Mac Application Development For Dummies

Mac Application Development For Dummies

by Karl G. Kowalski, Tim Layton
     
 

Join the fun! Start developing apps for the Mac desktop now — this book shows you how!

The Mac App Store is open for desktop business! You can get in on the action with this easy-to-follow guide to developing a Mac app from concept to completion. Here's how to become a registered Mac developer, plan an app that users will love, work with Objective-C

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Join the fun! Start developing apps for the Mac desktop now — this book shows you how!

The Mac App Store is open for desktop business! You can get in on the action with this easy-to-follow guide to developing a Mac app from concept to completion. Here's how to become a registered Mac developer, plan an app that users will love, work with Objective-C and code libraries, build and debug your app, and market it through the App Store.

  • Welcome to Mac land — learn about Mac apps in general, the tools you need to start building them, and how to register as a Mac developer
  • Learn the code — discover the basics of Objective-C programming, the Cocoa Framework, and how to create a Mac app's user interface
  • It's all about the user — learn strategies for supporting user expectations and how to create a positive user experience
  • Information, please — safely manage and store the information users will provide
  • The finishing touches — hunt down and banish the bugs and prepare to ace Apple's app review

Open the book and find:

  • The skills you'll need to develop Mac apps
  • Where to find online assistance
  • Sources and resources for a Mac project
  • Advice on testing a user interface
  • How to use Model-View-Controller
  • Ways to check your app for memory leaks
  • What Apple looks for in your app
  • App development best practices

Learn to:

  • Download the Mac App SDK and start working with Xcode
  • Take advantage of Mac desktop features to create amazing apps
  • Submit your app to the Mac App Store and navigate the approval process

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118032220
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/25/2011
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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