Make App Pie

Training for Developers and Artists



Programming for Beginners

Kinderswift-BannerKinderSwift is MakeAppPie’s introduction course to Swift. Combining our founder Steve Lipton’s 20-year experience in, training, programming in  dozens of languages and app development, KinderSwift will guide you through learning to program in Apple’s newest, simplest, and most exciting programming language for iPhone and iPad development.


You don’t need much to get started:

  • A Mac with Mavericks or Yosemite
  • Xcode 6.1 (see video 1 for more information)
  • Basic math
  • Able to type a document in Pages or word
  • You want to learn programming
  • At least five minutes for a lesson

The Kinderswift Lessons

You can watch the entire series via our playlist.Click here for the playlist of episodes. You can also watch a selected episode below, where we also have transcripts and code available to help you follow along.

List of Episodes

Episode 1:Introduction and Loading Xcode

Click Here for a transcript

Episode 2: Making “Hello Pizza!!”

Click Here for a transcript

Episode 3:Using Assignment in the Swift Playground

Click Here for a transcript

KinderSwift 4: Increments and Math Operators

Click here for a transcript

3 responses to “KinderSwift”

  1. Nice and clear.
    I’ll see how my son gets on with this.
    Well done.

    1. After I get out from under the book editing and publishing I’m doing now, there may be more episodes.

    2. Thank you for the compliment

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