Sams Teach Yourself iOS 5 Application Development in 24 Hours, 3rd Edition

Sams Teach Yourself iOS 5 Application Development in 24 Hours, 3rd Edition
  • Paperback: 800 pages
  • Publisher: Sams; 3rd edition (January 9, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 067233576X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0672335761
eBook Description:

Sams Teach Yourself iOS 5 Application Development in 24 Hours, 3rd Edition

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!

iPhone is the world’s hottest application market: more than 500,000 developers have downloaded Apple’s iPhone software development kit in just one year. Now there’s a friendly, accessible guide to iPhone development for every programmer, regardless of experience, completely updated for the new version 4 of the iPhone SDK. In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself iOS 5 Application Development in 24 Hours, 3rd Edition will help beginning iPhone and mobile developers gain true mastery, so they can construct virtually any iPhone application. Each lesson builds on everything that’s come before, helping you learn all you need to know without ever becoming overwhelmed.

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!

Features

  • The start-to-finish, hands-on introduction to iPhone and iPad programming for every developer, regardless of experience, fully updated for iOS 5
  • Introduces the iOS development environment and teaches every essential Objective-C concept with fully-documented, carefully-explained code
  • Each new technology introduced is backed up with fully-documented code samples

iPhone is the world’s hottest application market: more than 500,000 developers have downloaded Apple’s iPhone software development kit in just one year. Now there’s a friendly, accessible guide to iPhone development for every programmer, regardless of experience, completely updated for the new version 4 of the iPhone SDK. In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself iOS 5 Application Development in 24 Hours, 3rd Edition will help beginning iPhone and mobile developers gain true mastery, so they can construct virtually any iPhone application. Each lesson builds on everything that’s come before, helping you learn all you need to know without ever becoming overwhelmed.

Coverage includes:

  • preparing for iPhone development; navigating the development environment
  • mastering Objective-C and the MVC paradigm; using widgets and webviews
  • implementing multiple views; reading and writing data; building user interfaces; generating graphics
  • playing media; using maps; networking; using the touch interface
  • sensing motion; pushing application updates; debugging
  • optimization; distributing software via the App Store and more.

By the time you are finished you’ll be comfortable enough to write real-world apps that sell.

  1. Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common iOS development tasks.
  2. Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.
  3. By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion.
  4. Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.
  5. Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.

Printed in full color figures and code appear as they do in Xcode

  • Covers iOS 5.0 and up
  • Learn to navigate the Xcode 4.2+ development environment
  • Prepare your system and iDevice for efficient development
  • Get started quickly with Apple’s Objective-C and Cocoa Touch
  • Understand the Model-View-Controller (MVC) development paradigm
  • Visually design and code interfaces using Xcode Storyboards, Segues, and the iOS Object Library
  • 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, Email, Web Views, and Google Maps
  • Create universal applications that run on both the iPhone and iPad
  • Write background-aware multitasking applications
  • Trace and debug your applications as they run

Covers iOS 5, Xcode 4.2+, Storyboards, iPhone, iPad, and More!

iPhone is the world’s hottest application market: more than 500,000 developers have downloaded Apple’s iPhone software development kit in just one year. Now there’s a friendly, accessible guide to iPhone development for every programmer, regardless of experience, completely updated for the new version 4 of the iPhone SDK. In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself iOS 5 Application Development in 24 Hours, 3rd Edition will help beginning iPhone and mobile developers gain true mastery, so they can construct virtually any iPhone application. Each lesson builds on everything that’s come before, helping you learn all you need to know without ever becoming overwhelmed.

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