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iPhone and iPad Application Development Introduction

COURSE TYPE

Foundation

Course Number

2761

Duration

4 Days

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Developing mobile apps that customers enjoy to use is a continuing critical need and key enabler for companies seeking a competitive edge. In this foundational training course, you gain the knowledge and skills to create applications for Apple devices — like iPhones and iPads — using Swift or Objective-C, and the iOS Software Development Kit (SDK).

You Will Learn How To

  • Apply development techniques to create applications for Apple devices — like iPads, iPhones, and iPods
  • Design and test User Interfaces (UIs) with the Interface Builder and Simulator
  • Incorporate images, animations, and autorotation

Important Course Information

Requirements:

  • Previous programming experience and knowledge of an object-oriented programming language, such as C++, C#, Java, Ruby, Visual Basic .NET, or Python

Recommended Experience:

  • Knowledge of Swift at the level of:

Software:

  • This course covers iOS 10, which is the common operating system for the iPhone, the iPad, and the iPod touch — the techniques taught in this course are equally applicable to all three devices
  • This course uses Apple computers running Mac OS X
  • The course and all of the exercises use Xcode 8

Course Outline

  • Introduction to iPhone and iPad Programming

Overview of iPhone and iPad devices

  • Rich, revolutionary development platform and APIs
  • Programming considerations for handheld devices

Getting started with application development

  • Exploring the iOS Software Development Kit (iOS SDK)
  • Xcode
  • Cocoa Touch
  • Working with the Simulator
  • Interface Builder
  • Frameworks
  • Creating the User Interface

Leveraging Storyboards

  • Linking views visually
  • Presenting views modally
  • Experimenting with different segues
  • Embedding views in containers

Building applications with Xcode

  • Enhancing productivity with templates
  • Importing external resources
  • Developing iPhone/iPad universal applications

Designing views with Interface Builder

  • Dragging and dropping objects
  • Linking objects to controllers
  • Controlling size, position and alignment
  • Defining scenes with the storyboard
  • Adapting user interfaces with size classes

Testing with the Simulator

  • Recognising limitations in comparison to a real device
  • Test–driving the application
  • Coding the User Interface
  • Creating new applications using Swift
  • Working with Swift classes as data sources for UI components

Conforming to the iOS application structure

  • Applying the Model–View–Controller (MVC) design pattern
  • Responding to application life cycle events
  • Working with Cocoa Touch Frameworks

Saving data to permanent storage

  • Reading and writing files
  • Persisting data with property lists
  • Presenting Data with Table Views

Selecting the style to suit your application and creating table views

  • Choosing plain, grouped or indexed table views
  • Populating table view data
  • Customising table views with images and formatting

Responding to user row selection

  • Implementing delegate methods
  • Providing visual feedback
  • Applying Navigation Tools and Techniques

Displaying multiple views using the tab bar

  • Creating multiple tabs
  • Associating tabs with views

Linking views with a navigation controller

  • Building hierarchical applications
  • Drilling down through different levels of detail
  • Interacting with Web Services

Evaluating implementation decisions

  • SOAP vs. REST native support
  • Parsing JSON vs. other formats

Establishing network communications

  • Leveraging the iOS networking classes
  • Issuing HTTP requests and reading responses
  • Posting updates to a database
  • Enhancing the User Interface

Recognising gestures

  • Responding to swipes and taps
  • Adding gesture recognisers to views
  • Playing videos with AV Player

Rotating views with autorotation

  • Supporting different layouts
  • Adapting to various device sizes
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Course Tuition Fee Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam
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Training Hours

Standard class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Last day class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Free Course Exam – Last Day:
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Each class day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest:
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

AFTERNOON START class hours:
2:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Last day class hours:
2:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Free Course Exam – Last Day:
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Each class day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest
9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

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“This Learning Tree Course on iPhone and iPad programming provided a perfect overview of the subject!”

- Bill Bianchi, Technical Manager
ABC Television Group

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