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iOS5 Developer Lab – 3 days of training – July 27th to 29th 2012 – Melbourne

Secret Lab Pty. Ltd.

Friday, 27 July 2012 at 10:00 - Sunday, 29 July 2012 at 16:00 (AEST)

iOS5 Developer Lab – 3 days of training – July 27th to...

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Secret Lab is Australia's most amazing iOS development studio. Learn from the best!

Every programmer needs a great platform to write their amazing apps on, and iOS 5 is the next evolution of the world's most advanced mobile app platform. Millions of people will be running it in a few months. How are you going to be positioned to compete in the fast-paced App Store?
Come join us in Melbourne for three action-packed days of training and tuition, where you'll learn all you need to create amazing apps for iOS 5.

Oh, and if iOS6 comes out (publically, in a non-beta form) before the event, we'll be teaching you that instead!

Any questions? Email us at


You'll learn:


  • How to design an app that your users will love
  • The ins and outs of Objective-C, the programming language used in iOS
  • How to use the all-new Xcode 4 to its full potential
  • How to work magic in the App Store for your product's success
  • How to take advantage of the incredible new developer features introduced in iOS 5
  • How to let your user use their data anywhere with iCloud


You'll get the most out of this course if you've developed software before, but you don't have to have written apps for iOS yet. If you have, that's great too - iOS 5 brings so much new stuff to the table that you'll be learning heaps, no matter your background.
By the end of the course, you'll be fully trained in developing advanced applications using iOS 5 technologies, and be ready to apply them to whatever problem you're trying to solve. You'll also receive an exclusive copy of our Secret Lab iOS Field Manual, so you can continue your learning from the comfort of your own sofa.**


Syllabus Summary:


  • Programming with Objective-C 2.0, including recent advances new to iOS 5
  • Common design patterns in Cocoa Touch, the framework you'll use to write apps
  • Exploring Xcode, the iOS IDE
  • Using the iOS Simulator
  • Developing a data-driven iOS app
  • Techniques for designing a great user experience
  • Visual design in iOS for programmers
  • Advanced uses of the iOS SDK
  • Multi-tasking and multi-threading with Grand Central Dispatch and blocks
  • Building Newsstand apps
  • Integrating Twitter into your apps
  • Using Game Center to write real-time and turn-based games
  • Using Core Animation to build fluid, dynamic interfaces
  • Playing media with AV Foundation
  • Using iCloud to save and push data to devices



The Trainers:


  • Secret Lab's training staff are all veteran iOS developers who've been working with iOS since before the App Store opened. Secret Lab works with amazing clients, ranging from the ABC in Australia to Meebo and other start-ups in San Francisco. 
  • Secret Lab's training staff are authors of best-selling technical works, such as Jon Manning and Paris Buttfield-Addison's iPhone and iPad Game Development For Dummies. Secret Lab has been around since 2008.
  • Our upcoming book, Learning Cocoa with Objective-C 3rd Edition, will be out in the middle of the year!
  • Our staff have decades of combined experience with iOS and Mac OS technology.


The Details:


  • The course runs for three days, 27th, 28th and 29th of July 2012, in the Melbourne CBD.
  • Bring a laptop running at least Mac OS X 10.7.2+, with Xcode 4.3+ installed. Everything else you need will be provided. We will provide access to installers on the day if you forget!
  • You'll definitely need a Mac laptop though, capable of running Mac OS X 10.7.x+. 
  • An iOS Developer Program account is not required (but if you have one, great!)
  • We assume that you know how to program (details like language don't matter), but we don't assume anything else. Ideally your programming experience is recent. Contact us if you have questions.



The Fine Print:


* We offer refunds up until 3 weeks before the event. You may transfer your ticket to anyone of your nomination simply by contacting us. You will be provided with a certificate of completion at the end of the training. If we change the dates before the event, we'll offer you a refund if you can't make the new dates. We are not liable for any travel, or other, expenses that you may incur for the event.

** The iOS Field Manual comprises printed copies of all exercises completed during the course as well an electronic (usually PDF, although we're also exploring epub) copy with a handful of bonus excerises to complete at home. 

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Do you have questions about iOS5 Developer Lab – 3 days of training – July 27th to 29th 2012 – Melbourne? Contact Secret Lab Pty. Ltd.

When & Where

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474 Flinders Street
Level 12
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Friday, 27 July 2012 at 10:00 - Sunday, 29 July 2012 at 16:00 (AEST)

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