May 11, 2016
Excellent course but allow ample time for the assignment as it is quite challenging, or at least it was for me. I am looking forward to doing the next module.
Jul 07, 2016
This course is the very basics of interface building in iOS, requires lots of self-study as the lectures do not dig deep enough and prior knowledge of Swift.
par Peter P•
Mar 28, 2016
Relevant and well organized material when looking at it, but in total it is way too thin. More tips and tricks about Xcode as a tool would have been nice. Some of the videos are pretty unrehearsed. One of the lecturers hesitates and stutters a lot.
As for the final assignment. Being reviewed by only three persons is too few. One of my reviewers had problems with his Xcode environment and couldn't run my submission. Guess how he graded me. The other reviewers had no problems, luckily.
There is almost no help to be found in the discussion forums, which seems pretty buggy. There are no TAs and the staff doesn't seem to be very active either.
I'm sure the course will improve in the future. It's at the time of writing the only Swift/Xcode/iOS MOOC on Coursera.
par Gummadavally S•
Feb 10, 2016
Course is really helpful, but definitely need an improvement.
-Lot of information is Missing.
-Need to be more clear in the lectures.
-Similar course named iOS App Development for Entrepreneurs by UCI is constructed in much better way than this. Please take a look at it and try to make changes.
-Udemy courses are more helpful, however i always prefer to learn with Coursera because of its reputation. So, please teach more stuff and help students to make most out of it.
-The assignment was really challenging and interesting too. My humble request is to MAKE A VIDEO OF THE ASSIGNMENT WITH ALL BOUNS AND PUBLISH IT AFTER THE DEADLINE, that would be really helpful.
par Tante K•
Jan 08, 2017
The instructor Jack looks very skilled in iOS, but is not very skilled in organizing his thoughts. Lot of sentences are changed halfway, making it frustrating and very hard to follow along.
As in part one there is a steep chasm between the final peer assessment and the presented theory. Components required for the final assessment are introduced in part 3 of the specialization, which is to say a little late.
par James M O•
Jun 17, 2016
It was good but I would really appreciate it if MVC was tackled in more detail. Also, I wish there was a video about UICollectionView. There were materials online about it but none of them was helpful for this this course's project.
It was also a bit confusing to follow some sequence. Some codes were added then removed then added again. The explanation was sometimes confusing too.
par Sam B•
May 08, 2016
There are no notes for the course and the structure is quite loose. There are no assignments besides a final app. The time frame is difficult to keep up with, if you're not a full-time student. You'll spend time looking stuff up and re-running videos. If you've never had a course using Xcode, this will be a steep-learning curve.
par Nick A•
Mar 14, 2016
With all my respect to authors, I skipped Parham again and found a few errors, for example statements like "if bool == true" and layout related errors in the "starter" app at the end of the course.
par Jeff H•
Apr 11, 2016
Constraints were hard to understand even after re-watching the videos. I think more time could have been spent on the videos and more information could have been relayed to the students.
par Yvan B•
Mar 09, 2016
A big improvement on the first course. Still, the material is not enough or you should have to do small exercises to prove that you understand the material. But progress is there.
Dec 08, 2015
This could've been better, but i understand that you want to minimize time of videos, but at the end it lacks many information about delegates and protocols and so on
par Luis O•
Dec 10, 2015
Much better than the first course on the specialization. More structured, easier to follow. The final assignment was challenging but not out of reach.
par Torje L P•
Mar 27, 2016
needs weekly code tests
needs more quiz questions
needs more usage samples - e.g. autolayout/specific UI components gotchas
par Leonardo P•
Jul 19, 2020
Great short course. Would give it 4 stars if it was up-to-date with Swift Development tools. Swift 2 in 2020, come on!
par Philip B•
Dec 06, 2015
Lecture and associated staff should participate more in the discussion forums.
par Robi P•
Feb 22, 2016
I was expecting something more in depth for methods and functions on swift
par Mohammad A•
Dec 03, 2015
The quality of the course is not as I expected from a Coursera course.
par José G M•
Mar 19, 2016
El curso no está bien planeado ni explicado
par LORENZO A L Q•
Feb 15, 2018
Must think on updating to
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par Diego A R R•
Sep 27, 2016
Honestly I cannot believe that this course won't allow people to go an extra mile to make something better and learn more than what course was designed for. How is it possible that I try to do something different and better than what I was requested to do and because of that I got bad gradings because it was different even though it met the projects requirements? I left a complaint and this is the response from one of the mentors "john f davis replied: all I could say is keep your personal touch in your GitHub and submit the nonpersonal touch version to be graded."
How is this going to allow the students to learn more if they are going to be graded badly if they do? If we are not allowed to work on something greater? I'm disappointed with the peer grading system but even more with this kind of attitude from a "mentor".
par Maxime V•
May 03, 2016
The course and the knowledge provided is OK. But the peer correcting is really bad, it takes tool long, some people are cheating and if you're unlucky you may not be corrected at all and fail the course
par Matteo L•
Nov 22, 2015
Better than the first course of the specialization but the concepts are still explained not clearly
par FNU T S•
Mar 19, 2016
Too many concepts were crammed into. It isnt basic.
par Samuel W•
Nov 23, 2017
The class starts by requesting that one download an App from the Apple store that is no longer available and goes downhill from there. It seems everyone taking the class reports the App is not available on the Forums -- responses receive equals zero. The professors and moderators are not even on the Forums. A couple of the videos are very difficult to follow as the speaker seems to jump around. Lastly, the leap from the classes to the project is too great with few breadcrumbs to get you there and no way to get help (not surprising since the forums are useless). I ended up getting outside help to finish this class from a real iOS programmer. Will stop the specialization here.
par John S J A•
Nov 30, 2015
The class format -- only quizzes during most weeks, no programming work, then ending with a *huge* programming assignment -- is really poor pedagogical technique. If you're going to teach programming, have programming assignments *every* *week*, instead of dropping a massive assignment at the very end of the course.