How To Make An iPhone App – Hello World Demo XCode [Practice App #1]


If you missed the previous video:

Note: This tutorial is updated with annotations for Xcode 5 but was recorded with Xcode 4.

My goal is to teach a beginner how to make an iPhone app from scratch. It’s not as hard as you may think!

All you need are some basics under your belt and then from there on out, it’s all practice. In fact, I failed on my first try to learn iOS programming:

My approach to teaching you how to make an iphone app is going to be very practical and I HIGHLY recommend that you follow along on your own computer with XCode. Treat this like taking a real course and I’ll help you along the way by answering any questions.

After learning and practicing the basics of iOS programming and getting the hang of using XCode, we’ll progress to build more and more complex applications!


My channel, CodeWIthChris, is about all the aspects of building iOS apps. I’ll post video tutorials on Objective C, XCode, how to submit apps to the Apple App Store, and tutorials on building various types of apps or integrating things like analytics, advertisements etc. You might even find the odd app review here or there!

Intro music
“humm ok” by Gablé (

Keywords: how to make an iphone app, how to make iphone apps, xcode tutorial, ios programming tutorial, ios tutorial






23 responses to “How To Make An iPhone App – Hello World Demo XCode [Practice App #1]”

  1. c wooldridge Avatar

    Great Instructor. Loving the series thus far and plan on taking it as far as you go. I plan on developing a couple of my app ideas and you were the perfect instructor that i was looking for!

  2. John Michael Avatar

    Im having a problem with dragging the ui label, on my program it doesn't appear to work

  3. Nikita Malhotra Avatar

    Hi Chris, I am able to click and drag the Label however, nothing appears on my screen. I do not get the blue dotted lines. Help please 🙂

  4. Tairzzey Avatar

    Hey guys I'm doing the same thing he is doing but when I click run, the text appears for about 1 second max and then disappears. Can anyone help? 

  5. Ally Church Avatar

    i can't see from the list viewcontroller.xlb, been informed this is out of date?

  6. Vern Lovic Avatar

    my ios simulator – the background screen is black. Yours is light grey… I don't see "Hello World" probably because it's black text on black background. Is this because I have XCODE5? Thanks Chris…

  7. Dan Perlman Avatar

    Amazing.  I was hesitant about starting this but I'm actually having a lot of fun!

  8. Mishit Patel Avatar

    My label is not appearing in the center. How do I fix that ?


  9. Camwren Cole Avatar

    i don't have a view controller zip file what do i do?

  10. jes14ter Avatar

    These are EXCELLENT! THANKS!!

  11. Nick Zolo Avatar

    when you said we created our first app i was like hell ya (can't wait whats next :))

  12. Jonathan Ni Avatar

    How do I bring up the debug area?

  13. Wilfred Leung Avatar

    Good pace and detail. Thanks Chris!

  14. LewisWasTaken Avatar

    i did exactly what you said and clicked run but  got no label

  15. godpackage Avatar

    Hey GB, Thanks And Great Work, Tell When you done building a App with Xcode how do you put the App on your Iphone through Xcode…again Thanks…

  16. Deb Render Avatar

    Hi I am having problems already! Xcode is saying " No matching code signing identity found! What does that mean?

  17. Menasraaa Avatar

    Excellent videos dude !

  18. Balrogz Avatar

    Great videos… thanks…. the zoom in on coding feature while demonstrating is very helpful…   I am transitioning from BASIC programming to this… so its very helpful.

  19. Jose Rivera Avatar

    Hi Chris, You are awesome Man!! Love your  Video tutorial. I am a new beginning, and I'm trying to follow along with your videos. I just have one small problem! jaja- I'am lost on how to get to the Build BlankDemo project.? I'm still looking at the beginning of the introduction, were the iPhone simulator appears. Even after following step-by-step your instructions on the video. Can you help me get on track?

    Thank you, 🙂

  20. CmartGamez Avatar

    Plz post more tutorials I love them and they are very helpful

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