Sample iOS Application with Xcode, Objective-C, Storyboard, and Core Data

In recent months, I have been sharing multiple versions of the Employee Directory application built with different JavaScript frameworks, and packaged as hybrid apps using PhoneGap.

In this post, I’m sharing a native iOS version of the same application. The application allows you to look for employees by name, navigate up and down the Org Chart, view the details of an employee, and call, text and email employees.

Here is a short video:

This application was built with Xcode 5, Objective-C, Storyboard and Core Data.

I’ll be back with more Backbone.js, AngularJS, PhoneGap and Topcoat articles soon. But to make informed decisions, I think it’s always a good idea to explore alternative solutions. It’s definitely an interesting experience to compare the development experience when building the exact same application with different stacks. I blogged a native Android version of the same application a couple of years ago as well. It’s available here, and probably needs to be updated.

Source code:

If you are interested, the source code for the iOS version is available in this GitHub repository.


8 Responses to Sample iOS Application with Xcode, Objective-C, Storyboard, and Core Data

  1. bob November 24, 2013 at 8:48 am #

    This is what I’ve been looking for. Thanks for sharing!

  2. zak December 19, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

    So which do you prefer ? the native or hybrid approach ? Where there any moments where you went .. “This is so much easier in html ” ?


  3. Togo August 17, 2014 at 7:58 pm #

    Is this info still fresh?

  4. Togo August 17, 2014 at 7:59 pm #

    I mean – are there any updates?

  5. Henning F. August 17, 2014 at 8:01 pm #

    As an iOS developer I’m using the QuickBlox backend when creating my apps.
    It’s free of charge and has a number of features – you can have a look at
    A really useful service. Hope it helps.

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  7. sohbet December 8, 2015 at 5:26 pm #

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  8. çelik raf May 3, 2016 at 9:27 am #

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