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Hello! iOS Development is a tutorial designed for novice iOS developers. Using the Hello! style of User Friendly cartoons and illustrations, this entertaining book will guide you step-by-step as you write your first apps for the iPhone and iPad and add them to the App Store.
About This Book
To create a successful iPhone or iPad app you need a great idea, serious commitment, and some programming know-how. If you supply the idea and the commitment, this entertaining and easy-to-read book will help you pick up the coding skills you need to bring your app to life.
Hello! iOS Development is a tutorial designed for new iOS developers. It builds on your existing programming knowledge to create apps for the iPhone and iPad using the Objective-C language and Apple's free Xcode tools. Characters from the User Friendly cartoon series guide you as you write your first apps and add them to the App Store.
Written for readers with beginning-level programming skills. No prior experience with iOS development is assumed.
Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
- No iPhone or iPad development experience required
- Go from napkin sketch to finished app
- Publish your apps in the App Store
- Easy writing style with visual learning aids
About the Authors
Lou Franco is an iOS developer with over a decade of iOS experience. Eitan Mendelowitz teaches computing and the arts at Smith College.
Table of Contents
PART 1 HELLO! IPHONE
- Hello! iPhone
- Thinking like an iPhone developer
- Coding in Objective-C
PART 2 IPHONE APPLICATIONS: STEP BY STEP
- Writing an app with multiple views
- Polishing your app
- Working with databases and table views
- Creating a photo-based application
- Moving, rotating, editing, and animating images
- Working with location and maps
- Accessing the internet
PART 3 GOING FROM XCODE TO THE APP STORE
- Debugging and optimizing your application
- Building for the device and the App Store
There are over four hundred thousand apps for the iPhone and tens of thousands of programmers creating them. Typically, apps are created by experienced developers. However, there are also great success stories of first-time developers, motivated by a great idea and the allure of making money on the App Store, who taught themselves how to create apps.
Hello! iOS Development will cater to novice programmers and give them enough understanding of iPhone development to allow them to move on to more advanced documentation. With the help of engaging cartoons and illustrations, this book will concentrate on teaching concepts and give a step-by-step guide to creating a few simple and complete apps. These apps are designed to be small, but useful, and will be freely available in the App Store for readers to immediately download and use.
Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.
About the Author
is a software development veteran who has delivered products for NASDAQ, The Federal Reserve Bank of NY, and the US Military. He's been programming internet-enabled mobile devices for over ten years and on the iPhone for the past two. Lou currently runs the developer tools business for Atalasoft, an Imaging SDK vendor. He lives in Northampton, MA.
Eitan Mendelowitz is an Assistant Professor of computing and the arts at Smith College. Working at the intersection of computer science and media art, he is currently developing mobile platforms to enable citizen science.