Instagram Clone App | Swift 4 +Firebase | Push Notifications


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Course overview

Course type
Paid course
29 hours
79 lessons
Available on completion
Course author
Stephan Dowless
  • By the end of this course students will have a strong foundation in advanced mobile app development skills, as well as front and back end engineering


Create a complete working version of Instagram using Swift 4 and Firebase without the use of storyboards!

** Source Code with updates for Swift 4.2 & Firebase 5 Available Now!! **

** Located in Lecture 1 Resources Section **

What are we building?

In this course, you will learn how to build a complete version of Instagram ready to be published on the App Store. Throughout the process, you will develop high level programming, app design and app development skills.  

Prior Experience? 

No prior programming experience is required! The course will move a little fast if you're a complete beginner, but you will pick things up along the way. We will be teaching you how to program from scratch, all the way from the absolute basics to high level programming techniques and best practices. 

Why take this course? 

Taking this course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to become a professional iOS Developer, and vital skills that you will need to be able to build your own mobile apps from the ground up. You're not just learning how to build Instagram, but rather learning how to become a full stack app developer. All of the techniques taught in this course will give you the foundation you need to become a successful advanced level programmer, whether it be as a freelancer, a professional, or both. This is also a great item to add to your portfolio or GitHub profile, its awesome to show off at interviews or have as code to send potential employers!

What will you learn? 

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Swift 4 & Xcode

  • Implement the Model View Controller system

  • Advanced level programming and app development skills

  • Advanced level User Interface Design

  • Advanced level back end engineering

  • How to communicate with a database (read/write)

  • How to monitor events in a database

  • How to structure data for optimum performance

  • How to build a fully functioning social network 

  • How to implement push notifications using Firebase Cloud Messaging

  • How to programmatically construct storyboards

  • How to parse incoming JSON data from database

  • How to build a direct messaging feature using Firebase 

  • How to use CocoaTouch classes, UIKit, UserNotifications and more 

  • How to use CocoaPods and custom third party softwares 

  • How to implement/use protocols 

  • How to implement custom subclasses for clean and reusable code

  • How to dynamically size collection view cells

  • How to create extensions and functions for clean and reusable code

What features are included?

  • Home feed with pagination

  • Search feed with posts and ability to search for users

  • Create users, make posts, like posts, comment on posts 

  • Hashtags and mentions

  • Direct messaging

  • In app notifications

  • Push notifications for likes, comments, follows and mentions

  • Follow/Unfollow users 

  • View followers/following users

  • Complete pagination of data using Firebase for scalability

  • Edit profile feature

  • Deleting posts 

  • Edit posts

  • Saved Photos 

  • Ability to see who has liked posts 

  • Logging in and logging out 

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