Course: iOS 9 and Swift 2: From Beginner to Paid Professional™

iOS 9 and Swift 2: From Beginner to Paid Professional™

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

iOS 9 and Swift 2 developers are some of the highest paid coders throughout the planet right now. There couldn't be a better time to join the world of app development.

About this iOS 9 & Swift 2 Course

You are going to learn everything you need to know to be able to work professionally as a Jr. iOS 9 developer. Even if you aren't interested in a career change this course will give you the necessary skills to build and publish iPhone and iPad apps to the Apple App Store.

All concepts and apps built within this course are designed with careful purpose. You won't be learning some obscure concept just to learn that concept - you will learn the technologies and principles that actually matter when building professional applications.

You will learn Swift 2 and iOS 9.

Why Choose this iOS 9 & Swift 2 Course?

So many programming courses are built by people who are just looking to make a buck. They learn the coding skills literally right before they teach them! I am a professional iOS developer and have built 58 mobile apps to date with both Swift 2 and Objective-C. I also am a professional instructor at a coding bootcamp. I know what skills you will use in the industry (It is so important to learn Swift). I know how to help you learn. Most importantly, I am most interested in helping you change careers and/or increase your income.

Students I have helped have jumped from as little as $32,000 a year to $85,000 a year in a matter of months.

Other courses take you from A-Z teaching you each iOS concept one by one. This is not effective for retaining knowledge - information overload. This course will teach you iOS 9 and programming concepts in the order of importance - what potential employers are looking for and the core skills you need to make professional applications. Then you will test against those principles and build exercises to practice what you have learned. We will cover all of iOS 9 and Swift 2, but everything is prioritized for your benefit.

iOS 9 & Swift 2 Course Structure

You should watch the concepts and follow along building what we build in the videos. Then build the exercises and do the warmups on your own. If you really want to become a great iOS & Swift developer watch the concepts, and then do the exercises, warmups, and quizzes.


Warmups will help you learn how to think like a programmer and are more algorithmic based. It is important to keep training your brain.


This course will be treated as closely to an live in-person course as possible. After each core principle is taught you will be given real industry-standard interview questions, meaning questions that you would likely be asked in a iOS development job interview.


At the end of each core principle you will be given an exercise that you must build that demonstrates the skills you have just learned.

Testimonials for this iOS 9 & Swift 2 Course

"This course helped me to get my first job as an iOS Developer, I am really happy with it, it is the best course you can get if you want to switch careers and make cool stuff with Xcode and Swift. It really covers everything you need." - Rigoberto

"Mark has helped me learn several technologies. Not only he has wide array of technologies under his belt but also he has amazing teaching skills. Every class Mark taught, class material was covered step by step and with implementation. That really helped me understand what I was learning. Moreover, he is energetic and passionate about making learning process fun." - Amit Chaudhari

"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

"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

Who is the target audience?

  • The Swift 2 language portion of the course will emphasize core programming principles (learn programming through Swift) which may feel too slow for advanced programmers. All other iOS 9 concepts are taught for all skill levels.
  • This course is designed for people with little or no programming experience who are focused on changing careers, getting a promotion, or who desire to build iOS 9 & Swift 2 apps professionally. Existing programmers looking to become professional iOS developers will also find this course incredibly valuable. Though comprehensive, this course is structured to teach you practical iOS development skills that you will use on a regular basis in a career setting, so if you are looking to learn less common iOS 9 concepts then this course might not be for you.
Basic knowledge
  • Mac or PC running OSX
  • You should be very familiar with computers and Mac OSX
  • You should be able to type at least 50 WPM
  • Familiarity with basic programming principles such as Functions, Loops, Types, and Classes is helpful but not required
  • No experience with Swift 2 or iOS 9 needed!
What you will learn
  • Apply to Jr iOS development jobs
  • Build apps at your current development job
  • Master iOS 9
  • Master Swift 2
  • Build and release iOS 9 & Swift 2 apps to the Apple App Store
Number of Lectures: 161
Total Duration: 40:51:00
Installation, Setup, Git, and Your First App
  • Student Success Story  

    See how taken this course changed one student's life

  • How to Run Mac on a PC  

    Learn how to install Mac OSX on PC and where to get discount prices on Mac computers.

  • Apple Developer Account & Xcode Installation  

    How to install Xcode on your computer

  • Increase & decrease Xcode font size dynamically  

    By default Xcode doesn't create an easy to way to make the font size of your code bigger or smaller. Here you will learn how to configure Xcode 7 to do so.

  • Intro to iOS 9 App  

    Intro to your very first iOS app

  • Student Orientation - Things you NEED to know  

    Learn a few of the things that I wish I had known before I started learning how to code. These tips will save you a lot of frustration!

