This professional package comes with everything you need to learn SwiftUI, UIKit, and iOS app development. It includes 4 books including Mastering SwiftUI, Beginning iOS Programming with Swift & SwiftUI, Beginning iOS Programming with Swift & UIKit, and Intermediate iOS Programming with Swift. On top of that, it comes with 4 app templates (or demo projects) for your personal/commercial use.
All books except the intermediate programming book has been fully updated for Xcode 14, iOS 16, and Swift 5.7. And we added 10 more new chapters with over 100 pages of content for the Mastering SwiftUI book.
For the intermediate book, the iOS 16/Xcode 14 update will be published before end 2022, though 95% of the content should work for Xcode 14. You will receive the update for free when it's available.
BEGINNER (UIKit + SwiftUI)
This book covers everything you need to learn for iOS app development. Remember, Swift is just a programming language. To develop an iOS app, you need to learn far more than that. SwiftUI and UIKit are the two essential UI frameworks you need to learn. For the beginner book, we provide two editions for the book: UIKit and SwiftUI. Both editions will teach you how to build the same real world app but with different UI frameworks.
On top of the UI frameworks, this book will teach you how to program in Swift, work with Xcode 14 and master the essential APIs of the iOS 16 SDK. Most importantly, it takes you every step of the way from an idea to building a real world app on App Store.
Starting by creating an app prototype, we will build one (or a couple) feature in each chapter. After going through the book, you will end up with a well-designed restaurant app that supports both iPhone and iPad. Of course, it looks great on the brand-new iPhone 14/14 Pro too.
Specially, you will learn in this course:
- Develop apps using SwiftUI and UIKit
- New features of Xcode 14 and Swift 5.7 Programming
- Playgrounds in Xcode
- Prototyping an app without writing a line of code
- Stack views and Adaptive UI
- MVC, MVVM, and OOP
- Working with Auto Layout, Dynamic Type and Size Classes
- Working with Navigation View
- Table/List view programming
- Table view/List Customization
- Applying Blur Effect using UIVisualEffect
- UIView animations and Image Manipulation
- Working with MapKit
- Accessing Photo Library and Camera
- Using WKWebView and SFSafariViewController to Display Web Pages
- Search bar implementation
- Tab bar integration
- Working with Core Data
- Creating tutorial screens
- Integrating with CloudKit and build a social feature
- Pull to Refresh content
- Localizing Your App into different languages
- Arranging beta test with users using TestFlight
- Submitting your app to App Store
- Adopting Haptic Touch and Context Menus
- Implementing User Notifications in iOS
Full source code and Xcode projects are included in the package.
This book uses a problem-solution approach to teach you Swift programming and cover various APIs of the iOS SDK (e.g. ARKit and Core ML). It is designed to take you to the next level of Swift & iOS programming.
Here are what you will learn in this Intermediate Swift book:
Chapter 1 - Adaptive UI Using Universal Storyboards and Size Classes
Chapter 2 - Adding Sections and Index List in UITableView
Chapter 3 - Animating Table View Cell
Chapter 4 - Reading and Parsing JSON
Chapter 5 - How to Integrate Twitter and Facebook Sharing
Chapter 6 - How to Create Email with Attachment
Chapter 7 - Sending SMS and MMS
Chapter 8 - How to Get Direction and Draw Route on Map
Chapter 9 - How to Search Points of Interest Using Local Search
Chapter 10 - Audio Recording and Playback
Chapter 11 - Scan QR code using AVFoundation Framework
Chapter 12 - Working with URL Schemes
Chapter 13 - Working with Camera
Chapter 14 - Video Capturing and Playback using AVKit Framework
Chapter 15 - Display Banner Ads using iAd
Chapter 16 - Using Custom Fonts
Chapter 17 - AirDrop
Chapter 18 - Building Grid Layout Using Collection View
Chapter 19 - Interacting with Collection View
Chapter 20 - Adaptive Collection View
Chapter 21 - Building a Today App Extension
Chapter 22 - Building a Sidebar Menu
Chapter 23 - View Controller Transitions and Animations
Chapter 24 - Building a Slide Down Menu Like Medium App
Chapter 25 - Self Sizing Cells and Dynamic Type
Chapter 26 - XML Parsing and RSS
Chapter 27 - Apply a Blurred Background Using UIVisualEffect
Chapter 28 - Using Touch ID for Authentication
Chapter 29 - Building a Carousel-like User Interface
Chapter 30 - Working with Parse
Chapter 31 - How to Preload Existing Data into SQLite Database
Chapter 32 - Connecting Multiple Annotations with Polylines and Routes
Chapter 33 - Using CocoaPods in Swift Projects
Chapter 34 - Building a Simple Sticker App
Chapter 35 - Building iMessage Apps Using the Messages Framework
Chapter 36 - Building Custom UI Components Using IBDesignable and IBInspectable
Chapter 37 - Using Firebase for User Authentication
Chapter 38 - Google and Facebook Authentication Using Firebase
Chapter 39 - Using Firebase Database and Storage to Build an Instagram-like App
Chapter 40 - Working with CoreML
Chapter 41 - Building AR Apps with ARKit and SpriteKit
Chapter 42 - Working with 3D Objects in Augmented Reality Using ARKit and SceneKit
Chapter 43 - Use Create ML to Train Your Own Machine Learning Model for Image Recognition
Chapter 44 - Building a Sentiment Classifier Using Create ML to Classify User Reviews
Chapter 45 - Working with Image Tracking in ARKit
Mastering SwiftUI for iOS 16 and Xcode 14
The SwiftUI book is written for both beginners and developers having some experience with Swift programming. We will dive deep into this brand new UI framework. We will explore the commonly used UI components and teach you how to build complex layouts. Animations play a key role in modern mobile apps. In this book, you will also learn various animation techniques and build some cool view animations. After going through the basics, we will put together everything you learn and build a personal finance app with SwiftUI and Combine.
