iPhone and iPad Apps for Absolute Beginners

iPhone and iPad Apps for Absolute Beginners

by Rory Lewis
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iPhone and iPad Apps for Absolute Beginners by Rory Lewis

This update of an Apress bestseller walks you through creating your first app, with plain English and practical examples using the latest iOS 7 software development platform and more. It cuts through the fog of jargon and misinformation that surrounds iPhone and iPad app development, and gives you simple, step-by-step instructions to get you started.

  • Teaches iPhone and iPad apps development in language anyone can understand
  • Provides simple, step-by-step examples that make learning easy, using iOS 7
  • Offers bonus videos from the author that enable you to follow along—it’s like your own private classroom

The iPhone is the hottest gadget of our generation, and much of its success has been fueled by the App Store, Apple’s online marketplace for iPhone apps. Over 1 billion apps were downloaded during the nine months following the launch of the App Store, ranging from the simplest games to the most complex business apps. Everyone has an idea for the next best-selling iPhone app—that’s why you’re reading this now! And with the popularity of the iPad, this demand will just continue to grow.

What you’ll learn

  • Get both yourself and your computer set up for iPhone and iPad application development
  • Start by making small changes to existing applications to build your knowledge and experience before creating your own applications
  • Follow steps in plain English to build simple apps and get them working immediately
  • Style your application so that it looks good and users can easily navigate through it
  • Use shortcuts and cheat sheets to create apps the easy way

    Who this book is for

    If you have a great idea for an iPhone or iPad app, but have never programmed before, then this is the book for you. You don’t need any previous computer programming skills—as long as you have a desire to learn, and you know which end of the mouse is which, you’ll be fine.

    Table of Contents

    1. Getting the tools
    2. Your first app
    3. Running your app on a device
    4. Your second app
    5. Going deeper: Patterns and Delegates
    6. Debugging
    7. Common Controls
    8. Pickers and Date Pickers
    9. Tables and Table Views
    10. Maps
    11. Browser and Web Applications
    12. iPad Applications

    13. App Store Deployment

    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781430227007
    Publisher: Apress
    Publication date: 06/06/2010
    Edition description: 1st ed.
    Pages: 336
    Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

    About the Author

    Rory Lewis is a 48-year-old Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He is often mistaken for the Hippie with the dead-head shirts walking aimlessly around the campus. He is often described as the guy in the office where students are always lined up outside. He is often heralded as the dude that will explain your math and computer code, even when he first checks and sees you’ve done 800 tweets and 2700 Facebook comments while you should have been in class! He is described by his adult daughters as a dad that was once a successful microprocessor litigation lawyer in Palo Alto but couldn’t resist his dorkiness and went back to school to become a doctor of Geekdom!

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    iPhone and iPad Apps for Absolute Beginners 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
    FrankJosslyn More than 1 year ago
    My son he's taken Dr. Lewis' class at the University of Colorado. I have used this book to teach myself this iPad and iPhone just like I teach myself English when I come from Russia. I only learn more from Dr. Lewis book and now I have three apps on iTunes Apple store. When it too hard I look at his video where I see him do it and I say OK now I see. But I never program before and now I am expert. Very good book to teach beginner like me to be professional iPad programmer.
    EthanMurdoch More than 1 year ago
    As a History Major many years ago and now the owner of 4 restaurants I have never programmed a single thing in my life. I have had many ideas for apps. I bought all the dummy books, all the beginner books and got NOWHERE! Dr. Lewis' book was my last hope. From the first page I could tell he was talking to ME. I could tell he totally connected to how stupid I was and told me it was OK. Long story short. I have written my first app for my staff to schedule their next week's shift. It going to the Apple store and everybody thinks I am a programming guru! Thank you Dr. Lewis.
    CaptainNemo39 More than 1 year ago
    Rory Lewis does a fine job going over the ins and outs of v4.3 of XCode. I had purchased the electronic version which was not formatted correctly in a lot of code examples, but that just made me think more and figure out parts of the coding myself. I would have like to see more explanation on WHY certain code examples work, such as the usage of the [ ] and ( ), but overall the is a big "must have".
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I highly recommend that you get this book. You will not find a better one!
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