  • iOS 9 App: Your First App!  
    • IBOutlet
    • IBAction
    • UIImageView
    • UIButton
  • Learning Resources - Train Your Brain!  

    Learn how to train your brain to think like a programmer

  • Intro to Swift 2  

    Get an overview of Swift 2.0 and why it is so important to use even over Objective-C

  • Swift 2 Variables & Constants  

    Get an in depth overview of Swift 2 variables and constants in Xcode 7 and when and where to use them

  • Swift 2 Comments & Semi-Colons  

    Learn foundational programming concepts such as comments and semicolons for Swift 2 and Xcode 7

  • Swift 2 Numbers & Type Safety  

    Go in-depth on Swift Floats, Doubles, and Integers. Learn about the importance of type safety and how Swift 2 helps with that.

  • Exercise - Building an iOS App on Your Own  
  • Exercise - Variable Operations  
  • Terminal Basics  
    • Bash
    • Terminal
    • cd
    • ls
    • pwd
    • mkdir
  • Version Control  

    Learn about how version control works and what the advantages of it are

  • Git Basics  
    • git add
    • git commit
    • git push
    • git pull
  • Working With Github  

    Learn how to work with Github

  • Exercise - Pushing Your Project to Github  
  • Quiz 01  
Moving Forward with Swift and iOS
  • Warmup  
  • Swift 2 Conditionals (if / else) Part 1  
    • Swift if statements
    • Swift else statements
    • Swift conditionals
  • Swift 2 Conditionals ( && || ) Part 2  
    • Swift AND conditionals
    • Swift OR conditionals
  • Swift 2 Functions  

    Learn how to create and use functions in Swift

  • Exercise - Functions  
  • iOS 9: Auto Layout Basics  
    • Xcode storyboards
    • iOS Autolayout
    • iOS Constraints
    • iOS Alignment
  • iOS 9: Auto Layout (Digging Deeper)  

    Get more advanced and learned what REAL developers do when creating robust layouts

  • Exercise - Auto Layout  
  • Swift and IOS - Intro to iOS 9 App  

    Intro to the tapper app

  • iOS 9 App: Tapper  
    • UIView
    • UIImageView
    • UITextField
    • IBOutlet
    • IBAction
    • Variables
    • Auto Layout / Constraints
    • Supporting different screen sizes
  • Exercise - Multiples App  
  • Quiz 02  
Progressing With iOS: Arrays, Loops, Audio, & an Awesome App
  • Session 3 - Warmup  
  • Swift 2 Arrays  

    Learn how to work with Swift Arrays

  • Swift 2 Loops  
    • Swift for loops
    • Swift for each loops
    • Swift while loops
  • Swift 2.2 Loops Update  
  • Exercise - Arrays & Loops  
  • iOS 9: Intro to Stack View  

    Go in-depth on the new iOS 9 UIStackView. UIStackView will permanently change the way you work with layouts in iOS so pay close attention!

  • Exercise - Stack Views  
  • Session 3 - Intro to iOS 9 App  
    • UIView
    • UIImageView
    • UIButton
    • IBAction
    • IBOutlet
    • Functions
    • AVAudioPlayer
    • Auto Layout
    • UIStackView
  • iOS 9 App: Retro Calculator Part 1  
    • IBOutlets
    • Swift functions
    • Swift variables
    • UIImageView
    • UIButton
    • Autolayout
    • UIStackView
  • iOS 9 App: Retro Calculator Part 2  
    • IBOutlets
    • Swift functions
    • Swift variables
    • UIImageView
    • UIButton
    • Autolayout
    • UIStackView
  • Exercise - Enhancing our Calculator  
  • Quiz 03  
Being a Better Coder: OOP, Dictionaries, & Proper Programming
  • Warmup - BooYa  
  • Swift 2 Dictionaries  

