Sams Teach Yourself iPhone Application Development in 24 Hours by John Ray
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In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, learn how to build powerful applications for today’s hottest mobile device: the iPhone! Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll master every skill and technology you need, from setting up your iPhone development environment to building great user interfaces, sensing motion to writing multitasking applications. Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!


Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common iOS development tasks.


Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.


By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion.


Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.


Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.


Printed in full color—figures and code appear as they do in Xcode

Covers iOS 4.0 and up Learn the features of Xcode 3.2 and Interface Builder Prepare your system and iPhone for efficient development Get started quickly with Apple’s Objective-C and Cocoa Touch Understand the Model-View-Controller (MVC) development paradigm Design highly usable applications with interactive widgets and web-connected interfaces Use Table views to navigate structured data Build rotatable and resizable user interfaces Read and write data and create System Setting plug-ins Use the iPhone’s media playback and recording capabilities Create map and location-based (GPS) services Sense motion and orientation with the iPhone’s accelerometer and the iPhone 4 gyroscope Create universal applications that run on the iPhone and iPad Write background-aware multitasking applications Distribute your applications through the App Store


About John Ray

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John Ray is currently serving as a Senior Business Analyst and Development Team Manager for the Ohio State University Research Foundation. He has written numerous books for Macmillan/Sams/Que, including Using TCP/IP: Special Edition, Teach Yourself Dreamweaver MX in 21 Days, Mac OS X Unleashed, and Teach Yourself iPad Development in 24 Hours. As a Macintosh user since 1984, he strives to ensure that each project presents the Macintosh with the equality and depth it deserves. Even technical titles such as Using TCP/IP contain extensive information about the Macintosh and its applications and have garnered numerous positive reviews for their straightforward approach and accessibility to beginner and intermediate users.   You can visit his website at or follow him on Twitter at #iPhoneIn24.
Published October 15, 2010 by Sams Publishing. 704 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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