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Introduction to iOS App Coding

Introduction to iOS App Coding

Apps and smartphones help us with every aspect of our lives. With our App Coding summer course, you can learn to build your own iOS apps while living on the campus of a top university.

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Course Summary

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.

What to expect from Introduction to iOS App Coding for 13-15

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 engage students while providing a key insight into life as an app developer. For those keen to pursue this career path, the course also ensures a head start in the key skill areas required to be successful.

Please note that it is compulsory for all students enrolled on to this programme to bring a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro laptop with the following software installed:

  • MacOS High Sierra
  • Apple IDE tool – Xcode 11

Course Outcomes

By the time they leave the course, students will have:


Topics covered

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.
DayWeek 1Week 2

Monday Introduction to App Coding Basic UI and the UIKit Custom Controls
Application Development Lifecycle (ADLC) Workshop 3
Workshop 1
Tuesday Programming with Swift Navigation and workflows
More programming concepts The view controller
Wednesday Excursions Excursions
Thursday Design your app Workshop 4
Prototyping basics, storyboards Working with system view controllers
Implementing control flows & functions scroll
Table views
Friday Workshop 2 Workshop 5 – presentations
iOS architecture and interface builder Adaptive user interfaces
Build, run and debug! Usability and testing
Run your app on a physical device
Workshop 6


Take this course if…

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 College Accommodation

  • Location Oxford
  • Ages Ages: 12+, 13-15, 16-18, 19+
  • Bedroom Type Single and twin
  • Bathroom Type En-suite & Shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in 1096 (University of Oxford)

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