iOS Cloud Development For Dummies

Overview

What the book covers: The book will show programmers — new and seasoned — how to access existing web services to get, post, and modify data while developing iOS apps securely. The book will focus on the various options for apps with detailed sample programs for each. The sample programs will include, as appropriate: Xcode projects with complete source code for each example iOS client app. Server code to create the web services living in the cloud. Some servers will be written using Ruby on Rails. Others will be ...

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Overview

What the book covers: The book will show programmers — new and seasoned — how to access existing web services to get, post, and modify data while developing iOS apps securely. The book will focus on the various options for apps with detailed sample programs for each. The sample programs will include, as appropriate: Xcode projects with complete source code for each example iOS client app. Server code to create the web services living in the cloud. Some servers will be written using Ruby on Rails. Others will be based on using Amazon or Google back-ends. Desktop browser-based clients back-ends. Connectivity lag time Choosing data formats, Secure data transfer Identifying the iOS client, using iOS device ID, user names, or user name/password. Server metrics and analytics

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  • iOS Cloud Development For Dummies
    iOS Cloud Development For Dummies  

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118026236
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/28/2012
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Neal Goldstein was an early developer of applications usingobject-based technologies. He's the bestselling author of iPhoneApplication Development For Dummies and iPad ApplicationDevelopment For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction  1

Part I: Mobile Apps Need to Be Mobile  9

Chapter 1: Compelling Mobile Applications 11

Chapter 2: The Lonely RoadTrip App 25

Part II: Adding iCloud  47

Chapter 3: Setting Up Core Data 49

Chapter 4: Putting Core Data to Work 93

Chapter 5: Adding iCloud Support 141

Part III: Web Services  169

Chapter 6: Living in the Cloud 171

Chapter 7: Exploring an Existing Web Service 199

Chapter 8: Working With XML 229

Chapter 9: Asynchronous URL Loading 241

Chapter 10: Adding the JSON Response 261

Part IV: Building Your Own Web Service  293

Chapter 11: The RoadTrip Web Services 295

Chapter 12: The App Engine Implementation 315

Chapter 13: The Model’s Model 351

Chapter 14: Creating and Using the pointsofinterest Web Service373

Chapter 15: Deploying Your Web Services 411

Part V: The Part of Tens  421

Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Extend the RoadTrip App 423

Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Be a Happy Developer 427

Bonus Chapter: Adding and Deleting Points of Interest BC1

Index  433

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