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Build a simple weather app (and learn basic network programming along the way)

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While it's fine for a lot of apps to simply do what they do without any network connection, many of the ones you use most often need to go online. That's what the March session of Tampa iOS Meetup is all about: making your first steps in writing apps with network programming. By the end of this session, you'll be ready to write your own simple networked iOS applications and have enough knowledge to start tackling more complex networked application development.

We'll start with the concepts of network programming, introduce you to a number of classes and constructs in Swift that you'll find useful for networking, and then put together a couple of simple apps that grab online data to do something useful, including an app that answers an incredibly simple question: "Do I need my umbrella today?"

There's more to building an app than just programming, so we'll also look at issues like usability and design, and other factors you need to consider when building an app.

If you've hit some kind of wall with learning iOS development, come on down! We always leave some time to discuss issues and problems you may be having while learning how to build iOS apps. We're here to help!

You don't have to be a very experienced iOS or Swift programmer for this meetup. If you've done a couple of iOS tutorials and can at least write a "Magic 8-ball" or "Tip calculator" app, you shouldn't have any trouble following. If you're new to Swift but have some programming experience in just about any language, whether it's Java, JavaScript, C#, Python, Ruby, or any other object-oriented programming language, you shouldn't have any trouble following the presentation. We'll make our presentation materials and code available at the end of our won't leave empty-handed!

We'll have pizza at 6:30 p.m. with the presentation starting at 7:00. We hope to see you there!