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Oxford Royale Academy’s Introduction to iOS App Development course introduces students to the modern world of mobile software application development. This course focuses on the popular iOS application development and introduces students to the basics of Swift programming. By the time they leave the course, students will know how to design, build and publish their own iOS application.
It is an ideal time to be an app developer - technology is evolving quickly and producing exciting devices that bring enjoyment and assistance to millions of users. Now is the best time to become a part of this exciting world and to gain a head-start using cutting-edge methods and practices.
Students seeking a longer technology or coding summer school might like to combine this course with our Computer Science course or our Robotics course, both of which can be combined with the iOS App Development summer course for a longer stay with Oxford Royale Academy.
A key aim of the iOS App Development summer course is to help students develop a passion for the field of computer programming and specifically for iOS mobile app development.
By providing students with an awareness of the entire mobile Application Development Life Cycle (ADLC), this course aims to fascinate students whilst providing a key insight into life as an app developer. For those keen to pursue this career path, the course also ensures a headstart in the key skill areas required to be successful.
By the time they leave the course, students will have:
The table below gives an indication of the subject areas that will be covered in each day’s lecture and seminar. Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, please note that topics and timings may be subject to change.
|Week | Day||Lesson Content|
|Week One | Monday||
- What is mobile app development?
- Introduction to Swift and XCode
- The software development life cycle (SDLC) and ADLC
- Setting up the environment
|Week One | Tuesday||
- Swift programming concepts #1
- Swift programming concepts #2
|Week One | Wednesday||
- iOS app design
- Prototyping basics
- Project planning and basics
|Week One | Thursday||
- iOS app architecture
- Interface Builder basics
- Building, running and debugging your code
|Week One | Friday||
- Building a UI
- Custom controls
- Project review - milestones and problems
|Week Two | Monday||
- Navigation and workflows
- The view controller life cycle
- Connecting the UI to the code
- Running the app in the iOS simulator
|Week Two | Tuesday||
- Working with System View Controllers
- Applying Control Flow and Functions
|Week Two | Wednesday||
- Scrolling and table functions
- Custom controls
- Defining a data model
- Project milestone assessment - challenges and readiness for deployment
|Week Two | Thursday||
- Adaptive UIs
- Usability Testing
|Week Two | Friday||
- Publishing apps in the Apple App Store
- Presentations and peer-reviews
Take this course if you would like to build your own app from start to finish, test trial it with help from our expert tutors and find out how to upload your product to the Apple App Store.
Oxford is a city like no other, combining startlingly beautiful architecture with a buzzing, modern city centre, with superb shopping, restaurants, cafés and more. With the colleges of Oxford University at its heart, some almost 800 years old, it is a city steeped in history and academia.
Students on Oxford Royale's Oxford summer courses will have the chance to live, dine and study in this stunning city, exploring all of its major sites and discovering its hidden secrets. Through both organised trips to key landmarks and free time in the evenings, students will become acquainted with all that Oxford has to offer.
As students walk the cobbled streets and gaze up at the spires, gargoyles and honey-coloured stone buildings, they will be walking in the footsteps of some of the most influential figures in history, including prime ministers, presidents, Nobel prize-winning scientists, authors and more.
Students will be accommodated in comfortable single or twin rooms depending on their allocated college (please contact our registrations team if you would like more information on this). Twin rooms are strictly shared by students of the same gender, and males/females are separated by corridor and/or staircase. Accommodation is the standard for undergraduates studying at the university, so students are able to get a taste of what being an undergraduate student might be like at Oxford or Cambridge. Bathrooms are typically shared between students of the same gender, however in some cases en-suite facilities are available.
The programme is overseen by the Programme Director, who implements the day-to-day running of the programme. The Director is assisted by a team of Counsellors who very often are current members of the University of Oxford or University of Cambridge. The Counsellors ensure that students are looked after pastorally, culturally and socially during their programme. Students are able to talk informally and frankly to the Counsellors in order to raise concerns or to discuss their course. Each campus has members of staff who are residential throughout the programme and are able to assist students at any time of the day or night.
Students on this course:
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(If your course takes place in more than one campus in the same city and you would like to know more about which location you will be allocated, please call our registrations team)
What our students have to say
Read how Sara has returned year on year, experiencing different summer courses in Oxford and Cambridge.Read Sara's story
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Oxford Royale Academy is a part of Oxford Programs Limited, UK company number 6045196. The company contracts with institutions including Oxford University for the use of their facilities and also contracts with tutors from those institutions but does not operate under the aegis of Oxford University.