Businessmen are becoming more and more aware of the power of mobile devices. So web designer often find clients that require a mobile app along with their website.

Since web designers usually don’t know much about mobile app development, they either tell the client that they can’t do it or they outsource it that part of the job.
Actually, developing mobile apps is not that difficult as it seems. If you have prior knowledge of HTML and a little bit of JavaScript, you can learn basic level mobile app development within hours.

Of course, you won’t be able make Evernote like app in your first try, but you will be able to cater to 90% of the clients that do not require anything too fancy.

So today we decided to make a list of tutorials and other resources that will help you develop your first mobile app. However, I am taking the liberty of assuming that you already know basic level HTML and CSS being a web designer. If you don’t know any kind of programming/coding, you should learn that first.

iPad and iPhone App Development Tutorials for Beginners

Today’s post is focused towards iOS, that means you’ll be learning mobile app development for iPhone and iPad. For Android lovers, we’ll be making a post next week.

Apple’s Getting Started Guide

View this guide’s four short modules as a gentle introduction to building your first app—including the tools you need and the major concepts and best practices that will ease your path.

iPhone App Development

Building iOS Apps From Scratch

The goal of this guide is to help bridge the gap between having no knowledge of iOS development and having enough to start tackling more interesting projects.

Building iOS Apps

An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to iPhone Development

There’s tons of documentation available, but the best way to learn a new language and framework is to simply dive right in. This tutorial takes a hands-on approach.

First App

Creating Your First iOS Application

Using Xcode, you’ll create an iOS project from scratch, modify the project’s source code, and run your application on either the iOS Simulator or a physical device.


Beginner’s Guide to iOS Development: The Interface

Even though this is an old dated tutorial, the core concepts and elements remain the same so if you want to learn it well, you should check out this tutorial as well.

App via xcode

How To Make iPhone Apps with No Programming Experience

This is a series of articles. You can consider it a full training course for developing iPhone apps.


Try iOS Free Course

Learn iOS to create iPhone apps. This iOS tutorial reviews app development from the ground up and requires only basic coding experience.

Try iOS

Swish Tutorials

The brand new programming language developed by Apple Inc. It is made exclusively for iOS and OSX and it will be used for all future versions of both operating systems.

An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Swift

This is not really a tutorial but a guide. It only scratches the surface but it gives you a complete guided tour of the whole field.

Absolute Beginner's Guide

Swift Programming Basics

If you have read the article above, you’re ready to get your hands down and dirty on the programming.

Swift Programming Basics

Swift Tutorial for Beginners

This tutorial is divided in two parts. First one focuses on introducing you to swift, while the second takes you a little advanced level.


An Introduction to Swift

This is the gateway article on Swift by tutplus network. This is the largest and one of the most credible tutorial providers on the internet.

Introduction to Swift

Swift Programming Tutorial for iOS 8

You thought iOS 7 was cool? iOS 8 is made by you!

Tutorial for iOS8

Developing iOS8 Apps Using Swift

This is a whole bunch of articles, all very useful.

iOS Development Tutorial

iOS Programming Course

This is a complete training course.

This free iOS programming course is target for beginners without possessing any programming experience.

iOS Programming with Swish

Stay tuned for our post on Android app development tutorials. That will be published next week.

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