iOS 6 Application Development For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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From iPad to iPhone and iPod touch, it's all about iOS — isn't it time you tapped into the fun?

There's no time like now to get involved in app development. iOS 6, Xcode, the storyboard feature, and this book make it easy to develop apps with less code than ever. Two Apple experts guide you through the development process and help you take advantage of the latest app features. You'll get the know-how to create show-stopping apps and turn your ...

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iOS 6 Application Development For Dummies

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Overview

From iPad to iPhone and iPod touch, it's all about iOS — isn't it time you tapped into the fun?

There's no time like now to get involved in app development. iOS 6, Xcode, the storyboard feature, and this book make it easy to develop apps with less code than ever. Two Apple experts guide you through the development process and help you take advantage of the latest app features. You'll get the know-how to create show-stopping apps and turn your ideas into reality!

  • Explore the IDE — discover how iOS apps are structured, understand the new features, and learn what makes a great iOS app
  • Start building — meet Interface Builder and see how to lay out the entire user experience and application flow
  • Flesh out the framework — make your app do something, customize the controls, add sound and animation, and connect the elements to application code
  • Add navigation — be aware of the differences between the iPhone and iPad so the app runs flawlessly on both
  • Expand your horizons — explore all the ways to add functionality to your app and make use of iOS 6's robust feature set

Open the book and find:

  • What you need to start creating iOS apps
  • A tour of new Xcode® features
  • Examples of real-world applications
  • How the main components of an iOS app go together
  • All about using storyboards
  • What you should know about Split View controllers
  • Ways to pull web content into your app
  • Ten tips for being a happy developer

Learn to:

  • Download and work with the iOS SDK
  • Create a universal app for the iPhone® and iPad®
  • Optimize app performance and functionality for each device
  • Provide an excellent user experience
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118550137
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/10/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 868,904
  • File size: 37 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Neal Goldstein is a recognized leader in making cutting-edge technologies practical. His many book credits include iPhone Application Development For Dummies and Objective-C Programming For Dummies. Dave Wilson has been developing and teaching advanced technologies for more than 20 years. He also trained developers at Apple.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started 13

Chapter 1: What Makes a Killer iOS App 15

Chapter 2: Getting to Know the SDK 33

Chapter 3: The Nuts and Bolts of an Xcode Project 47

Part II: Building RoadTrip 75

Chapter 4: Storyboards and the User Experience 77

Chapter 5: Creating the RoadTrip User Interface 107

Chapter 6: The Runtime, Managing Memory, and Using Properties 151

Chapter 7: Working with the Source Editor 183

Part III: Getting Your Feet Wet — Basic Functionality 203

Chapter 8: It’s (Finally) Time to Code 205

Chapter 9: Adding Outlets and Actions to Your RoadTrip Code 235

Chapter 10: Adding Animation and Sound to Your App 255

Part IV: The Model and Application Structure 281

Chapter 11: The Trip Model 283

Chapter 12: Implementing the Master View Controller 313

Chapter 13: Working with Split View Controllers and the Master View 329

Chapter 14: Finishing the Basic Application Structure 365

Part V: Adding the Application Content 381

Chapter 15: How’s the Weather? Working with Web Views 383

Chapter 16: Displaying Events Using a Page View Controller 405

Chapter 17: Finding Your Way 427

Chapter 18: Geocoding 463

Chapter 19: Finding a Location 473

Chapter 20: Selecting a Destination 495

Part VI: The Part of Tens 527

Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Extend the RoadTrip App 529

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Be a Happy Developer 533

Index 539

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