Get my “Getting Started with ARKit” tutorial video and code from RWDevCon 2018 for FREE!

by Joey deVilla on May 8, 2018

If you missed my two-hour tutorial session on ARKit programming at RWDevCon 2018, Getting Started with ARKit, you’re in luck — you can get the video of the session, along with the slides, step-by-step instructions, and starter and finished code for free!

RWDevCon is an annual conference organized by the people behind, the premier site for mobile app development tutorials. Over three days in early April 2018, the conference featured:

  • 4 intensive half-day hands-on workshops, including my in-depth ARKit session,
  • 18 hands-on tutorials, including my “Getting Started with ARKit” tutorial included in the free bundle,
  • Some very moving inspiration talks, and
  • A number of great parties, including one where I got to join the band, James Dempsey and the Breakpoints (who are playing later this year at WWDC)!

My free tutorial, Getting Started with ARKit

Go and download the materials from my tutorial, where you’ll enjoy all sorts of interesting stuff, including gratuitous meme abuse…

…the secret history of augmented reality, including what could be the first literary reference to what would eventually become AR glasses (and written by the author of The Wizard of Oz)…

…what I consider to be some of the best diagrams explaining key ARKit concepts anywhere…

…and a complete walk through the process of building a couple of apps that are both fun to use and show you how to write your own AR apps:

  1. Happy AR Painter, which you can think of as a less expensive version of Google’s Pixel Brush, but with your iPhone or iPad, and
  2. Raykea, my tribute to IKEA Place, which lets you see what stuff from my pretend semi-disposable funny-named furniture catalog would look like in your room.

The RWDevCon 2018 Vault

Part of what you get for RWDevCon’s price of admission is the RWDevCon 2018 Vault, which is the next-best thing to being there. It includes:

  • Four intensive, half-day workshop videos (including my in-depth ARKit session, where I walk you through building four ARKit apps)
  • 18 hands-on tutorial session videos (which includes Getting Started with ARKit)
  • Over 500 MB of complete sample project code for all tutorial sessions and workshops
  • Over 500 pages of conference instructional workbooks in PDF format

If you didn’t attend RWDevCon 2018 but still want the bundle, you can buy it. Better yet, for a limited time, you can buy it for half price — $99.99 instead of $199.99! (And in case you were wondering, I don’t make any money from sales of the Vault.)

Feeling lucky? is giving away three copies of the RWDevCon 2018 Vault to three lucky people! Enter the draw by going to this article on their site and leave a comment. On Friday, May 18, they’ll pick three random commenters and give them a free copy of the Vault.

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