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Course: Apple TV App & Game Development for tvOS

Apple TV App & Game Development for tvOS

  • Life Time Access
  • Certificate on Completion
  • Access on Android and iOS App
About this Course

If the new Apple TV and the Apple TV App Store Excite you then this is the place to be to learn everything you need to know about Apple TV development.

Apple TV is no small addition to the world of App Development. There is so much to learn and the Apple TV expects a different user experience and has different design and coding requirements.

What you will learn

  • You will be learning native tvOS development which uses iOS frameworks with Swift 2
  • You will also be learning how to build Client-Server apps which use Apple's new markup language TVML. TVML apps use Javascript.
  • You will learn how to build Apple TV games with SpriteKit

This course is brought to you by the creator of iOS 9 & Swift 2: From Beginner to Paid Professional, THE best iOS 9 course on the Internet.

The goal of this course is to be the absolute BEST and most-effective Apple TV course on the Internet.

How the course works

  • You'll be provided with a series of videos. Watch those videos over and over again until you understand the concepts completely. Then try building that same app from memory on your own
  • You are also provided with exercises that help you work and learn on your own so you can retain the knowledge

Why take this course?

Here are a few reason to take this course:

I teach you what you are really going to use in the real world, not some obscure concepts

I don't read from scripts in any of our courses. I teach you real world development so you can see how to actually solve problems (other courses just teach x,y,z and don't give you the why behind what you are doing.

You won't find a better course on the Internet!!!

You get lifetime access to Live help through our chatrooms and Forums.

Testimonials from my courses

"The best course i have seen about ios programming. The guy is the best instructor i have ever seen. It has a nice way of saying them. And its the first i see to give the same importance not only in the code but also in the design. Continue your good job. 100% percent recommend it." - Lefteris Altouvas

"I have taken other courses by some other instructors that were ok, but I have not been as fired up about any of them as I am about this one. Mark's teaching style is great and this course truly has a "bootcamp" feel for much less money than an actual bootcamp. Access to Mark to ask questions is great both through the forums as well as github/gitter. Highly recommend this course if you are looking for something in the iOS/Swift Development category." - Jack Davis

"He has this way of teaching that captivates your attention and makes all the ones and zeros come to life. Mark taught me that learning computer science doesn't have to be the way it was in college, simply put: boring, time-consuming, and overwhelming. He mentored me in the course materials and I am an even better developer today and I make a lot more money too, all because of the example Mark set and the individual time he spent with me.

Seriously, an hour spent with this man teaching you technical subjects will be worth 100 hours spent in another course or bootcamp taught by someone else" - Erik Slack

"It is obvious that he is passionate about teaching coding. He makes sometimes dry subjects very entertaining with his humor and overall teaching style. He never loses patience with students and takes the time to make sure you understand. 

Mark also goes the extra mile with students. Whenever I would be stuck or in need of help on a project he would take time to help me. I was lucky he took the time to get to know me and assist in the understand subjects I had difficulty with." - Jacob Evans

"...More impressive is his ability to teach. He's patient, optimistic, and able to take complex ideas and teach them with examples and in ways that are digestible, energetic, and fun. He's taught bootcamps and mentored many developers that I know. As a teacher and mentor, I couldn't give anyone a higher recommendation. If you can enlist his tutelage, you're in good hands." - Jonathan Wood

"Mark is a smart, experienced, patient mentor, teacher and iOS Engineer. As I have gone from knowing nothing about iOS to full fledge iOS engineer Mark has been there every step of the way to both guide and encourage." - Pearson Basham creator of NoThyme iOS App

Who is the target audience?

