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Ultimate Beginner Course Series: Enjoy a beginner-friendly forum for creating polished iPhone apps using Swift 2, iOS 9, and Xcode 7.
Ultimate Beginner Course Series: Enjoy a beginner-friendly forum for creating polished iPhone apps using Swift 2, iOS 9, and Xcode 7.
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Build an iOS 9 app like an Apple developer in 30 days—even if you have no idea what Xcode is and you've got a full-time day job.

Have you always wanted to design your own app?

Do you want to learn how to program quickly and easily?

Do you want to learn how to do these things from a former Apple employee?

If so, you’ve come to the right place! Making an iPhone app is super easy . . . if you have the right instructor. 

Paul Solt is a former Apple and Microsoft employee who has taught at the Rochester Institute of Technology (to people who couldn’t previously write code) and has published seven different apps on the App Store.

His new series, Super Easy iPhone Apps, is designed with the beginner programmer in mind: it’s accessible, easy to follow, and divided into manageable segments that even someone with no experience will be able to follow.

If you back the Super Easy iPhone Apps series through this Kickstarter campaign, you will receive exclusive early access to beginner online courses that will teach you how to quickly—and easily—program your own iPhone app!

Super Easy iPhone Apps

If you have never programmed or coded before, this series is for you.

If you have a great idea but don’t know where to begin, this series is for you.

If you want to turn a unique design into an iPhone app, this series is for you.

Making your first app simply requires a little inspiration, a super easy to follow instructor, and an iPhone (if you want to show it off!). Super Easy iPhone Apps is a brand new course series that leverages Paul’s past three years of experience in teaching over 35,533 people how to make iPhone apps.

If you want to create your own app, publish an app, switch careers, or even start a new hobby, then Super Easy iPhone Apps is the place to start!

No other course out there will communicate this information to you in a relatable way (instead of talking over your head), and no other course will challenge you to try something using brand new skills that you pick up quickly.

If you want a jumpstart on your ability to create memorable and useful apps, then become a backer of the complete Super Easy iPhone App course series, and begin your exploration into the world of creating iPhone apps instantly.

iOS 9 - The future is here

The latest version of the iPhone brings state-of-the-art technology to a whole new level.

iOS 9 is the most advanced mobile operating system out there, which enables people around the world to create cutting edge apps in less time.

iOS 9 provides developers and designers great features to enhance their apps with new technology like the UIStackView, 3D Touch, and CloudKit (you don’t even need a server).

Swift 2 - Easier than ever

Swift is one of the fastest growing computer programming languages, and it is making iPhone app development easier than ever. Swift 2 is now new and improved, with all kinds of whiz-bang features that allow you to write less code and complete your project in a flash.

Each course within the Super Easy iPhone Apps series includes source code that you can use to start any lesson. If you get stuck, you can simply look at the solution code or ask for help on the community forum. 

In addition, the easy-to-follow video instructions will direct you on where to look and how to think when approaching user interface (UI) design and code.

For the beginner programmer, there couldn’t be a more supportive and accessible environment in which to learn this invaluable new skill.

The Super Easy Courses

Your first step into the world of iPhone apps – Learn how make your first iPhone app using Xcode 7, UI design, and Swift 2 code.

Design beautiful iPhone app UI – Build different screens and animate them using Auto Layout, animation, and physics.

Download data from the web to power your iPhone app – Discover how easy it is to work with Swift, web servers, and JSON web data.

Every app needs to display multimedia content – Apple provides a solid foundation that you can adapt to any kind of iPhone app using incredible typography and design.

Your apps can leverage location, touch (3D Touch), tactile animations, maps, iOS 9 features, and more – Learn how to add brand new features and polish to your own app quickly and efficiently.

Back Super Easy iPhone Apps

$29 Super Easy iPhone Apps: Chapter 1

Get access to the first chapter of the course series. This course alone has over 4 hours of content and will teach you everything you need to know to get started.

$99 Super Easy iPhone Apps (Complete Series)

Get all 5 chapters from the course series. There will be over 20 hours of course content in the complete series.

$149 Super Easy iPhone Apps (Complete Series) + Swift and iOS 8 Apps in 31 Days

Get all 5 chapters along with the complete iOS 8 Swift course. There will be over 20 hours of lessons in the new Super Easy iPhone App course and there are 34 hours of videos in the iOS 8 course that you can start now.

$198 Invite Two Friends (3 people total) for Super Easy iPhone Apps (Complete Series) + Swift and iOS 8 Apps in 31 Days

Get everything from the $149 reward tier for 3 people. You can learn to make apps with up to 2 of your friends starting today!

$278 iPhone Mastermind (24/7 Live Chat, Exclusive Interviews, and Direct Access to Paul + Support Team) + Super Easy iPhone Apps (Complete Series)

Get everything from the $99 reward tier . . . the entire Super Easy iPhone App course series and join the iPhone Mastermind Learning Community (retail $499+).

