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Proven tips and techniques to take apps from good to great.
Harness and master accessibility APIs in UIKit and SwiftUI
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iOS technologies and frameworks demystified.
SiriKit, Widgets and friends ❤️.
Get cozy with user experience to create lifelong fans.
Learn design. Tailored just for iOS. We'll answer questions like...
When do I use one of these...
...or one of those?
Or, stuff like is this the right color? What about if this font weight or that one works better?
Table of Contents
Book I. Accessibility
Book II. Design
Book III. User Experience
Book IV. iOS APIs and Frameworks
Book V. Toolbelt ExpansionBeta Bonus
A perfect companion for iOS development.
Because this is the book
that never ends...
The challenge with technical books is they might be outdated once they ship. APIs change, frameworks deprecate and new ones show up. But nope, nuh-uh and not(where: here). This is a living, breathing document that's continually updated.
Buy Once, Benefit Forever
So long as iOS is around, you'll get free updates. The version you buy today is the shortest version you'll ever own. When iOS 73 ships, you'll get best-in-class tips in a best-in-class book.
SwiftUI or UIKit? How about both.
Enjoy complete code samples in both SwiftUI and UIKit written in Swift. The code you see in the book can be directly referenced in the companion app, and you've got the source code too. Peek it open, see how things tick.
...and them too. New to iOS? Here since iPhoneOS?
Whether you're brand new to iOS or have been here for a long time, this book is for you. Can you stand up a Core Data stack with your eyes closed but could use some help with design? I got you. Don't even know what SiriKit is? I'll help you two get introduced.
The book you can talk to.
Connect with other indie developers, iOS enthusiasts and more in a private Discord server. Make some new buddies, chat with the author, see what's coming next and suggest new topics to be considered for the book.
Code samples directory
An Xcode project with a code sample directory split chapter by chapter. See concepts in action and dig through the source code you'll see in the book.
Ready? Let's go.
The Book (.pdf, .ePub and .mobi)
Read it on Kindle, Books and more.
Private Discord Server
Chat with other readers and the author.
Code Sample Directory
Browse code samples in the included project.
Guaranteed biweekly updates
New content biweekly until it's finished.
Book Shout Out
Be included in the Thank You section.
Bonus - Toolbelt Expansion
A section exclusive to beta buyers.
Here's some of what others are saying...
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What if I don't end up liking it?
No worries at all. Feel free to return it within the first 7 days and get your money back.
How much of the book is done?
I update this site's every time I ship a content update. That will show the most up-to-date progress of the book. Biweekly updates are promised and part of the deal until I finish Version 1.0.
While it's in this beta phase, I'm offering 50% off the final price of $160 as a way to say "Thanks" for coming onboard early and helping me shape the future of the book.
How is the book setup, what's the feel?
Most chapters follow a three staged approach. First, introduce the topic and answer "What is this?" Next, the "how" - I'll go over the topic at a high level. Finally, the "Tips" section has a robust collection of nice-to-know tips, techniques and more. Some sections, like Design and User Experience, may look a bit different than this but for the most part that's what to expect.
It says "Book Series", but I only see one book?
When I started out on this project, I originally had set out to do four books. One on design, user experience, iOS APIs and accessibility. In my mind, you need all of those things to make a best-in-class iOS app. As I was going through it, I decided I wanted to make them one complete package. So, that's where I am today - I put everything together in one book.
Rest assured, each section is "book length", so the beta price basically equates to $20 a book, or $32 when the non-beta version pricing is live. But, that's not considering the code samples, bonus section on tool belt expansion, the community and continuing updates that come with it too. I'm trying my best to deliver a lot of value for your money.
Does it use SwiftUI or UIKit?
Both! Every single code sample that can show it in both frameworks shows them both. This is also the reason the book is taking a bit to write, but I think that's the best way to cover the most surface area. Everything is also written in Swift.
Who is this primarily for?
This book is meant for developers and designers who have some grasp of programming, no matter the skill level. The code samples and explanations are in-depth and typically begin with an introduction over the topic, followed up with more advanced samples or tips.
I personally find that developers often tend to want to learn more about design, and designers may be interested to learn more about technical topics. Both of those areas are covered in earnest within the book series. Seasoned iOS developers will enjoy a reference manual over APIs, but they may want to brush up on design or user experience. Or, maybe you're a new developer who wants to dive into all of iOS' many frameworks and learn about those. The point is, this is an expansive look over all of iOS and how to make the best apps. And, to make the best apps, you need both great design and a strong technical understanding of its frameworks.
If you'd like to see a sample chapter to get a feel over how the book is written, here is one from the Accessibility book.
What's the vision for this?
My goal is to make this the go-to handbook for any iOS developer on the planet. As part of my mission to keep it up-to-date, I hope that anyone joining this industry, or vets who've been here, have it alongside them to brush up on topics, learn something new or keep it around as a reference guide that's ready and waiting whenever they need it.
Meet the Author
Along the way, I've learned a lot about design and what it means to be a great platform citizen. I keep a running list of how to make your apps best-in-class here, and it's the inspiration for this book.