The Non-Programmer's Guide to Getting an App in the App Store

, I teach people to build apps at Novice No Longer

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Taking Dann's class was one of the best purchases I've made in a long time...Dann's class discussion is simple yet powerful.
Student, Alexander Vo

Dann gives exactly what he advertises, and more...He is patient and clear; very good at simplifying and demystifying this process to beginners.
- Student, Shira Schindel

“The Non-Programmer's Guide to Getting an App in the App Store” is a solid 101 class that provides non-programmers what they need to know.
- Student, Natalie Lin

A great class with concrete work on our individual projects. You leave having done real work.
- Student, Eric Hoyle

No tech background is needed, only the willingness to go all the way. Dann explains step by step the route, all the tricks and tools needed, and takes away the mystery. Great class and highly recommended.
- Student, Madhav Vasan

It was a great class! Very helpful, very patient and he gave us tons of information and resources for other stuff as well, I was very pleased with his class.
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Do you want to create a mobile app but have no idea where to start? Have you been searching for a "technical co-founder" but feel like developers speak a different language?

This class will teach you, step by step, how to get an app in the app store, no programming knowledge required.  

Building an app is fun but challenging, even without writing a single line of code. In this class we'll work together flesh out the nitty-gritty details of your concepts and transform them into a solid game plan for getting an app into the App Store.

I'll be your guide into the app world.

I believe that anyone can create a mobile application, but sometimes it's hard to know exactly where to start. I know, I've been there. After trying and failing numerous programming books, video courses, online tutorials and an NYU iPhone class, I figured out exactly what non-programmers need to know in order to create their first mobile application.

The format of this class is a workshop—you should come to class with an idea and class time will be spent actually applying my methods to your app.


Email me at [email protected] or tweet me @DannBerg.

Topics Covered

  • Elements of a successful app
  • User experience (UX)
  • User interface (UI)
  • Learning how to think like a developer
  • Drawing the perfect mockups
  • Turning mockups into wireframes
  • Finding an app developer
  • APIs, data collection, and marketing
  • Outsourcing your programming

After this class, you'll understand how to:

  1. Develop a mobile app, from idea to .ipa
  2. Create mockups and wireframes, no design experience required
  3. Speak intelligently to developers
  4. Find a freelance coder without creating a bidding war
  5. Determine advanced topics for further studies

Note: This class is best geared towards utility apps rather than games.

You should be familiar with smartphones, know about apps, and have used an app. A burning desire to have an app in the app store is highly recommended.
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