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Elevate SwiftUI Skills by Building Projects

By : Frahaan Hussain
Book Image

Elevate SwiftUI Skills by Building Projects

By: Frahaan Hussain

Overview of this book

Elevate SwiftUI Skills by Building Projects helps you harness the cutting-edge potential of SwiftUI and its innovative and user-friendly approach to crafting user interfaces for Apple platforms with the power of Swift. This book will enhance your UI programming skills with SwiftUI through a project-based methodology, guiding you to create four real-world projects. Starting with a quick recap of Swift and SwiftUI, you’ll gradually develop projects tailored for iPhone, iPad, macOS, and watchOS using Swift and Xcode. You’ll experience SwiftUI’s versatility in action as you build a tax calculator for iPhone and a photo gallery for the iPad, which uses a larger display to enhance the viewing experience. You’ll also create an app store for Mac and, finally, get to grips with the power of SwiftUI for smaller devices such as the Apple Watch by designing a Fitness Companion app. By the end of this book, you'll have built fully functional projects across multiple platforms and gained the expertise needed to excel as a professional SwiftUI developer.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

What is SwiftUI?

In this section, we will cover what SwiftUI is and the features provided that we will leverage throughout this book to create our projects. If you feel comfortable with SwiftUI and just want to see projects, then feel free to skip the remainder of this chapter.

SwiftUI is a user interface framework built on top of the Swift programming language. It provides many components for creating your app’s user interface; the following is a macro list of these components:

  • Views and controls
  • Shapes
  • Layout containers
  • Collection containers
  • Presentation containers

In addition to the components in the preceding list, SwiftUI provides us with event handlers, allowing our apps to react to taps, gestures, and all other types of input they may receive from the user. The framework provides tools to manage the flow of data from the models to the views and controls that the end user interacts with.

Now we will look at the different core features...