Head First iPhone and iPad Development: A Learner's Guide to by Dan Pilone

By Dan Pilone

Let's say you have got a killer app proposal for iPhone and iPad. the place do you start? Head First iPhone and iPad Development may help you get your first program up and working very quickly. you will not just easy methods to layout for Apple's units, you are going to additionally grasp the iPhone SDK tools—including Xcode—and Objective-C programming rules to make your app stand out.

Whether you are a professional Mac developer who desires to leap into the App shop, or somebody with robust object-oriented programming abilities yet no Mac event, this booklet is an entire studying event for growing attention-grabbing, top-selling iPhone and iPad applications.

  • Install the iPhone OS SDK and start utilizing XCode
  • Put Objective-C middle ideas to paintings, together with message passing, protocols, homes, and reminiscence management
  • Take benefit of iPhone OS styles reminiscent of datasources and delegates
  • Preview your functions within the Simulator
  • Build extra advanced interactions that make the most of a number of perspectives, information entry/editing, and rotation
  • Work with the iPhone's digital camera, GPS, and accelerometer
  • Optimize, attempt, and distribute your application

We imagine it slow is simply too helpful to waste suffering from new innovations. utilizing the newest examine in cognitive technological know-how and studying concept to craft a multi-sensory studying event, Head First iPhone and iPad Development has a visually wealthy layout designed for a way your mind works, no longer a text-heavy procedure that places you to sleep.

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But there are differences between running in the simulator and running on a real device. Ultimately you’ll need to test things on a real device, and depending on what features you use, you might need to do it sooner rather than later. We’ll talk about device-specific capabilities in later chapters. Regardless of what features you trust, you really really have to test performance on real devices—never test simulator performance when testing your application. going mobile with iOS What does this do?

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