How to Make an App for Beginners (2018) – Lesson 1

Learn how to make an app even if you have no coding experience!

This is a 10 part video series designed for beginners in mind to teach the fundamental skills for making apps on iOS.

In lesson 1, you’ll learn WHAT you need to learn and then you’ll dive right in and build your first Hello World app using Auto Layout.

This video series uses the latest and greatest from Apple (Xcode 9, Swift 4, iOS 11) and will teach a beginner with no programming experience how to make iPhone apps. I’m creating these videos with the assumption that the student has no prior knowledge and is starting from scratch.


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You can download the Cheatsheet from here:

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The lesson plan for the How To Make an App series can be found on my site here:

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Hi I’m Chris! I’m dedicated to teaching fundamentals about how to make an app. This is important if you’re trying to land an iOS job, be a freelancer, increase or start a business with an app idea. On the site, you’ll find a ton of free resources and tutorials to aid you on your journey to learn iOS development. Many people have successfully picked up Swift 4, Xcode 9 and app building from my course and materials!

Here’s just a sample of the success stories my students have sent in:


Brandon Reeve says:

Looking to build a useful app for work, thanks!

Chill Bill says:

Best app for kids…GET THE FUCK OUTSIDE!

Piyush Kumar says:

thanks for giving me idea

Ponk 80 says:

Btw, who are the beginners, that you are making an app for?

Raymond Villarasa says:

I would like to make a community basketball app

Lisa Iannetta says:

I what to make a maze app


I can’t find xcode in my phone
Where do I get it
From play store or where

varun raj says:

What if I want to develop a Android app sir!!!?

Davis Fountain says:

Building an App

Tee Tee says:

Subscribed 🙂

Rodney White says:

Can you use Xcode with an Ipad???????????

john semujju says:

Really cool thanks ..

Ikram Rangzeb says:

Hi Chris loved the video do you have any follow up lessons thanks

Allowit Missman says:

Hi Chris, I’m going to build an app for my students, just like Mr. Maulhardt! I’m a languages teacher. I love your vids! Thank you.

Crimson King says:

Can you use C++ instead of swift?

WIND 4 EEE says:

I want to create a video editor & want to insert some fourier analysis related work. Do they have library for this?

Manic Mania says:

I really feel this is going to help me a hole hell of a lot so thank you! 🙂

Senpai Harold says:

I’m gonna make an app that shows where you can find vape places in your area it will be sweet

Danny Gomez says:

Build a game

Rebeca Uribe says:

an app! thanksss!!!

Davidson Vincent says:

Thanks for this tutorials.


Thank you so much for all of this…..but could you give me the name of one of your apps?

Sultana Jones says:

Ok I went to down load this xcode app and it said ” Xcode could not be installed because 10.13.2 or later is required” okkk so now what do I do?

Abhi Crafts says:

Bro this is awesome. Thank god I found your channel. Now I can finally learn coding

mymy g says:

Okay I have a GREAT app idea but I don’t have money to pay anyone to build it for me (nor do I want to). I actually came across Chris’ website today. So has anyone followed all of the steps and been able to make an app? I have no idea what I’m doing but I want to learn.

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Tammy King says:

Build an app…and make money!!!

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