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Chicago iPhone/iPad Boot Camps - Certificate 3 Day Intensive Introduction to IOS 7 Workshops

IPhone Boot Camp

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If you want to develop apps on the iphone you need this intensive workshop. Don't try this on your own, unless you have a couple of months to spare ” —Craeg K Strong - lead developer, 

iPhone Boot Camp Featured on Chicago NBC News

The training was worth every penny spent, every minute attended, and every mile driven (400 miles total).  I was very happy with Arek.  He did a great job.  He's very knowledgable with  good presentation and training skills.  I'll be interested in advanced sessions in the future, please keep me posted - Mazen Neffakh,  attended March 2011 Chicago iPhone Boot Camp

“If you want to develop apps on the iphone you need this course. Don't try this on your own, unless you have a couple of months to spare ” —Craeg K Strong - lead developer,, attended January 2009

The opportunities for iPhone applications developers has never been better. Apple has paid out over 5 billion dollars to developers with App in the iPhone app store. iPhone developers' work-for-hire is the highest paid in the software industry.

The iPhone Boot Camps are arguably the most affordable and experienced iPhone application development workshops. Our rates are often half the price of other workshops and our trainers the most experienced in the field, with apps in the top ten in the iPhone store and/or authors of popular books on iPhone development.

Since 2008 we have trained over 1,000 developers in over sixty workshops in the United States, Canada, Australia and the UK . The training range from on-site training sessions for Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, General Motors, Bank of America and 3 and 6 day intensive workshops for developers enrolled from companies and independent software developers.

We are the only iPhone training to offer advanced workshops and a full money back guarantee after the first day of the workshop if you are not completely satisfied with the training - no questions asked. Keep in mind that if you do not have a basic understanding of Object Oriented Programming (OOP) the workshop will be extremely challenging.

We specialize only in iPhone application development training. No other iPhone workshop has trained as many developers and we've learned a great deal from all our training sessions. Our workshop use proven course materials developed and tested over time and we teach the latest versions of the SDK/Xcode - currently IOS 6. The workshops are all hands small workshops with one-on-one hands on instruction under the supervision of the trainer. 

At the conclusion of the workshop we offer an industry recognized certificate and membership in our vast network of iPhone Boot Camp alumni to further advance your career in iPhone development, including job postings from our alumni and other companies. Frequently after the workshops developers follow up their training with the trainers and partner on developing apps and if we have space available in our other workshops we offer you the opportunity to take the workshop over at no additional cost. 

Our mission is to train you to develop iPhone apps on your own and most developers are able to so after completing the training. In fact iPhone Boot Camp alumni now have apps in the top ten in the Apple store with millions of downloads.

iPhone Bootcamp - Introductory Workshop

Want to jumpstart your transition into iOS development? You’re at the right place.

This 3 day intensive workshop will provide you with enough information to build a full-featured iPhone application using stock Apple controls and view controllers.

Topics covered in this bootcamp will include the iOS 6 SDK layers and iOS Application lifecycle, application debugging techniques, View Controller basics, multi-view application basics with TabBar and Navigation Controllers, working with the camera and image library (UIImagePicker), advanced design patterns including MVC, delegation and target-action, TableViews and table row operations (moving, deleting, inserting), table searching (UISearchBar, UISearchDisplayController).  Introduction to the UIResponder chain and touch handling, simple view animations, CoreLocation, MapKit and CoreMotion frameworks, consuming web services and persisting data with NSUserDefaults.  We will also look at some iOS 6 features including Automatic Reference Counting (ARC), Local notifications and Twitter integration.

In three days you will complete about 15 hands on exercises to serve you as building blocks for your future apps.  We will finish with a full-featured “I was here” app, saving geo-tagged images of places you visited with descriptions.

  1. iOS 6 SDK overview
  2. “Hello World” and application lifecycle
  3. Documentation and Debugging
    1. Apple Class Reference Library
    2. Debugging settings
    3. Debugging techniques
  4. Memory management 
    1. Memory management model
    2. Autorelease pool
    3. ARC
  5. Requesting your developer certificate and device provisioning
  6. Multi-view Applications
    1. View controllers
    2. TabBar view controller
    3. Navigation view controller
  7. Camera and Image Library
  8. Design Patterns
    1. MVC
    2. Delegation
    3. Target-action
  9. Table views
    1. Configuring 
    2. Row operations (insert, delete, move)
    3. Searching
  10. Touch handling and the UIResponder chain
  11. UIView animation block
  12. CoreLocation
    1. Getting GPS coordinates
    2. Showing location on map
    3. Map points and overlays
  13. CoreMotion
    1. Accelerometers example
  14. Twitter integration
  15. NSURLConnection and Web Services
  16. Finishing touches
    1. Persisting data
    2. Playing sounds
    3. Local notifications


Our trainers are all very experienced iPhone developers  and some are also authors of best selling books on the iPhone and Obj-C . 

Authors/developers include Jeff LaMarche ("Beginning iPhone Development. Exploring the SDK" – apress ), Stephen Kochan ("Programming Objective- C 2.0" – Addison WesleyPress) Dan Pilone ("Head First iPhone Development- A Learners Guide to Creating Objective- Applications for the iPhone" – O’Reilly Press)  Jonathon Manning and Paris  Buttfield-Addison ("iPhone and iPad Game Development for Dummies" – Wiley Press) and Matthew Campbell ("How to Make an iPhone App- Mobile App Mastery")

Developers only include trainers Eddie Marks and James Anthony (co-founders Inedible Software, developers of the best selling game "Shotgun"), Ben Sgro (senior software engineer and development manager, Elephant Ventures) , Charles Gamble (founder, Percula Software) and Oz Michaeli (co-founder,

What should I bring with me?

  • An Intel Macintosh laptop computer
  • Latest version of XCode and the iPhone SDK installed on your Macintosh laptop
  • An iPhone or iPod Touch, if you have one (optional)
  • Basic programming knowledge, including object-oriented programming experience, such as Java,, NET, C,  Visual Studio

Why take a workshop when I can read books, attend a lecture watch videos and webinars?

Most people, even those with extensive experience in programming, find the SDK difficult to master. Books and video are great to prepare for a workshop but there  is still no substitute for a small hands on workshop with other developer, where you can ask questions to an experienced instructor looking over your shoulder as you go through the episodes step by step. Basically it saves you month of time and money.

Press About the iPhone Boot Camp
38 Minutes Blog: Developers Perspective on iPhone Boot Camp
arnstechnica Get your pre-WWDC dev juices flowing at the iPhone Mansion

More Info about the iPhone Boot Camp

To find out more about the iPhone Boot Camp, including videos, a detailed syllabus and detailed info on how to prepare for the workshop visit our main site

To speak with a iPhone Boot Camp representative:  (1) 212-767-9722

Note: Our preferred communication is via email. Emails are usually answered within 24 hours


Have questions about Chicago iPhone/iPad Boot Camps - Certificate 3 Day Intensive Introduction to IOS 7 Workshops? Contact IPhone Boot Camp


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