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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)

To get the most out of this book

To get the most out of this book, it is assumed that you have a basic understanding of programming concepts and a working understanding of Swift and SwiftUI. Prior experience with iOS, iPadOS, macOS, or watchOS development would be beneficial but is not required. Additionally, you should have access to a computer with macOS, as the book primarily focuses on development for Apple platforms.

The software and hardware covered in this book include the following:

  • Software: Xcode 12 (or later) – the integrated development environment (IDE) for Apple platforms
  • Operating system: macOS 10.15 Catalina (or later) – required for Xcode installation and development
  • Swift 5.0 (or later) – the programming language used for developing applications on Apple platforms
  • SwiftUI – the framework for building user interfaces across Apple platforms

Please ensure that you have the necessary software and hardware available to follow along with the examples and exercises in this book.

In terms of additional installation instructions, it is recommended to have Xcode installed on your macOS system. You can download and install Xcode from the Mac App Store or the Apple Developer website. If you encounter any issues during the installation process, please refer to the official documentation provided by Apple.

For readers using the digital version of this book, we recommend typing the code examples yourself rather than copying and pasting them. This will help you better understand and internalize the concepts being demonstrated, as well as minimize the chances of encountering any errors due to formatting or syntax differences.

Enjoy your journey of learning and building projects with Swift and SwiftUI! If you have any questions or need further assistance, please refer to the resources provided in the book or reach out to the author or publisher. Happy coding!