  • You should take this course if you have taken my other course: iOS 9 & Swift 2: From Beginner to Paid Professional
  • You should take this course if you know the basics of Swift or Objective-C programming and the basics of iOS development with UIKit
  • If you are absolutely new to programming, I do include Swift in this course, but I highly recommend you take my other course first iOS 9 & Swift 2: From Beginner to Paid Professional
Basic knowledge
  • Must own a Mac (2011 or newer) or PC running Mac OSX (We talk about how to install OSX on PC)
What you will learn
  • Build native Apple TV apps
  • Build Apple TV TVML apps (Client-server Apps)
  • Build Apple TV Games for tvOS
Curriculum
Lectures quantity: 79
Common duration: 15:44:42
Getting Started
  • Intro to Course  

    In this intro video we talk about what we are going to do in this course.

  • How to Run Mac OSX on PC  

    Learn how you can run Mac OSX on a PC so you can build Apple TV apps for tvOS

  • Installing Xcode  

    Learn how to install Xcode 7.1 which will allow you to build Apple TV apps for tvOS

  • Xcode Change Font Size With +/-  

    Lots of students have asked, so here it is. Learn how to install a Xcode plugin that will allow you to increase or decrease font size with +/-

  • Exercise - Install the Xcode Plugin  

    Take a moment and install the Xcode plugin for dynamically changing Xcode font size.

Native Apple TV Apps
  • DO NOT SKIP THIS VIDEO  
  • tvOS Alerts  

    Learn how alerts work on tvOS with UIAlertController

  • tvOS Buttons  

    Learn how to work with UIButton on tvOS

  • tvOS Custom View Focus  

    Learn how to get custom UIViews to have a focus state for tvOS

  • tvOS Navigation  

    Learn how to navigate between UIViewControllers with UINavigationController for tvOS

  • tvOS Tab Bars  

    Learn how to work with UITabBars on tvOS

  • tvOS Text Entry  

    Learn how to use UITextField with Apple TV for tvOS

  • tvOS Popular Movies Part 1  

    Learn how to build an Apple TV app for tvOS using UICollectionView

  • tvOS Popular Movies Part 2  

    The second part in our popular movies app for the Apple TV for tvOS

  • tvOS Popular Movies Part 3  

    The third and final part to the Popular Movies app for tvOS on your Apple TV

  • tvOS Popular Movies Part 4 (Image Focus)  

    An easier approach to focus view animation when working with tableview/collectionview cells and UIImageView

  • Exercise - Detail View Controller  

    You are going to take the Popular Movies app a step further. Time to enhance your Apple TV app using Swift.

Design
  • tvOS Apple Design Guidelines  

    Learn about some of the big changes that you have to consider when making Apple TV apps for tvOS

  • tvOS Creating a layered app icon  

    Learn the tips and tricks of creating parallax app icons for Apple TV apps for tvOS

  • tvOS Parallax Viewer and Xcode icon  

    Learn how to install and use Apple's Parallax viewer app to preview icons and images for Apple TV tvOS apps

  • tvOS Photoshop Parallax Exporter Plugin  

    Learn how to install and use the Photoshop Parallax Exporter Plugin so you can quickly preview and export parallax graphics for your Apple TV apps for tvOS

  • tvOS Top shelf image  

    Learn how to create a top shelf image for Apple TV apps for tvOS

  • tvOS Retro Skate App Icon & Shelf Image with Photoshop  

    Time to get some awesome Photoshop experience as we build an app icon and top shelf image for our tvOS SpriteKit game Retro Skate

  • Exercise - Create a Parallax Icon  

    Now it is your turn to build a Parallax icon for your tvOS Apple TV apps!

Javascript Refresher
  • Javascript Resources  

    Learn where to go to get Javascript help when building TVML apps for Apple TV for tvOS

  • Javascript Installing an IDE for Web Development  

    Learn about some popular web IDEs and learn how to install and use Brackets

  • Javascript Installing NodeJs  

    Learn how to install NodeJs so you can debug your Javascript when building TVML apps for Apple TV on tvOS

  • Javascript Strings  

    Learn the basics behind Javasscript Strings to help you learn TVML for Apple TV tvOS apps

  • Javascript Conditionals  

    Learn the basics of Javascript conditionals so you can be prepared to use TVJS with TVML for your Apple TV app for tvOS

