About this Specialization

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This Specialization focuses on the basics of iOS application development. You’ll gain the skills you need to create your own app, including fluency in Objective-C and UIKit and SpriteKit user interface concepts, and you’ll learn to leverage networking, security, audio, video, location, and sensor frameworks. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply your skills to create a networked game that leverages sensors on the phone to create a unique gaming experience, and that you can showcase in job applications and interviews or offer in the iTunes store.
Learner Career Outcomes
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Started a new career after completing this specialization.
43%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
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100% online courses
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Flexible Schedule
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Beginner Level
Approx. 7 months to complete
Suggested 4 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English
Learner Career Outcomes
50%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
43%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 7 months to complete
Suggested 4 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English

There are 6 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Foundations of Objective-C App Development

4.7
stars
524 ratings
166 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Networking and Security in iOS Applications

4.5
stars
247 ratings
69 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Best Practices for iOS User Interface Design

4.6
stars
184 ratings
45 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Games, Sensors and Media

4.5
stars
55 ratings
9 reviews

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University of California, Irvine

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  • Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more. Online Degrees and Mastertrack™ Certificates on Coursera provide the opportunity to earn university credit.

  • Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in 6 months.

  • Each course in the Specialization is offered on a regular schedule, with sessions starting about once per month. If you don't complete a course on the first try, you can easily transfer to the next session, and your completed work and grades will carry over.

  • Although you will find it helpful to have some familiarity with a programming language such as C++, Python, or Java, the courses in this Specialization are designed to be accessible to ambitious novice programmers, as well. You should also be familiar with mobile apps from regular use.

  • Yes - we recommend that you begin with the Foundations of Objective-C App Development course, and that you complete Best Practices for iOS User Interface Design course before beginning Toward the Future of iOS development with Swift. The courses may otherwise be taken in any order, or in parallel.

  • Successful completion of the Specialization will count towards the completion of the Mobile Development of Apple iPhone and iPad course in the Mobile Application Development Certificate Program at UCI Extension - a course that would otherwise cost $650.

  • You’ll have a strong foundation in Objective-C and mobile app design, and you’ll be equipped to take on more advanced iOS courses. You’ll also have a working app to add to your portfolio or launch in the App Store.

  • A Mac computer is required to take all 5 courses and the capstone.

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