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What do I need to do to create user profiles in an iOS app?

I want to create an app that will have the ability to create and view other users profiles. How do I get started? What kind of backend will I need? Are there any courses that cover this? Will there be any courses to cover this?

1 Answer

Zachary Kaufman
Zachary Kaufman
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I don't think there is a specific class on this, however I am sure Network Programming with Swift 2.0 would have some information on how to link a Swift app to online profiles. Also https://teamtreehouse.com/library/build-a-blog-reader-iphone-app teaches how to get JSON information from the web using Swift 1. If you do the Swift 2.0 Track by the end you will probably have a great enough knowledge of Swift that you have at least an idea on how to do it (I think, I am not actually finished with the track yet...). I hope those 2 classes help! If your idea is some type of social network, you may want to consider building the social network using another language like Python's Flask (which has a "How to build a social network with Flask" course) and then just using the Swift app to connect to the online social network website and displaying it for an iPhone iPad or iPod touch? I know very little about connecting iPhone apps to Web Data so this is all just inference and ideas. I hope it helps, good luck!