Core Animation for Mac OS X and the iPhone: Creating Compelling Dynamic User Interfaces / Edition 1

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Overview

Have you seen Apple's Front Row application and Cover Flow effects? Then you've seen Core Animation at work. It's about making applications that give strong visual feedback through movement and morphing, rather than repainting panels. This comprehensive guide will get you up to speed quickly and take you into the depths of this new technology.

Mac OS X Leopard introduces a fantastic new technology that makes writing applications with animated and cinematic user interfaces much easier. We'll explore this new technology by starting with the familiar concepts you already know from the pre-Leopard development kits.

Then we'll see how they apply to the new frameworks and APIs. We'll build on your existing knowledge of Cocoa and bring you efficiently up to speed on what Core Animation is all about.

With this book in hand, you can add Core Animation to your Cocoa applications, and make stunning user interfaces that your user's will be showing off to their friends.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934356104
  • Publisher: Pragmatic Programmers, LLC, The
  • Publication date: 10/28/2008
  • Series: Pragmatic Programmers Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 188
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Dudney is a husband, father, coder, and teacher. He has been doing Objective-C since 1989 when he first encountered a NeXT cube, and has several apps on the store through his company, Gala Factory Software LLC. When he is not writing books or teaching people about iOS, he likes to ski and hike in the high country of Summit County, Colorado. You can connect with him on Twitter at @bdudney.

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