  • Javascript Numbers  

    Learn the basics of Javascript Numbers so you can be prepared to use TVJS with TVML for your Apple TV app for tvOS

  • Javascript Loops & Arrays  

    Learn the basics of Javascript loops and Arrays so you can be prepared to use TVJS with TVML for your Apple TV app for tvOS

  • Javascript Objects  

    Learn the basics of Javascript objects so you can be prepared to use TVJS with TVML for your Apple TV app for tvOS

  • NPM readline-sync  

    A quick overview of NPM package readline-sync so you can get ready for the next exercise for your TVJS TVML apps for tvOS

  • Exercise - Node Calculator  

    So we had to learn Swift, and then we had to learn Javascript. But don't worry we're almost done learning new languages. Put your Javascript skills to the test so you can build your TVML Apple TV app for tvOS

TVML Client-Server App Development
  • TVML Documentation  

    Learn where to find answers to questions about TVML for tvOS

  • TVML TVJS Documentation  

    Learn how to find information about Apple TV new TVJS for tvOS

  • TVML Catalog Overview  

    We take a quick overview of the different layouts and templates that are available with TVML on tvOS. This Xcode project is very important in understanding how to work with the TVML templates.

  • TVML Project Creation & App Delegate Setup  

    Currently Xcode has no project template for a TVML app so here we learn how to set up an Xcode project to support TVML for your tvOS app

  • TVML Presenter & Resource Loader  

    Time to write some core Javascript for our Apple TV TVML app. We will use the TVJS framework. No Swift this time around!

  • TVML Amazon S3 Hosting  

    Learn how to stream video content from Amazon S3 into your TVML app for tvOS

  • TVML ListWithBanner Template  

    Learn how to use Apple's existing TVML templates and modify them to suit the needs of your own app for tvOS

  • TVML Convert LSR to LCR  

    TVML apps can't use PNGs or LSR files for parallax images. Learn how to convert your existing LSR images into LCR format for your tvOS app

  • TVML Deploying to Digital Ocean  

    Learn how to deploy your TVML app to an actual live server with an IP address. Learn how to get the most out of instant updates with TVML apps for tvOS

  • Exercise - Your Own TVML App  

    It is time to build your own TVML app. Don't forget you'll still need your Xcode base project and a little bit of Swift.

How to build an Apple TV Game with SpriteKit for tvOS
  • tvOS SpriteKit Game - Intro to Retro Skate  

    Intro and overview of the SpriteKit game you are going to build for Apple TV tvOS

  • tvOS SpriteKit Game Retro Skate - Intro to Sprite Kit  

    Get an overview of the basics of Sprite Kit for tvOS by importing graphics and making the game background. Let's make an Apple TV game!

  • tvOS SpriteKit Game Retro Skate - Animating Ground  

    Our Apple TV game for tvOS moves along as we learn how to build animating ground to simulate movement using an SKAction

  • tvOS SpriteKit Game Retro Skate - Animated Character  

    Learn how to create 2D animations for your Apple TV game for tvOS from textures using SKTexture and SKAction.

  • tvOS SpriteKit Game Retro Skate - Physics & Jumping  

    Learn how to use Sprite Kit physics and apply an impulse to the player to simulate jumping for your Apple TV game for tvOS

  • tvOS SpriteKit Game Retro Skate - Prepping for Collisions  

    Learn how to add multiple SKPhysics bodies to a single node. Also prep your character for collisions and a little jump refactoring for our Apple TV game for tvOS

  • tvOS SpriteKit Game Retro Skate - Obstacle Colliders  

    In this lesson for our Apple TV game for tvOS we will be adding colliders to a dumpster object so the front of the dumpster can cause a crash but the top can be ridden on by the player. We also do some good code clean up and talk object oriented programming.

