I have my first app in beta testing through Apple’s Test Flight with some external testers. It’s basically a simple database using sqlite (SQLite.swift) that shows various teacher education programs available in my state with contacts (phone) and web links. I think my storyboard has 5 view controllers (+ the entry nav controller). It’s not a game changing, money making app, but a utility for prospective K-12 teachers which is related to my day job.
I’m now reading some of Ray Wenderlich’s books, namely the 2d and 3d apple game programming books but I’m not that far into them yet (winter break is actually time to spend on this, which I’ll be doing shortly). This is still hobbyist level stuff for me, but I’m hoping that first app will help a move into development at some point full-time.
Basically Big Nerd Ranch books combined with the iOS Appentice stuff (raywenderlich) got me enough practice to comfortably start figuring out new things on my own. I relied a lot on stackoverflow for very specific problems I encountered in figuring out how I wanted to do things in the app. Hah, make sure you google using swift 3 and look at the year the posts were made though.
screenshot of storyboards (I have two custom table view cell xibs not shown)