This course offers a quick practical introduction to Swift basics, including types, variables, constants, and functions. It combines syntax exercises with hands-on iOS development in Xcode. By the end of the course students will build their first iOS app, an app that creates and displays song lyrics customized to user input.
Why Take This Course? Take this course if you are ready to dive head first into the Swift language and iOS development. If you can't wait to make your first app and you are looking for thorough explanations of syntax with plenty of code examples and lots of opportunities for practice, this is the course for you!
Get to know the Swift types.
Learn when to use variables and constants.
Practice syntax with in-browser exercises.
Define and call functions.
Correctly use local and external parameters.
Identify parameter types and return types.
Silly Song Prep: Customizing the Lyrics
Put your new knowledge of functions to work.
Manipulate Swift strings to create funny lyrics.
Write the logic for your first iOS app.
Silly Song Prep: Build the UI
Get comfortable working with Xcode.
Learn to use UIKit views and controls.
Build your first iOS app.
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