  • tvOS SpriteKit Game Retro Skate - Collision Detection  

    Learn how to detect collisions between the player and obstacles for your Apple TV game for tvOS

  • tvOS SpriteKit Game Retro Skate - Parallax Background & Sidewalk  

    Learn how to create a parallax effect for the background to give your Apple TV game some depth.

  • Exercise - Refactor Game Scene  

    You are going to refactor the Game Scene at this point in the app!

  • tvOS SpriteKit Game Retro Skate - Randomized Buildings  

    Learn how to add randomly generated buildings to your background in your Apple TV SpriteKit game for tvOS

  • tvOS SpriteKit Game Retro Skate - Audio & Crash Animation  

    Our Apple TV SpriteKit game with Swift 2 is coming along nicely! Now its time for some Audio and more animations. Lets get this tvOS game done!

  • tvOS SpriteKit Game Retro Skate - Adjusting Collisions  

    We are so close to the finish line with our SpriteKit game for Apple TV and tvOS. Let's enhance some collisions and get this Swift SpriteKit game done!

  • Exercise - Skate or Die  

    Let's put your Swift 2 and SpriteKit skills to the test. You are going to take Retro Skate to a whole new level. Time to get serious about Apple TV game development.

Deployment
  • Paid Apple Developer Account  

    Learn how to set up your account so you can distribute apps to the Apple App Store for tvOS and Apple TV

  • Development Certificates  

    Learn about how to set up development and distribution certificates so you can deploy locally and to the app store for tvOS

  • tvOS Testing Your App on an Apple TV  

    We've been building on a simulator. Let's talking about deploying your Apple TV and Swift apps to the App Store for tvOS

  • tvOS Distributing Your App Through Testflight  

    We've been building on a simulator. Let's talking about deploying your Apple TV and Swift apps to the App Store for tvOS

  • tvOS Submitting a tvOS App to the App Store  

    We've been building on a simulator. Let's talking about deploying your Apple TV and Swift apps to the App Store for tvOS

  • Exercise - Get Ready to Submit Your App  

    Get your Apple account ready to distribute apps on the app store for Apple TV and tvOS

Bonus Content: Swift Refresher
  • Swift 2 Variables & Types  

    Learn of the basic types in Swift 2

  • Swift 2 Conditionals Part 1  

    Learn how to use conditionals with Swift 2 - if and else statements

  • Swift 2 Conditionals Part 2  

    Learn how to use conditionals with Swift 2 - if and else statements

  • Swift 2 Functions  

    Learn how to use functions with Swift 2

  • Exercise - Functions  

    Go hands on with Swift functions. Time to learn core concepts

  • Swift 2 Arrays  

    Learn the most basic and important of all data structures - Arrays with Swift 2

  • Swift 2 Loops  

    Learn how to use Swift 2 loops, one of the core programming constructs

  • Exercise - Arrays & Loops  

    Time to put in practice what you have learned about Swift 2 Arrays & Loops

  • Swift 2 Dictionaries  

    Swift 2 Dictionaries are an incredibly important data structure. Learn all about them in this lesson

  • Swift 2 Object-Oriented Programming & Classes  

    Object oriented programming is foundational for iOS 9, tvOS, and all of Apple's development technologies. Learn the best way to be a good programmer and master OOP for Swift

  • Swift 2 Inheritance  

    Object oriented programming is foundational for iOS 9, tvOS, and all of Apple's development technologies. Learn the best way to be a good programmer and master OOP for Swift with inheritance

  • Swift 2 Polymorphism  

    Object oriented programming is foundational for iOS 9, tvOS, and all of Apple's development technologies. Learn the best way to be a good programmer and master OOP for Swift with polymorphism

  • Swift 2 Optionals  

    Optionals for Swift are an incredibly important and foundational concept. Learn the right way to work with Swift optionals

  • Swift 2 Enums  

    Enums are an important tool for every developer to have in their arsenal. Learn the right way to use Enums in Swift 2

  • Swift 2 Extensions  

    Extend the functionality of Apple's classes as well as your own by using Swift extensions

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