Chapter 1. Building your first iOS application


This chapter covers
  • Understanding the iOS development environment
  • Learning how to use Xcode and Interface Builder
  • Building your first application


As a developer starting out on the iOS platform, you’re faced with learning a lot of new technologies and concepts in a short period of time. At the forefront of this information overload is a set of development tools you may not be familiar with and a programming language shaped by a unique set of companies and historical events.

iOS applications are typically developed in a programming language called Objective-C and supported by a support library called Cocoa Touch. If you’ve already developed Mac OS X applications, you’re probably familiar ...

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