iOS and Swift Essentials

iOS and Swift Essentials

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If you're new to iOS development and want to write applications that run on the iPhone or iPad, this 7-day course is just what you need. In just seven days, we’ll have you building your first iOS application using Swift.

Online Bootcamp Price: $3000


Who Should Take This Course

  • Existing object-oriented developer who wants to learn iOS development.

  • Students should already be familiar with basic programming concepts: variables, statements, functions, arrays, data structures and common programming problems.




  • Understand elements of the Swift standard library.

  • Learn about Swift’s approach to safety and how to use it to write better apps.

  • Implement Swift’s functional patterns and utilize extensions to extend “out-of-the-box” functionality.

  • Learn how Swift manages memory, and contrast this with approaches that other languages take.


  • Navigate Apple’s IDE for developing iOS applications.

  • Debug problems with applications using the tools that Xcode provides.

User Interfaces

  • Explore basic interface elements such as labels, buttons, and segmented controls.

  • Use text fields along with the delegation design pattern to gather user input.

  • Build interfaces more easily using stack views.

  • Use containers such as tab bar and navigation controllers to manage more complicated application structures.

  • Design flexible interfaces that scale across different devices and screen sizes using Auto Layout and size classes.


  • Learn how to utilize the data source design pattern.

  • Display lists of elements using table views.

  • Display grids of elements using collection views.


  • Remove hard-coded locale-specific information – such as date formatting and decimal separators – from applications.

  • Localize applications into more than one language.

Data Persistence

  • Learn how the file system is organized on iOS.

  • Use archiving to persist simple object graphs to the file system.

Web Services

  • Interact with live APIs to fetch and display external information to the user.

  • Parse JSON data into Swift model objects.

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I did the swift and iOS bootcamp in Georgia. It was incredible and totally worth it. I had only played around and pieced together iOS apps before I went to the bootcamp. After everything made so much more sense and I was able to create and publish new iOS apps with ease.

Anna Sherman, Developer, Carbon Five

I used other online free courses to learn basic Kotlin and some advanced topics. It was nice to have the classroom setting, with the Kotlin Essentials course, to gain better-detailed knowledge. I do feel more confident with the basics of Kotlin, and I am looking forward to taking the more advanced courses.

Steve Hamilton, Android Software Engineer, Disney

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