Learning iCloud Data Management (eBook): A Hands-On Guide to Structuring Data for iOS and OS X

by Jesse Feiler

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"A great read for iOS developers who want to learn if iCloud is right for their app and then dive right in with lots of practical code examples."–Jon Bell, UXLaunchpad.com

Get Hands-On Mastery of iCloud Data Management for OS X "Mavericks" and iOS 7

As apps rapidly move into business and into the cloud, iOS and OS X developers need new data management techniques. In Learning iCloud Data Management, renowned Apple database expert Jesse Feiler shows you how to use Apple's latest APIs and technologies to structure and sync all forms of data. Feiler helps you understand the issues, implement efficient solutions, and deliver highly usable apps that seamlessly "round-trip" between OS X and iOS and back again. This guide walks you through integrating several key Apple data management technologies, including the Address Book and Calendar APIs. The Address Book API is a location-based iOS app, stores user data in a Core Data store, user preferences in KVC storage, and checkbox titles in a property list. The Calendar API is built on OS X and automatically syncs with the iOS app to coordinate realistic business processes.

Feiler shows you how to structure data so it's easy to build great Cocoa user interfaces and to quickly incorporate reliable iCloud syncing. Step by step, you'll discover how to blend Apple's standard application data structures with your own user data to create a feature-rich and fully syncable environment.

Coverage includes:

  • Understanding iCloud from the developer's and user's point of view
  • Accessing synced user calendars and contacts
  • Integrating Reminders into your apps
  • Playing by iCloud's user privacy rules
  • Applying consistent OS X Preferences and iOS Settings across user devices
  • Managing persistent storage with Core Data
  • Using Xcode Project Workspaces for shared development
  • Adding data to app bundles and resources
  • Integrating iCloud infrastructure, file wrappers, documents, and data
  • Completing the round-trip between both iOS and OS X

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