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Are you a programmer looking for a new challenge? Does the thought of building your very own iPhone app make your heart race and your pulse quicken? If so, Beginning iPhone 3 Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK is just the book for you. Updated and revised for iPhone SDK 3, many of the discussions in the original book have been clarified to make some of the more complex topics easier to understand. In addition, all of the projects have been rebuilt from scratch using the SDK 3 templates. Assuming only a minimal working knowledge of Objective-C, and written in a friendly, easy-to-follow style, this book offers a complete soup-to-nuts course in iPhone and iPod touch programming. The book starts with the basics, walking you through the process of downloading and installing Apple's free iPhone SDK, and then stepping you though the creation of your first simple iPhone application. From there, you'll learn to integrate all the interface elements iPhone users have come to know and love, such as buttons, switches, pickers, toolbars, and sliders. You'll master a variety of design patterns, from the simplest single view to complex hierarchical drill-downs. The confusing art of table building will be demystified, and you'll see how to save your data using the iPhone file system. You'll also learn how to save and retrieve your data using SQLite, iPhone's built-in database management system. In addition, you'll also learn about Core Data, an important persistence mechanism that has just been added with SDK 3. And there's much more! You'll learn to draw using Quartz 2D and OpenGL ES, add multitouch gestural support (pinches and swipes) to your applications, and work with the camera, photo library, accelerometer, and built-in GPS. You'll discover the fine points of application preferences and learn how to localize your apps for multiple languages. You can discover more about this book, download source code, and find support forums at the book's companion site, at www.iphonedevbook.com. The iPhone 3 update to the best-selling and most recommended book for iPhone developers Packed full of tricks, techniques, and enthusiasm for the new SDK from a developer perspective The most complete, useful, and up-to-date guide to all things having to do with Apple's iPhone SDK What you’ll learn Everything you need to know to develop your own best-selling iPhone apps Best practices for optimizing your code and delivering great user experiences Who this book is for Anyone who wants to start developing for iPhone and iPod touch What's changed from the first edition of Beginning iPhone Development All code samples have been updated to follow current Apple coding conventions The autorotation code has been updated to use the new single-step fast autorotation instead of the original two-step method A new section has been added introducing Core Data, covering basic principles and showing how to build a simple Core Data application All the table view-related chapters have been updated to use table view cell styles. They've also been updated to use textLabel and detailTextLabel instead of the deprecated text property of the table view cell. All known errata have been corrected All projects have been rebuilt from scratch using the SDK 3.0 templates Many concepts have been clarified based on feedback and supplemented with information we've learned from another year of using the SDK Table of Contents Welcome to the Jungle Appeasing the Tiki Gods Handling Basic Interaction More User Interface Fun Autorotation and Autosizing Multiview Applications Tab Bars and Pickers Introduction to Table Views Navigation Controllers and Table Views Application Settings and User Defaults Basic Data Persistence Drawing with Quartz and OpenGL Taps, Touches, and Gestures Where Am I? Finding Your Way with Core Location Whee! Accelerometer! iPhone Camera and Photo Library Application Localization Where to Next?
Want to get started building applications for Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch? Already building iPhone applications and want to get better at it? This is the only book that brings together all the expert guidance–and the code–you’ll need! Completely revised and expanded to cover the iPhone 3.0 SDK, The iPhone Developer’s Cookbook is the essential resource for developers building apps for the iPhone and iPod touch. Taking you further than before, this new edition starts out with an introduction to Objective-C 2.0 for developers who might be new to the platform. You’ll learn about Xcode and Interface Builder and learn how to set up and configure your iPhone Developer account. Additional highlights of this new edition include: Using the iPhone SDK’s visual classes and controllers to design and customize interfaces Using gestures, touches, and other sophisticated iPhone interface capabilities Making the most of tables, views, view controllers, and animations Alerting users with progress bars, audio pings, status bar updates, and other indicators Using new Push Notifications to send alerts, whether your app is running or not Playing audio and video with the MediaKit Working with the Address Book, Core Location, and Sensors Connecting to the Internet, Web services, and networks Embedding flexible maps with MapKit and Google Mobile Maps Building multiplayer games with GameKit Using Core Data to build data-driven applications Selling add-on content and services with In-App Purchasing using StoreKit Building accessible apps with Accessibility Plus The unique format of The iPhone Developer’s Cookbook presents the code you need to create feature-rich applications that leverage the latest features of the iPhone 3.0 SDK. Over 30,000 iPhone developers turned to the first edition of The iPhone Developer’s Cookbook. So should you!
If you’re an iOS app developer, chances are you’ll be using table views in your development projects. Table views are the bread and butter of iOS apps. With them, you can create everything from the simplest of lists to fully tricked-out user interfaces. Table views are one of the most complex components found in UIKit. While using them for boring standard user interfaces is quite simple, customizing them can become really challenging. Pro iOS Table Views takes a task-oriented focus to assist you when implementing customized table views. Although it delves deeply into the Table View API, you can always decide in which level of detail you want to dive in. It’s aimed to be a great reference and customization cookbook at the same time, useful for beginners as well as intermediate developers. Covers the entire Table View API in depth Covers customization and performance topics in depth Task-oriented reference with multiple levels of detail Note: source code for this title is currently available for download at: https://github.com/timd/Pro-iOS-TableViews What you’ll learn The anatomy of tables and cells The design patterns that power the table view How to create and configure table views How to customize every last little detail of the table view How to use table views on the iPad Advanced tips and tricks for performance and killer user interfaces The latest updates in iOS 5 and how to exploit them Who this book is for The book is targeted at iOS developers who need to customize Table Views. The information is divided into several layers of detail. While the book covers complex customization topics and user interaction techniques, it provides the fundamental basics needed for customization. Both beginners and intermediate developers will find great value in this book as a helpful reference, at hand to quickly refresh their knowledge at any given time. Table of ContentsPart 1: The background and the basics Chapter 1 Table views from the ground up Chapter 2 How the table fits together Chapter 3 Feeding the table with data Part 2: Working with table content Chapter 4 How the cell fits together Chapter 5 Using tables for navigation and static content Chapter 6 Indexing table content, grouping & sorting table content: Chapter 7 Selecting & editing table content Part 3: Customizing the look and feel Chapter 8 Customizing cells: 12/15 Chapter 9 Customizing cells: 12/22 Chapter 10 Improving the cell’s interaction:12/29 Chapter 11 IPad