Join Todd Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Building a Note-Taking App for iOS 9 with Swift.
- Exercise files for this course are organized in Assets, which contains a folder that holds several different graphic files, and Chapters, which contain the actual working files, as we build this application. The Assets folder contains five images. I'm going to talk about these images and what applications you can use to create them on your own, in the event that you don't have access to the exercise files. The Chapter folders contain the working files. Although some chapters don't have any associated working files, so in those cases there is a text file called There Are No Exercise Files For This Chapter.
So you'll see that for chapters one and two. In chapter three you'll start seeing the sub-folders that contain the project files that we're going to be working in. As you watch the movies you're going to see the appropriate name of the file you should open on your screen. Here's how that works: Let's say I'm going to open up the project for the Icon folder. So I'll click on Icon, and there's a Final and a Start folder. The Final folder is there just for those of you who may get lost and want to have the final versions of the files in case there's something different on your screen then what you see on mine, so you can compare the final versions of the exercise files there.
The start versions are the ones you want to start in if you're following along. Inside the Start folder there's a sub-folder called Plain Ol' Notes. In that folder is a file called Plain Ol' Notes.xcodeproj If you double-click this project, it will open up the appropriate project in Xcode with all of the files in the right state. You can single-click in the left side of the screen to go to the code file that I'm working in. And that's how you can follow along. If you don't have access to the exercise files, you don't need to worry.
We're actually building this whole app from scratch, using the built-in assets in Xcode. The only assets that you'll need to provide are the Icon files, and if you don't have access to a graphic editing program like Photoshop, you can simply watch the movie and still proceed through the course without those graphics.
Building a Note-Taking App for Android and Building a Note-Taking App for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Store use the same assets. Compare and contrast the steps and discover the similarities and differences between the three platforms.