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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, Arielpartners.com, attended January 2009 Three Day Intensive iPhone Boot Camp in New York
The three day intensive workshop from 9:30 am- 5:30 pm - a full 24 hours of training - covers the fundamentals and advanced feature of iPhone development, enough material that after the workshop you should be able to develop your own iPhone application and upload it to the AppStore. The workshop is limited in size and features hands on exercises under the supervision of the instructor.
What you will learn?
What I would like you to do is to take a look at the syllabus and see if it will meet your needs. If so great. If not, let me know here (or by email at mattcampbell [at] app-shop.com). Hope to hear from you.
Syllabus as it stands right now:
Day One: Essential App Building
Introduction & Tools
- Hello World
- Tools: Mac OS X, XCode, Instruments
- App Workflow: Design in IB, Code in XCode, Build, Debug, QA, Optimize, Release
- Introducing "Beer Pad": one of my apps I will be using as an example
Essential Programming Topics
- Objective C: Message Syntax, Classes, Properties, Methods, alloc-use-release
- Frameworks: C Libraries, Foundation, UIKit, AddressBookUI, AudioToolbox, CoreData, CoreLocation, MapKit, MessageUI, QuartzCore, More...
- Common Foundation classes: NSArray, NSString, NSDictionary, NSData, NSURL, NSNumber, NSDate, NSNumberFormatter
- Memory Management + Reference Counting
- Understanding Design Patterns: Delegation, Target-Action, Model-View-Controller
Implementing Graphical Event Driven Apps
- UIApplication, Delegation, Windows, Views
- UIKit Framework: Views & Controls, Controllers, UIApplication,
- Implementing an application with UIKit keeping Model-View-Controller in mind
Day Two: Interface & Data Persistence
- How to Use Interface Builder
- Common UIKit Controls: UILabel, UIButton, UIDatePicker
- View Controllers, Navigation Controllers, Tab Bar Controllers, Build a Multi-Page Application
- Table Views, Table View Controllers, Delegation and Data Sources, Custom Table Cells
- Keystroke-by-keystroke searching
- How to Create Hierarchical Data Browsing Applications
- - Create a SQLite database from the terminal
- - - Basic SQL statements
- - Copy SQLite database from bundle to documents directory on first run
- - Data Management with SQLite
- - Read and write binary using BLOB
- - Searching with SQLite
- - SQLite queries
- - Integrating SQLite with your Model component
- Core Data
- - Basic Core Data Architecture
- - - "Core Data provides an infrastructure for change management and for saving objects to and retrieving them from storage"
- - - Core Data is not a database, but it can use a database to store data. Core Data must manage any database it uses itself
- - managed object context (or just context)
- - Fetching Data
- - Core Data Walkthrough
Day Three: Advanced Features
- Fetching data from remote services: XML, RSS, JSON
- - Caching data locally in SQLite
- Maintain User Responsiveness
- - Display progress and activity for long running tasks
- - Thread operations to keep UI responsive
Additional Topics, Depending on Available Time & Interest
- Interacting with the Camera and Photo Library
- Getting Location from Core Location
- Send email with MessageUI
- Share data between apps with UIPasteboard
- Animation and Drawing
- - Use UIView animation to do flips, slides, fades and resizing
- Create a Settings bundle for your application
- Use Core Graphics to draw shapes
- Access Contacts info with the UIAddressBook Framework
- Using Instruments
About the iPhone Boot Camp
The iPhone Boot camp is dedicated to teaching iPhone development and related iPhone development tools, such as Cocoa, Objective C and Open GL ES. It is arguable the largest and longest running iPhone workshop. It has trainings in over twenty cities and to date has taught over 200 developers who now have dozens of apps in the app store, from indpendent developer to company training for IBM, AOL, genentech, SRI, Thomson Reuter, AP, theknot.com and more.
Matt Campbell: Toronto Trainer
Author: "How to Make an iPhone App"
Matt Campbell has been an iPhone developer since the App Store launched in July 2008. He has master's degree in Information Systems and a bachelor's degree in Psychology. Before starting his own business around iPhone development, Matt was a mental health counselor and a statistical systems programmer. Starting last July, Matt has been developing apps full time for the iPhone. Some of his apps include Tasting Notes, Beer Pad and Wine Pad which are targeted to the gourmet food and drink niche.
Matt has been helping others get started in iPhone development on this blog, How to Make iPhone Apps. He is also the author of the ebook, How to Make an iPhone App. Make also writes articles about mobile app development each week on his blog Matt[j]Drake.
What should I bring to the workshop?
- An Intel Macintosh laptop computer
- 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
- Familiarity with the Mac
Who should attend?
- Experienced programmers interested in iPhone application development
- People new to Mac development and iPhone development
Most iPhone workshops charge double what we charge for our early bird. Included in the workshop is a 200+ pages course book especially prepared for the workshop.
And one more thing - Our alumni Network for Work
We don't just offer training. We are also iPhone developers ourselves, as are our alumni. We have an online alumni network where the members post jobs, requests for proposals and form partnerships.
To find out more about the iPhone Boot Camp, including videos, a detailed syllabus, linkds to our local meetup groups and detailed info on how to prepare for the workshop go to our main siteiPhoneBootCampNYC.com