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I'm taking Rob's course with absolutely no prior experience. A good week later it feels like I know HTML and CSS like the back of my hand." — Jonathan M.
Who knew that learning how to start coding was this simple. The course is clear, concise, and loaded with extras!! Thanks a ton! — Raheim Smith
Even when the course gets a bit complicated, there's always the Discussion forum where Rob as well as other students are actively helping each other. This course is not to be missed. — Ingrid S.
Rob is an excellent teacher and uses simple terms of speech all throughout the course. — Ankit Rawat
I have been very impressed with the course material and the crystal clear explanation of concepts. Any beginner who opts for this course will feel enriched at the time of course completion. — Shiva Rajagopal
I'm a Copywriter in a Digital Agency, I was searching for courses that'll help me broaden my skill set. Before signing up for Rob's course I tried many web development courses, but no course comes close to this course. — Shivram
Easy to pick up & quick to get running with, the course has given me a great start into programming. — Peter Greaves

iOS9 App Roundup

Here’s another round up of some apps published by students of the iOS 9 Developer Course. If you have published an app let us know by email, Facebook or Twitter!

 

Pho Shizzle

phoshizzleFor those who don’t know, Pho is a Vietnamese noodle dish. The app is designed as a one stop app which will display all venues which serves Pho near the user and provides the reviews from online sites like Yelp, Zomato and Google. So you have all the reviews at your finger tips and can decide where to eat! A must have app for all Pho lovers. You can get the app here.

 

 

 

DEA Check

DEA CheckAimed to make life easier for pharmacy technicians in North America, the purpose of this app is to check that the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) number provided by a doctor is legitimate for prescriptions and not forgeries. Looks very easy to use! This app can be purchased from the App Store.

 

 

 

Bar Routlette

bar routletteIf you want to go out for a few drinks but are not sure where then this is the ideal app! Bar Roulette will choose a highly rated bar from ratings from sites like Uber, Yelp and Foursquare and present you with a destination. The author of the app claims that the app will work anywhere in the world where Uber, Yelp and Foursquare are available. So this app would be great to use in a new town or city. Check out Bar Roulette from the App Store.

 

 

Plan D – Daily planning. Reinvented

plannerA daily planner which outlines your daily routines. You can quickly enter your jobs for the day and receive a reminder for when it is due.

You can get Daily Planner Reinvented from here.

 

 

 

 

Simple BP

simple BPIf you take your blood pressure on a regular basis then this is a very useful app. Simple BP will allow you to track your systolic and diastolic measurements readings from over time. It not only logs the results but can present the results in graph format so you can have a glance of the historic results.

Get simple BP from the App Store here.

Success Story – Francisco Quintana

There are lots of reasons why people decide to do a online coding course. Some do it just for fun or hobby, some are looking for a change in careers. Francisco decided to take the Complete Web Developer Course to enhance his own career!

francisco quintanaI took the web developer course because of my job in digital marketing. I work on the analytics team. And one of the skills a analytics professional should have is knowing how to program and how the web environment works. I had done the swift IOS 8 programming course and I found it enjoyable so I decided to do this course.
After taking the javascript and jQuery part of the course. I delved deeper into javascript. Your explanations helped me to create a script that helped solve a problem that people were having at the office with one of our daily duties. The problem was that the client’s analytics software couldn’t send the traffic source information to a CRM system. What I did was create a javascript code. That will create a cookie and in that cookie it will store the original traffic source of the user. After that it will send that cookie’s value to the CRM system. I managed to create a reusable piece of code that made our job easier the entire team can use.
Your course taught me about FTP and working with APIs. Our developer team got very busy and completed a task using FTP by the deadline. I mentioned to the project manager that I know how to use FTP. Within 2 hours I had updated the client’s site with the new code and took the workload off our dev team. They were very happy.
Finally our team as been trying to work with Google APIs for quite some time. Most people on the team are marketers not tech people. After taking your course and getting a basic understanding of how to work with APIs. I managed to build a client side web application using one of Google’s API. This web application helped automate a very tedious task of copy and pasting. Our old method we average 3 days to complete these tasks. With the web application now working we got it done in a matter of hours, because now the process is automated.
I work for a digital marketing agency called Jellyfish in the UK. And here are a couple examples of websites I made and I have a new one coming soon.
I am still no expert but I believe I have a solid base to build off.
Tips for future courses:
 
Keep up the challenges they really make a difference.
Making big projects like the BBC website or the secret diary are really good. Because your building something that you can use in the real world. I find when I build real world projects that I use I learn more.
I know your very busy but I would love to do a course on python from you. Or something related to data science, like SQL, R and of course using python data libraries
I will without a doubt be signing up for more courses from you, like the android course and maybe node.js course you have.
Thanks for everything and keep you the amazing work.

