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Head First Iphone and Ipad Development: A Learner's Guide to Creating Objective-C Applications for the Iphone and Ipad (Head First)by Tracey Pilone
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Let's say you have a killer app idea for iPhone and iPad. Where do you begin? Head First iPhone and iPad Development will help you get your first application up and running in no time. You'll not only learn how to design for Apple's devices, you'll also master the iPhone SDK tools — including Interface Builder, Xcode, and Objective-C programming principles — to make your app stand out.
Whether you're a seasoned Mac developer who wants to jump into the App store, or someone with strong object-oriented programming skills but no Mac experience, this book is a complete learning experience for creating eye-catching, top-selling iPhone and iPad applications.
Pilone delivers a learner's guide to creating Objective-C applications for the iPhone and iPad.
Using Head First's unique visually rich format, this book teaches experienced programmers best practices for building iPhone apps that will sell. Using the proven formula that has turned several Head First titles into bestsellers, this book will help readers get their first iPhone apps up and running in no time. They'll quickly master core Objective-C programming principles and learn skills with tools in the iPhone SDK, including Interface Builder and Xcode. Head First iPhone Development is a complete learning experience for creating eye-catching, top-selling iPhone applications.
About the Author
Dan Pilone is a Senior Software Architect with Blueprint Technologies, Inc. He has designed and implemented systems for Hughes, ARINC, UPS, and the Naval Research Laboratory. He also teaches project management and software design and engineering at The Catholic University in Washington D.C. Dan is the author of several books on software development, including UML 2.0 in a Nutshell and UML 2.0 Pocket Reference (O'Reilly).
Tracey Pilone, a licensed Civil Engineer, is a freelance technical writer who has worked on mission planning and RF analysis software for the Navy. She has a Civil Engineering degree from Virgina Tech and a Masters of Education from the University of Virginia.
Table of Contents
Advance Praise for Head First iPhone and iPad Development Praise for other Head First books How to use this Book: Intro Chapter 1: Getting Started: Going Mobile with iOS Chapter 2: iOS App Patterns: Hello, Renee! Chapter 3: Objective-C for iOS: Email needs variety Chapter 4: Multiple Views: A table with a view Chapter 5: Plists and Modal Views: Refining your app Chapter 6: Saving, Editing, and Sorting Data: Everyone's an editor... Chapter 7: Migrating to iPad: We need more room Chapter 8: Tab Bars and Core Data: Enterprise apps Chapter 9: Migrating and Optimizing with Core Data: Things are changing Chapter 10: Camera, Map Kit, and Core Location: Proof in the real world Chapter 11: iPad UI: Natural interfaces Leftovers: The top 4 things (we didn't cover) Preparing an App for Distribution: Get ready for the App Store
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