Learn to create apps with ‘Try iOS’ coding course

Mobile app development is quickly becoming one of the hottest industries to be in these days. Everywhere you look it seems like there are more and more developers becoming overnight millionaires.

There are a number of options available, outside of college, for folks looking to learn how to develop applications. But they can be difficult to follow, and some are expensive. Enter Try iOS…

Try iOS is a new Kickstarter project by the folks at Envy Labs that promises to build a course on how to create iPhone apps without the need for expensive software or extensive programing skills.

“Envy Labs is a small web development consultancy in Orlando, Florida. From the consultancy we bootstrapped Code School, which provides web development courses in the same format we want to teach iPhone development (videos, in-browser coding, gamification)…

…We’ve always wanted to create an iPhone course, but we knew it would only be worthwhile if we could show an iPhone simulator in the browser as you wrote code… and we think we figured it out.”

This could very well be a game-changer for online programming courses, as students would not need to download complicated software like Xcode to learn the basics. Here’s a word from the founders:

Try iOS has already surpassed its $50,000 funding goal, so it’s going to happen. But there are still 20 days left in the Kickstarter project for those of you who want to jump on board.

A pledge of just $25 gives you permanent and complete access to the Try iOS course. Just keep in mind that basic programming knowledge is required — things like strings, methods and classes will not be covered.

What do you think, good idea/bad idea?