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iOS Development Kickstart Workshop

Brought to you by a partnership between two of the nation’s top mobile experts - leading enterprise mobile agency, ChaiONE and expert training authority on all things iOS, Nathan Eror.

About the Workshop

The iOS Development Kickstart Workshop is designed to quickly get you up to speed on the latest iOS development tools, APIs, and techniques in an immersive, hands-on atmosphere. For 8–10 hours each day, you will focus solely on learning and practicing iOS development. You will be writing code before lunch on the first day, and you’ll have laptops full of code by the last day.

Course Overview

Day One

The first day sets the foundation for iOS development. The day starts with a short course in C99 programming and Object Oriented Programming (OOP), and the rest of the day is spent learning the Objective-C language and its usage in the Cocoa Touch frameworks. Some of the topics covered on this day are:

  • C99 (including the Apple blocks extension to the C language)
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Objective-C
    • Syntax and flow control
    • Classes
    • Protocols
    • Categories
    • Properties and synthesized accessors/mutators
    • Blocks
    • Automatic Reference Counting (ARC) & Memory management

Day Two

Day two builds on the Objective-C knowledge gained on day one, and you will create your first iOS app. This day is focused on gaining experience using the tools of the iOS SDK and the essential elements needed to build an iOS app. Some of the topics covered in day two are:

  • iOS SDK Tools
    • Xcode
    • Interface Builder
    • Instruments
    • Navigating the Documentation
  • Introduction to Cocoa Touch
  • The Foundation Classes
  • Cocoa design patterns (MVC, Delegation, Target Action)
  • Views and view controllers
  • Storyboards
  • Auto Layout
  • UI Controls
  • Handling input

Day Three

On day three, you will spend a lot of time writing code and experimenting with the iOS SDK while building a real iOS app. Some of the topics covered on day three are:

  • Table views & Navigation controllers
  • Introduction to Core Data
  • Unit testing
  • Networking & web services
  • Basic Graphics and Animation

Day Four

Day four brings it all together. This day is focused on advanced topics crucial to building high quality apps including debugging and performance optimization. You will also learn advanced techniques to customize your app user interface and animations to create unique user experiences. Some of the topics covered on day four are:

  • Universal Applications
  • Gestures and Gesture Recognizers
  • Maps and Core Location
  • Customizing UI controls
  • Debugging and performance optimization

About ChaiONE

ChaiONE is focused on helping businesses apply the benefits of modern mobility to improve processes, reduce costs, increase customer loyalty, and drive revenues. Whether you are ready to take your business mobile, or still trying to figure out what “going mobile” means to your organization, ChaiONE wants to help. 

In only four years of operation, ChaiONE has garnered a reputation for being the go to mobile agency with award winning solutions developed for enterprise clients like Weatherford, Methodist, Microsoft and others. ChaiONE is a 2012 Inc 500 winner and winner of three Fast Tech 50 awards in Houston.

About Nathan Eror, Principal Instructor

Nathan Eror loves creating software and helping other developers hone their skills. As the founder and chief instructor at Free Time Studios, he spends his days coding, teaching and writing, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. An Apple fan and Cocoa developer since the turn of the century, Nathan has been a dedicated member of the iOS developer community since the day the SDK was released.

Since founding Free Time Studios in 2009, Nathan has helped many organizations such as NASA, Thomson Reuters, and the U.S. Army ship their iOS apps and train their development teams. Nathan believes that a thriving community is the foundation of a great platform, and he devotes much of his time to the Cocoa community. His seminars and technical presentations are popular attractions at iOS and Mac developer conferences around the globe. He is also an active member of the developer community in Houston and is the co-organizer of the 575 member strong Houston iPhone Developer Meetup group and the creator/organizer of iOS Dev Camp Houston. See Nathan’s distinguished list of speaking events on the Free Time Studios website. 

When investing in your education, be sure you know exactly who will be instructing you. We will give you this information before you sign up and won’t change it on you at the last minute.

Details and Policies

Workshop Size

Personal attention is an important part of our learning method, and we keep our classes small to ensure that experience. 

Location Information

START is Houston’s only tech focused coworking space and the primary host of Houston tech conversations ranging from startups, mobile, cloud, big data, gaming and more. Rest assured our workshops are held in a quiet classroom environment, and breakfast, coffee and lunch are provided. We work hard to minimize outside distractions to ensure that you can focus on becoming an iPhone & iPad Developer.

Cancellation Policy

ChaiONE and Free Time Studios reserve the right to cancel a workshop 30-days before the course start date. In the event that a cancellation is necessary, paid participants of the canceled workshop will receive notification via email and will have the options to be transferred to an equivalent course of their choice or issued an immediate full refund.

Refund Policy

We hate to see you go, but understand that sometimes your plans need to change. Therefore, we’ve outlined the refund policy below. Please contact us via email to schedule a refund.

  • 100% refund given 30 days before the workshop
  • 50% refund given 7–29 days before the workshop
  • No refund given 0–6 days before the workshop
  • All refunds are subject to a $25.00 service fee and may take up to 7 business days to process. 

Swap Policy

We like to be flexible, so if you’d like swap the workshop you’ve sign up for with one of our other workshops, you may do so up to 14 days before the original workshop start date. If less than 14 days please see the refund policy. Students are only allowed to swap workshops once, please contact us via email to schedule a swap.

Have questions about iOS Development Kickstart Workshop? Contact ChaiOne




ChaiOne is an Enterprise Design and Innovation firm helping the world's largest companies unlock efficiencies through digital transformation, using rigorous UX research, new technology, and agile development to see concrete ROI.

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