Getting started

Getting started

June 11, 2015

Project: Learn how to build your very first iOS App

This tutorial will teach you how to build your very first iPhone App! By the end of this tutorial, you will have created your own enhanced version of the classic Notes app that comes with every iOS device.

Now I'm sure you're ready to tackle this challenge after getting a taste of development in the Swift Playground; however, before we dive straight into a fully fledged Application, let's start with something a little smaller to introduce Application building in Xcode.

We are going to take brief tour through the following key areas:

  • Welcome to Xcode, your new best friend
  • Setting up your first Xcode project
  • Introduction to Interface Builder
  • What is a Storyboard?
  • Using Auto Layout
  • Connecting the dots: IBActions & IBOutlets
  • Debugging your code

Some of you may be already familiar with some of these areas and that's great. Before you skip ahead, I would always recommend a full read through as this might be part of the test at the end ;)

Let's get started by meeting your new best friend, Xcode.


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

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