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Learning iCloud Data Management: A Hands-On Guide to Structuring Data for iOS and OS X by Jesse Feiler

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1. Exploring iCloud and Its User Experience

As is the case with many of Apple’s technologies, iCloud just works: users don’t have to do much of anything to take advantage of its features. As a user, the main thing that you have to do is leave some of your old habits and preconceptions at the door because iCloud can make your life easier and much more productive.

As a developer, things are a bit different. There’s a saying that “all the tedious work can make for one inspired moment” (it’s attributed to various people). Behind the scenes, you do have some work to do so that users can use iCloud easily—it just works after you’ve done your work. This book helps you understand iCloud from the developer’s point of view; it shows you what you can do ...

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