Book: Learning iOS Programming: From Xcode to App Store
The arrival of the iPhone changed everything. Or, at the very least, it changed the direction
of software development for mobile platforms, which is a pretty big thing. It has
spawned an entire generation of copycat devices and brought an entire multibilliondollar
industry to its knees. Despite this, it still fits in your pocket.
Get a rapid introduction to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch programming. With this easy-to-follow guide, you’ll learn how to develop your first marketable iOS application, from opening Xcode to submitting your product to the App Store. Whether you’re a developer new to Mac programming or an experienced Mac developer ready to tackle iOS, this is your book.
You’ll learn about Objective-C and the core frameworks hands-on by writing several sample iOS applications, giving you the basic skills for building your own applications independently. Packed with code samples, this book is refreshed and updated for iOS 6 and Xcode 4.
Discover the advantages of building native iOS apps
Get started with Objective-C and the Cocoa Touch frameworks
Dive deep into the table view classes for building user interfaces
Handle data input, parse XML and JSON documents, and store data on SQLite
Use iOS sensors, including the accelerometer, magnetometer, camera, and GPS
Build apps that use the Core Location and MapKit frameworks
Integrate Apple’s iCloud service into your applications
Walk through the process of distributing your polished app to the App Store