Thanks Francisco! Students will be pleased to know that The Complete Web Developer 2.0 course does now have a new section about Python and more coding challenges!

Success Story – Fernando Zablah

Fernando and some school friends had a great idea for an educational tool which Fernando created an app for. The app called Piensa Rápido (Think Fast in Spanish) has impressed so much that it is being presented at the International Society for Technology in Education conference in Denver, Colorado on June 26th.

fotoZablahWhen I was a kid I remember seeing a lot of stories in the newspaper about how some 13 year old boy have become very successful by just creating some computer software, and from those days I was getting interested in coding. Even my father also wanted me to learn to code, so I started to look out in my city (that is Torreon, Coahuila in Mexico) for courses, but there were not any courses for learning to code. So I decided to search online and I got interested in a website that with videos they taught you how code iOS apps for a monthly fee. I was excited to start to developing iOS apps, but the language was Objective – C and the only thing that I understand of all the videos in the course was to write the code for a Hello World app. Finally after weeks of frustration of just copying the code from the video and not getting any idea of what I was doing, I dropped the course. I felt useless because I thought that I was going to be good for coding, I thought “Why a 12 year old boy won a ticket to Apple’s WWDC and I can’t even make a simple app?” That was my thought for some years. In 2014 I was watching Apple’s WWDC and they announced their new programming language: Swift, a new and A LOT easier language. I was happy, but I remembered the frustration weeks of trying to learn Objective – C, so I didn’t wanted to give Swift a chance.

My school is in a network of schools that across the country. Every year there is a national competition called “Premio Internacional Bachillerato Anáhuac or PIBA” in which all the schools compete, so you have to present a project for a category that you choose. The one that I chose was “Aprendiendo con la tecnologia” (Learning with technology in Spanish). In this category you have to develop any kind of software in which you help students understand or learn a subject from school. So Pablo Oviedo and Andrés Sagui, two of my friends, entered in this project, Pablo would do the artwork because he is a good drawer and Andrés would do the educational content and I would make the software part. What we decided to do was a quiz game with animations created with Flash CS6, because it required little programming.

We broke up for summer vacation, that project was on hold and we would continue in school, after returning from vacation. In the summer I was bored so I decided to learn Swift, I had heard of a site called Udemy, so I searched for a course of iOS developing with Swift. The first result, with a 75% of discount, was The Complete iOS Developer Course by Rob Percival, the teacher that also created The Complete Web Developer Course the most popular and best reviewed course on Udemy ever. So without thinking it twice I bought the course; best decision I have ever made. After completing only half of the course, I was so confident of what I learned from Rob´s course that I decided to give it a shot and try to create the same Flash project in an iOS app.

When the summer vacation ended and I went back to school the app was half way done, and by January the app called Piensa Rápido (Think Fast in Spanish) was already in the App Store. The app consists of 4 school subjects: science, history, literature, and Formación Católica (Catholic Formation in Spanish) this last one is a subject about the catholic religion, which is the religion that our school taught. When you open the app it shows a lucky wheel which you rotate and will randomly choose one subject. Then you have to choose a female or male character, and finally you would play/answer the quiz. While you answer the quiz, depending if the answer is correct or incorrect the character that you choose will change from running to falling down or jumping of happiness. The app also has a feature that lets you create your own quiz. The school coordinator liked it so much that she told us to enter the same project in an international conference: International Society for Technology in Education. If they liked your project you would present it in the conference. They did liked it, so we are going to present this app in Denver, Colorado on June 26. In March, our computer professor told us that we also have been selected to compete in finals of PIBA, our national school competition, in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mex. By this point, I know that I have become a good developer, also my friend Pablo has been very interested in animating, here is his YouTube channel if someone would like to see his artwork:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs_tgtNJQ5DAVczCVkyJ3Nw.

