Beginning iOS 5 Development

Exploring the iOS SDK

  • Authors
  • Dave Mark
  • Jack Nutting
  • Jeff LaMarche

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Dave Mark, Jack Nutting, Jeff LaMarche
    Pages 1-11
  3. Dave Mark, Jack Nutting, Jeff LaMarche
    Pages 13-44
  4. Dave Mark, Jack Nutting, Jeff LaMarche
    Pages 45-68
  5. Dave Mark, Jack Nutting, Jeff LaMarche
    Pages 69-112
  6. Dave Mark, Jack Nutting, Jeff LaMarche
    Pages 113-132
  7. Dave Mark, Jack Nutting, Jeff LaMarche
    Pages 133-161
  8. Dave Mark, Jack Nutting, Jeff LaMarche
    Pages 163-215
  9. Dave Mark, Jack Nutting, Jeff LaMarche
    Pages 217-276
  10. Dave Mark, Jack Nutting, Jeff LaMarche
    Pages 277-352
  11. Dave Mark, Jack Nutting, Jeff LaMarche
    Pages 353-379
  12. Dave Mark, Jack Nutting, Jeff LaMarche
    Pages 381-406
  13. Dave Mark, Jack Nutting, Jeff LaMarche
    Pages 407-443
  14. Dave Mark, Jack Nutting, Jeff LaMarche
    Pages 445-491
  15. Dave Mark, Jack Nutting, Jeff LaMarche
    Pages 493-523
  16. Dave Mark, Jack Nutting, Jeff LaMarche
    Pages 525-562
  17. Dave Mark, Jack Nutting, Jeff LaMarche
    Pages 563-602
  18. Dave Mark, Jack Nutting, Jeff LaMarche
    Pages 603-632
  19. Dave Mark, Jack Nutting, Jeff LaMarche
    Pages 633-644
  20. Dave Mark, Jack Nutting, Jeff LaMarche
    Pages 645-672

About this book

Introduction

The team that brought you the bestselling Beginning iPhone 4 Development is back again for Beginning iOS 5 Development, bringing this definitive guide up-to-date with Apple's latest and greatest iOS SDK, as well as with the latest version of Xcode. 

There's coverage of brand new technologies, with chapters on storyboards and iCloud, for example, as well as significant updates to existing chapters to bring them in line with all the changes that came with the iOS 5 SDK. You'll have everything you need to create your very own apps for the latest iOS devices, including the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and the latest iPod touch. Every single sample program in the book has been rebuilt from scratch using Xcode 4.2 and the latest iOS 5-specific project templates and designed to take advantage of the latest Xcode features.

Assuming only a minimal working knowledge of Objective-C, and written in a friendly, easy-to-follow style, Beginning iOS 5 Development offers a complete soup-to-nuts course in iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch programming. The book starts with the basics, walking through the process of downloading and installing Xcode and the iOS 5 SDK, and then guides you though the creation of your first simple application.

From there, you'll learn how to integrate all the interface elements Apple touch users have come to know and love, such as buttons, switches, pickers, toolbars, and sliders. You'll master a variety of design patterns, from the simplest single view to complex hierarchical drill-downs. The confusing art of table building will be demystified, and you'll learn how to save your data using the iPhone file system. You'll also learn how to save and retrieve your data using a variety of persistence techniques, including Core Data and SQLite. And there's much more! You'll learn to draw using Quartz 2D and OpenGL ES, add multitouch gestural support (pinches and swipes) to your applications, and work with the camera, photo library, accelerometer, and built-in GPS. You'll discover the fine points of application preferences and learn how to localize your apps for multiple languages.

  • The iOS 5 update to the bestselling and most recommended book for Cocoa touch developers
  • Packed full of tricks, techniques, and enthusiasm for the new SDK from a developer perspective
  • Written in an accessible, easy-to-follow style

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