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Learning iPad Programming: A Hands-On Guide to Building iPad Apps, Second Edition by Kirby Turner, Tom Harrington

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1. Your First App

There is no better way to learn than by actually doing something, so let’s dive in by writing a really simple iPad app. The first application you will write is a Hello World app. Yes, the Hello World sample application is overdone, but don’t worry—you will be building more sophisticated applications later in this book. For now, it’s important to get your hands dirty with some code and the tools.

The goal for this chapter is to give you a sneak peek at the tools you will be using to build your iPad applications. If you are already familiar with Xcode, you may wish to skip ahead to Chapter 4, “Getting Started with Objective-C,” or Chapter 6, “Provisioning Your iPad.” If you are new to Xcode, please continue reading.

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