    Learn how to work with Swift Dictionaries

  • Intro Object-Oriented Programming & Classes  

    Learn foundational object-oriented programming concepts

    • Swift Class
  • Inheritance  

    Learn foundational object-oriented programming concepts

    • Swift inheritance
  • Polymorphism  

    Learn foundational object-oriented programming concepts

    • Swift polymorphism
  • Swift 2 Optionals Part 1  
  • iOS 9 App - Intro to OOP App  
  • iOS 9 App: Building a Simple APP With OOP  
    • Swift classes
    • IBOutlet
    • IBAction
    • Swift variables
    • UIImageView
  • Exercise - Build an App Using OOP  
  • iOS 9 App: Intro to My Little Monster  
  • iOS 9 App: My Little Monster Part 1  
    • Gestures (Dragging and Swiping)
    • UIView-based Animations
    • Objects & Classes
  • iOS 9 App: My Little Monster Part 2  
    • Gestures (Dragging and Swiping)
    • UIView-based Animations
    • Timers
    • Objects & Classes
    • iOS Size Classes
    • UIStackView
    • Auto Layout
    • Custom UIImageView
    • For loops
  • iOS 9 App: My Little Monster Part 3  
    • Frames & Rectangles
    • NSNotificationCenter
    • Selectors
  • iOS 9 App: My Little Monster Part 4  
  • Exercise - Enhancing Your Gigapet  
Finishing Foundational Swift & Mastering Basic iOS
  • Model View Controller (MVC)  
  • UIViewController  
  • Size Classes Part (Different Layouts for Screen Sizes)  
  • Exercise - Size Classes  
  • UITabBarController  
  • Storyboard Segues  
  • App: Building a No-Storyboard App (XIBs)  
    • XIBs
    • UIViewController
    • Classes
    • Inheritance
    • OOP
  • Exercise - No Storyboards  
  • Subclassing Views (Custom UIView)  
  • Intro to Favorite Place App  
  • App: Favorite Place  
  • Exercise - Your Own Favorite Place  
Tables & Data
  • Swift 2 Enums  
  • Swift 2 Extensions  
  • UITableViewController  
  • WKWebView  
  • App: Ugly Stuff - Custom TableView and Custom Cells  
  • NSUserDefaults  
  • UINavigationController  
  • App: The Walking Dead (UIScrollView)  
  • Intro to MyHood  
  • App: MyHood Part 1  
  • App: MyHood Part 2  
  • App: MyHood Part 3  
  • Intro to Recipez  
  • App: Recipez Part 1 (Core Data)  
  • App: Recipez Part 2 (Core Data)  
  • Student Showcase  
  • Exercise - Favorite Movies  
**NEW** Maps & GPS
  • DevCamp iOS 9 App: Creating the project  

    Lets set up our iOS 9 & Swift 2 MapKit project

  • DevCamp iOS 9 App: Working with user location  

    Learn how to work with a user's location and how to display it on the map view with iOS 9 and Swift 2

  • DevCamp iOS 9 App: Zooming in on the map  

    By default maps are often zoomed out very far. Learn how to work with regions and coordinates to create a region that is more zoomed in on iOS 9 and Swift 2

  • DevCamp iOS 9 App: Annotations & Geocoding  

    Learn how to create a custom annotation and also learn how to take string addresses and geocode them into longitude and latitude coordinates on your iOS 9 and Swift 2 apps.

Web Requests
  • How Web Requests Work  
    • HTTP Requests
    • REST
    • APIs
    • API Documentation
  • Working with POSTMAN  
  • Web Requests (NSURLSession)  
  • Cocoapods  
  • JSON  
Microsoft Cognitive Services: Facial Recognition
  • Intro to Cognitive Services  
  • Signing Up & API Keys  
  • Setting Up A Server With Images  
  • Creating the UI  
  • Implementing the Collection View  
  • Downloading Images from the Server  
  • Working with UIImagePicker  
  • Understanding Microsoft Cognitive API Docs  
  • Implementing the Microsoft Cognitive iOS SDK  
  • Using the Microsoft Cognitive Face Detect API  
  • Selecting the Image to Detect  
  • Verifying Results with Microsoft Cognitive Face API  
  • Missing Persons Exercise & Source Code  
  • Intro to App: Pokemon Pokedex  
  • App: Pokedex Part 1 - Project Setup, Images, Data, Github  
  • App: Pokedex Part 2 - Creating a Pokemon Class  
  • App: Pokedex Part 3 - UICollectionView, Storyboard Layout  
  • App: Pokedex Part 4 - Custom UICollectionViewCell  
  • App: Pokedex Part 5 - UICollectionViewDelegate, Data Source, Flow Layout  
  • App: Pokedex Part 6 - Parsing CSV Files  
  • App: Pokedex Part 7 - Audio & Custom Font  
  • App: Pokedex Part 8 - UISearchBar, Search Filtering  
  • App: Pokedex Part 9 - Detail View Controller & Segue  
  • App: Pokedex Part 10 - UIStackView & The Detail View Controller  
  • App: Pokedex Part 11 - IBOutlets Detail View Controller, Updating Class  
  • App: Pokedex Part 12 - The API, Github, Cocoapods, Alamofire  
  • App: Pokedex Part 13 - Downloading & Parsing Data  
  • App: Pokedex Part 14 - Completing the App  
  • Exercise - Weather App  
  • Weather App Solution  

