The 6 Month Challenge Is Here (And $9 courses!)

The 6 Month Challenge is my completely free step by step guide to transforming your life through learning to code. For more details, and to sign up, go to 6monthchallenge.co.

To celebrate, and to help you complete The 6 Month Challenge, I have a very special offer for you – my Web 2.0, iOS and Android courses are just $9 for the next 6 days. These courses have never been on sale for this price before, so it’s a pretty big deal!

You’ll need to use the special links below to get the courses for this price – they are not available at $9 anywhere else!

Buy The Complete Web Developer Course 2.0 For $9

Buy The Complete iOS 10 Developer Course 2.0 For $9

Buy The Complete Android N Developer Course 2.0 For $9

I built the 6 Month Challenge to help my students change their lives using their new skills, and I hope it does that for you. If you have any questions, or would like to share your experience, please comment below.

Happy coding,

Rob


Frequently Asked Questions

When does the $9 promotion end?

The promotion lasts until 1st May 2017.

What courses are available?

My 3 most popular courses are available for $9: Web 2.0, iOS 10 and Android N. They are the three courses used in The 6 Month Challenge, so you can get everything you need to transform your life for just $27! You get lifetime access the courses, and all the extras, including free web hosting, a copy of How To Earn $10,000 While Learning To Code, $50 of AWS credit, and a lot more.

What is the process of buying a course?

Just click one of the links above, make a payment and you’ll be given a voucher code to access the course on udemy.com for free.

I’ve lost my voucher code – what can I do?

No problem! Go to 6monthchallenge.co, click View Purchased Courses at the bottom of the page and enter the email address you used to pay. You’ll then see all the voucher codes for the courses you have purchased.

Why can’t I buy from Udemy directly?

Udemy has a minimum course price of $10, so we need to take payment for the course outside of udemy.com.

I have another question!

Just post below and I’ll reply on this page.

All New 6 Month Challenge – Change Your Life In 2017!

Do you want to start a business, develop new income streams or change your career this year?

Over the last 12 months I have been developing a new way to help people do exactly this, and I’m pleased to announce that The 6 Month Challenge is now here!

Take the challenge to completely change your life in 6 months, and make 2017 the year you take a huge step toward the life you want.

When you join the 6 Month Challenge, you will receive weekly guidance to help to set and achieve your big goals, along with special tools and access to an exclusive support group to give you inspiration and help when the going gets tough.

One of the biggest difficulties of learning online is finding the motivation to keep going, and so the 6 month challenge is all about making a commitment to change your life, as well as giving you weekly encouragement, direction and support to help you achieve your goals.

Enough already, how do I sign up!?

I want the 6 month challenge to be change as many lives as possible, and so I have made it available for everyone who buys one or more of my courses using the links below by Saturday 7th January. There is no extra charge for the challenge beyond the cost of the course. You must purchase using one of these links to get access to the 6 month challenge.

The extra good news is each course is just $10 using these links!

The Complete Web Developer Course 2.0 – just $10

The Complete iOS 10 Developer Course – just $10

The Complete Android N Developer Course – just $10

When does the 6 month challenge start?

The links below will expire on Saturday 7th January. Anyone who signs up using the 6MONTHCHALLENGE code and registers their purchase on Eco Web Hosting (as described in the How Do I Get My Free Stuff? video in each course – you’ll need to provide your email address) will be automatically emailed with full details of how to get started on Tuesday 10th January.

If you don’t sign up to Eco Web Hosting before Monday 8th January, don’t worry, you’ll receive the initial email as soon as you verify your purchase.

Is buying a course using that code the only way to join the 6 Month Challenge?

Yep! I may make the challenge available in other ways further down the line, but for now buying a course with the 6MONTHCHALLENGE discount code by Saturday 7th January 2017 is the only way to get access.

Is the challenge really free?

Yep! There are absolutely no charges beyond the cost of the course.

So what exactly do I get with the challenge?

You will get a weekly email every Monday morning from me with precise step-by-step instructions of what to do that week. You will also get access to online tools to help you keep track of your progress as you go through the Challenge. Finally, you get membership of the exclusive 6 Month Challenge Facebook Group where you’ll get advice and encouragement from myself and other students along the way.

