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Swift iOS Programming for Kids

By : Steffen D. Sommer, Jim Campagno
Book Image

Swift iOS Programming for Kids

By: Steffen D. Sommer, Jim Campagno

Overview of this book

This book starts at the beginning by introducing programming through easy to use examples with the Swift Playgrounds app. Kids are regularly encouraged to explore and play with new concepts to support knowledge acquisition and retention – these newly learned skills can then be used to express their own unique ideas. Children will be shown how to create their first iOS application and build their very own movie night application.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Swift iOS Programming for Kids
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback
Getting Set Up

Chapter 12. Starry Night

Continuing with what we learned in the last chapter, in this chapter, we will take a closer look at how GUIs can be made for iOS. We will go through the central concepts of UI and start looking at how we can bridge the gap between UI and the code we write using the Swift programming language.

We will finish the chapter by making a small application that will be able to handle user input and, based on that, change the colors of the background. To make it even more cool, we will change the colors using animation. In other words, we will be doing the following things:

  • Looking at the fundamental concepts of UI, such as view hierarchy, frames, bounds, and Auto Layout

  • Looking at the view life cycle that will make it easier for developers to know the state of the app

  • Making a small application where we will tie our UI with some code that we will write to change the background color of our application