IOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (Paperback)

by Aaron Hillegass, Joe Conway

Format: Paperback 590 pages

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In this book, the world's leading Apple platform development trainers offer a complete, practical, hands-on introduction to iPhone and iPad programming. The authors walk through all the Apple tools and technologies needed to build successful iPhone/iPad/iPod touch apps, including the iOS 4.3 SDK, the Objective-C language, Xcode 4, Foundation framework, and the classes that make up the iOS UI framework. The many topics covered in this book include: * Easily setting up elegant, efficient user interfaces with UIKit * Creating effective visuals, animation, and effects with Core Graphics and Core Animation * Making the most of the iOS multi-touch event handling and accelerometer data * Building location-aware iOS applications utilizing Core Location and MapKit * Localizing applications for international use * Creating applications that capture audio and play media * Storing data in files or with Core Data New chapters added to this edition include: * iPad-friendly interfaces, including UIPopoverController and UISplitViewController * Blocks and Categories * Instruments and Xcode's static analyzer * UIWebView and connecting with web servers * Push Notifications iOS Programming also includes a handy Xcode Quick Reference Card that lists Xcode 4's most commonly used keyboard shortcuts.

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