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Get a jumpstart on developing apps for iOS 5!
Ideal for beginning developers who are eager to create native applications for Apple's mobile devices, this full-color guide walks you through the core building blocks of iPhone and iPad application development, including new features such as iCloud Programming, Twitter integration, importing and exporting documents from within your iOS applications, the new Xcode® 4, multitasking features, location-based services, the notification system, and more. You'll quickly discover that this book is replete with everything you need in order to confidently build your first iPhone or iPad application.
Beginning iOS 5 Application Development:
Establishes a strong foundation for getting started with iOS 5 programming
Walks you through responding to and handling device rotations as well as the different types of screen orientations
Shows how to use the various application templates: Tabbed, Master-Detail, Single View, and Utility
Explores techniques for using the table view in a Master-Detail application
Shares advice for file handling and database storage
Covers ways to access the various sensors and recognize a variety of gestures
Shows how to build Location-Based Services applications using Google Maps, reverse geocoding, adding annotations, and more
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Beginning iOS 5 Application Development
offers the reader a full-color jumpstart to developing applications for the next major release of the iPhone operating system--iOS 5. This book has been fully updated to cover all of the new iOS 5 features, including
- New Xcode 4 release
- New multitasking feature
- New location-based services
- New notification system
- New cloud-based features for online storage of music, photos and video
- And much more yet to be announced
In short, this full-color book shows developers how to use the core building blocks of iPhone and iPad application development, including Objective-C and the xCode toolset, to quickly build their first application.
The ideal starting point for iPhone and iPad app development with iOS 5
If you want to develop apps for Apple's iPhone and iPad, first you need to know how to use the tools--iPhone's new iOS 5 operating system and SDK, and the new xCode toolset that come with it. This full-color book is the perfect starting point. Beginning developers, you'll get a solid introduction to the new xCode 4 and Objective-C and find everything you need to quickly build your first app. The book thoroughly covers all the new iOS 5 features, including new multitasking, location-based services, notification system, cloud-based features, and much more.
- Written by bestselling Wrox author, Wei-Meng Lee, this is an ideal book for beginning developers
- Helps eager developers quickly start building apps for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
- Introduces iOS 5, xCode 4, Objective-C, and the basics you need to create your first Apple device app
- Covers a host of new iOS 5 capabilities, including new multitasking, new location-based services, and a new notification system
- Shows you how to work with iOS 5's cloud-based features for online storage of music, photos, and video
Full-color and full of information, Beginning iOS 5 Application Development is the ultimate guide for beginning Apple developers.
About the Author
Wei-Meng Lee is the founder of Developer Learning Solutions (www.learn2develop.net), a technology company specializing in hands-on training in the latest Microsoft and Apple technologies. He writes extensively for online publications and magazines on topics such as iPhone and Mac OS X development and is the author of Beginning iOS 4 Application Development and Beginning Android Application Development.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 Getting Started with iOS 5 Programming 1
CHAPTER 2 Writing Your First Hello World! Application 17
CHAPTER 3 Understanding Views, Outlets, and Actions 35
CHAPTER 4 Exploring the Different View Controllers 67
CHAPTER 5 Enabling Multi-Platform Support for the iPhone and iPad 109
CHAPTER 6 Handling Keyboard Inputs 123
CHAPTER 7 Supporting Screen Rotations 149
CHAPTER 8 Displaying and Persisting Data Using the Table View 163
CHAPTER 9 Using Application Preferences 201
CHAPTER 10 File Handling 221
CHAPTER 11 Database Storage Using SQLite 253
CHAPTER 12 Programming iCloud 269
CHAPTER 13 Performing Simple Animations and Video Playback 295
CHAPTER 14 Accessing Built-In Applications 317
CHAPTER 15 Accessing the Sensors 339
CHAPTER 16 Using Web Services 359
CHAPTER 17 Bluetooth Programming 393
CHAPTER 18 Bonjour Programming 415
CHAPTER 19 Programming Remote Notifi cations Using Apple Push Notifi cation Services 427
CHAPTER 20 Displaying Maps 449
CHAPTER 21 Programming Background Applications 487
APPENDIX A Testing on an Actual Device 511
APPENDIX B Getting Around in Xcode 533
APPENDIX C Crash Course in Objective-C 559
APPENDIX D Answers to Exercises 587