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Build Your Own iOS App, University of Toronto

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About this Course

In the Build Your Own iOS App capstone you will expand your repertoire of additional features and more advanced functions that may be implemented within the iOS environment. You will refine your development skill set and will apply your accumulated skills over the entire specialization series in an applied application development capstone project. This particular course is project based and structured around you building a high quality app as a capstone to the specialization. Currently this course is taught using Swift 2. The team is aware of the release of Swift 3 and will be making edits to the course in time. Please be aware that at this time the instruction is entirely with Swift 2....
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13 Reviews

By Konstantinidis Evangelos

Jan 29, 2018

Very nice course. I learned alot! Thank you for your nice work!

What i would like to be changed though are the following:

Probably the course could be updated to the latest Swift language and tools and i would prefer to have more videos and guiding about the final capstone project.

By James Mervin Ong

Oct 23, 2016

Nothing much to learn, the videos were rather short. There's no lecture on computing the angles and the full features of the framework. The framework wasn't updated for Swift 3.

By Muhammet Asan

Oct 20, 2016

waste of time and money

By Aggelos Geroulanos

Oct 03, 2016

Why there is no "minus one" star? Because one star is way to much for this course. Stay away!

By Hsing Liu

May 13, 2016

In this capstone project, you're given a framework to work with, and asked to create an app with pretty minimal required criteria. The problem is, there's very little instructions or support, so it feels like a classroom where the instructor said "do whatever you want" and walks out of the door. Overall the specialization feels ill-organized and of questionable quality, and there are plenty of negative sentiments in the forums.

By Kevin Kinder

May 11, 2016

After the first week, the instructors never showed up to answer a single question in the forums. The capstone project itself was disappointing, I learned much more from doing my own app in class #3.

I took the Coursera Android specialization, which was eons better than this. I would not recommend this iOS specialization to anyone. I would never again take a MOOC from U of Toronto.

By Fabricio(Dede) dos Santos

May 10, 2016

A Wortlhy Course

By Markus Torpvret

May 06, 2016

This capstone project was a huge disappointment to me. The course caption stated that this would be where we would use Location, Design and Usability, and Persistence and Settings to build a high quality app. Also stated is that "you’ll apply your skills to create a fully-functioning photo editing app for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch." Earlier I have also read that we would be allowed to build an app of our choice or according to teacher's specification. That text now seems to have been removed.

Anyway, none of these promises were kept. Instead we got something like 20 minutes of lectures in total for the whole four weeks, all on a simple framework to track face features. Unfortunately this framework isn't very competent, so there's only so much you can do with it. Most of us have only placed some static images and simple animations on top of the face shown in the camera view, and that is actually enough to get full marks according to the form used in the peer review. How does that even begin to fulfil the promises of the caption?

We have paid as much for this course as for the previous three. There should of course be a similar amount of lectures on more advanced topics like current best practises for UI design, the Location API which was promised, and other interesting things that provide the building blocks for a state of the art iOS app. For a real cornerstone project, I expect that more than 4 weeks would be necessary in order to be able to build a good app, since many of us are doing this on our spare time.

I feel sad that I had the misfortune of signing up for this course before it was made, but hope that you will take our collective criticism and make a good course out of this for future students.

By Víctor Manuel Cajes González

May 02, 2016

The capstone project had nothing to do with the previous three courses.

By Mauricio Chirino

May 02, 2016

I'm kind of disappointed with this last level. It isn't really what i expected.