iOS Developer

Discover iOS development, and build powerful applications for iPhones and iPads!
iOS Developer
At your pace
~ 12 months
Personal
mentor
Job guarantee
in 6 months
Bachelor's-level diploma
11 hands-on projects

One million computer programming jobs are estimated to be created in the U.S. by 2020 - as well as 700,000 in Europe - thanks to unprecedented growth in the tech sector.

Here at OpenClassrooms, we pinpoint the key skills needed for the most in-demand jobs and develop courses and diplomas to train our students in those areas. That’s why we've developed a one-year bachelor’s-level diploma in development, which you can complete entirely online with the help of a dedicated mentor. 

In this path, you'll study iOS development. iOS developers build mobile applications on Apple's widely-used mobile system. This can include applications on iPhones and iPads.

An iOS developer: 

  • Builds mobile applications on the iOS operating system
  • Writes clean, well-structured code
  • Writes unit and integration tests for their code
  • Takes project briefs from clients and builds apps based on those needs
  • Builds great looking apps, from games to productivity hacks
  • And more!

How much will I earn?

iOS development roles offer appealing compensation. By following this path, you may end up in a job in one of the following salary categories:

United States

  • Beginner: $60,000 - $80,000
  • More experienced: $80,000 - $120,000+
  • Freelance: $80-250 per hour

United Kingdom

  • Beginner: £35,000 - £45,000
  • More experienced: £45,000 - £60,000
  • Freelance: £400 per day

What are my job prospects?

 iOS developers are actively recruited by every kind of company, from startups to big companies. Apple products are widely used in almost every industry, and no company that ventures into web or mobile services would be able to do so fully without building iOS applications.

Find iOS development job offers on Indeed. Other recommended resources to explore include LinkedIn, StackOverflow, RemixJobs, and ZipRecruiter

Who is eligible to enroll?

This path is accessible to all. Here are some recommendations:

  • A high school diploma / GCSE level
  • A good level of English (for non-native speakers, a CEFR level of B2, an IELTS band score of 6.5, or a TOEFL score of 80 is recommended)
  • Access to a Mac computer (laptop or desktop) supporting iOS 11 and the latest software (macOS Mojave and Xcode 10)
  • Headphones, a webcam, and a good internet connection

To earn the diploma, you will need to complete all projects and have them evaluated by your mentors. Your work will then be validated by a jury composed of professionals. Follow the courses offered in the path to prepare yourself for the projects.

What will I learn?

In this path, you will learn how to:

  • Create iPhone/iPad applications using Swift and Xcode
  • Make your mobile applications look great
  • Architect and implement the UI, animations, and interactions according to a design specification
  • Utilize local data storage
  • Ensure compliance with Apple submission requirements
  • Integrate applications with remote resources
  • Perform integration and testing of the apps with existing systems
  • Produce functional and technical documentation for each project
  • Apply best programming practices to ensure high-performance products
  • Analyze a new project and choose a technical solution
  • Design technical architecture using UML diagrams

How will I learn at OpenClassrooms?

Our learning method is unique and revolves around two elements: professional projects and dedicated mentoring sessions.

Projects
 At OpenClassrooms, learning is project-driven because that’s the fastest way to become proficient. Projects offer hands-on experience so you can hit the ground running when you start your new job.  

Want to see an example of a project? Read our blog post here.

Mentorship
During your path, you will be assigned a mentor who will offer one-to-one support via weekly video conference sessions. This mentor will offer guidance on your projects, help define objectives and guide you until you reach them. Our mentors are dedicated professionals who are experts in their field and have experience in sharing their know-how with our students.

 

Your diploma

OpenClassrooms is an official private distance learning establishment registered with the Board of Education in Paris, France that grants its own diplomas as well as those of prestigious academic partners.

Upon completion of your studies and validation of your skills by an academic jury, you will earn a "Web developer (Développeur(euse) d’application)" bachelor's-level diploma, registered with the National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP)*.
This diploma is at level 6 on the EQF (European Qualifications Framework).

If you have questions about its equivalence in order to undertake further study, contact your university or master's program.

