Here is a sketch of what it looks like to see the building blocks of your app running in iOS Simulator. The iOS Simulator is Apple’s tool for prototyping an app on the Mac desktop. When your Storyboard is complete, you can “run” the iOS Simulator to see your app in action. Your cursor becomes like your finger on a touch screen, and the navigational elements in your app are fully clickable.
This is my mega simple “Yellowstone” app, which is a Table View of highlights from last summer’s trip to Yellowstone National Park. I imported photographs into my Xcode project, and put them into View Controllers that mapped to the Table View. I was able to get Image Views and Text Views to work, but I’m still stuck on the Web View. I will save that for a later date.
Here is the app map in Storyboard. Once it’s all connected together, you can Run the iOS Simulator to bring it up on your desktop:
Whether “Yellowstone” ever makes it to the app store is a large question mark. But the getting my hands dirty inside the toolkit is a fulfilling learning experience.