Introduction to iOS app development, Xcode and Interface Builder

In this free course learn to create adaptive user interfaces for iOS applications with Xcode.

Mobile Apps
Free Course
iOS app development skills are in high demand as skilled iOS developers ensure that each application has an adaptive, robust user interface to compete successfully in the marketplace. This course is a thorough introduction to iOS app development and environment: Xcode. You will learn important skills such as adaptive interface design in Xcode and creating an app with sound and animation, skills that will give your programming career a real boost.
  • Duration

    3-4 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive

  • Publisher





View course modules


This course demonstrates exactly how to setup and begin developing iOS applications in Xcode. The course provides a foundation to learners beginning iOS and user interface development. Learners will study how to begin creating robust, adaptive interfaces for iOS applications with graphics, sound and animation.

The course begins by covering how to setup and install Xcode, the iOS development environment, and continues by diving in to topics such as Interface builder, IBOutlets, IBActions, frames, auto layout and creating adaptive designs that work on both iPhone and iPad.

This course lays a perfect foundation for exploring iOS development in more depth. If you're interested in iOS app development or UI as a potential career, or if you're an IT professional seeking to learn a new skill then this course is an ideal starting point. With this course, the topics are explained clearly and concisely in just 3 hours. Start this course today and learn the valuable skill of iOS application development.

Start Course Now

Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • Describe how to install and setup Xcode development environment
  • Explain how to use interface builder to design application interfaces
  • Describe how to connect your code with your interface using IBOutlets
  • Explain the use of animation in iOS applications
  • Implement a stack view in iOS applications
  • Describe how to create adaptive interfaces with autolayout
  • Explain how to debug errors in code
  • Explain how to build your first iOS app


All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping

All Certification is available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certification, please visit our faqs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certification, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certification pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.



    You have received a new notification

    Click here to view them all