Start Learning iOS 11 Now: Udemy Offers Freshest Courses in 10+ Languages
It’s that time of year again: a new Apple operating system has been released to the world! Interest in iOS courses has been growing steadily on Udemy in recent years, so this is a big event for us. We’ve been working hard with our top development instructors to ensure students at all levels can access the freshest iOS 11 content as soon as possible.
To get a sense for how popular iOS courses are in the Udemy marketplace, consider these statistics:
- Between June and July 2016, enrollments in iOS courses increased by 865%
- Between June and July 2017, searches for iOS11 courses increased by 5000%
Any developer will say you have to be a continuous learner to succeed in this field. And we know developers want to learn and apply that knowledge quickly—so it’s awesome that Udemy instructors bring new courses to market as soon as the technology is out there, if not sooner.
A course for every aptitude
Whether you’re totally new to iOS programming or have been coding for years and just want to dive straight into the features unique to iOS 11, there’s a new Udemy course to help you reach your goals. The release of iOS 11 is a great time for wannabe career-switchers to get comfortable coding too.
“To change careers and get into development, it’s all about programming every single day and building functional projects,” explains Udemy instructor Mark Price. “You’ve got to do the time and put the code on the screen. iOS 11 has a lot of cool new features, but the good news is that nothing broke so all of your old code will really stay the same. In fact, with the new XCode9, using Swift 3 and Swift 4 is easier than ever!”
Another priority for Udemy is making sure students can find courses in their preferred language. Our new batch of iOS 11 courses are available in over 10 languages, including Spanish, German, and Portuguese, and all are taught by native speakers.
What’s new in iOS 11
For those anxious to master the latest iOS, there are a bunch of new features you’ll learn about on Udemy. The thing generating perhaps the most buzz is ARKit, Apple’s solution to making it easy for developers to build augmented reality capabilities right into their apps. Another major introduction was core machine learning (Core ML), which takes information from the internet so apps can make decisions based on that data. iOS 11 also includes more Siri functionality, a tool for integrating Apple Music into apps, and the ability to drag files and images between apps.
Why go it alone?
Of course, iOS 11 has its own documentation, but it can be frustrating and time-wasting to wade through a lot of extraneous material to get what you need. Udemy instructors have already done that work. Moreover, most programming courses on Udemy incorporate quizzes and projects so you can learn by doing, and our new batch on iOS 11 are no exception. Plus, a lot of Udemy instructors are working developers who know the best ways to explain concepts and can anticipate where students may stumble. For example, Mark Price has built over 57 mobile apps for iOS and Android and has taught development to more 100,000 students worldwide.
Udemy’s course-taking experience has functionality that supports the learning experience, such as the ability to download and watch lectures offline, ask the instructor questions, and go at your own pace. If you want to binge-learn an entire course in one sitting, go for it! But there’s no risk of falling behind if you’d rather take it slow.
Power of the marketplace
Events like the introduction of Apple’s latest iOS really demonstrate the power of the Udemy marketplace.
For instructors, it’s a great opportunity to serve a built-in audience of avid Apple fans anxious to get their hands on the latest tech. The revenue possibilities are clear, but it’s also hugely gratifying to know they’re sharing knowledge with people around the world who may not have access to other educational resources or are frustrated digging through YouTube videos of middling quality.
We are excited to have both newcomers and established instructors creating iOS 11 courses for the Udemy platform. It turns out there really is room for everyone, as students like being able to pick from various personalities and teaching styles and get different perspectives on writing code.
In other words, Udemy is your destination if you want to learn about iOS and other programming languages, and it’s also the place to be if you’re an everyday expert who can help others learn and stay up-to-date.