Head First iPhone and iPad Development: A Learner's Guide to Creating Objective-C Applications for the iPhone and iPad, 3rd edition

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O'Reilly Media, Incorporated, Jan 6, 2014 - Computers - 365 pages
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 Let's say you have a killer app idea for iPhone and iPad. Where do you begin? Head First iPhone and iPad Development will help you get your first application up and running in no time. You'll not only learn how to design for Apple's devices, you'll also master the iPhone SDK tools—including Xcode—and Objective-C programming principles to make your app stand out.

Whether you're a seasoned Mac developer who wants to jump into the App store, or someone with strong object-oriented programming skills but no Mac experience, this book is a complete learning experience for creating eye-catching, top-selling iPhone and iPad applications.

Install the iPhone OS SDK and get started using XCodePut Objective-C core concepts to work, including message passing, protocols, properties, and memory managementTake advantage of iPhone OS patterns such as datasources and delegatesPreview your applications in the SimulatorBuild more complicated interactions that utilize multiple views, data entry/editing, and rotationWork with the iPhone's camera, GPS, and accelerometerOptimize, test, and distribute your application

We think your time is too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First iPhone and iPad Development has a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep.

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Review: Head First iPhone and iPad Development: A Learner's Guide to Creating Objective-C Applications for the iPhone and iPad (Head First Series)

User Review  - Randy - Goodreads

So far, this is a great manual for learning iOS development. The particular strength of the Head First series is the organization and writing style that caters to those who are visual learners. Read full review

Review: Head First iPhone and iPad Development: A Learner's Guide to Creating Objective-C Applications for the iPhone and iPad (Head First Series)

User Review  - Lisbeth Nilsen - Goodreads

Great introduction to iOS programming, helped med get my first iOS app cobbled together. The style is fun and makes you think things through instead of just giving you code to copy. What keeps this ... Read full review

About the author (2014)

 Dan Pilone is a Senior Software Architect with Blueprint Technologies, Inc. He has designed and implemented systems for Hughes, ARINC, UPS, and the Naval Research Laboratory. He also teaches project management and software design and engineering at The Catholic University in Washington D.C. Dan is the author of several books on software development, including UML 2.0 in a Nutshell and UML 2.0 Pocket Reference (O'Reilly).

Tracey Pilone, a licensed Civil Engineer, is a freelance technical writer who has worked on mission planning and RF analysis software for the Navy. She has a Civil Engineering degree from Virgina Tech and a Masters of Education from the University of Virginia.

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