Foundations of Objective-C App Development

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About this course: An introduction to the Objective-C programming language. This will prepare you for more extensive iOS app development and build a foundation for advanced iOS development topics. Objective-C programming requires a Mac laptop or desktop computer. An iOS device is optional if the learner is willing to working exclusively with the simulator. Some learners have been able to work with an OS X virtual machine on Windows, but explaining how to do that is beyond the scope of this course. Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Read and write Objective-C 2. Have a strong grasp of Objective-C objects 3. Organize their code professionally using objects and blocks 4. …

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About this course: An introduction to the Objective-C programming language. This will prepare you for more extensive iOS app development and build a foundation for advanced iOS development topics. Objective-C programming requires a Mac laptop or desktop computer. An iOS device is optional if the learner is willing to working exclusively with the simulator. Some learners have been able to work with an OS X virtual machine on Windows, but explaining how to do that is beyond the scope of this course. Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Read and write Objective-C 2. Have a strong grasp of Objective-C objects 3. Organize their code professionally using objects and blocks 4. Prototype several entry-level apps

Created by:  University of California, Irvine
  • Taught by:  Don Patterson, Associate Professor

    Informatics and Computer Science
  • Taught by:  Sam Kaufman, Partner at Gradient

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WEEK 1


Get Ready. Get Set. Go!
Welcome to Week 1! This week we will be discussing a variety of topics including the tools that we will be using, a basic orientation to the programming environment and the very basic programming syntax that Objective-C inherits from the C language.


10 videos, 4 readings expand


  1. Video: Welcome! (Video)
  2. Reading: Course Syllabus
  3. Reading: Getting Help
  4. Reading: Pre-Course Survey
  5. Video: Tools (Video)
  6. Video: Your First App (Video)
  7. Video: Xcode Tour (Video)
  8. Video: What programming does (Video)
  9. Video: Peer Review 01 (Video)
  10. Reading: Peer Review Assignment # 1 – Make Your First iOS App
  11. Video: Variables and Types (Video)
  12. Video: Conditionals (Video)
  13. Video: Command-line project (Video)
  14. Video: Loops (Video)

Graded: Assignment #1 - Make Your First iOS App
Graded: Week 1 Quiz

WEEK 2


Functions, Scopes and Encapsulation - oh my!



Welcome to Week 2! This week we will be learning about how functions are defined in C and then how methods are defined in Objective-C. We will look at the more complex rules surrounding scoping and encapsulation of variables and functions. We'll end the week learning about Objective-C objects and memory.


6 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: Functions 1 (Video)
  2. Video: Functions 2 (Video)
  3. Video: Scope (Video)
  4. Video: Frames and Recursion (Video)
  5. Video: Structs (Video)
  6. Video: Peer Review 02 (Video)
  7. Reading: Peer Review Assignment # 2 – Unit Conversion App

Graded: Peer Review Assignment #2 - Unit Conversion App

WEEK 3


Object Lesson
Welcome to Week 3! At the end of this week you will be able to use Objective-C objections by defining them, instantiating them and passing messages to them. We will also introduce you to some of the objects that are build into the language.


6 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: Objects (Video)
  2. Video: Pointers (Video)
  3. Video: Heap Memory (Video)
  4. Video: Message Passing (Video)
  5. Video: Properties (Video)
  6. Video: Peer Review 03 (Video)
  7. Reading: Peer Review Assignment # 3 – Currency Conversion App

Graded: Peer Review Assignment #3 - Currency Conversion App

WEEK 4


System Libraries to the Rescue
Welcome to Week 4! This week we will be learning about built-in features that help to manage data structures and memory


11 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: Format Strings (Video)
  2. Video: NSString (Video)
  3. Video: Using NSString (Video)
  4. Video: NSArray (Video)
  5. Video: NSSet (Video)
  6. Video: NS Dictionary (Video)
  7. Video: Mutables (Video)
  8. Video: ARC (Video)
  9. Video: Callbacks and Blocks (Video)
  10. Video: Inheritance (Video)
  11. Video: Peer Review 04 (Video)
  12. Reading: Peer Review Assignment # 4 – Distance Calculation App

Graded: Peer Review Assignment #4 - Distance Calculation App
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