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The App Store extends to the Mac desktop! Developers: here's how join the fun
If you love your desktop Mac and want to enjoy the fun and challenge of developing Mac apps for the App Store, here's your chance to get started. This fun, full-color guide shows you how to create killer Mac apps on, and for, a desktop Mac. The book takes you step by step through the development of two apps while you get up to speed on the Mac App SDK, Xcode 4, how a Mac app runs, cryptography, views, and much more.
- Shows you how to download the Mac App SDK, set up Xcode 4, and how Mac apps run
- Takes you step by step through the development of two Mac desktop apps
- Explains views, view controllers, interface objects, gesture recognizers, cryptography, security, network awareness, and much more
The App Store for the Mac desktop is the next big thing for developers! Be ready with this book at your disposal.
Note: Apple's iOS SDK tools are only accessible on Intel-powered Mac and MacBook devices.
About the Author
Karl G. Kowalski is the principal software engineer for RSA Security, where he has worked on security software solutions for Apple devices since 2006. He's an expert Mac developer with experience in technologies ranging from databases to text-to-speech integration.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started on Macintosh Apps 7
Chapter 1: Gathering What You Need to Develop Mac Apps 9
Chapter 2: Mac OS X Coding with Xcode 39
Chapter 3: Giving Your App Something to Do 63
Chapter 4: Objective-C and Cocoa Applications 87
Part II: A View to an App 115
Chapter 5: Using Interface Builder to Lay Out Your Views 117
Chapter 6: Controlling Your Windows and Views 147
Chapter 7: Drawing Advanced Views 177
Part III: Focus on the User 207
Chapter 8: Maintaining Your Users' Data 209
Chapter 9: Working in the Background 251
Chapter 10: Printing Your User’s Data 283
Part IV: Polishing and Supporting Your App 303
Chapter 11: Debugging Your App 305
Chapter 12: Putting On the Finishing Touches 337
Part V: The Part of Tens 367
Chapter 13: Ten Useful Apple Sample Apps 369
Chapter 14: Ten Macintosh Development Tips 377