How To Make an App – Ep 5 – Your First Swift App (Xcode 7, iOS 9)

How To Make iPhone Apps with NO Programming Experience!
Lesson 5: Your First Swift App

Go through the files in an Xcode 7 project and build your first Swift app!

This video series uses the latest and greatest from Apple (Xcode 7, Swift 2, iOS 9) and will teach a beginner with no programming experience how to make iPhone apps. I’m creating these videos with the assumption that the student has no prior knowledge and is starting from scratch.

The lesson plan for the How To Make an App series can be found on my site here:

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CodeWithChris is dedicated to teaching beginners and non-programmers all about building iOS apps. On the site, you’ll find a ton of free resources and tutorials to aid you on your journey to learn iOS development. Many people have successfully picked up Swift, Objective-C, Xcode and app building from my course and materials!

Intro & Outro music
“Heartbreaker” by Jahzzar (






20 responses to “How To Make an App – Ep 5 – Your First Swift App (Xcode 7, iOS 9)”

  1. Alex Avatar

    How does your simulator load so fast?

  2. Raul Filho Avatar

    i can't see my app on my simulator and i can't put constraints too…

  3. David S. Avatar

    When I do it with the autolayout, I can't set heigh of the label, I tried everything, setting the x axe to top didn't help, always label stays in middle, like (x=0; y=0), even I'll set (x=100; y=0) I tried multiple numbers, nothing 🙁

  4. Locre Avatar

    I'm very impressed at your clarity of speech and easy-to-learn tutorials. Please continue to enlighten many people with these wonderful tutorials. 🙂

  5. Brian Lee Avatar

    Great video. But when I run the simulation at iPhone 6 my simulation window pops up but the screen is really zoomed in. Any thoughts?

  6. Juno Space Tours Avatar

    very helpful. I know python and some js, but wanted to write apps. Thanks!

  7. daguchful Avatar

    why dose my label disappear a second after the app opens in simulator?

  8. Ricardo Maldonado Avatar

    Awesome tutorials! Wish I had you as an instructor for my CS classes.

  9. Z Algo Avatar

    Oh,my !!!
    What a great lesson !

  10. pirate6557 Avatar

    When I run the simulator, the app is not there. It shows all the other default apps but the "Hello World" app is just not showing up…

  11. Mohamed Ali Avatar

    when i try to set the restraints, the box is not highlighted?

  12. Bryan Castle Avatar

    Loving these lessons… but the simulator isn't working for me. Following along on my PC using the MACinCloud service and everything else works so far. Even tried resetting the the simulator and still not working. Any advice?

  13. Trevor Loftus Avatar

    These vids are great! i've always been interested in coding, I know JS but i fell like i can't use that too much when it comes to programming an app of some sort. I'm really excited to learn Swift!

  14. Douglas Kiss Avatar

    Having the same issue Lesley. Can't "add constraints"

  15. HackAttack Avatar

    I'm running XCode 7.1.1 and having a difficult time when it comes to viewing my code in the virtual device. I've tried resetting the settings, using different iPhone versions, etc. Anyone got any tips?

  16. Moksh shah Avatar

    your da best!!!!!!!!!

  17. Lesley O'Connor Avatar

    Thanks for uploading these! I have a problem though! I have been trying to edit the constraints but it would let me as the 'add constraints' button is greyed out. What can this be?

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