The weekly instructions will start with a range of learning challenges, and then increasingly you will need to complete more independent tasks, such as building Twitter followers, creating a portfolio website, applying for freelance jobs and even starting your own online business. It’s not an easy challenge, but I can promise you it will be hugely rewarding, and I’ll be there every step of the way.

I’ve designed the 6 Month Challenge to contain everything that you need to start a new career, become financially independent or build your own business using the skills you’ll learn in my courses.

But I already have all of those courses!

Congratulations! In that case, gift one to a friend or family member 🙂

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Once you’ve signed up, tweet me using the hashtag #6monthchallenge and I’ll give you a virtual high 5 to kick things off!

I sincerely hope the 6 Month Challenge helps you to create the life you want in 2017.

Happy coding!

Rob

Setting Up Parse Server On Heroku For iOS & Android

This is a guide to setting up Parse Server on Heroku, and connecting to it with an iOS app (the Android version is coming soon). It assumes no knowledge of any Heroku, Github or Parse Server, and no coding skills are required. Enjoy!

You’ll need the following links:

My version of the Parse Server Example (official version is here)

My version of the Parse Server Starter Xcode Project, also available here (official SDK is here)

My version of the Parse Starter Android Studio Project, also available here (official SDK is here)

iOS Setup instructions:

 

Android App Roundup

We’re seeing some really good apps published by students who have taken The Complete Android Developer Course and it’s a pleasure to share some of them here.

Hasten

hastenHasten is a vocabulary word game and the developer has released it under Apple iOS devices as well as Android. The concept is simple, you are given a number of letters and a time limit to combine them to make a word which you have to do on a roll. And you look to beat highest score.

A great way to exercise your brain daily whether you are on a commute or just have a few minutes spare.

Hasten is available from the Play store here.

 

Split Bill Calculator

splitbill

Created by Marcos Martini the same developer who created Hasten, Split Bill Calculator isn’t just a calculator! It allows the user to split a sum and share it via sms, email or even social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

Very useful if you’re out dining and your friend forgot their wallet and you want want to send a reminder  or needing to share a split bill like a holiday booking.

Have a look at Split Bill Calculator here. Nice promotional video too!

 

Heathrow Airport Information

heathrow

A very useful app which shows flight arrivals and departures information, details of departure gates, baggage claim and has indoor airport maps. This app hasn’t been out for very long but not surprisingly has had a huge number of downloads.

This app is a must if you are travelling to London Heathrow Airport (LHA) to catch a flight or pick someone up.

Get the Heathrow Airport Information app from the Play Store here.

 

SideKick

sidekick

SideKick is an app which gives you a summary of how many of your Facebook friends liked and commented on your pictures. For some people this would be very useful – especially for those who do Facebook marketing as this app will consolidate likes and comments in one place.

Get Sidekick from the Play Store here.

 

 

If you have published an app you would like to share. Contact Rob by Twitter, Facebook or email.

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Parse Is Shutting Down, And This Is Good News!

As you may have heard, Parse announced today that it is shutting down. Several of you have contacted me to ask what to do about this, and the good news is Parse are shutting down in a very graceful way, which will actually make things better for developers using them.

Firstly, they are not shutting down until January 2017, so you will still be able to use all the course exercises in their current form until then. Remember that the idea behind using Parse was not to teach you Parse specifically, but to see how online relational databases work, and you should be able to apply that knowledge to a range of other systems.

Secondly (and this is the really good news), Parse are open-sourcing their code and providing a tool to transfer your Parse databases to a self-hosted alternative. This means that you’ll be able to run the same code that you learn in my courses, but using your own servers. This is a little more complicated to set up, but much more reliable in the long run (as you’re not relying on a separate service that could shut down!).

As soon as I have the information, I will be creating a guide to doing this, showing you how to store Parse’s API on your own server, and using that to store the data for your apps. I will send an announcement when this is ready.

In the meantime, you can continue following along with the courses as they are, safe in the knowledge that if you want to continue using Parse after January 2017, you can do so with all the data stored on your own servers.

Happy coding!

Rob