Chapter 8. Tab Bars and Core Data: Enterprise apps

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Enterprise apps mean managing more data in different ways.

Companies large and small are a significant market for iPhone and iPad apps. A small handheld device with a custom app can be huge for companies that have staff on the go. Most of these apps are going to manage lots of data, and since iOS 3.0, there has been built-in Core Data support. Working with that and another new controller—the tab bar controller—we’re going to build an app for justice!

HF bounty hunting

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Bob needs some help.

Bounty hunting is not a desk job; Bob needs lots of information to pick up fugitives on the go. His iPhone is ideal to take along while he’s chasing bad guys, while his iPad will great for more detailed background work. Here’s what Bob needs in his apps:

iPhone App

  1. Bob needs a list of fugitives. He has to keep track of everyone he’s looking for, along with people he’s captured.

  2. He wants to be able to quickly display a list of just the captured fugitives.

  3. He also needs a display of the detailed information about each fugitive, like what they’re wanted for, where they were last seen, and how much their bounty is.

iPad App

  1. Details on past whereabouts. They’ll have ...

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