In this iOS programming book for beginners "UIKit Apprentice" (Formerly iOS Apprentice), you'll learn how to build four complete iOS and Swift apps by following easy step-by-step tutorials. For Complete Beginners! Along the way, we’ve added more sections to the book, migrated it from Objective-C to Swift, and tried to make sense of how SwiftUI fits into the picture. In short — this book has seen a lot of changes over the years!
With everything that’s changed in the Apple ecosystem in the last few years, we took a step back to evaluate what the iOS Apprentice should look like in 2020. Although SwiftUI is quickly becoming popular, we know there is still immense value in providing a UIKit-first approach to app building, not just for beginners, but for everyone who wants to master iOS development. So we’ve kept the great UIKit-focused content in the book you know and love, and simply changed the name to UIKit Apprentice!
What’s New in The UIKit Apprentice? With the introduction of SwiftUI, we realized it would be better to keep the focus of our popular iOS Apprentice book on UIKit, and instead write a new, SwiftUI-focused book, SwiftUI Apprentice. And as the SwiftUI Apprentice is poised to be released in just a few months, we wanted readers to be able to make a smart choice when deciding whether to start building apps with UIKit or SwiftUI.
You don’t need any programming knowledge to build an entire game from the ground up. The UIKit Apprentice book will teach you everything you need to know, as it focuses on the essential features of iOS, Xcode and Swift that you need to know, without getting you bogged down with unnecessary details.
You won’t be doing quick example exercises that demonstrate how to do a single feature. Instead, you’ll develop complete, fully-formed apps that are good enough to submit to the App Store!
UIKit Apprentice, as the name implies, focuses on UIKit and contains all of the original UIKit content from previous editions — and it’s been updated for iOS 14, Swift 5.3 and Xcode 12!
Concepts covered in this book:
Working with Xcode Coding in Swift Building user interfaces Modelling and persisting data GPS and image data Accessing remote APIs iPad development Publishing to the App Store
Who is this book for: This book is for anyone completely new to Swift and iOS development — or for those that just need a little brushing-up!