Interested in iPhone and iPad apps development? Want to learn more? Whether you’re a self-taught iPhone and iPad apps development genius or have just made your way through the pages of Beginning iOS 6 Development, we have the perfect book for you. More iOS 6 Development: Further Explorations of the iOS SDK digs deeper into Apple’s latest iOS 6 SDK. Bestselling authors Dave Mark, Alex Horovitz, Kevin Kim and Jeff LaMarche explain concepts as only they can—covering topics like Core Data, peer-to-peer networking using GameKit and network streams, working with data from the web, MapKit, in-application e-mail, and more. All the concepts and APIs are clearly presented with code snippets you can customize and use, as you like, in your own apps. If you are going to write a professional iPhone or iPad app, you’ll want to get your arms around Core Data, and there’s no better place to do so than in the pages of this book. The book continues right where Beginning iOS 6 Development leaves off, with a series of chapters devoted to Core Data, the standard for Apple persistence. Dave, Alex, Kevin and Jeff carefully step through each Core Data concept and show techniques and tips specifically for writing larger apps—offering a breadth of coverage you won't find anywhere else. The Core Data coverage alone is worth the price of admission. But there's so much more! More iOS 6 Development covers a variety of networking mechanisms, from GameKit’s relatively simple BlueTooth peer-to-peer model, to the addition of Bonjour discovery and network streams, through the complexity of accessing files via the web. Dave, Alex, Kevin, and Jeff will also take you through coverage of concurrent programming and some advanced techniques for debugging your applications. The enhanced multitasking, threading, memory management and more are important. Apps are getting more and more complex, including sophisticated game apps that offer virtual or augmented reality experiences and new mapping views that take advantage of sensors and other APIs in the newest iOS 6 SDK. Whether you are a relative newcomer to iPhone and iPad or iOS development or an old hand looking to expand your horizons, there’s something for everyone in More iOS 6 Development.
The team that brought you the bestselling Beginning iPhone Development is back again for Beginning iOS 6 Development, bringing this definitive guide up-to-date with Apple's latest and greatest iOS 6 SDK, as well as with the latest version of Xcode. There's coverage of brand new technologies, with chapters on storyboards and iCloud, for example, as well as significant updates to existing chapters to bring them in line with all the changes that came with the iOS 6 SDK. You'll have everything you need to create your very own apps for the latest iOS devices, including the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and the latest iPod touch. Every single sample app in the book has been rebuilt from scratch using latest Xcode and the latest 64-bit iOS 6-specific project templates and designed to take advantage of the latest Xcode features. Assuming only a minimal working knowledge of Objective-C, and written in a friendly, easy-to-follow style, Beginning iOS 6 Development offers a complete soup-to-nuts course in iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch programming. The book starts with the basics, walking through the process of downloading and installing Xcode and the iOS 6 SDK, and then guides you though the creation of your first simple application. From there, you’ll learn how to integrate all the interface elements Apple touch users have come to know and love, such as buttons, switches, pickers, toolbars, and sliders. You’ll master a variety of design patterns, from the simplest single view to complex hierarchical drill-downs. The confusing art of table building will be demystified, and you’ll learn how to save your data using the iPhone file system. You’ll also learn how to save and retrieve your data using a variety of persistence techniques, including Core Data and SQLite. And there’s much more! You’ll learn to draw using Quartz 2D and OpenGL ES, add multitouch gestural support (pinches and swipes) to your applications, and work with the camera, photo library, accelerometer, and built-in GPS. You’ll discover the fine points of application preferences and learn how to localize your apps for multiple languages. The iOS 6 update to the bestselling and most recommended book for Cocoa touch developers Packed full of tricks, techniques, and enthusiasm for the new SDK from a developer perspective Written in an accessible, easy-to-follow style
The Advanced iOS 6 Developer’s Cookbook brings together reliable, proven solutions for cutting-edge iOS 6 development. World-renowned iOS expert Erica Sadun covers device-specific development, document/data sharing, Core Text, networking, image processing, onboard cameras, audio, Address Book, Core Location, GameKit,StoreKit, push notifications, and more. As in her previous bestselling iOS books, Sadun translates today’s development best practices into working code, distilling key concepts into concise recipes that are easy to understand and transfer into your own projects. This isn’t just cut and paste. Using her examples, Sadun fully explains both the “how” and “why” of advanced and specialized iOS 6 development. All code is tested with iOS 6 features and iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch capabilities. Throughout, every chapter groups related tasks together, so you can jump straight to your solution without having to identify the right class or framework first. Coverage includes Testing device properties so your app can take full advantage of the iOS unit it’s running on Seamlessly sharing documents and data across apps and moving control between apps Presenting exceptionally attractive text with freeform text typesetting Building touch-based apps that leverage Bezier curves, splines, and other geometric tools Securing network apps via authentication, system keychains, and OAuth Accessing and processing image data to create special effects Integrating live camera feeds and user snapshots Presenting audio to users and enabling them to interact with it Effectively using Address Book frameworks and GUI classes Building advanced location apps with Core Location geopositioning and MapKit Creating connected game play with GameKit/Game Center: device-to-device networking, shared leaderboards, and Internet-based matches Integrating secure in-app purchasing with StoreKit Communicating with users from web-based services via push notifications
