Introducing Our New Ultimate Video and Book Subscription!

Introducing our new Ultimate Subscription, with videos and books available together at last! By Chris Belanger.

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For years, you’ve been asking the same question about our books and videos: “Will ever include books and videos together in a subscription?”:

That’s why we’re excited to announce our brand-new subscription that combines videos and books in one package, and also includes an all-new online reading experience: our new Ultimate Subscription!

Read on to see how you can check out the new online reading experience for yourself, see what’s included in the Ultimate Beginner and Ultimate Pro subscriptions, learn how to claim your upgrade discount as a current subscriber — and how you and a friend could win big in our Ultimate Subscription giveaway!

What is the Ultimate Subscription?

The Ultimate Subscription combines the best of what you know and love from our site: our video courses and our books, in a single subscription.

Ever since the original Video Tutorial subscription launched waaaay back in 2014, you’ve enjoyed access to our entire range of video courses — but books have never been a part of those subscriptions. You’d buy one book, to solve one problem — and then when another problem came along, you had to buy another book.

But there’s a better way to do things — and that’s by giving you books and videos together in the Ultimate Subscription!

With an Ultimate Subscription, you can access books anywhere, anytime, without ever needing to download anything. We’ve built a brand-new online reading experience for books at It works directly in your browser, both on desktop and on mobile.

Wondering how the online reading experience works? Well, the easiest way to do that is to go try it yourself!

You can check out all of our books right now, including these best-sellers:

This will take you straight into the book, where you can start reading right away. Some chapters in each book are available in full, for free, so you can check them out in detail even if you don’t own the book.

Other chapters that aren’t free have some of their text obfuscated, but you can still look through the book to check out the headings, code samples, and illustrations inside the book to see what’s inside.

Want to browse all of the books available on our site? You can check them out here:

How Does the Ultimate Subscription Work?

As an Ultimate subscriber, you’ll get unlimited access to the largest and highest-quality library of mobile development videos, as well as our extensive library of mobile development books. You can watch the videos as often as you like, and read the books as much as you like, as long as your subscription is active.

There are two levels of the Ultimate Subscription, depending on what you need:

  • Ultimate Beginner: Includes our beginner-level books and videos, as your best choice for getting started with mobile development.
  • Ultimate Pro: Includes access to every single book and video on our site, including all books and videos we release in the future!

Here’s how the two subscription levels compare to each other:

Ultimate Pro Ultimate Beginner
Access 60+ beginner-level video courses
Access 7+ beginner-level books
Access iOS & Android learning paths
Stream video content in our official app
Download source code for projects
Access to all 4,000+ videos on the site
Access to all 40+ books on the site
Access exclusive Pro video content
Access to all future video courses on the site
Access to all future books on the site
Download and watch video courses offline

Compare Beginner and Pro Subscriptions ➜

No matter whether you choose a Beginner or Pro subscription, you’ll have access to each and every book and video included in your subscription, for as long as your subscription stays active, and you’ll also automatically receive any future updates to the books in your collection.

Books and Videos Included in Ultimate Beginner

The Ultimate Beginner subscription gives you access to our seven foundational programming books:

It also includes access to over 60+ of our best beginner courses, for iOS, Swift, Android, Kotlin, Flutter, Dart and other content designed for the beginning developer:

If you’re new to mobile development, or just starting out as a programmer, then the Beginner subscription is designed just for you!

But — to go even further and get access to every single book and video we offer on our site, then you’ll want the Ultimate Pro subscription!

Books and Videos Included in Ultimate Pro

The Ultimate Pro subscription gives you access to every single book we have on the site, plus any future books we release on the site. And, again, you’ll receive automatic updates to the books in your collection to help you stay up-to-date as languages, platforms and frameworks evolve.

The Ultimate Pro Subscription also gives you access to all screencasts and video courses in our catalog (that’s over 4,000+ videos!), as well as every single video course that we release in the future. Here’s just some of our most recent popular video courses (and we’re adding new ones all the time):

And in addition to that, the Ultimate Pro Subscription also lets you download video courses and take them offline with our official app, available for both iOS and Android. That means you won’t have to burn mobile data while watching the latest videos on your daily commute, and you can continue to work through your video courses in areas where coverage is spotty.