So I finally want to thanks Rob, by this point his course have been very helpful, I already completed it and I have begun with the famous The Complete Web Developer Course to see what else I can achieve with it.

Best of luck to you and your friends at the conference Fernando! Have a great time, we know you’ll do well!

 

 

Android App Roundup

Welcome to another roundup of published apps. Here we’re featuring some fun educational apps as well as an addictive game created by students of the Complete Android Developer Course.

Bubble Whiz

bubble whizzFirst up we have Bubble Whiz which is a tapping game that relies on timing and reactions. Quite a simple concept where a penguin in a bubble floats upwards but is intent to hit the wall. The idea is to tap on the edge of the bubble just before it hits the wall. If you tap too soon then the bubble will burst. As the penguin in the bubble floats higher the width of the walls will change.

Admittedly this is a rather addictive if not frustrating at times game. Definitely worth a go and you can check it out from the Play Store.

 

Candy Smash

Candy SmashYou’ve all heard of Candy Crush but this is Kids Candy Smash! It’s a great looking game with some good music to accompany it. Similar to Candy Crush you have to match letters to in a row to clear rows and columns. You have to match three letters of the same type to clear them. Despite the title of the game it’s perfectly acceptable for adults to play this game also.

Take a look at Kids Candy Smash here.

 

Dental Care

dentalThink you know about dental care? This app will not only provide you information about dental care but provides a guide for proper brushing technique and times you as you do it. There’s a collection of articles on home remedies for dental issues such as sensitivity and bleeding gums. You can even set an alarm to remind yourself to brush if you need reminding.

Don’t under estimate the simplicity of an app. It’s got quite a few positive reviews so far so it must be worth taking a look.

 

Table Trainer

Screen Shot 2016-03-23 at 18.40.32Even as adults we can neglect basic arithmetic. Table Trainer is an app which will help you remember your multiplication table. It will allow you to test your self up to your ten times table where you present the answers in the form of multiple choice answers.

Critics would say there are quite a few very similar apps out there already but it’s important as a developer to get your first working app published which is an achievement itself. Hopefully this is the first of many from androidappfactory.nl and you can check out Table Trainer from here.

 

Success Story – Abi Farand

After being made redundant for health reasons Abi started to learn to code online from a number of e-learning courses. After completing The Complete Web Developer Course she started her own web development company FarEnd Designs – great name! She now has the free freedom to work wherever she likes and makes her own hours.

 

abifarandI worked for many years in the NHS as a data analyst. Then I developed a long term illness and ended up eventually being made redundant on the grounds of health. While I was off sick from work I kept sane by doing various online courses. Initially I started learning java and doing some basic desktop programs. Then I bought your Complete web developer course and started to learn HTML, CSS and WordPress.

From the very beginning I found The Complete Web Developer Course to be both engaging and informative. The pace of all of Rob’s courses is just right. Not so slow that you get bored, but also not so fast that you miss things. He always provides working examples rather than talking in the abstract.

I’ve taken a lot of different online courses in various subjects and think that Rob’s course and teaching style is one of the best. Since taking the course I’ve recommended it to tons of people, not only is it great to learn development but it’s also perfect for people that are involved in web development (like project managers or designers) to help them get an overview of the technologies.

The biggest eureka moment was reading your earn while you learn book. I had no idea that there were sites like freelancer where I could actually get work. When I finally realised I’d have to leave my job I decided to risk it and do freelance work full time. I continued to build up my skills and gradually get more and more small projects on freelancer. It was tricky at first to get the right balance but as my skill and portfolio grew it became easier.

I continued to use your course along with a few others to keep developing my skills.

18 months later most of my work is small, fast turn around websites usually with WordPress. I also build WordPress plugins and have a number of regular clients, meaning I don’t often have to go looking for new work.

I love web development. I love that I can work anywhere and any time (essential as I’m usually awake at night).

Thanks so much for your great course and the complimentary hosting account which I use every day.

I think everyone will agree that Abi has done very well for herself! You can also check out Abi’s freelance website at http://farenddesigns.co.uk/. Well done Abi!