Join Todd Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video How to use the exercise files, part of Building an iOS Messages Application.
- [Instructor] The exercise files for this course are organized by chapters. In addition to the chapter folders there's also a folder called assets that contains graphics that will be used throughout the course. The chapter folders contain start and final states of projects that correspond to movies in the course. For example, in Chapter One, there's a folder called auto layout. In there you're going to see the start and final folders. The final folders correspond to the final state of the project in a given movie.
Those are simply there for your convenience. The start folders are the ones that you want to open up if you want to follow along with the exercise files in the course. In there drill down into the Plain Ol' Notes folder or any other sub-folder that may be in there and find the xcode project file, simply double-click it to follow along with the course. That'll just open up the project in Xcode and you should be able to navigate to the appropriate file, the one that I have selected on the screen, in order to follow along. If you don't have the exercise files don't worry you can still follow along.
Other than some art assets that we're going to be using in the course everything else is created from scratch. So you'll be able to build the note collaborating app extension without any artwork whatsoever. If you want to have your own artwork you can create it in an application like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, or any other tool that you like to create artwork. That said let's get started with the course.
- Setting up Messages extensions
- Showing multiple view controllers
- Creating delegate methods
- Preparing a message URL
- Opening an extension from a message
- Combining messages into one bubble
- Identifying the user in a conversation
- Opening a host app from an extension
- Creating a sticker pack
- Adding stickers in a Messages extension