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Iphone and Ipad in Actionby Brandon Trebitowski
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"The entry to the world of iPhone."
-Aiden Montgomery, Wile Ltd.
"If you're new to iPhone development, this is your book!"
-Larry C. Whipple, Mobile Productivity, Inc.
"Get this book. It's pure gold."
-Martijn Dashorst, Author of Wicket in Action
"The quick & easy guide."
-Premkumar Rajendran, HCL Technologies
"The only book on iPhone development I will ever need."
-Rama Krishna Vavilala, Author of ASP.NET AJAX in Action
The iPhone explodes old ideas of a cell phone. Its native SDK offers a remarkable range of features including easy-to-build graphical objects, a unique navigation system, and a built-in database, all on a location-knowledgeable device. Websites and web apps can now behave like native iPhone apps, with great network integration.
iPhone in Action is an in-depth introduction to both native and web programming for the iPhone. You'll learn how to turn your web pages into compelling iPhone web apps using WebKit, iUI, and Canvas. The authors also take you step by step into more complex Objective-C programming. They help you master the iPhone SDK including its UI and features like accelerometers, GPS, the Address Book, SQLite, and many more. Using Apple's standard tools like Dashcode, Xcode, and Interface Builder, you'll learn how to best use both approaches: iPhone web and SDK programming. This book is intended as an introduction to its topics. Proficiency with C, Cocoa, or Objective-C is helpful but not required.
iPhone in Action is a complete and authoritative introduction to programming for the iPhone, and the first book to cover the new and widely anticipated iPhone SDK. This book takes current web developers, shows them how to develop web pages specifically for the iPhone, and then bootstraps them up to SDK programming. It also shows programmers comfortable with structured languages how to program specifically with the SDK. This introductory book to iPhone development lets developers who are new to the iPhone technology dive right in and start creating applications.
iOS 4, Apple\'s advanced mobile operating system, has introduced new and improved features to the iPhone/iPad SDK, including multitasking, the accelerometer, mapkit, push notifications, in-app purchasing and iAd. Originally developed for the iPhone, the system has since been shipped on the iPod Touch, iPad, and Apple TV.
iOS 4 in Action, a completely updated edition of iPhone and iPad in Action, goes beyond the basics of iPhone OS development, to provide readers with everything they need to create fully-functional, store-ready apps. Completely illustrated and easy to pick up, this book contains an array of sample apps to help readers learn from the ground up, one step at a time. Readers will then be shown how to apply this new skill set toward more advanced projects.
iPhone and iPad In Action, compiled by mobile software developer and blogger Brandon Trebitowski, simplifies existing iPhone topics while also updating them to account for the 3.4 SDK framework including iPad coverage. Beyond covering the basics of iPhone development, this edition also explores exciting topics such as the accelerometer, peer-to-peer gaming, mapkit, push notifications, and in-app purchasing. The reader is provided with step-by-step instructions on how to integrate the APIs into new or existing applications.
After completing this book, the reader will have all of the knowledge necessary to create fully functional iPhone applications ready for the App Store. There are many sample applications to work from including a chat client, video game, interactive map, and many others.
About the Author
Brandon Trebitowski is a software developer and author. In August of 2008, he started iCodeBlog.com to teach aspiring developers how to write software for the iPhone. After the blog was acquired by RightSprite in December of 2008, he began working full time for them developing mobile software.
Christopher Allen hosts iphonewebdev.com, the largest iPhone web dev community, and is a founder and organizer of the iPhoneDevCamp conference. A longtime technologist, Chris was one of the authors of TLS, the next-generation SSL protocol. Shannon Appelcline is a widely published writer and technologist, who has written everything from game programming articles to comic books.
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