Creating iOS apps with Xcode

Aaron L Bratcher

SKU: 9789355516695



ISBN: 9789355516695
eISBN: 9789355519443
Authors: Aaron L Bratcher
Rights: Worldwide
Edition: 2024
Pages: 314
Dimension: 7.5*9.25 Inches
Book Type: Paperback

“Creating iOS apps with Xcode”introduces you to the premier programming language of Swift and presents SwiftUI. It is an easy way of creating user interfaces on Apple products like iPhone, iPad, and Vision Pro.

This book teaches iOS app development using Swift and SwiftUI. You will begin by setting up Xcode, Apple's development tool, and learning Swift basics. Then, you will explore SwiftUI to create user interfaces with text, image, and buttons. Next, you will build reusable SwiftUI views and design a "Household Chores" app interface. Simultaneously, this book educates you on data management which includes data models, user defaults, and Swift Data databases. You will organize code with Swift Package Manager, and visualize data with Swift Charts. Further, you will also understand how to create a second app using SwiftUI and MVVM design, ensure app quality with testing and debugging, and prepare for App Store release with web service connections and asset management.

Once you finish this detailed guide, you will have the know-how to craft impressive iOS apps. You will have learned how to organize code, manage data, and test apps effectively, enabling you to bring your ideas to life. 


  • Learn the basics of Swift and SwiftUI.
  • Go from concept to app with step-by-step instruction.
  • Create interactive apps with SwiftUI and prepare them for App Store launch.


  • Basics of the Swift language from variable declaration to protocols.
  • Introduction to SwiftUI and how to best utilize it.
  • Data management techniques using models, user defaults, and SwiftData, Apple's favored database solution.
  • Create reusable code libraries and packages for efficient and maintainable app development.
  • Write unit tests and learn debugging techniques to build error-free, smooth-running apps.


Anyone with prior programming experience, or aspiring iOS app developers, mobile UI/UX designers, and anyone curious about building interactive experiences for Apple devices

  1. Introduction to Swift
  2. Learn SwiftUI Basics for Creating a User Interface
  3. Creating Reusable SwiftUI Views 
  4. Design the Household Chores App
  5. Managing Data and Assets
  6. Creating Units of Code that can be Shared
  7. Saving Data
  8. Charting your Progress
  9. Create the New York City Schools App
  10. Testing and Debugging
  11. Networking
  12. Make it Public
  13. Make a Generic App

Aaron L Bratcher has over 20 years of development experience in a variety of programming languages and industries. After working on database applications, he spent a small amount of time writing web applications with Microsoft’s .Net. From there he found his niche in iOS programming where he has happily remained for over 10 years. From the day the Swift language was introduced, he strove to make it his primary development language. He has used it to create iOS apps for airlines, home automation, the hotel industry, banking, and more. He has also professionally used SwiftUI in multiple apps. In each organization he pushed for modernizing and simplifying the code. He is currently a Senior iOS Developer at JP Morgan Chase & Co.

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