You may have drafted your app plans and now you’re ready to start coding. You may have gotten your hands on the best source code available but you still want to learn more and go beyond reskinning apps. Where do you start?
For a beginner iOS developer, the amount of information out there could be a little bit overwhelming. This guide is applicable for beginners and developers who want to know how app development in iOS works, complete with the specific tools and guidelines.
We’ve come up with a list of 8 of the best online resources for iOS app development:
Before you start looking elsewhere on the Internet, visit Apple’s own tutorials first. There’s a wealth of information in Apple’s library. The one on the link in particular discusses how you can start developing apps using Swift. If you decide to use Objective C, the material Object-Oriented Programming with Objective-C is a good place to start. Explore the different programs and documentations used in Apple’s site.
For app reskinning, take time in learning how to make excellent designs. Apple has a collection of videos discussing navigation, typography, and animation.
Download Stanford Videos: Developing iOS 7 Apps for iPhone and iPad online course. This is one of the highly recommended guides as evident in numerous good reviews in the App Store. Learn about the development tools, UI designs, animation, different APIs, and performance gauges.
Watch video lessons, take coding exercises, and get screencasts to learn the basics of iOS programming. You’ll also find good books in this site too!
This magazine format site discusses iOS technical topics. This might be a bit too in-depth for beginners but if you are looking to broaden your knowledge in the different aspects of iOS and OS X development, read every issue of objc.io.
Once you’ve chosen the language you want and once you’ve started your path to mastering it (either Swift or Objective C), it’s now time to familiarize Cocoa, Apple’s native API. Learn about Cocoa and the practical applications of APIs through free tutorials and exercises.
This site is ideal if you want to learn about specific topics in iOS programming. The articles are written in an engaging and easily understandable manner so if you want to catch up on the latest Xcode plugins or key bindings and gestures, visit NSHipster.
To get inputs from millions of other developers, use Git Hub. It’s a collaboration tool that gives developers an avenue to upload and share codes, get feedback, and invite testers to try out your app.
If you find anything puzzling, try and search for it at Stack Overflow. If you don’t find any answer, post a question and ask the community of programmers, not only iOS developers. Answer questions and help out in the StackOverflow community too.
Those are the most informative online references about iOS programming. Expanding your knowledge will help you gain more ideas for your next app reskinning project. It’s not enough that you have a high quality source code, you also need to work on building your skills if you wish to continue as a developer.
If you’re looking for the references for Android development, find them here.
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