    A solution to the iOS 9 weather app

Building a Social Network With Firebase
  • Intro to Showcase  
  • App: Showcase Part 1 - Firebase Overview  
    • Overview of Firebase
    • Swift
    • iOS 9
    • Xcode 7
  • App: Showcase Part 2 - Firebase Auth Config  
    • Creating Accounts
    • API Keys
    • Firebase Installation
    • Swift
    • iOS 9
    • Xcode 7
  • App: Showcase Part 3 - Login User Interface  

    Login screen UI for Swift iOS 9 and Xcode 7

  • App: Showcase Part 4 - Facebook Login  

    Firebase Facebook login for Swift iOS 9 and Xcode 7

  • App: Showcase Part 5 - Email/Password Login  

    Email login with Firebase for Swift iOS 9 and Xcode 7

  • App: Showcase Part 6 - Post TableViewCell UI  
    • Creating custom UITableViewCell
    • Swift
    • iOS 9
    • Xcode 7
  • App: Showcase Part 7 - How Firebase Works  
    • Firebase
    • Swift
    • iOS 9
    • Xcode 7
  • App: Showcase Part 8 - Creating Firebase Users  
    • Create Firebase Users
    • Swift
    • iOS 9
    • Xcode 7
  • App: Showcase Part 9 - Syncing Data From Firebase  
    • Sync data between device and Firebase
    • Swift
    • iOS 9
    • Xcode 7
  • App: Showcase Part 10 - Parsing Firebase Data  
    • Learn to parse Firebase data
    • Swift
    • iOS 9
    • Xcode 7
  • App: Showcase Part 11 - Display Data - Image Caching/Downloading  
    • Image Caching
    • Image Downloading
    • Alamofire / HTTP Requests
    • Swift
    • iOS 9
    • Xcode 7
  • App: Showcase Part 12 - Make Post UI  
    • Build UI for the post screen
    • Swift
    • iOS 9
    • Xcode 7

    Image Shack is no longer free. USE THE API KEY INSIDE OF THIS LECTURE

  • App: Showcase Part 13 - Uploading Images to Server  
    • Uploading images to ImageShack
    • GET Requests
    • Swift
    • iOS 9
    • Xcode 7
  • App: Showcase Part 14 - Saving Posts to Firebase  
    • Saving posts to Firebase
    • Swift
    • iOS 9
    • Xcode 7
  • App: Showcase Part 15 - Like Feature (Firebase Relationships)  
  • Firebase 2 Showcase App Tutorial  

    Learn how to get the finished Showcase App working with Firebase 2

  • Exercise - Expanding Your Social Network App  
App Design
  • Creating an App Icon  

    How to create app icons for the Apple App Store with Xcode 7, Swift, and iOS 9

  • Creating another app icon in Photoshop  

    Master your Photoshop skills even if you suck at design. I'll teach you how to create a simple app icon and how to export it.

  • Working with @1x @2x & @3x images  

    Learn how to design images for multiple iPhone and iPad screen sizes. Learn how to use @1x @2x and @3x for your iOS 9 and Swift 2 apps.

Submitting to the App Store
  • Paid Apple Developer Account  

    How to register as a paid Apple developer for iOS 9 and Swift

  • Development Certificates  

    How to create development certificates with Swift iOS 9 and Xcode 7

  • Development Profiles  

    How to create provisioning profiles with Swift iOS 9 and Xcode 7

  • Creating App Store Screenshots  

    How to create screenshots for iOS 9 and Swift with Xcode 7

  • Submitting your App!!  

    iOS 9 Swift App Store Submission

  • Exercise - Submit Your App To The App Store!!!!  
Debugging & Solving Crashes
  • Debugging a screen that isn't showing data  

    In this lecture we solve an iOS 9 issue with Xcode 7 breakpoints. We also take certain steps to track down where the problem is.

Hot Topics & Updates
  • Xcode 7.3 & Swift 2.2 Important Updates  

    Learn about the very important Xcode and Swift updates that will affect your code

  • iOS 9 3D Touch App Shortcuts  

    Learn how to use iOS 9 new 3D Touch for Application Shortcuts for iPhone 6S using Swift 2

  • Swift & Objective-C in the same project  

    Learn about Swift and Objective-C interoperability. We show you how to use Swift in an Objective-C Xcode project and how to use Objective-C in a Swift Xcode project

Career Preparation
  • Mastering LinkedIn  
  • Resumes for Programmers  
  • Working With Recruiters  
  • iOS 9 Interview Questions  

    Watch me answer common iOS questions as I might actually answer them in an interview for an iOS developer job. Questions cover iOS, Object Oriented Programming, and Swift

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