In just 24 sessions of one hour each, learn how to build powerful applications for today’s hottest handheld devices: the iPhone and iPad! Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll master every skill and technology you need, from setting up your iOS development environment to building great user interfaces, sensing motion to writing multitasking applications. Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success! Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common iOS development tasks. Quizzes and Exercises help you test your knowledge. By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion. Did You Know? tips show you easier ways to perform tasks. Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them. John Ray is currently serving as the Director of the Office of Research Information Systems at the Ohio State University. His many books include Using TCP/IP: Special Edition, Maximum Mac OS X Security, Mac OS X Unleashed, Teach Yourself Dreamweaver MX in 21 Days, and Sams Teach Yourself iOS 7 Application Development in 24 Hours. Printed in full color–figures and code appear as they do in Xcode Covers iOS 8 and up Learn to navigate the Xcode 6.x development environment Prepare your system and iDevice for efficient development Get started quickly with Apple’s new language: Swift Test code using the new iOS Playground Understand the Model-View-Controller (MVC) development pattern Visually design and code interfaces using Xcode Storyboards, Segues, Exits, Image Slicing, and the iOS Object Library Use Auto Layout and Size Classes to adapt to different screen sizes and orientations Build advanced UIs with Tables, Split Views, Navigation Controllers, and more Read and write preferences and data, and create System Settings plug-ins Use the iOS media playback and recording capabilities Take photos and manipulate graphics with Core Image Sense motion, orientation, and location with the accelerometer, gyroscope, and GPS Integrate online services using Twitter, Facebook, Email, Web Views, and Apple Maps Create universal applications that run on both the iPhone and iPad Write background-aware multitasking applications Trace, debug, and monitor your applications as they run
A practical introduction for using iOS 6 to create universalapps If you have prior experience programming in an object-orientedlanguage and are eager to start building universal apps for iPadand iPhone (including the iPod touch), then this is the book foryou! Using the latest version of iOS (iOS 6) along with the latestversion of Xcode (Xcode 4.5), this book is a practical introductionrather than just a catalog of components. Full-color and packedwith groundbreaking, innovative designs, this book teaches you howto create eye-catching, unique apps. Teaches you the various aspects of iOS development, beginningwith getting started with iOS 6, getting Up to Speed with Xcode,and learning the tools and Objective-C Reviews building the user interface with Xcode and InterfaceBuilder Details how to set up your app in iTunes connect and distributeit through the app store Walks you through adding features like geo-location and twittersharing Helps you avoid common pitfalls and design decisions related touser experience and iOS programming iOS 6 Foundations is organized so that each chapterbuilds on the previous, providing you with a finished app by theend of the book.
iOS 7 Development Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach is your code reference and guide to developing solutions on the iPad, iPhone, and other iOS 7 SDK devices and platforms. This book provides in-depth code samples and discussions for scenarios that developers face every day. You'll find numerous examples of real-world cases that will enable you to build fully functional applications quickly and efficiently. The recipes included in this book are wide in scope and have been geared toward the professional developer. You'll find clear and concise code samples accompanying each recipe, and you will be presented with cutting-edge solutions that bring forth the best that the iOS 7 SDK has to offer. The recipes include: Working with Auto Layout to build flexible user interfaces that adapt to different screen sizes Building applications that incorporate multimedia Building location-aware apps Understanding best practices for application design and development You'll find this book to be an indispensable reference for all your iOS development. What you’ll learn How to make your apps truly stand out with multimedia How to integrate social network services such as Twitter and Facebook into your apps How to enhance your game apps with GameCenter How to develop powerful apps with the latest Xcode How to use Table Views and Collection Views in combination with Core Data to build powerful data-driven apps How to build beautiful location-based apps with the new map engine Who this book is for This book is intended for developers familiar with the Objective-C programming language and with an interest in developing apps for the iPhone and iPad. While a basic knowledge of Objective-C is expected, developers at all levels of app development will benefit from this book. Table of Contents Application Recipes Storyboard Recipes Layout Recipes Table and Collection View Recipes Location Recipes Motion Recipes Map Recipes Social Network Recipes Camera Recipes Multimedia Recipes Image Recipes Graphics Recipes Animation Recipes User Data Recipes Data Storage Recipes Data Transmission Recipes Game Kit Recipes
If you’ve got incredible iOS ideas, get this book and bring them to life! iOS 7 represents the most significant update to Apple’s mobile operating system since the first iPhone was released, and even the most seasoned app developers are looking for information on how to take advantage of the latest iOS 7 features in their app designs. That’s where iOS App Development For Dummies comes in! Whether you’re a programming hobbyist wanting to build an app for fun or a professional developer looking to expand into the iOS market, this book will walk you through the fundamentals of building a universal app that stands out in the iOS crowd. Walks you through joining Apple’s developer program, downloading the latest SDK, and working with Apple’s developer tools Explains the key differences between iPad and iPhone apps and how to use each device’s features to your advantage Shows you how to design your app with the end user in mind and create a fantastic user experience Covers using nib files, views, view controllers, interface objects, gesture recognizers, and much more There’s no time like now to tap into the power of iOS – start building the next big app today with help from iOS App Development For Dummies!
