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.

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100% online courses

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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 9 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

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. 9 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

how it works

There are 6 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Foundations of Objective-C App Development

4.7
stars
509 ratings
159 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Networking and Security in iOS Applications

4.5
stars
242 ratings
66 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Best Practices for iOS User Interface Design

4.6
stars
182 ratings
45 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Games, Sensors and Media

4.5
stars
54 ratings
9 reviews

About University of California, Irvine

Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • 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.

  • 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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