Synopses & Reviews
Let's say you have an idea for a killer iPhone app. Where do you begin? Head First iPhone Development will help you get your first application up and running in no time. You'll quickly learn to use iPhone SDK tools, including Interface Builder and Xcode, and master Objective-C programming principles that will make your app stand out. It's a complete learning experience for creating eye-catching, top-selling iPhone applications.
- Put Objective-C core concepts to work, including message passing, protocols, properties, and memory management
- Take advantage of iPhone patterns such as datasources and delegates
- Preview your applications in the iPhone Simulator
- Build complicated interactions that utilize multiple views, data entry/editing, and iPhone rotation
- Work with iPhone's camera, GPS, and accelerometer
- Optimize, test, and distribute your application
We think your time is too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First iPhone Development provides a visually-rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep.
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 Rational Certified in OOAD, RUP, and Rose. His previous employer was a Rational Partner and Dan has taught (formally as well as informally) quite a few UML classes for Hughes, ARINC, UPS, Georgia Systems Operation Center (GSOC), and the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). As a software architect for clients, Dan has made extensive use of UML (in all views of the architecture) to help convey information to management, developers, team leads, and requirement folks (doing use case analysis in a UML-like fashion). Dan is also Sun J2EE Enterprise Architect certified, which required him to submit his own EJB designs using UML sequence, class, and collaboration diagrams. Dan has worked at Hughes Inc. developing a satellite communication system for which they did real-time UML modeling, and also large numbers of State Diagrams to model the acquisition/control stages.
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.