Beginning OS X Lion Apps Development

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Apress, Nov 16, 2011 - Computers - 392 pages

With the Mac App Store launch in early 2011, a new age in Mac development began. Look for many of the cool apps for iPhone and iPad coming to an iMac or MacBook Pro near you!

Beginning OS X Lion Apps Development explains how to develop OS X Lion-based apps and publish them in the Mac App Store. It begins with the basics of Objective-C and Cocoa, and then moves through all the topics necessary to build and publish your first successful Mac apps!

Get started with Objective-C and Xcode Build your first complete apps that integrate well with Mac OS X Publish your apps on the Mac App Store

If you're new to Mac or new to iPhone or iPad apps development, and looking to develop apps for the Macbook Pro or Mac desktop, this book is for you!

What you’ll learn How to use Apple’s development tools How to build user interfaces and create user experiences (UX) How to respond to user input How to integrate your apps into the Mac ecosystem How to store and retrieve data How to publish your apps to the new Mac App Store Who this book is for

This book is for those new to Mac or for iPhone or iPad apps developers who want to develop apps for the MacBook Pro or Mac desktop.

Table of Contents Building a Graphiing Calculator Laying Out the User Interface Handling User Input Pimp My UI Storing and Retrieving Data Using Core Data Integrating Graphique into the Mac OS X Desktop Creating Help Printing

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Starting to Build a Graphing Calculator
Laying Out the User Interface
Handling User Input
Pimp My UI
User Preferences and the File System
Using Core Data
Integrating Graphique into the Mac OS X Desktop
Creating Help
Submitting to the Mac App Store

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About the author (2011)

Rob Warner is a senior technical staff member for Availity, LLC, based in Jacksonville, Florida, where he works with various teams and technologies to deliver solutions in the healthcare sector. He co-authored The Definitive Guide to SWT and JFace (Apress, 2004), and he blogs at He earned his bachelor’s degree in English from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He lives in Jacksonville with his wife, Sherry, and their five children.

Michael Privat is president and chief executive officer of Majorspot, Inc., and developer of several iPhone and iPad apps, including Ghostwriter Notes, My Spending, iBudget, and Chess Puzzle Challenge. He is an expert developer and technical lead for Availity, LLC, based in Jacksonville, Florida. He earned his master’s degree in computer science from the University of Nice in France. He moved to the U.S. to develop software in artificial intelligence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He now lives in Jacksonville, with his wife, Kelly, and their two children.

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