Join Todd Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Related courses, part of Building a Note-Taking App for iOS 8.
- This course actually has some companion courses where we build the same application, but using a different programming environment. For example, this course is how to build a simple app for iOS. The related courses show how to build the same exact app, but for different mobile platforms, including Android and Windows Phone. Here are some comparisons, whether you're working on Android, iOS, or Windows Phone 8. The programming language for Android is Java. iOS uses Swift and Objective-C.
In this course only Swift, however. And Windows Phone 8 uses XAML and C#. The development environment for Android is Eclipse. For iOS, it's Xcode. For Windows Phone 8, it's Visual Studio.
Each of these courses helps you build a complete mobile app from scratch; this installment uses the iOS SDK and Xcode to get the job done. Author Todd Perkins shows you how to create an Xcode project, lay out apps visually, connect UI elements to code, and save data to persistent storage. Start here with iOS 8, and compare your results with the Android and Windows Phone courses to learn about the differences and similarities of these mobile platforms.
- Previewing the note-taking app's features
- Creating the Xcode project
- Using local data storage
- Creating a data class
- Saving data to a file or user defaults
- Understanding screens and storyboards
- Controlling transitions between views
- Connecting the controller to the data
- Creating, editing, and deleting notes