Kesava MandigaCurious cat. Writer. Explorer.

How to become an app developer? For free?

I have some knowledge of web development and functions in C (learnt 10 years ago), but I'd like to learn more and become a full fledged app developer. Have a few ideas for apps and want to build them myself. Free resources are preferred. ;)
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    freeCodeCamp

    Learn to code for free

    Mohammed Rafy4All things Community · Written
    The best ever. <3 All related to web applications though.
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  2. Eric Quinn HargrovePub Dev, BuySellAds · Written
    Good course to get instruction on iOS 10 development...and Free.
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  3. Kyle W. LudwigCo-founder, Looma 🍐 · Written
    Udacity is my go to since the courses are taught by developers at top tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon. But, if you continue reading I'll explain how to hack your way to full stack for $100. First, purchase Sketch for $100 to create app mock-ups easier than you otherwise could in PowerPoint. The alternative is Adobe XD but it's $20/mo and still catching up in features and integrations since it's a newer product. Then, add Invision’s free Craft plugin for Sketch (https://www.invisionapp.com/craft) to make clickable page-based prototypes, plus send a link to friends for feedback localized on the screen of your design. Invision’s Inspect (https://www.invisionapp.com/feat...) will generate the assets and color automatically for you to translate the design to development. Invision tools will require a free account. Finally, why code? Supernova (https://supernova.studio/) is very new but will help you generate the front-end code automatically from a Sketch file. Finally, with a free Udacity account, you can learn Firebase with Node.js and Javascript to implement the backend functions for your app (https://www.udacity.com/course/f...), e.g. Facebook login, analytics, API calls, use a database, etc. Udacity also has great courses on iOS (https://www.udacity.com/course/i...) for tweaking the front-end generated from Supernova and adding functions in Swift . Take a look at the catalog for more ideas (https://www.udacity.com/courses/all). Once you’ve done all this, you’ll have hacked your way to full-stack and can continue to iterate towards perfection after this MVP. I wish I knew all this when I first began app development.
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  4. You won't go very far with free but I believe Treehouse has a free trial anyways.
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  5. John Ababseh10Epiphany Enthusiast · Written
    Coursera has a ton of free courses on all topics
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  6. Shivek KhuranaStoryteller - Wanderer · Written
    They have courses for just about everything and the interface is exceptionally well done.
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  7. Antonios KoumpenakisSwift developer. The human behind keybot · Written
    One size doesn't fit all... There are a few variables that you have to take into consideration. For me the most important ones are: 1. The instructor - you will spend 40 odd hours watching someone, you have to be happy with the way they talk and explain things. 2.The curiculum: make sure that the course that you choose gives you a good foundation and it is in good structure. As i said in my first sentence, look at many different sources. e.g You might find that functions are explained well on treehouse and classes are explained well on a course on udemy. Multisource and find what it works for you. If i had to choose course only one, i would probably go for ios and swift from beginner to paid professional from Mark Price on udemy. you can search for coupons and you can get it for $10... Good luck and have a blast with swift! :)
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    Quick Code

    Curated list of free online programming courses

    keyul3Maker of Quick Code & Bot Stash · Written
    keyul made this product
    Amazing collection of free courses for mobile development including android, ios and hybrid apps development.
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    • Anirudh MathadAPI & Services Engineer

      Curious to know why someone would not go directly to Udemy and filter by free courses.

      Good UX for users who are new to code

  9. Suresh DasariFounder of Tutlane.com · Written
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    Tutlane.com provided a best mobile app tutorials for free to learn and to build mobile apps. https://www.tutlane.com/tutorial... https://www.tutlane.com/tutorial... https://www.tutlane.com/tutorial...
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