Jan 14, 2016
The course seemed to be very easy, I'd say even disappointingly easy, but then, when I started the final assignment, I realized that I was wrong. And it was so much fun developing filters.
Jan 31, 2016
This course, specifically the last week, really helps in gaining understanding of how the digital images are being processed on the back of a applications. Nice job tutors!
von Sergey P•
Oct 29, 2015
Quality and length of material is mediocre.
von Yvan B•
Mar 09, 2016
The initial lessons were rather chaotic. The idea was good, but the execution was not really good.
The significantly improved the quality for the second course so I assume that for a new iteration, the it will be better too.
von Jeremy A•
Sep 20, 2015
It felt like amateur course. the volume was very low and was missing videos
von Igor K•
Nov 09, 2015
poorly planned, irrelevant to the subject test questions.
von Hiram P V•
Jun 24, 2016
The course was not prepared at all, badly improvised and with no structure. I wish I could have my money back.
Oct 04, 2015
It seems the instructor Jack Wu didn't prepare the course material.
von Mike C•
Dec 08, 2015
Course was the worst I have taken on Coursera. I wish I could have received a refund. The professors were hard to follow, laughed through mistakes and did not do a good job of walking through the course content. I would not recommend this course to anyone.
von Tante K•
Jan 08, 2017
It is a very small introduction to swift, while the last assignment expects you to be rather fluent in programming using swift. A lot of self study using the guides provided by apple and other sources is needed to successfully complete this course.
Furthermore the video's indicate a lack of preparedness on part of the instructors as a lot of sentences are cut of halfway , then started a new with a new goal. All of which makes this course very hard to understand. For free it is passable, but had I payed I would sincerely regret it
Part 2 is better, but still changing thoughts midway in a sentence
von Manfred W•
May 14, 2016
Worst course I took on Coursera so far! It was my first course I actually paid for and it turned out to be the least useful one. The small number of exercises and videos does not justify the high price of the course. It might have been ok if they had included the iOS parts also, but charging 70 EUR for the first part alone is grossly overpriced.
von Christian M•
Jan 13, 2016
Huge gap between videos and final assignment.
Videos should be edited, we are not interested in trials and errors of the instructors.
von Javier F•
Oct 22, 2015
No stars for this course, 3 modules I did, and I think is not a valuable course, gives a bad introduction to the language, there are inconsistencies in the theory and knowledge of the language. The preparation of the course is poor, there is no direction, a lot of errors using playground and the instructors hesitate and doubt all the time during the recording of the screen. That's not good point for the prestigious University of Toronto and Coursera. One star for the review is too much, no preparation, lack of security, bad quality.
von Michalina S•
Mar 14, 2016
It's not a university standard course. It's more like introduction to introduction DIY Swift. The videos are chaotic and lack explications, examples, exercises and practical assignments. Much better intro to Swift can be found on many youtube channels or just on swift documentation website.
von Kevin K•
May 11, 2016
Although Parham Aarabi is listed as the professor throughout this specialization, it's a bit of a bait-and-switch. Prof Aarabi is an award-winning professor at U of Toronto, but it turns out he knows little about iOS and has Jack Wu teach most of the material. Jack Wu is probably a heck of a developer but he's a terrible instructor.
I previously took the Android Specialization, which was excellent, so I was shocked at how bad this course was.
von Patrick F•
Aug 28, 2016
Course content: some Swift specific topics are shortly covered in the videos. Overall, the teaching material is very short. In the first week, students basically learn how to start Xcode. Week four contains a 15 minutes video on image processing, that's basically it for the week.
Follow-up readings for week two just provide a link to Apple's iOS Developer site. That's clearly not enough for a course. Students can google for tutorials by themselves.
Project: The projects mentions classes, which are not covered in the course. It was then also my impression from the peer reviews, that some students without prior knowledge were just lost.
There are many great tutorials on the web which offer more insights and give students a much more fundamental knowledge than this course.
Mar 21, 2016
Very bad course.
von Mustafa A•
Nov 05, 2018
Not for absolute beginners in programming, and very poor content.
von Hitesh P•
Jun 04, 2019
Not updated. Does not work with new mac versions
von Paul P•
Aug 07, 2019
I'm a professional iOS developer now but I remember a few years ago taking this as my first iOS course and it was a TERRIBLE experience. These clowns literally did not teach a single thing other than messing around with image customization in playground. They will not teach you any basic Swift fundamentals (which they tried to do in 1 video in like 10 minutes which was also terrible). They should be ashamed because the material is very weak and the instructors are not even remotely motivated based on their monotonous tone. Don't waste your time and go to Udemy and take Angela Yu's course instead of this nonsense.
von George A•
Sep 28, 2019
The swift version is very old and needs to be updated. It is making it difficult for me to finish the course
von Olli W G•
Oct 08, 2019
Stuck on Swift 2, in a long dead version of Xcode - would be great if they could update the course - especially if they expect people to pay for it.
von Fabrizio F•
Oct 13, 2019
Very old, I don't get why still is on Coursera...impossible to find people reviewing your assignment...this will lead to a not completion of the course. Material not sufficiently explained and poor.
What you will learn out of this course is a copy paste of exercises you will do during the weeks...very unsatisfying.