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Beginning iPad Development for iPhone Developers: Mastering the iPad SDK
     

Beginning iPad Development for iPhone Developers: Mastering the iPad SDK

by Jack Nutting
 

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It’s in magazines and newspapers, it’s on television and radio, it’s on buses and billboards and pretty much everywhere you look. The iPad is the touchscreen tablet from Apple, representing the next generation of mobile computing. Packed with dozens of new features, the iOS 3.2 SDK enables you to build sophisticated, desktop-quality apps for

Overview

It’s in magazines and newspapers, it’s on television and radio, it’s on buses and billboards and pretty much everywhere you look. The iPad is the touchscreen tablet from Apple, representing the next generation of mobile computing. Packed with dozens of new features, the iOS 3.2 SDK enables you to build sophisticated, desktop-quality apps for this exciting new platform. Every iPhone and iPod touch app developer looking to take the next step and move into the iPad arena will want to read this book from cover to cover.

Beginning iPad Development for iPhone Developers: Mastering the iPad SDK has all the answers, and you’ll find them presented with the same easy-to-follow style and thorough coverage you've come to expect from titles like Beginning iPhone 3 Development—everything an aspiring iPad developer needs to know to create great apps.

Best-selling authors Jack Nutting, Dave Wooldridge, and Dave Mark show iPhone developers how to master all of the iPad-exclusive frameworks and features, which are explained, demonstrated in action, and put through their paces in this comprehensive programming guide. You'll get a detailed understanding of the new feature set and gain every possible advantage in the iTunes App Store. What you’ll learn

  • How to design app interfaces optimized for the iPad by taking advantage of new UIKit features such as Popovers, Split View Controllers, and new Modal Views.
  • How to utilize new graphics functionality, Core Text, Document Sharing, and advanced input methods to build powerful productivity solutions.
  • How to embrace the iPad's superior media capabilities with its new video and display options.
  • How to convert an existing iPhone project into a stand-alone iPad app or a Universal app for both iPhone and iPad users.
Who this book is for

This book is for all iPhone app developers who want to leverage their skills to create professional apps for the iPad. It includes extensive example projects and the complete source code for Dudel, a full-fledged drawing app for the iPad.

Developing iOS 4 Apps?  

Since many of the new features in iOS 3.2 are also present in iOS 4, this is one of the first books available in print that extensively covers several of the new APIs that iPhone developers are also eager to learn for creating iOS 4-optimized apps.

Table of Contents
  1. Welcome to the Paradigm Shift
  2. Getting Started with iPad Development
  3. Exploring the iPhone SDK's New iPad Features
  4. New Graphics Functionality
  5. Using Core Text
  6. Popovers
  7. Video and Display
  8. Split Views and Modal Modes
  9. New Input Methods
  10. Working with Documents
  11. From iPhone to iPad
  12. Additional Resources for iPad Development

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781430230229
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
08/10/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Jack Nutting has been using Cocoa since the olden days, long before it was even called Cocoa. He has used Cocoa and its predecessors to develop software for a wide range of industries and applications, including gaming, graphic design, online digital distribution, telecommunications, finance, publishing, and travel. When he is not working on Mac or iOS projects, he is developing web applications with Ruby on Rails. Nutting is a passionate proponent of Objective-C and the Cocoa frameworks. At the drop of a hat, he will speak at length on the virtues of dynamic dispatch and run time class manipulations to anyone who will listen (and even to some who won t). Nutting is the primary author of Learn Cocoa on the Mac (Apress, 2010) and Beginning iPad Development for iPhone Developers (Apress, 2010). He blogs from time to time at Nuthole.com.
Dave Mark is a longtime Mac developer and author who has written a number of books on Mac and iOS development, including Beginning iPhone 4 Development (Apress, 2010), More iPhone 3 Development (Apress, 2010), Learn C on the Mac (Apress, 2008), The Macintosh Programming Primer series (Addison-Wesley, 1992), and Ultimate Mac Programming (Wiley, 1995). Dave loves the water and spends as much time as possible on it, in it, or near it. He lives with his wife and three children in Virginia.
As the founder of Electric Butterfly, strongDave Wooldridge/strong has been developing award-winning web sites and software for 15 years. When he's not creating Mac and iPhone apps, he can be found writing. Dave is the author of emThe Business of iPhone App Development: Making and Marketing Apps that Succeed/em and has written numerous articles for leading tech publications, including a monthly software marketing column for emMacTech Magazine/em. Follow Dave on Twitter @ebutterfly.

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