How to Design an iPad app
Want to learn how to design an app? With over 500,000 apps in the store, iPhone/iPad app design is now more crucial than ever to make your apps stand out. Take this course to learn how to make yours stand out in the sea of apps.
In this course, you will learn how to create apps for iPhone and iPad devices. Expert trainer and published author Tony Bove introduces you to using the iOS Software Development Kit (SDK) and Xcode to build apps for the iPhone, iPad and Universal apps. Even if you have never programmed before or built apps before, by the end of this course you will be fully capable of building apps and submitting them to the App Store.
Before you even start building an app, Tony takes you through what makes a good app, and the limitations you will face on the iPhone and iPad platforms. You will learn how to design a good user interface, how to use the iOS simulator, how to program in Xcode, and how an app runs. From there, you will jump right into building apps: designing the interface, including iAds in your app, animating, timing, and much more. You will also learn how to build iPad specific apps to take advantage of a larger screen and additional features. Finally, you will learn how to package your apps, and prepare them for submission to the app store.
By the conclusion of this course you will be fully capable of designing, creating and submitting an app to the Apple App Store, using the iOS SDK and Xcode. The author has included working files, to allow you to work alongside him as he builds an app throughout this video tutorial.
Smartphones are everywhere and there is an explosion of apps for productivity, research, reading, and studying. Librarians can better serve their communities by having expertise in mobile technologies.
Learn about the best apps for library users, including Evernote, Dropbox, Instapaper, iBooks, Kindle, Stanza, and GoodReader.
Each week we focus on a category, such as e-reading, productivity, research, or multimedia. The course combines video lectures, reading, and discussion. We also discuss the future of apps vs. mobile web, and using apps for content creation.
To follow along with the video demos, you need an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. By the end you will have materials, knowledge, and inspiration… enough to prepare you to offer your own workshop for users at your library.