The iPhone Mastermind learning community will help you learn faster and fix bugs in minutes (join the waitlist if you missed the Kickstarter).

The iPhone Mastermind includes:

  • 24/7 Live Chat using Slack 
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Monthly Private Google Hangouts
  • Exclusive Interviews with Developers, Marketers, and More . . . 
  • Recordings of iPhone App Webinars

Timeline and Retail Pricing

All Kickstarter backers will have early access to the Super Easy iPhone App series before it launches in early 2016 for a $299-$995 retail price (each chapter will be priced individually for $199).

Each chapter will have a soft launch before the final release where you can perform exercises, participate in App Challenges, and help provide feedback and suggestions to the lessons. The timeline is subject to change depending on feedback from you.

It is my goal to provide these course materials quickly without sacrificing your learning experience.

  • October 5th – Kickstarter launch
  • December 4th – Chapter 1
  • December 18th – Chapter 2
  • January 15th – Chapter 3
  • January 29th – Chapter 4
  • February 12th – Chapter 5

What's included?

Each chapter includes many features that will help you move effortlessly through the course materials and maximize your student experience:

  • Easy Video Lessons – Follow along with a working app 
  • Common Bugs – Prevent mistakes and learn app best practices 
  • Code Exercises – Reinforce each topic with hands-on activities
  • Practical Quizzes – Assess what you don’t know 
  • Q&A Videos – Get direct answers to your most pressing questions
  • App Challenges – Show off your UI design and coding knowledge
  • Source Code – Download code for each lesson

What's taught?

You’ll be learning the latest and easiest programming language from Apple, Swift 2 as well as brand new features in iOS 9 and Xcode 7 that streamline the process of installing your own apps on your iPhone.

  • Swift 2
  • Xcode 7
  • iOS 9
  • User Interface (UI) design

What extras are included?

Learning with a community is easy – ask questions and help others on a beginner forum as you work on different apps. Don’t forget to show off your app when you publish it on the App Store!

  • Helpful Forums – A community of helpful people
  • Email Support – Individualized attention and guidance

Topic Highlights

No programming experience is required—with Super Easy iPhone Apps, you can learn to make iPhone apps quickly and easily.

Super Easy iPhone Apps teaches you what you need to know when you need to learn it. You won’t learn topics that you can’t apply and you won’t be lost trying to decipher what to learn next.

  • Swift Programming for Beginners – Everything you need to know
  • App Storyboard – Design your UI and flow with drag-and-drop
  • Auto Layout – Responsive app designs
  • Saving/Loading – Store images and data quickly
  • Core Data – Fast local data storage
  • JSON + Web Services – Data from an API
  • Table View – Show text and pictures like the Facebook news feed
  • Gestures – Craft delightful user interactions
  • Animation – Make your app pop and slide
  • Maps – Integrate maps into your app
  • UIStackView – The new iOS 9 layout manager
  • Protocol Extensions – Leverage all new APIs in your code
  • Error Handling – Recover from bugs and bad input
  • TestFlight – Beta test your app before you launch
  • App Store – Easy to follow App Store submission

Course Requirements

To take this course you need to have a Mac (there are ways to do it with a PC but none of my students recommend that approach).
Xcode 7 and El Capitan are free to install and allow you to use Xcode 7.
  • Mac (2008+)
  • Yosemite or El Capitan (free)
  • Xcode 7 (free)
  • Save $99/year… In Xcode 7, you do not need an Apple Developer program license to run your apps on your iPhone!

Testimonials

Why Kickstarter?

My iPhone courses were made possible by 1,207 backers who supported a better way to learn over the past several years.

I believe that Kickstarter is the best way to give you early access and a voice before these courses are finalized.

About Paul

Paul Solt has been teaching online courses for the past three years. Thousands of students have created their first, second, and third apps with Paul's expert instruction.

Paul has a Masters in Computer Science and has worked as an adjunct professor at RIT, Apple, and Microsoft. He has published many of his own apps on the App Store and also writes for InfoWorld (check out some of Paul’s articles!).

Paul is no stranger to instructing beginners—he understands programming fundamentals and how to teach the essentials in an accessible manner, and he will always offer support and clarity instead of overwhelming you with too much, too fast.

Thank You!

Thank you for backing this project and supporting easy to follow iPhone app courses. Without your support I wouldn’t be able to complete this project.

The money raised during the campaign supports the creation, design, recording, editing, publishing, captions, and maintenance of this course series. I truly appreciate your support.

Risks and challenges

Every online course requires lots of love and creativity – these new courses are building upon my experiences teaching 10 online courses over the past three years.

I have the experience, equipment, and organizational skills necessary to complete these courses, but being creative can sometimes take longer than planned and unexpected events can cause delays.

It is my goal, however, to keep you informed and updated if anything may impact the course timeline. This new course is my greatest priority, and my desire is that the end result will have you on your way to making Super Easy iPhone Apps from scratch in as little as one month!

Thank you for taking the time to check out this project. Back the project today and start making your first app instantly!

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