Inside, veteran mobile developer Dr. Maher Ali begins with a foundation introduction to Objective C and Cocoa Touch programming, and then guides readers through building apps with Apple's iPhone SDK 4 – including coverage of the major categories of new APIs and building apps for the new Apple iPad.
This book concentrates on illustrating GUI concepts programmatically, allowing readers to fully appreciate the complete picture of iOS 4 development without relying on Interface Builder. In addition, Interface Builder is covered in several chapters.
Advanced iOS 4 Programming delves into more advanced topics going beyond the basics of iOS 4 development, providing comprehensive coverage that will help you get your apps to the App Store quicker.
Key features include:Objective-C programming language and runtimeInterface BuilderBuilding advanced mobile user interfacesCollectionsCocoa TouchCore Animation and Quartz 2DModel-view-controller (MVC) designsDeveloping for the iPadGrand Central DispatchParsing XML documents using SAX, DOM, and TouchXMLWorking with the Map Kit APIRemote and Local Push NotificationBlocks (closures) in Objective-CBuilding advanced location-based applicationsDeveloping database applications using the SQLite engineGameKit framework
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