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iOS app development is actually simpler than you might think—even if you're not an experienced programmer. In this course, Todd Perkins bundles the most important concepts in iOS into a quick course, explaining the development process in a visual way that people of any background can understand. No programming experience required! At the end, you'll have a finished app and a basic understanding of Xcode, the toolset for developing iOS apps; building blocks like variables, functions, and conditional statements; and interface design. You can also figure out if an iOS learning path is right for you, without a lengthy time commitment.
If you find you'd like to learn more, see iOS App Development Essential Training, Foundations of Programming: Fundamentals, or any of the other programming courses in our library.
I mentioned that you don't have to have programming experience coming into this course. But I want to make sure that you come in with a few essential skills. First, you'll need the right setup on your computer. You'll need Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later so you have the Mac App Store on your machine. I do recommend that you have 10.8 or later because your screen will better match mine as you're following along with the course. You'll also need a standard iTunes Store account for downloading Xcode.
In addition to having the right tools, you'll also have to have some important skills in order to follow along with this course. First, you'll have to have basic computer skills, so you'll have to know how to use a keyboard and a mouse, and have a general familiarity with Mac OS X. And that is how to navigate the file system. How to open files and folders. How to find files and folders as well. And, how to copy and paste text. Since we're going to be working the text a lot as we're writing a lot of code, being able to copy and paste and select different parts of text is an important skill to have.
But other than that, I don't expect you to have any programming background at all. As long as you have the basic computer skills and the right tools, you can build the app that we're going to build in this course.
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