Chapter 1

Introducing Data-Driven Applications


  • Creating a view-based application using Xcode
  • Building a simple data model
  • Neatly displaying your data in a table using the UITableView control


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Data is the backbone of most applications. It is not limited only to business applications. Games, graphics editors, and spreadsheets all use and manipulate data in one form or another. One of the most exciting things about iOS applications is that they enable you and your customers to take your data anywhere. The mobility of iOS devices gives the developer an amazing platform for developing applications that work with that data. You can use the power of existing data to build applications that use that data in new ways. In this book, you will learn how to display data, create and manipulate data, and send and retrieve data over the Internet.

In this chapter, you learn how to build a simple data-driven application. While this application will not be production-ready, it is intended to help you to get started using the tools that you will use as you build data-driven applications. By the end of this chapter, you will be able to create a view-based application using Xcode that displays your data using ...

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