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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To iPad and iPhone App Development by Troy Brant

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Introduction
One of the principles to keep in mind when developing iPad and iPhone apps is designing for short bursts of activity. Think about how you use your own mobile device. Likely, you open an app, use it for a spell, and close it. This book is written using the same philosophy. Each chapter is bite-size, and exercises never span more than one chapter. Sample code is short. Descriptions are succinct. I know you’re busy and don’t have time to waste.
I have found the only way to learn iPhone programming is to actually write iPhone apps. As such, this book is designed assuming that you are at your computer and writing the sample applications in each chapter as we go through them. You can read about programming all day, but it won’t stick ...

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