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Let's make a Swift app!

(Sorry that we have to skip a week, but this week we both have commitments).

Intermediate/advanced learners can build Swift apps based on the various resources that we shared (see below). We'd also like to start with a quick show & tell to see what new resources people like and recommend.

BEGINNERS (like me) will continue with the intro chapters (

INTERMEDIATE: These are apps that people have liked in the past and we can work on them during the meetup:

1. A tip calculator app part 1part 2 - This got the most positive reviews for learning Swift.

2. Create the Game of Life using Swift and SpriteKit = Also got excellent reviews as an exercise to learn Swift.

3. Swift app that uses the Twitter API - One group worked on this last time and probably will continue.

4. To-Do list - The To-Do list group can share if they have updates.

5. Pong - The pong group or person made fast progress at the last meetup and could share with us how he did it.

6. Turn your iPhone into a remote for Deckset presentations - this was suggested at an earlier meetup and was recommended

7. Lister: a list management app - this was suggested at an earlier meetup and was recommended

8. An RSS reader app- this was suggested at an earlier meetup and was recommended

9. A geolocation based alarm app for travelers = some people worked on this one and said that the instructions were spotty so there were some challenges.

Some beginners and first-timers worked on setting up Xcode 6 Beta 3 and continuing with the Intro to Swift book and playground.


6:00 pm: Networking & food
6:30 - 8:30 pm: Learn Swift together!

Please see resources that we have posted:

A note on etiquette: This is a study group where we meet and loosely gather in groups of different levels to help each other out. Beginners can ask more advanced people for help and no question is a dumb question. We support and learn from each other, including learning through teaching. 


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  • Jourdan B.

    Really motivated me to get into the Swift documentation and start learning!

    2 · August 8, 2014

  • Michael D.

    Beta 5 is now out for iOS 8, Yosemite, and Xcode. There are ~9 pages of release notes related to changes/fixes to both the Swift language and Xcode itself.

    I'd highly recommend having Beta 5 installed for Wednesday (Xcode6-Beta5 does not require Yosemite or iOS 8).

    2 · August 4, 2014

    • Bob S.

      Just started iBooks and it immediately offered to update it.

      August 4, 2014

    • Craig W.


      August 4, 2014

  • Jourdan B.

    Besides Xcode, is anything else needed in order to get set-up?

    July 30, 2014

    • Tamao

      My memory is fuzzy, but I believe so. We post resources (including downloads) here:­ Thanks!

      August 3, 2014

    • Craig W.

      For the most part you are good to go with XCode, which is a 2+GB download. I am not deleting the DMG anymore so I can exchange it quickly with folks at the meetup.

      August 4, 2014

  • Michael D.

    In case anyone is afraid to RSVP, we won't be hanging out from Wednesday to Monday this is just a one day thing.

    Also don't forget to install Xcode-Beta4 or anything else that comes out in the meantime as the past few betas have included minor changes to the syntax of Swift.

    1 · July 29, 2014

    • Tamao

      :) hate how doesn't smart autocomplete :P fixed! If anyone has a venue for overnights, we can plan a future swift weekend with sleeping bags and campfire stories ;)

      4 · July 29, 2014

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