The time has come to make your first real app, your own version of Notes, the classic note taking app from Apple. In this tutorial, we will discuss many beginner and intermediate development topics, building on the knowledge you gained from the previous tutorials.

Here are the most important things you will learn throughout this tutorial:

  • How to implement a table view
  • How to setup a navigation controller
  • How to use Interface Builder to create segues
  • How to use delegates & protocols
  • How to extend a class
  • How to store data locally with Realm
  • How to capture user input
  • How to handle keyboard input
  • How to setup constraints
  • How to implement a search bar

Although we'll discuss many topics throughout building MakeSchoolNotes, this is an outline of what you should be most familiar with by the end of the tutorial. Once complete, you'll have a good understanding of how to build a complete iOS utility app and be in good shape for the next tutorial, Makestagram!

Here's a brief video introduction that summarizes what you will learn throughout this tutorial:

Getting Started

The goal of this tutorial is to further familiarize you with iOS development, not to confuse you with how to setup and structure a new project in Xcode. For this reason, we have provided a starter project that includes the necessary libraries and some files that have already been properly structured. This will allow us to get started quickly, and most importantly, ensure that nobody will get discouraged by errors from setting up the project incorrectly.

Download MakeSchoolNotes Template Project

Let's move onto the next chapter and start exploring one of the most popular components in iOS development, table views.


If you have feedback on this tutorial or find any mistakes, please open issues on the GitHub Repository.


If you have feedback on this tutorial or find any mistakes, please open issues on the GitHub Repository or comment below.

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