Covers iOS 7 and Xcode 5
Learning iOS Developmentis the perfect first book for every new iOS 7 developer. It delivers a complete foundation for iOS development, including an introduction to the Objective-C language, Xcode development tools, best-practice user interface development, and best practices for all aspects of app development and deployment.
Throughout Learning iOS Development, you explore the iOS development process as you create and expand a handy car valet app. The hands-on projects enable you to create meaningful code as soon as possible, building confidence and mastery. The annotated code listings work with all the latest iOS technology, so you’ll be ready to jump into this exciting development field.
With Learning iOS Development, it’s easy to learn at your own pace, on your own--or to deepen the knowledge you may be gaining in a classroom or workplace.
Installing all the tools, programs, and devices you need to create iOS apps
Building your first app and mastering the essentials of Objective-C
Making the most effective use of device memory
Storyboarding your interface and connecting it to your underlying code
Using Auto Layout to support devices with different sizes and orientations
Managing app data with Core Data
Creating sophisticated custom gestures
Deploying your app through Apple’s App Store
Quickly localizing your app for multiple languages and countries
Implementing scrolling, navigation, table views, and other core iOS features
Mastering advanced table views and navigation, including iPad split views
Passing code encapsulated in blocks for communicating between parts of your app and with the system
Tuning and debugging your apps for the best performance and quality
Discovering great resources to take your next steps as an iOS developer