iPhone and iPad Development in Swift for iOS 8 and Xcode 6 Training Course

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Duration Duration

35 hours (usually 5 days including breaks)

Overview Overview

This 5 day course is for developers who want to learn how to develop applications for iPhone and iPad running iOS8. The course is hands on and shows how to develop applications from scratch using Apple's new Swift programming language using the Xcode6 IDE. During the course a fully functional Tetris style block game will be developed from scratch using Swift. The course ends with developing a new application from scratch in Swift. The course assumes some programming experience.

This course can only be run on Intel based Apple hardware such as a MacBook or a Mac Mini. Delegates need to have registered with Apple and have an Apple ID which is required to download software. Delegates wishing to run the applications developed during the course on an iPhone or iPad need to be registered as iOS developers with Apple and have registered their device for development. Apple charge $99 per year to register as an iOS developer.

Course Outline Course Outline

Development environment

  • Development environment requirements
  • Xcode and the iOS SDK
  • Apple Developer registration
  • Reasons why Applications get rejected

Xcode iOS Projects

  • Human Interface Guidelines
  • Creating an iOS project
  • Running on simulator and real devices
  • Memory management
  • Strong and weak references


  • Swift programming language overview
  • Using Xcode to develop Swift applications


  • Creating Scenes
  • Implementing View Controllers

Swift Classes

  • Creating Swift classes
  • Instance variables and initialisation
  • Constructor types
  • Protocols, Hashable and Printable
  • Inheritance

Working with Graphics

  • Adding icons and images
  • Using the SpriteKit API
  • Animating sprites

User Interaction

  • Buttons and handler
  • Pan gesture recognition
  • Tap gesture recognition

Case Study

  • Develop a new application using Swift

Distributing Applications

  • Moving applications to a device for testing
  • Getting an application into AppStore

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Public Classroom Public Classroom
Participants from multiple organisations. Topics usually cannot be customised
From 7480EUR
Private Classroom Private Classroom
Participants are from one organisation only. No external participants are allowed. Usually customised to a specific group, course topics are agreed between the client and the trainer.
Private Remote Private Remote
The instructor and the participants are in two different physical locations and communicate via the Internet
From 6530EUR
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The more delegates, the greater the savings per delegate. Table reflects price per delegate and is used for illustration purposes only, actual prices may differ.

Number of Delegates Public Classroom Private Remote
1 7480EUR 6530EUR
2 4450EUR 3925EUR
3 3440EUR 3057EUR
4 2935EUR 2623EUR
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