* Sheet available at the following address:
http://www.rncp.cncp.gouv.fr/grand-public/visualisationFiche?format=en&fiche=27099

Your Job Guarantee

At OpenClassrooms we are committed to helping you find your ideal job. We promise.

By following the learning path "iOS Developer", you’ll learn an exciting new profession with great career prospects.

What’s more, you’ll find a job within six months of graduating or we’ll give you your money back!

Find out more

Detailed projects and skills

project 1

Learn how to learn!

You're embarking on a great learning journey! Equip yourself with the tools and mentalities you'll need throughout your courses and projects.
Duration10 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Create and update your CV or resume
  • Set clear goals
project 2

Analyze the needs of your client for their group of pizzerias

A client has asked you to create a technical system for their pizzeria. It's up to you to imagine and map out this solution!
Duration80 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Choose an appropriate technical solution
  • Collect and analyze the needs of a customer
  • Detail project specifications
  • List functionalities requested by the client
project 3

Create an entertaining app right off the bat!

Jump-start your iOS experience by creating a fun party game app while learning about the development environment and getting a taste of the Swift programming language!
Duration40 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Identify the main functionalities in the Xcode environment
  • Program with basic variables, constants, functions and UI constraints with Swift
  • Use Git version control software to manage a codebase
project 4

Implement your first algorithm in Swift!

Propel your iOS development skills forward by creating your first algorithm using the programming language Swift and Object Oriented Programming (OOP).
Duration100 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Manipulate data structures in Swift
  • Apply Object Oriented fundamentals using Swift
  • Justify choice of Swift and explain matching algorithm
project 5

Build Gridy, a photo puzzle app

Create a photo puzzle game while implementing Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture, beautiful animations, and seamless interactions.
Duration100 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Manage user interactions via an interactive interface
  • Use autolayout to create a UI based on mockups
  • Use iOS tools for layout design, persistent data storage, and internal device resources
project 6

Design a pizzeria’s technical management system

OC Pizza has asked for your help designing a technical solution for pizza orders. Build a database to help them keep track of pizza orders and more!
Duration90 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Create technical architecture using UML diagrams
  • Describe basic UML concepts
  • Set up a first database
  • Use a schema when designing a database
  • Design a database schema
project 7

Create FocusOn, an app that helps you focus on the most important task of the day

Create a productivity app implementing reusable custom component compositions and utilizing storage and other supporting resources.
Duration100 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Produce a test execution report
  • Provide a fix when suggested by the test execution report
  • Implement unit tests
  • Implement integration tests
  • Build an app using persistent data storage, local notifications, and 3rd party libraries
  • Build a UI using table view and tab bar controller
project 8

Document and manage a pizzeria

You designed a system for a pizzeria to manage its orders and more (yum!). Now, write its documentation.
Duration20 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Read and generate online documentation
  • Write documentation destined for non-technical users
project 9

Develop Popcorn Swirl, a movie deal app

You've got a great opportunity to contribute to a startup project. Apply your advanced iOS development skills to implement a real-time, dynamic, content-rich application.
Duration100 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Develop an application offering the features expected by the client
  • Respect Industry Standard development practices
  • Select the appropriate programming languages for the development of the application
project 10

Enhance functionality of an existing app

In the real world, you will often take on projects that are already off the ground. That implies collaboration with other teams, navigating someone else’s code and finding a suitable solution within given environment.
Duration100 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Complete a suite of unit and integration tests to reflect changes made
  • Correct application faults reported by the customer
  • Provide feature enhancements requested by the customer
  • Produce technical and functional documentation for the application
project 11

Survey the technology landscape

Create your own dashboard to stay up to date on all the latest and greatest tech happenings!
Duration10 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Identify tools and resources for staying up to date with technology
  • Set up a system for staying up to date with technology
Diploma
Web developer (Développeur(euse) d’application)

Start toward the career of your dreams

At your own pace

$300 per month

Your perks:
  • Six-month job guarantee

  • bachelor's-level diploma

  • Flexible duration

  • Individual mentorship

  • 11 hands-on projects

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