24 comments

  • Chris Slowik, 5 years ago

    Hey everyone, happy to answer any questions you might have. @scotthurff and I are designers, and we wanted a straightforward and fun course to learn how to build native iOS apps in Xcode.

    So if you’re a designer and you want to learn how to build native iOS apps, this is your dream come true. In less than a week, you'll be fluent in the basics of Swift, Playgrounds, Interface Builder, Storyboards, getting your app designs into Xcode, creating custom native animations and UI elements, and importing dynamic external data via APIs.

    It's got 23 videos (and counting), all of the assets of a weather app you’ll build, and accompanying text and image instructions if you learn best by reading. Plus, we have all of the Playgrounds and Xcode files every step of the way in case you get stuck.

    We’re in the process of adding three more lessons, as well: Auto Layout, animations, and storing persistent data. This stuff will be coming within a matter of days

    It’s online-based, but you can download any video and watch it offline.

    2 points
    • Tucker SpoffordTucker Spofford, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

      I signed up early, but I can't seem to figure out how to apply the discount. In the email I received yesterday it doesn't say how to actually apply the 60% off.

      EDIT: I guess you don't get the code until noon PST. My bad.

      0 points
    • Viktor EngborgViktor Engborg, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

      Are we allowed to post our weather apps on Dribbble? Pls

      5 points
      • Chris Slowik, 5 years ago

        sure!

        1 point
        • Viktor EngborgViktor Engborg, 5 years ago

          Pardon my bad joke. However, thanks for making this – looking forward to completing the course.

          1 point
          • Chris SlowikChris Slowik, 5 years ago

            i got the joke =] i know everyone makes weather app designs... so here's a chance for all those people to ACTUALLY make the app!

            weather app is just a really simple concept to be able to pull in more advanced things like live data etc. the concepts in this course can be applied globally to almost anything!

            2 points
    • Clinton HalpinClinton Halpin, 5 years ago

      Just signed up! Gonna give this a shot.

      1 point
  • Diego LafuenteDiego Lafuente, 5 years ago

    I'm so amazed how many designers sell knowledge instead of sharring it like others programmers do. Pretty much everything related iOS apps is sold nowadays .

    2 points
    • Gareth PriceGareth Price, 5 years ago

      I compltely agree.

      To be fair, though, most of these types of courses train designers in making prototypes in xcode. From the site:

      ""You'll learn exactly what you need to turn your static designs into native, interactive prototypes that can be run on iOS devices""

      Programmers would normally focus on creating the app for "real".

      0 points
      • Chris Slowik, 5 years ago

        You'll end up with a real working app after this, not JUST a prototype. The prototype section is basically an intro to interface builder, and then we continue through actually turning it into a working app with live api data. It's a pretty rewarding first foray into xcode/swift development I think.

        1 point
    • Chris Slowik, 5 years ago

      I get what you're saying, but we put a ton of time into this course. Its way more than a blog post or an article. If you don't see the value in learning more about swift and xcode, then I recommend you check out the first section of lessons - they actually are offered free!

      Keep in mind of course there's the cost of infrastructure, and the time it takes us to assemble everything, and to support users after purchase by answering questions and helping out.

      Go ahead and check it out, we wont make you buy it after the free lessons =]

      3 points
  • George ChenGeorge Chen, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

    Just signed up.

    FYI, the course is put together by the folks that made "Learn Quartz Composer".

    If you already purchased "Learn Quartz Composer" you should have received an email about the special discount (for 3 days only) to the existing customers.

    It's a pretty sweet deal.

    Disclaimer: I am not associate with Xcode for Designers in any shapes or form. 'Just want to make make sure people are getting a good deal on it.

    2 points
    • Chris Slowik, 5 years ago

      Thanks for the support! We're really excited about this one, and if you've checked out the QC course, the biggest difference you'll notice is the move to a more online class type experience. The lessons are broken down into more manageable chunks, and the interface is better. We made a bunch of decisions about delivery method and format based on the feedback we got from the QC course!

      2 points
  • Noelle StranskyNoelle Stransky, 5 years ago

    Just signed up and totally looking forward to the course, I know the developer I work with is pretty excited too.

    1 point
    • Chris Slowik, 5 years ago

      HAHA yea I bet! Knowing more about the whole process will definitely increase your value as a designer, and make working with devs much easier.

      2 points
      • Noelle StranskyNoelle Stransky, 5 years ago

        I toy around with Xcode as much as I can but I kept hitting a wall and having to ask for code. Really hoping this can help remove those walls. Thanks !

        1 point
        • Chris Slowik, 5 years ago

          if you do hit any walls while making your way through the course, dont hesitate to reach out: @chrisslowik

          3 points
  • Matt SistoMatt Sisto, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

    I plan on signing up this weekend. Pretty hopeful!

    Side note: Anyone else think the rocket looks like it is ... um ... going #2?

    1 point
  • Updula LeeUpdula Lee, 5 years ago

    "Learn how to create native iOS apps in 5 days."

    COME ON!!

    1 point