UIKit Fundamentals

About This Course

In this course, you will build a series of simple apps to become more comfortable with the UIKit framework and master its most widely used components. This framework constitutes the building blocks of the user interface for all iOS apps, and is crucial for any iOS Developer to be intimately familiar with.

Why Take This?

You’ve built your first iOS app. It was fun, but you might not be comfortable creating apps from scratch. After completing this course, you’ll have the skills you will need to create the UI elements for almost any app. During this course, you’ll learn everything you need to know about UIKit, from buttons to table views. To become fluent with UIKit requires practice, and this course will provide you with opportunities to create small working apps to build your skill set. Along the way, you’ll also have short breaks to learn crucial elements of the Swift programming language. We call these “Swift Sessions” and they’ll get you up to speed on common syntactical and functional features of Swift.

Prerequisites and Requirements

**This course assumes prior iOS experience.** Specifically, it assumes that you have built at least one single-view app, and can use Xcode to modify swift files and storyboard scenes. You should know what a View Controller is, and know how to create outlets and actions. The course also assumes basic familiarity with Git. Specifically, you will need to be able to clone git repositories and checkout branches specific to each lesson. You will need access to a Mac computer running OS X 10.9 or later. However, you do not need an iPad or iPhone to complete the activities. All exercises can be completed using the iOS simulator built into Xcode.
Learn the iOS UIKit framework, which is the cornerstone of creating user interfaces in all iOS apps and crucial for any iOS Developer to be intimately familiar with.