Effectively several books bundled into one, written by the entire team of a long-standing app development company, Producing iOS 6 Apps: The Ultimate Roadmap for Both Non-Programmers and Existing Developers makes every effort to provide most anyone with the understanding, recommended tools, and easy to follow step-by-step examples, to learn how to take your app idea from the start to Apple's iTunes App Store. Originally generated from an existing app company's internal and highly-confidential training guide, containing closely guarded app business secrets teaching new employees the business of app design, development lifecycles and methodology. Updated contributions are from the entire staff; development as well as considerable contributions from marketing, management, and even the legal dept. Due to its very nature, this book contains many commonplace and relevant topics to today's app-related business issues, such as the latest "legal landmines" to avoid, modern app design, the latest in code development, and even avoiding programming altogether for app development - all specific to iOS and the App Store. This fully updated, multi-section book spans many chapters covering the relevant topics, including but not limited to the following: The latest software updates: Apple iOS 6 SDK, Xcode 4.5, and many other third-party development alternatives - some of which require simple scripting or no coding at all! The latest hardware updates: Apple iPhone 5, New iPad (3rd gen), and iPod touch (5th gen). Performing market research and analysis for a successful app with a solid business plan, specific to the App Store. Monetizing apps using Ad Networks and Aggregators, such as: Apple's iAd, Google's Admob, and Millennial Media, Jumptap, Smaato, Greystripe, AdWhirl, and MobClix. Authoring apps in both Apple's Xcode 4.5, iOS 6, and Objective-C for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, as well as Third-Party tools for app creation such as Unity 3D, ShiVa3D, PhoneGap, MonoTouch, Marmalade, Adobe Flash Professional, Adobe Flash Builder (Formerly Flex Builder), Cocos2D, Corona SDK, GameSalad, Titanium Studio, and MoSync - complete with walkthroughs on how to build an app from scratch with optional app-making environments! Learn how to create an app once, and have it simultaneously work on iPhone's iOS, Android, and more! Includes a BONUS detailed Objective-C jumpstart guide, written by our development staff! It provides existing programmers who are familiar with C++, Java, C#, or other languages, with relevant topics such as: designing views, interfaces, images, controls, objects, classes, user input and touch gestures, important frameworks, managing memory, dealing with data types, databases, storage, and more - complete with free example sourcecode! A monster of a book with exceptional value, containing over 500 pages, spanning 40 chapters, split into 6 sections, with 6 appendices! Over 10 pages of detailed ToC, including all of the above, plus: Apple iOS developer program and App Store account creation walkthroughs, cross-platform app development for iOS, Android, Blackberry and many more, app promotion and monetization techniques, pre/post-upload marketing, and suggestions on avoiding "real-life" App Store GOTCHAS to help save time, money, and effort! This "Tome of Knowledge" is a combined effort from an existing iOS development company's entire team who has been in the App Store trenches for years. In effect, it contains hard-learned experiences and previously detailed "secret" app production information, evolved into this complete guide and reference to all things required to deliver apps through the App Store as quickly, painlessly, and profitably, as possible. Both Paperback and eBook editions are available.
Beginning iOS Media App Development is a ground-breaking tutorial that explores the near limitless, programmable audio-visual capabilities of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch using real-world examples and thorough explanations of the code. This book includes detailed step-by-step instructions and important background information from experienced media and utility app developer, Ahmed Bakir. You'll learn about content creation, playback, and advanced topics, including AirPlay, AVKit, and Swift. Each chapter is framed with a project that illustrates the concepts being discussed and pulls in lessons from other popular apps. You'll even learn about the latest iOS 8 and Xcode 6 media features. After reading this book, you should be able to build your first rich media app or utility app that utilizes multimedia for the App Store. And if you're a game developer, this book will provide you with tools to help make your game app look even better by integrating native iOS features.
