Build a Real iOS App From Scratch: A Free Workshop for Swift Beginners

Watch this webinar on demand and, in less than an hour, you’ll learn to build a real, functional iOS app.

Thinking about making your own iOS app but not sure where to start? Wondering how long it would take to actually create something that works? What if we told you that in just one hour, you could build a to-do app for your iPhone with less than 50 lines of code? Sounds pretty cool, right?

David Okun, Principal Engineer at LTK, led a totally free workshop for Kodeco called “Build a Real iOS App From Scratch”, which was all about making iOS app development accessible and fun for everyone, especially if you’re just starting out.

While the live workshop is over, you can watch the full presentation on YouTube: Build a Real iOS App From Scratch to code along with David. During this free workshop, you’ll create your own iOS app, step by step. You’ll get your hands dirty with Swift, learning the basics of data structures and how to manage the state of your app. You’ll see that creating an app from scratch is totally doable — and a lot of fun.

By the end of the session, you’ll gain key skills and insights on how iOS apps work, including how to add and manage list editing features. Best of all, you’ll have a working app that you’ve made yourself.

This workshop is perfect for anyone curious about app development or looking to get a jump-start on learning before diving into more detailed studies.

Get Ready to Code Along

To create your own app during the workshop, you need to take a couple of simple steps. So before you start, please:

  • Install Xcode (if you need help, follow the instructions under Installing Xcode. Note that you do NOT need an Apple Developers account to participate in this workshop).
  • Create a new project in Xcode (select an iOS app from File -> New -> Project).
  • Make sure your project runs by pressing ⌘ + R.

When you see “Hello, World!” on your screen, you’re all set for our workshop!

Where to Go From Here?

Want to learn more? Did you know that you could become job-ready in iOS or Android development in just 15 weeks? Check out Kodeco’s bootcamps to see how.