Can Existing Subscribers Upgrade to Ultimate?

If you’re an existing subscriber, and you’re happy with your videos-only subscription, don’t worry — there’s absolutely nothing you need to do. You can continue to enjoy our catalog of video courses as part of your existing subscription, for the same price you’re paying now. Nothing needs to change.

But, for those of you who want to bundle books in with your existing video subscription, for a limited time, you can take advantage of an exclusive discount when you upgrade your subscription to Ultimate.

That means you’ll lock in the best pricing we’ll be offering all year — and we’ll even credit the total remaining value of your subscription towards your upgrade.

To take advantage of this exclusive subscriber-only discount, log into your account and visit the following link for details on how to claim your Ultimate upgrade discount:

What Other Readers Are Saying

You’ve sent in some wonderful, kind reviews of our books and videos over the years. Here is just a small sample of how the books and videos have helped out people like you:

“It’s been 2 years since I started reading/studying the concepts in the book – finally getting to the point where I’m comfortable with a lot of the concepts. I feel like your book is extremely beneficial in the SwiftUI world, where architecture/patterns haven’t been fully standardized yet.”

“THE book to get to expand your knowledge on Reactive programming with Rx. I have used the knowledge I’ve gained in my own projects…Also, the style of the book is great because you get the theory first and then you get to apply it in an Android setting to help solidify it.”

“I cannot recommend this book enough. Also, it helped a lot to have folks with tons of experience in GCD answer my questions and recommend literature on the subject.”

“This book is amazing! I’ve always thought binary trees were very confusing but this book does a very good job of simplifying them so that they are easy to understand. Combining the clear explanations with the Kotlin language also makes the algorithms a lot more readable then trying to learn them in Java.”

And you’ve also got a lot to say about our videos:

“You guys do a great job and I am so glad to have your books and videos as a great reference. Being a software engineer these days requires constant learning and you guys make that task reasonable and doable.”

“Just started your ARKit tutorial at @rwenderlich, and I wanted to thank you for making it engaging. The professionalism of the videos and your mannerisms keep my attention and make for a high-quality course.”

Your videos are engaging to someone like me with a long tech background and to someone just getting started. Seriously, your pedagogy is fantastic with just enough repetition and constant level of slightly increasing challenge. Kudos to you and your team.”

And you can’t beat the value in an Ultimate Subscription. If you were to buy every single book on our site right now, it would cost you well over $2,000 — and that’s not even including all of our past books, or all of the books we’ll be releasing over the next year!

For a small fraction of that price, you could enjoy every single book on our site, as well as every single video we offer, month after month. It’s simply the best investment you can make in your mobile development career.

What’s inside in the Ultimate Subscription ➜

Enter the Ultimate Subscription Giveaway!

To celebrate the new Ultimate subscription and the launch of our online reading experience, we’re giving away ten, 3-month Ultimate Pro subscriptions to some lucky winners out there!

It’s pretty simple to enter:

  1. Follow @rwenderlich on Twitter
  2. Retweet the tweet below, and tag a friend you think would benefit from having an Ultimate Pro subscription:

We’ll choose five tweets at random, and if we choose your tweet, you and your friend will both win a free, 3-month Ultimate Pro subscription on us!

We’ll run this giveaway until October 8, 11:59:59 PM Pacific Time, and we’ll announce the winners this Friday. Good luck — enter early and enter often!


We’ve updated our FAQ to give you the answers to your questions about our new Ultimate Beginner and Ultimate Pro subscriptions and our new online book reading experience:

If you don’t see the answer to your question in the FAQ, feel free to contact our Customer Support team at and we’ll do our best to help you out!

Where to Go From Here?

You’ve been asking for an all-in-one book and video subscription for some time now, and it’s so satisfying to finally be able to share our new all-in-one Ultimate subscriptions and our new online reading experience with all of you.

It’s been a crazy few months around here as we’ve rebuilt our book and subscription experience from the ground up, but we couldn’t be happier to be entering this new phase of subscriptions at to make it even easier for you, the developer, to stay at the top of your professional game.

Here’s a quick recap of what to do next:

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Again, I want to thank you for being a loyal member of the community. Supporting the mobile development community is at the heart of everything we do, and your support makes everything we do possible!