1) ARKit by Tutorials
Use Apple’s ARKit framework to build immersive and engaging AR apps!
ARKit is Apple’s mobile AR development framework. With it, you can create an immersive, engaging experience, mixing virtual 2D and 3D content with the live camera feed of the world around you.
What sets ARKit apart from other AR frameworks, such as Vuforia, is that ARKit performs markerless tracking. ARKit instantly transforms any Apple device with an A9 or higher processor into a markerless AR-capable device. At this very moment, millions of Apple users already have a sophisticated AR device right in their pockets!
If you’ve worked with any of Apple’s other frameworks, you’re probably expecting that it will take a long time to get things working. But with ARKit, it only takes a few lines of code — ARKit does most of the the heavy lifting for you, so you can focus on what’s important: creating an immersive and engaging AR experience.
In this book, you’ll work through a number of polished and engaging apps: a tabletop poker dice game, an immersive sci-fi portal, a 3D face-tracking mask app, a location-based AR ad network, a monster truck simulation with realistic vehicle physics, a 2D and 3D object recognition and tracking app, and more!
2) iOS Apprentice
If you’re completely new to Swift 4.2 and iOS 12 development (or need a brush-up), this is the series for you. The iOS Apprentice is a series of epic-length tutorials for beginners where you’ll learn how to build 4 complete apps from scratch.
Each new app will be a little more advanced than the one before, and together they cover everything you need to know to make your own apps. By the end of the series you’ll be experienced enough to turn your ideas into real apps that you can sell on the App Store.
These tutorials have easy to follow step-by-step instructions, and consist of more than 900 pages and 500 illustrations! You also get full source code, image files, and other resources you can re-use for your own projects.
If you’re new to iOS and Swift 4, or to programming in general, learning how to write an app can seem incredibly overwhelming.
That’s why you need a guide that:
- Shows you how to write an app step-by-step
- With tons of illustrations and screenshots to make everything clear
- In a fun and easygoing manner!
We’ll start at the very beginning. The first tutorial assumes absolutely zero programming knowledge but still shows you how to build an entire game from scratch.
The iOS Apprentice series doesn’t cover every single feature of iOS – it just focuses on the absolutely essential ones that you need to know.
Instead of just covering a list of features, the iOS Apprentice series does something much more important: it explains how all the different building blocks fit together and what is involved in building real apps.
You’re not going to create quick example programs that demonstrate how to accomplish a single feature. Instead, you’ll develop complete, fully-formed apps that are good enough to submit to the App Store!