Want to know more about developing for the Apple Watch? If so, you’re in luck. Simplilearn has just announced its launch of an Apple Watch Application Development course.
Simplilearn, if you’re not familiar, is a global provider of online training and professional certification courses.
Intended for aspiring as well as professional developers, the course is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills to develop any iWatch app they can dream up and aim to create.
The course will be available free of charge through December 10, 2015 to anyone eager to dive in and learn how to create leading Apple Watch apps.
“By 2018, the global wearable device market value is estimated to reach $12.6 billion, which has an implicit effect on the need for wearable device and app development skills,” the company says. “Simplilearn’s 16-hour online self-learning course provides developers with hands-on experience to master the concepts of today’s innovative watch application development, and an opportunity to create nine real-world Apple apps along the way with Swift 2, Xcode IDE, Watch Kit, and Watch Connectivity in iOS 9.”
What’s more, developers can also learn application programming interfaces. Instructions are also provided on how to add video, images, maps, locations, glances, notifications, and menus to apps.
“With the Apple Watch opening the door to an entirely new ecosystem of apps, it’s essential for anyone with interest in app development to not only understand the basics of how to create them, but create them well,” said Ankur Arora, Head of Category at Simplilearn. “It’s always been our goal to offer the most up-to-date short-term certification courses in the latest groundbreaking technologies.”
No prerequisites are required to take the Apple Watch course, and it is not limited to any one level of developers. Installation of Xcode 7, Watch Kit and iOS9 are required for course participation, and are all free to download.
“Through the iWatch course our instructors won’t simply walk students through lessons but challenge them to create real-world apps along the way,” added Arora. “We’re confident that it will provide developers around the world the opportunity to experiment and hone new-gen skills to be successful in the app development arena.”