iPad Application Development For Dummies [NOOK Book]

Overview

Start developing amazing iPad apps with the help of this step-by-step guide

Ready to transform your great idea into a killer iPad application? Updated with iOS 5 and Xcode 4.3, this beginner's guide will get you up and running in no time. You'll quickly find out how easy it is to develop like a pro and write your own apps. From the frameworks to the architecture, everything is simplified so you can get started...

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iPad Application Development For Dummies

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Overview

Start developing amazing iPad apps with the help of this step-by-step guide

Ready to transform your great idea into a killer iPad application? Updated with iOS 5 and Xcode 4.3, this beginner's guide will get you up and running in no time. You'll quickly find out how easy it is to develop like a pro and write your own apps. From the frameworks to the architecture, everything is simplified so you can get started today!

  • Exploring the iPad world — find out what makes a great iPad app, how it is structured, and how Xcode® 4.3 works

  • Capturing your imagination — learn to create the kind of interface that sets the stage for an amazing user experience

  • Getting your feet wet — build your first app by adding basic functionality and animation

  • Starting the real work — make sure your app can run flawlessly on iPad and iPhone while delivering real value

  • Crossing the finish line — master the technology you need to help make your app a commercial and critical success

Visit the companion website at www.dummies.com/go/iPadappdev3e to download all the source code found in this book.

Open the book and find:

  • All about the new features of Xcode 4.3

  • How to design the user experience with storyboards

  • Ways to extend framework classes

  • How to create split views on the iPad

  • Tips for making your app a thing of beauty

  • Strategies for debugging your app

  • How to add animation and sound to your app

  • Help creating an app that runs on both iPad and iPhone

Learn to:

  • Create a universal application that runs on both iPad and iPhone

  • Use storyboards to create the optimal user experience

  • Effectively use Xcode and Objective-C to develop your app

  • Make your app robust using the debugging features

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118231333
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/4/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 480
  • File size: 51 MB
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Meet the Author

Neal Goldstein is a master at making cutting-edge technology practical. He is currently leading an iPhone startup that is developing an application to minimize the cost of global travel. Neal is also the author of iPhone Application Development For Dummies and Objective-C For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started 9

Chapter 1: What Makes a Killer iPad App 11

Chapter 2: Getting to Know the SDK 31

Chapter 3: The Nuts and Bolts of an Xcode Project 45

Part II: Building RoadTrip 73

Chapter 4: Storyboards and the User Experience 75

Chapter 5: Creating the RoadTrip User Interface 105

Chapter 6: The Runtime, Managing Memory, and Using Properties 145

Chapter 7: Working with the Source Editor 177

Part III: Getting Your Feet Wet — Basic Functionality 197

Chapter 8: It’s (Finally) Time to Code 199

Chapter 9: Adding Outlets and Actions to Your RoadTrip Code 231

Chapter 10: Adding Animation and Sound to Your App 251

Part IV: The Model and Application Structure 279

Chapter 11: The Trip Model 281

Chapter 12: Implementing the Master View Controller 311

Chapter 13: Working with Split View Controllers and the Master View 325

Chapter 14: Finishing the Basic Application Structure 361

Part V: Adding the Application Content 379

Chapter 15: How’s the Weather? Working with Web Views 381

Chapter 16: Displaying Events Using a Page View Controller 399

Chapter 17: Finding Your Way 421

Chapter 18: Geocoding 457

Chapter 19: Finding a Location 467

Chapter 20: Selecting a Destination 489

Part VI: The Part of Tens 519

Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Extend the RoadTrip App 521

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Be a Happy Developer 525

Index 531

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  • Posted April 8, 2011

    Not for Beginners

    Although the author walks you through the steps and starts with a simple application he makes the mistake during the development of a more complex app that he does NOT need to lay out in detail all the required steps. Apperas to be written by someone who has forgotten the needs for a beginner.

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  • Posted December 29, 2010

    Seems good but eBook is illegible

    Writing is OK but it is impossible to get past the fact that all of the screen captures, images and iPad interface images are so low rez taht they can not be understood at all. Large text in dialog boxes on ipad screen caps are not even understandable. As an eBook it is of little use, wish I had not purchased alectronically.

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