With more than 600 million iOS devices sold, Apple’s booming mobile platform provides a immense and continuously growing app market for developers. And with each update to the iOS SDK, Apple offers the richest set of additional developer tools. iOS 7.0 is no exception. iOS programming expert Richard Warren shows you how to use these powerful tools to begin writing the next generation of iOS apps.
You will hone your development skills by creating a complete, full-featured mobile application. You’ll learn to build an intuitive and beautiful user interface, beginning with linking View Controllers in the Storyboard and then adding custom drawn views. Next, you will learn how to use iCloud storage and Core Data to manage an app’s data model, synchronizing data across multiple devices. Then you will learn ways to make your app stand out, using more advanced iOS techniques like UIKit Dynamics and UIMotionEffects. Finally, Richard shows you how to prepare your app for submission to the App Store, getting it in front of iOS users around the world.
This book includes:
- Real-world guidance and advice
- Insight into the current best practices from an iOS programming expert
- An essential introduction to the Objective-C language and Cocoa design patterns
- Coverage of key iOS 7.0 technologies, including the asset catalog, dynamic fonts, UIKit Dynamics, UIMotionEffects, Sprite Kit, and more.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Hello, iOS
Chapter 2. Our Application’s Architecture
Chapter 3. Developing Views and View Controllers
Chapter 4. Custom Views and Custom Transitions
Chapter 5. Loading and Saving Data
Chapter 6. iCloud Syncing
Chapter 7. Core Data
Chapter 8. Advanced User Interfaces
Chapter 9. The Last Mile