With the advent of Swift and the Apple Watch around the corner, I felt that the time was right to start learning iOS development in earnest. I’ve been down this road before. The ugliness of Objective-C and the seemingly endless red tape required to get into the App store thwarted my earlier attempts at app development. But this time was different, thanks to Quick Left’s internal iOS learning club and this series of video tutorials by Bitfountain.
After about a month of development, I was able to get my first app into the App Store, and have just recently hit 500 downloads! Here are some key takeaways I learned during my first foray into iOS.