Here is what the topics covered in the book:
Chapter 1 - Introduction to SwiftUI
Chapter 2 - Getting Started with SwiftUI and Working with Text
Chapter 3 - Working with Images
Chapter 4 - Layout User Interfaces with Stacks
Chapter 5 - Understanding ScrollView and Building a Carousel UI
Chapter 6 - Working with SwiftUI Buttons and Gradient
Chapter 7 - Understanding State and Binding
Chapter 8 - Implementing Path and Shape for Line Drawing and Pie Charts
Chapter 9 - Basic Animations and Transitions
Chapter 10 - Playing with Modal Views, Floating Buttons and Alerts
Chapter 11 - Understanding Dynamic List, ForEach and Identifiable
Chapter 12 - Working with Navigation UI and Navigation Bar Customization
Chapter 13 - Building a Form with Picker, Toggle and Stepper
Chapter 14 - Data Sharing with Combine and Environment Objects
Chapter 15 - Building a Registration Form with Combine and View Model
Chapter 16 - Working with Swipe-to-Delete, Context Menu and Action Sheets
Chapter 17 - Using Gestures
Chapter 18 - Building an Expandable Bottom Sheet with SwiftUI Gestures and GeometryReader
Chapter 19 - Creating a Tinder-like UI with Gestures and Animations
Chapter 20 - Advanced Animations and Transitions
Chapter 21 - Working with JSON, Slider and Data Filtering
Chapter 22 - Building a ToDo app using Core Data
Chapter 23 - Integrating UIKit with SwiftUI Using UIViewRepresentable
Chapter 24 - Creating a Search Bar View and Working with Custom Binding
Chapter 25 - Putting Everything Together to Build a Real World App
Chapter 26 - Creating an App Store like Animated View Transition
Chapter 27 - Building an Image Carousel
Chapter 28 - Building an Expandable List View Using OutlineGroup
Chapter 29 - Building Grid Layout Using LazyVGrid and LazyHGrid
Chapter 30 - Creating an Animated Activity Ring with Shape and Animatable
Chapter 31 - Working with AnimatableModifier and LibraryContentProvider
Chapter 32 - Working with TextEditor to Create Multiline Text Fields
Chapter 33 - Using matchedGeometryEffect to Create View Animations
Chapter 34 - ScrollViewReader and Grid Animation
Chapter 35 - Working with Tab View and Tab Bar Customization
Chapter 36 - Using AsyncImage in SwiftUI for Loading Images Asynchronously
Chapter 37 - Implementing Search Bar Using Searchable
Chapter 38 - Creating Bar Charts and Line Charts with the Charts Framework
Chapter 39 - Capturing Text within Image Using Live Text APIs
Chapter 40 - How to Use ShareLink for Sharing Data Like Text and Photos
Chapter 41 - Using ImageRenderer to Convert SwiftUI Views into Images
Chapter 42 - Creating PDF Documents Using ImageRenderer
Chapter 43 - Using Gauge to Display Progress and Create a Speedometer
Chapter 44 - Creating Grid Layout Using Grid APIs
Chapter 45 - Switching Layout with AnyLayout
RSS App Template
The RSS app template (Xcode project) is an app skeleton that will help you build a Blog or RSS Reader app easily and quickly. The template is completely written in Swift. It supports Xcode 13 and iOS 13 (or up).
This app template should save you thousands of dollars. To build a similar app like this, it will cost you over $5000 to hire an iOS developer. Even if you know Swift or Objective-C, the app template will save you 100+ hours from building the app from scratch.
With the built-in RSS parser, you just need to add your own RSS feed in a configuration file and can easily turn the template into a blog reader app.
Three beautiful themes included (more are coming). You just need to set a parameter in the configuration file to choose your preferred theme. With a few tweaks, you'll have an app with your own design.
This is the beginner package of the RSS App Template. You're allowed to use the app template in your personal project to build and release one app to the App Store.
To learn more about the app template, check out the official website:
Subscription App Template
Want to keep track of your subscription spendings? This app template is designed for this purpose. We apply MVVM design pattern to build this app. By go through the source code of this app project, you will learn how to apply it to your own project.
Photo App Template
This app project shows you how to build a photo app using Unsplash APIs. You will learn how to work with web APIs, retrieve remote images and display them asynchronously.
CMS App Template
This app project is a generic CMS app that retrieves remote content from CMS backend. We use AirTable as the CMS backend to store blog articles. You will learn how to work with AirTable’s APIs and load the content remotely. The articles are stored in Markdown format. So, you will also learn how to convert Markdown to HTML and display it in a web view beautifully. Both projects include full source code. You can easily modify the app to suit your own needs.
iOS App Screenshot Design Guide & Resources for Developers
Writing code is just one of the steps of developing an App. Except designing App interface in the earlier stage, you will need a few beautiful screenshots for submitting the app to App Store. Standard screenshots can already satisfy the requirements of App Store, but beautiful screenshots are definitely more attractive to users.
For developers, how can you ignore the screenshots design when having a beautiful screenshot can boost the download of your App?
You can hire a designer to help you. But what if you are looking for a low-cost option. This design guide and the resource sheet will show you how to create high-quality mockup and screenshots to market your app.
All books include one year free update. That means, you will continue to receive book updates for free for 1 year. The updates include new content and error fixes.