The Gourmet iOS Developer’s Cookbook offers a fresh banquet of delicious cutting-edge iOS programming recipes for projects both big and small. Renowned iOS programming expert Erica Sadun brings together reliable, proven code for creating today’s richest, most robust apps. Sadun presents innovative ways to make the most of AVFoundation, Text Kit, animation, adaptive interface programming, and much more. As in all of her iOS best-sellers, this pragmatic guide translates modern best practices into working code, distilling key concepts into recipes you can understand and build on. This is more than just cut-and-paste; using examples, Sadun offers a deep dive into the “how” and “why” of advanced iOS development. The code reflects iOS’s latest capabilities, and every chapter groups related tasks together, so you can jump straight to your solution. Coverage includes Providing advanced speech generation and barcode recognition features through AVFoundation Automatically updating app text presentation based on user preferences and expectations Extending rich, flexible text throughout your apps with UIKit and Text Kit Seamlessly migrating text designs between iOS screens and other destinations Generating attributed text strings from HTML sources Integrating real-world physics for exciting animations and interactions Creating better interfaces with dynamic animators--and overcoming their pitfalls Achieving greater visual impact with improved user alerts and popovers Implementing clever and compelling effects with non-rectangular views Building adaptive apps that gracefully respond to any iOS display, orientation, or screen Streamlining development with expert methods, functions, and techniques Exploring the core concepts you’ll need to migrate successfully to Swift This book’s source code is frequently updated by the author and can be downloaded at https://github.com/erica/iOS-Gourmet-Cookbook.
Learn Design for iOS Development is for you if you're an iOS developer and you want to design your own apps to look great and be in tune with the latest Apple guidelines. You'll learn how to design your apps to work with the exciting new iOS 7 look and feel, which your users expect within their latest apps. Learn Design for iOS Development guides you through the design processes that you can apply to design your own apps brilliantly. We'll start at the idea stages of your apps, and you'll see how you can analyze and apply the right design patterns for every app you are coding, use wireframing tools to take your ideas forward, and use Photoshop to create the visual assets you want to look great in your app. You'll understand why Apple have made the decisions they've made with the new iOS 7 interface and new HIG guidelines, and from that insight you'll be able to vision and create your own apps, on iPhones and iPads, that work perfectly within the new iOS 7 interface. What you’ll learn How to build apps that work within the exciting new iOS 7 design paradigm How to design great looking apps that your users will find a pleasure to use The deeper design elements you can apply to your apps What is and how to use Apple's Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) How to go beyond Apple's HIG guidelines to create innovative apps Design pattern basics and how you can use them How to use wireframes to create your app How to use Adobe Photoshop to create the visual assets for your apps How to create your app's icon and additional graphics for the App Store Extra considerations for iPad app design considerations Common design best practices and mistakes Who this book is for This book is for iOS developers who know that they can code well, but want to know how they can build apps to also have brilliant designs. This book is also a guide for all iOS app developers who want their apps to look contemporary within the new iOS 7 interface guidelines. Table of Contents1. You’ve Got an Idea for an iPhone App, Now What? 2. iOS: What You Need to Know 3. iOS 7 and Flat Design 4. Getting to Know the User Interface of the iPhone and iPad Design Considerations 5. Mobile Design Patterns 6. Using Wireframes to Design Your App 7. Designing Your Visual Assets with Adobe Photoshop 8. Creating Your App Icon and Additional Graphics for the App Store 9. Finalizing Your Assets for App Development 10. Design Best Practices and Mistakes to Avoid
Use Xcode 5 to Write Great iOS and OS X Apps! Xcode 5 Start to Finish will help you use the tools in Apple’s Xcode 5 to improve productivity, write great code, and leverage the newest iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks features. Drawing on thirty years of experience developing for Apple platforms and helping others do so, Fritz Anderson shows you a complete best-practice Xcode workflow. Through three full sample projects, you’ll learn to integrate testing, source control, and other key skills into a high-efficiency process that works. Anderson shows you better ways to storyboard, instrument, build, and compile code, and helps you apply innovations ranging from Quick Look to Preview Assistant. By the time you’re finished, you’ll have the advanced Xcode skills to develop outstanding software. Coverage includes Setting breakpoints and tracing execution for active debugging Creating libraries by adding and building new targets Integrating Git or Subversion version control Creating iOS projects with MVC design Designing Core Data schemas for iOS apps Linking data models to views Designing UI views with Interface Builder Using the improved Xcode 5 Autolayout editor Improving reliability with unit testing Simplifying iOS provisioning Leveraging refactoring and continual error checking Using OS X bindings, bundles, packages, frameworks, and property lists Localizing your apps Controlling how Xcode builds source code into executables Analyzing processor and memory usage with Instruments Integrating with Mavericks Server’s sleek continuous integration system Register your book at www.informit.com/register for access to this title’s downloadable code.