Currently available as a Rough Cut, the book has already drawn more than 100 comments in the first few days on the book's discussion forum on Safari Books Online proving that developing for the iPhone may be just as exciting as owning an iPhone.
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Zdziarski, the developer of the first fully functional application using the open iPhone toolkit, explains in clear language how to create applications using Objective-C and the iPhone API, which in some ways resembles Apple's desktop API and in other ways strikes new ground. The book covers installation of the toolkits and background on the operating system and Objective-C, then offers detailed recipes and working examples for everyone's favorite iPhone features. Graphics and audio programming, the CoreImage and CoreSurfaces interfaces for games programming, interfacing with iTunes, and the use of sensors are all covered.
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Jonathan A. Zdziarski maintains DSPAM, a high profile, next-generation spam filter that's up to 99.985% accurate and has been hailed by Slashdot and Wired News. He lectures widely on the topic of spam and is a foremost researcher in the fields of algorithmic theory and neural networking
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iPhone Open Application Development: Rough Cuts Version
Jonathan A. Zdziarski
ISBN: 0-596-51951-6, 260 pages, $39.99 USD, £28.50 GBP
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