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iOS Developer Guide

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iOS Developer Guide

Check out the courses in this article and learn iOS development at your own pace, wherever you work best.

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2If you are thinking of learning iOS app development, i.e. developing games and application for Apple's iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad, and looking for some free courses then you have come to the right place. In this article, I am going to share five free courses to learn iOS app development. It also allows you to create apps for MacOS and Linux as well.

By the way, Apple's iOS is an amazing platform, it not only allows you to create apps and games but also provides a platform to publish and sell your work. You can upload your apps or games into the App Store and earn some money by selling it or just opting to show ads on your games.

There are many programmers who have become app entrepreneurs and are earning thousands of dollars. Though it's not easy and takes a lot of hard work, luck, and persistence, it does provide an opportunity.

It also motivates people from other areas to learn to program and make a living. In facts, there are many boot camps all around the world which teach you how to develop games and applications for iPhone and iPad on iOS, but most of them are very expensive and sometimes the location is also a problem.

That's where online courses come into the picture. You can also buy courses as low as $10 like iOS 12 and Swift - The Complete iOS App Development Bootcamp and learn wherever you want. If you have a smartphone and internet connection then you can watch them while traveling, in the home or in your office in your spare time.

Free Courses to Learn iOS for Programmers

There are also some free courses available which are great for getting started if you don't want to commit any money. These courses will provide you enough background and knowledge to decide whether iOS development suits you or not.

Without any further ado, here is my list of some of the best, free online courses to learn iOS and application development for iPhone and iPad.

1. iOS App Development For Beginners

Developing for iOS is an in-demand and valuable skill, but if you haven't developed anything in the Apple world before, it can be intimidating and that's where a good course like this one can help you.

This course will teach you how to develop a complete iOS app without writing a single line of code in iOS 11 and Xcode 9, Apple's IDE for Swift.

In short, an excellent course for beginners and anyone who wants to start with iOS11 and Xcode 9.

You also don't need to have Swift programming skills to use this course, though I suggest you learn Swift as it will help you a lot in the future.

2. iOS 11 Fundamentals

In this course, you'll quickly get up and running using Xcode 9 and Swift 4 to build great iOS apps and tap into the latest features of iOS 11.

This is one of the more comprehensive courses which will teach you all things an iOS developer should know.

You will first learn about the tools and how to create iOS apps with adaptive user interfaces that work on multiple devices (including iPhone X).

After that, you'll learn how to manage iOS projects and define the building blocks of your own iOS applications.

You'll also learn how to work with data-driven controls and understand navigation options.

After completing this course you should know current best practices, iOS architecture, and have enough confidence to start building your own iPhone apps.

By the way, you would need a Pluralsight membership to access this course, which costs around $29 monthly or $199 annually(33% discount now).  I have one and I also suggest all developers have that plan because Pluralsight is like Netflix for software developers.

It has more than 5,000+ quality courses on all the latest topics. Since we programmers have to learn new things every day, an investment of $299 USD is not bad.

It also offers a 10-day free trial without any obligation which allows you to watch 200 hours of content. You can watch this course for free by signing for that trial.

3. How To Make An App For Beginners

This is another great course for beginners to start learning iOS development. It's also completely free as of now.

The course is designed for the complete beginner and you will learn how to build iPhone apps with Swift 4, Xcode 9, and iOS 11, step-by-step.

The course is neither very short nor very long, it's 3 hours worth of watching so you can finish the course within a day including code practice and have some foundations for building iOS apps.

4. Basic Swift 4 and iOS 11 - Free Preview

This is another good course to learn Swift 4 and iOS 11 to become an app entrepreneur.

The instructor Grant Klimaytys is very enthusiastic and not only teaches you Swift 4 and iOS 11 but also how to build your own apps and release them into Apple's App Store.

In short, this course provides a unique chance to learn to program from a veteran for free and learn from his massive experience.

5. Introduction to iOS 11 Development: Swift 4 and Xcode 9

Another nice course to learn Swift, Xcode, and iOS11 for free.

If you don't know Swift, it is Apple's programming language for building iOS application; Appled used to use Objective-C, which was difficult for beginners to learn.

Swift was designed keeping education in mind and, hence, it's also a good language for learning to program. There is also a free iPad game called Swift Playground which you can use to learn to code in Swift for free.

This is also a hands-on course, so, you will not only learn the basics of iOS 11 Development but also develop two complete iOS applications!


That's all about some of the best free courses to learn iOS app development. As I have said, iOS and Swift are the best ways to start your programming career because they not only make you job ready but also offer you the ability to earn some income by creating games and apps for yourself. If you have good creativity and programming skills, you may turn out to be an app entrepreneur like the creator of Angry Birds or Floppy Birds.

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