures

Learn about Swift's functions and closures, exploring how to define and use them effectively for efficient and readable code.

Lesson 3

Object-Oriented Programming in Swift

Learn the principles of Object-Oriented Programming in Swift, focusing on classes, inheritance, and encapsulation for robust app development.

Lesson 4

Swift Patterns

Learn Swift design patterns, mastering techniques for cleaner, more scalable code in iOS app development.

Lesson 5 • Project

Project: Todo App

Build a command line interface (CLI) Todo app using the Swift programming language.

Course 2 4 weeks

iOS User Interfaces with Swift UI

In this course you will start using SwiftUI and Xcode to develop user interfaces for iOS! You'll start by learning the fundamentals of UI design and explore the common design patters in iOS apps. Next, you'll install Xcode on your local machine and start creating views and hierarchies. You'll learn how interaction works in iOS apps deploy interactive components including buttons, forms, gestures and animations. After that, you'll take a deep dive into app navigation using stack navigation, tab navigation, and split view navigation. The course will conclude with a fun project where you'll create an event countdown app.

Lesson 1

Developing User Interfaces for iOS

In this lesson, you will learn about the relationship between UX and UI, study iOS design patterns, and explore the primary navigation, display and interactive components in iOS apps.

Lesson 2

SwiftUI and Xcode

This lesson covers SwiftUI and Xcode basics. Once you have Xcode set up, you'll jump right into building views and hierarchies for your iOS apps!

Lesson 3

Interactive SwiftUI Apps

In this lesson you'll learn add interactivity to your iOS apps with buttons, forms, gestures, and animations to make your app easier and more fun to use.

Lesson 4

App Navigation

Navigation is an important part of any app. In this lesson, you'll learn how to implement common iOS navigation patterns including stack navigation, tab navigation and split view navigation.

Lesson 5 • Project

Project: Event Countdown

Build a SwiftUI-based application designed to manage and countdown to your important events! You'll use the skills you've learned to design the views, navigation, and interactivity of the app.

Course 3 4 weeks

iOS Application Data with SwiftData

Lesson 1

State Management in iOS

Master basic iOS state management and data persistence: Understand @State, @Observable, data structures, UI updates, and persisting data.

Lesson 2

Data Persistence with SwiftData

Dive into the essentials of SwiftData for iOS, learning about model management, data operations, queries, and optimizing data persistence strategies.

Lesson 3

SwiftData Model Relationships

Explore SwiftData's model relationships, including one-to-one, one-to-many, and many-to-many relationships, and learn to create, query, and delete related data.

Lesson 4

SwiftData Schema Updates and Migration

Explore SwiftData database migrations, schema updates, and how to manage data model changes without losing data through practical examples.

Lesson 5 • Project

Project: SwiftBites

Course 4 4 weeks

Networking and Concurrency for iOS Apps

Lesson 1

APIs and Networking for iOS Developers

Explore APIs and networking in iOS, including making HTTP requests, handling responses/errors, and sending/receiving data using URLSession and Codable.

Lesson 2

Authentication for iOS Apps

Explore implementing Sign In with Apple: learn setup, manage authentication states and data, alongside traditional username/password methods.

Lesson 3

Concurrency in iOS Apps

Explore iOS concurrency: from responsive UIs and Swift's async/await, actors, to structured concurrency for efficient, error-handled asynchronous coding.

Lesson 4

Integrating Concurrency and Network into iOS App UI

Enhance iOS apps with concurrency for smoother network UIs, covering async/await, error handling, offline modes, and UI feedback on network status.

Lesson 5 • Project

Project: Travel Journey

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