What do you do when you’re just out of college, but there aren’t any jobs in your academic field? You learn to code!
“I think that programming is an art, in some way. You’re trying to figure out what works.”
That’s what Shani Rivers did. She’s a resourceful iOS developer, a LearnAppMaking alumni, and the developer of 3 apps, including Liste, a task app. Here at LearnAppMaking she learned how to build iOS apps. This is her story.
Rasmus Englund is a kickass, energetic iOS developer with 4 published apps to his name. And he’s recently opened for business as a freelance iOS developer.
“Be persistent and explore.” is his advice for aspiring iOS developers.
What got him interested in learning how to code? Rasmus: “With code, I can create stuff just from my imagination!” Here at LearnAppMaking he learned iOS development. This is his story.
Sumire had an app idea that could help people in her community. She learned to code Swift, and successfully built Mori Marche (森マルシェ), an iOS app that helps people in her community exchange household items.
“Coding is worth a try, to see if you get hooked on it or not!”
It also helps to have a mentor, Sumire says. "You don't know what you don't know," she explains, "so having someone like you help with Q&A for a project gives me a direction to work towards."
Marc is an adept UI/UX designer, and he loves running. He creates UIs for mobile apps all the time — but what if he would actually code an app for runners? That’s where Runsense comes in.
“I’ve probably coded every single day, maybe 99% of them, and that regularity helps you get through the initial learning phase.”
The goal of the app is to motivate and inspire runners by providing advice from elite athletes. Marc: “My plan is to get the app out of the door, and in the hands of runners, and see how well it’s received. You don’t know that until you launch.”
What Developers Are Saying
I've recently begun working as a freelance iOS developer. You've helped me take that step, so thank you for your support early on. It's been a great experience! Rasmus Englund, created ColorDrop
Reinder knows everything about iOS apps, from the nitty-gritty programming details all the way up to finding customers and scaling a business. He's an open book of knowledge and genuinely wants to help others achieve their own success. Peter LoBue, created Whenever
I was blown away by the depth and at attention to details. The courses cover front-end and backend, how to design, build, create a landing page and launch an app on the App Store. Everything you need to move from a total beginner to a very competent junior app developer. Anselme Kotchap, created Power Law Technique
The courses contain everything you need to code, design, test and publish your apps. I totally recommend it. What helped me the most was how to create app mockups — as a developer I always found design hard to understand. This is pure gold stuff that you won't find any place else! Cosmin Pupăză, The Programming Apprentice
The course helped me with things that are complicated, like passing data in segues. You helped me gain the ability to learn new things, like UICollectionView. And I made the decision that I want to go ahead and start an app company! Shani Rivers, created Liste
The course content is extremely helpful and easy to understand, but the best part of this course is interacting with Reinder in the community. In the span of a few questions, he's helped me find answers to questions that I've spent months trying to figure out. Kevin Cooke
I was struggling to get downloads for my iOS app, so I reached out to Reinder for help. He gave me a step-by-step strategy to try and it worked fantastically: 1 week later I passed 3,000 downloads in a single day! Reinder's broad experience as an app developer makes him the perfect teacher for new app developers. Dave Kynaston, created Our Epic Day
With the course, I got to really understand some programming concepts that confused me before, like Object-Oriented Programming. It's now much clearer to me. Your diagrams on variables and functions show how good you are in teaching what seem to be so complex. Ann
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