Category Archives for "Apple IOS"

The Complete iOS Developer Course: A review of Rob Percival’s course

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As you may or may not have heard SAP and Apple have partnered to in their words "Revolutionize work on iPhone". An  SDK for iOS is now available for the SAP HANA cloud platform that will enable SAP developers to quickly create their own native iOS apps using swift, which is Apple’s modern programming language. These native apps for iPhone and also iPad will be able to take advantage of all the built-in  iOS technologies.  

Where do is start learning to develop iOS apps?

Well, there are many ways you can start this process but the method I chose was to purchase a relatively cheap iOS course from udemy. But which one to choose that's another thing, the fact that there are so many to choose from is in some ways a good thing but you need to make sure you choose the right one.    

How to choose a course on udemy?

With udemy, you get a lot of help with the decision process as each course shows how many students are currently enrolled along with reviews from many of these existing students. You also get a 30 days money back guarantee in case you purchase a course that doesn't live up to your expectations. I spent a bit of time looking at the different courses available and Rob's course called "The Complete iOS 10 Developer Course - Build 21 Apps" stood out to me quite early on. When a course gets over 9000 reviews and nearly 5 out of 5 you know it's an excellent course with lots of happy students enrolled. Currently, over 57000 as I write this review. Maybe I got a bit lucky but as long as you read the details of each course and check out the reviews you should get a good idea about the course and if it is what you are looking for.    

Is Rob's Course Worth Signing up for?

If you are looking to learn how to create iOS apps then I would almost say yes to everyone as just seeing the basics of the course would be worth the money alone let alone the ability to build the example apps that actually work.    

Are there any negatives of this course?

I’m not sure there is,  There will always be people who want a bit less or a more info in specific topics or would like the pace to be a little quicker or slower but generally, I think it is very good. I guess it actually depends on how much you pay for this course. The price of the course if you go straight to the udemy website is $200, which is actually good value but will be prohibitive for many... But I have a solution to this... see below!!!

How Do You Get the Course?

As mentioned the Complete iOS 10 Developer Course including how to Build 21 Apps is available on udemy for $200... But the good news is that I have worked out a deal for my online audience and for a short period of time you can get up to  95% discount bringing the price down to $10... So if you purchase the course using my affiliate link below, you will get the discount and receive the course for much less. …and remember you still get a 30 days money back guarantee and lifetime access, which includes any future updates....  

Build a Flappy Bird Clone – The Complete iOS Game Course

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We built an immersive game development course that teaches you all of the fundamentals so you can build your own games on iPhones and iPads. We combine videos, notes, collaborative discussion forums, and challenging assignments to have students build real apps. Teaching online is not new to us. Our highly successful Beginner iOS Bootcamp (over 18k students and 5 star review) teaches students the basics of programming iOS apps. We use the same proven pedagogy to teach game development.

The course will include over 120 hours of content (30 hours of video plus notes and challenges), an active discussion forum where students and teachers answer questions, and multiple fully coded example projects that you can download.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to Game Development , Sprite Kit , Scenes and Nodes, Coordinates, Game Loop
  • Sprite/Texture Creation, Sprite Theory, Atlas Files
  • Animation, Parallax Scrolling, Character animation
  • Physics Bodies, Physics Properties, Bit Fields, Collisions, Contact Response
  • User Input, Input Handler
  • Character Movement/Physics, State machines, Player Physics, Jump Curve, Double Jump, Boost, etc.
  • Tile Based Game World, Tile Sprites, Tiled + Kobold Kit, Creating and Loading Tiled files
  • Collision Detection, Axis Alined Bounding Box, Collision Bit Masks
  • Obstacles & Enemies, Basic Enemy AI
  • Collectables, Power Ups
  • Effects, Particle Effects
  • Sound, Adding Music, Adding Sound Effects
  • Scoring, HUD, Stats/Progress Tracking, Score Board
  • Game Menus, Saving/Loading Game Progression

Reviews from our iOS course

“I must say that so far, this course is awesome. Having the challenging assignments, daily discussions and feedback from the instructors, has been the missing piece that I have been looking for. I have read a handful of books, watched hours of video & typed in a bunch of tutorials, and finally, having to work through tough assignments and applying what I have been learning, it is all starting to click – Finally!” – Mark S.

“Code Coalition’s discussion board is one of the best resources for a beginning iOS developer. So much help being offered” – Omar S.

“I’ve just completed the iOS101 course, which I thought was a great intro to the XCode environment… I feel it’s been well worth the investment. ” – Herdy H.

“Wow, @CodeCoalition! Moving quickly! Week 2 is so different than week 1…and I like it 🙂 Thnx for the challenge” – Melissa B.

“Just discovered @CodeCoalition! An excellent resource for anyone who wants to make their first iPhone app.” -Novall K.

“Can’t reiterate it enough how this course is helping me with my iOS dev skills. I think using protocols and delegation is finally becoming second nature. Fingers crossed :-)” -Alex P.

“I am really loving the class. I have taken classes at Code School & Treehouse and both were missing a key element. The ability to ask questions as you complete a section and get an answer. “ -Lisa A.

“Your training is the best out there so far. I wish I had the time away from regular job to follow along.” -Christian S.

“Im loving this.. I have been through at least 5 books, and many online deals. Yours is super so far. Finally, i can get from start to finish on a lesson without wondering why on “Everything” thank youCant wait to do more.. “ -Kevin R.

 

Why take this course and how much time does it take to complete?

iOS game development, and software development as a whole, is a booming career. The demand for new developers at all levels far outweighs the supply. Barrier to entry is not as high as one would think – though passion and hard work are necessary, a degree in computer science or any other technical field is not required.

We aim to take you from complete beginner to junior game developer in three months. The apps you create in this course can be used on your portfolio so you have something to show when you apply for jobs. Not only that, you can throw your apps on the app store and be the next Flappy Bird!
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