Want to learn something about iOS development using Swift? We’ve got a tutorial for that!

Note: All iOS tutorials on this page use Apple’s new Swift programming language. If you are new to Swift, be sure to check out our Swift Language Tutorials first.

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Core Concepts


Once you have gone through the basics with the iOS Apprentice, you may wish to brush up on these core concepts that every iOS developer should know.

Views and View Controllers


These tutorials will help you understand the key views and view controllers that you will use in your day-to-day life as an iOS developer.

Graphics & Animation APIs


Learn how to draw in your app - and make things move!

Map & Location APIs


Want to add a map into your app?

In these tutorials, you'll learn how to do this - along with customizing their look, and getting notification when your user's device enters or leaves certain regions.

Saving Data

Check out the top 10 Core Data tools to use in your apps!

Almost every app needs to save and load data on the iPhone - and there are many different ways to do so. In these tutorials, you can get hands-on experience with many of the most common methods.



You can take your app to the next level by integrating with a server-back end or allowing networking between devices. These tutorials show you how!



It's bad practice to perform long-running operations on your main thread - it's better to use background threads. But that can get tricky if you're not careful!

In these tutorials, you'll learn how to use concurrency the right way.


WatchKit - w0t I think!

watchOS is the platform for Apple Watch. Learn how to get started building watch apps with these tutorials!

Other Core APIs

Learn about the new HealthKit API in iOS 8!

There are tons of other APIs in iOS - here are some tutorials on some of the most important ones!

Software Engineering

Design patterns in Swift

There's more to iOS development than just learning APIs - as with any form of development, you also need good software engineering practices.

Here are a few tutorials on some of those - from an iOS-specific perspective!

Tools and Libraries

React Native

Apple isn't the only company making great APIs you'll want to use in your apps.

Here are some tutorials on some of the key tools and libraries you'll want to know about.


Readers frequently ask us for tutorials demonstrating how certain apps, animations, or controls are made. Your wish is our demand! :]

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