If you want to create an app but don’t know where to begin, this book covers the whole aspect of iOS app development using the new Swift programming language and the UIKit framework. It shows you every step from an idea to building a real app on App Store.
The book is fully updated for Xcode 14, Swift 5.7, and iOS 16.
What you will learn
I know many readers have an app idea but don’t know where to begin. Hence, this new book is written with this in mind. It covers the whole aspect of Swift programming and you will learn how to build a real-world app from scratch. You’ll first learn the basics of Swift, then prototype an app, and later add some features to it in each chapter. After going through the whole book, you’ll have a real app. During the process, you will learn how to exhibit data in table view, customize the look & feel of a cell, design UI using Stack Views, create animations, work on maps, build an adaptive UI, save data in local database, upload data to iCloud, use TestFlight to arrange beta test, etc.
This new book features a lot of hands-on exercises and projects. You will get the opportunities to write code, fix bugs and test your app. Although it involves a lot of work, it will be a rewarding experience. I believe it will allow you to master Swift 5.7, Xcode 14, and iOS 16 programming. Most importantly, you will be able to develop an app and release it on App Store.
Who is this book for
This book is written for beginners without any prior programming experience and those who want to learn Swift programming. Whether you are a programmer who wants to learn a new programming language or a designer who wants to turn your design into an iOS app or an entrepreneur who wants to learn to code, this book is written for you.
Table of Content
Chapter 1 – The Development Tools, the Learning Approach, and the App Idea
Chapter 2 – Your First Taste of Swift with Playgrounds
Chapter 3 – Hello World! Build Your First App in Swift
Chapter 4 – Hello World App Explained
Chapter 5 – Introduction to Auto Layout
Chapter 6 – Designing UI Using Stack Views
Chapter 7 – Introduction to Prototyping
Chapter 8 – Creating a Simple Table-based App
Chapter 9 – Customize Table Views Using Prototype Cell
Chapter 10 – Interacting with Table View and Using UIAlertController
Chapter 11 – Table Row Deletion, Custom Action Button and MVC
Chapter 12 – Introduction to Navigation Controller and Segue
Chapter 13 – Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
Chapter 14 – Detail View Enhancement and Navigation Bar Customization
Chapter 15 – Navigation Bar Customization, Extensions and Dynamic Type
Chapter 16 – Working with Maps
Chapter 17 – Basic Animations, Visual Effects and Unwind Segues
Chapter 18 – Working with Static Table Views, Camera and NSLayoutConstraint
Chapter 19 – Working with Core Data
Chapter 20 – Search Bar and UISearchController
Chapter 21 – Building Walkthrough Screens with UIPageViewController and Container Views
Chapter 22 – Exploring Tab Bar Controller and Storyboard References
Chapter 23 – Getting Started with WKWebView and SFSafariViewController
Chapter 24 – Exploring CloudKit
Chapter 25 – Localizing Your App to Reach More Users
Chapter 26 – Deploying and Testing Your App on a Real iOS Device
Chapter 27 – Beta Testing with TestFlight and CloudKit Production Deployment
Chapter 28 – Submit Your App to App Store
Chapter 29 – Adopting 3D Touch, Haptic Touch and Context Menus
Chapter 30 – Developing User Notifications in iOS
Appendix – Swift Basics
On top of the ebook, all the source code are available for download. You are free to use the code for your personal/commercial projects.