Migrating to iPhone and iPad for .NET Developers

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Today’s .NET developers are intrigued by what the iPhone and iPad apps landscape has to offer. Admit it: you’re one of them.Apple’s App Store has hundreds of thousands of apps, and yours can be among them.iPhone and iPad app development using the iOSsoftware development kitis one of the most appealing environments availablefor mobile technology.

Migrating to iPhone and iPad for .NET Developershelps .NET programmers get started creating iPhone and iPad apps using the iOS software...

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Overview

Today’s .NET developers are intrigued by what the iPhone and iPad apps landscape has to offer. Admit it: you’re one of them.Apple’s App Store has hundreds of thousands of apps, and yours can be among them.iPhone and iPad app development using the iOSsoftware development kitis one of the most appealing environments availablefor mobile technology.

Migrating to iPhone and iPad for .NET Developershelps .NET programmers get started creating iPhone and iPad apps using the iOS software development kit. Start with a crash course on development using iOS. Then, find out whether you want to use Xcode instead of Visual Studio, and prepare yourself for the migration from C# to Objective-C! You'll learn how your existing .NET skills can map most efficiently to the iOS development environment.

Next, you'll really get coding with Objective-C and the iOS software development kit.You'll build your skillsand enhance your apps withvisually appealing, dynamic user interfaces andpushing/pulling data from a database though events and more. Discover the wonders of the Cocoa library, and learn new ways to do things you already know like the back of your hand in the .NET environment.

Nearing the finish line, you'll build your first complete iPhone or iPad app, and extend your iPhone app features—for example, byusing third-party libraries.Once you have created that first iPhone or iPad app, we'll walk you through making it available on the App Store. Migrating to iPhone and iPad for .NET Developers even offers tips onhow to market your apps tonew customers.

When you finish reading Migrating to iPhone and iPad for .NET Developers, you'll be an iOS apps developer as well as a .NET developer, in today’s competitive and fun mobile landscape!

What you’ll learn

  • How to efficiently and quickly migrate your skills from .NET to Apple iOS for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
  • How to set up and start codingwith theiOS software development kit, Xcode and other Apple iOS and Mac tools
  • How to enhance your app with a dynamic user interface
  • How to store and retrieve data and configure your apps
  • How to de-bug and test your apps in the iOS environment
  • How to publish your first app on Apple’sApp Store

Who this book is for

If you're a Windows or .NET programmerwho wants to get into iPhone or iPad apps development for the very first time, this book is for you!

Table of Contents

  1. Get Set Up: Development onApple'sTools and Platforms
  2. Jump In: A Crash Course on Development Using the iOS SDK
  3. Understand Your Options: Using Third-Party Solutions and MonoTouch
  4. Going Deeper: .NET, Objective-C and the iOS SDK
  5. Get to Work: Creating Your First Application
  6. Build Your Skills: Enhancing Your Application with a Dynamic User Interface
  7. Get the Data: Storing and Retrieving Data & Configuring Your Applications
  8. Extend Your Apps: ExtendingYour iOS Applicationwith Third Party Libraries
  9. Get Published: Testing, Deploying and Distributing Your Applications
  10. Extend Your Skills: Advanced Features

A. Completing the Lunar Lander Application

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430238584
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 11/23/2011
  • Edition description: 2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Mamone is Global Head of Professional Services for Local Government & Commercial in Serco. He has 23 years of IT experience and has been involved with Microsoft .NET since its Beta, Mono since its inception and Objective-C and iPhone development since launch. A Certified Enterprise Architect and experienced Chief Technology Officer, Mark has authored and co-authored several books on topics that include Linux, .NET, Mono and Databases.
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