Complete iOS 12 Development Guide

Complete iOS 12 Development Guide

by Craig Clayton, Donny Wals

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Overview

Learn to create professional-grade iOS applications for the App Store using the latest iOS 12 features and other helpful tools

Key Features

  • Explore the distinctive design principles that define the iOS user experience
  • Train and use machine learning models with Core ML 2 and Create ML
  • Delve into advanced animations with UIViewPropertyAnimator and UIKitDynamics

Book Description

With Apple users spending more money in the App Store, there are plenty of development opportunities for professional iOS developers.

This Learning Path is a direct route to iOS development, which will take you through the basics and help you put principles into practice. For experienced programmers, this book will help you gain insights into the latest iOS 12 features. This book is also useful for beginners who want to gain expertise in iOS development. You'll start with an introduction to iOS development, Xcode, and Swift. To give your app the edge, you'll get up to speed with advanced iOS topics, such as gestures and animations. Next, you will understand the latest Swift 4.2 and iOS 12 developments by incorporating new features, such as the latest in notifications, custom-UI notifications, maps, and recent additions in SiriKit. With these tools, you’ll be able to write efficient, readable, and maintainable Swift code that maintains industry best practices.

By the end of the book, you will have the confidence to build iOS 12 applications that harness advanced techniques and make the best use of the latest features.

This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products:

  • iOS 12 Programming for Beginners - Third Edition by Craig Clayton
  • Mastering iOS 12 Programming - Third Edition by Donny Wals

What you will learn

  • Build a responsive user interface (UI) and add privacy to your custom-rich notifications
  • Set up SiriKit to add voice for Siri shortcuts
  • Integrate iMessage, Siri, and more in your app through app extensions
  • Use TestFlight to collect feedback before releasing your apps on the App Store
  • Use Auto Layout to create complex layouts that look visually appealing on any device
  • Enhance your app by building your own profiling tools
  • Create engaging augmented reality experiences with ARKit 2

Who this book is for

If you are completely new to Swift, iOS, or programming and want to become an expert in developing iOS applications, this Learning Path is for you. You’ll also find this Learning Path useful if you’re an experienced programmer looking to explore the latest iOS 12 features.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781838643799
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Publication date: 03/20/2019
Pages: 774
Sales rank: 355,043
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.54(d)

About the Author

Craig Clayton is a self-taught, senior iOS engineer at Adept Mobile, who specializes in building mobile experiences for NBA and NFL teams. He also volunteered as the organizer of the Suncoast iOS meetup group in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area for three years and prepared presentations and hands-on talks for this and other groups in the community. His Cocoa Academy online specializes in bringing to the market a diverse list of multi-level iOS courses, such as building apps and games. Donny Wals is a passionate and curious iOS developer from Netherlands. With several years of experience in building apps and sharing knowledge, Donny is a respected member of the iOS development community. He enjoys delivering talks to share his knowledge and experiences with his peers. In addition to sharing knowledge, he loves learning more about iOS, Apple's frameworks, and development in general. This eagerness to learn has made him into a versatile iOS developer with the knowledge of several Apple frameworks and tools. During WWDC, you will often find Donny binge-watching the talks that Apple engineers deliver to introduce new features and frameworks.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Familiar with Xcode
  2. Building a Foundation with Swift
  3. Building on the Swift Foundation
  4. Digging Deeper
  5. Digging into Collections
  6. Starting the UI Setup
  7. Setting Up the Basic Structure
  8. Building Our App Structure in Storyboard
  9. Finishing Up Our App Structure in Storyboard
  10. Designing Cells
  11. Getting Started with the Grid
  12. Adding Core Data to Your App
  13. Fetching and Displaying Data from the Network
  14. Being Proactive with Background Fetch
  15. Syncing Data with CloudKit
  16. Using Augmented Reality
  17. Improving Apps With Location Services
  18. Making Smarter Apps with CoreML
  19. Tracking Activity Using HealthKit
  20. Streamlining Experiences with Siri
  21. Using Media in Your App
  22. Implementing Rich Notifications
  23. Instant Information with a Today Extension
  24. Exchanging Data With Drag And Drop
  25. Improved Discoverability with Spotlight and Universal Links
  26. Extending iMessage
  27. (N.B. Please use the Look Inside option to see further chapters)

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