Sams Teach Yourself IPad Application Development in 24 Hours

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Sams Pub., 2011 - Computers - 682 pages

The clear, easy-to-understand tutorial for developers who want to write software for today's hottest new device: Apple's iPad!

Figures and code appear as they do in Xcode

Covers iOS 3.2 and up

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, learn how to build powerful applications for today’s hottest tablet device: the iPad! Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll master every skill and technology you need, from setting up your Xcode development environment to utilizing the full iPad screen real estate for touchable interfaces, integrating maps and media, to improving the reliability and performance of your software. Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!

Step-by-step instructionscarefully walk you through the most common iPad development tasks.

Quizzes and Exercisesat the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.

By the Way notespresent interesting information related to the discussion.

Did You Know? tipsoffer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.

Watch Out! cautionsalert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.

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" Learn the features of the Xcode development suite

" Prepare your system and iPad for efficient development

" Get started fast with Apple’s Objective-C and Cocoa Touch

" Understand the Model-View-Controller (MVC) development paradigm

" Implement advanced application interfaces with interactive widgets and web-connected interfaces

" Enhance the user experience with popovers and other iPad-only UI features

" Build interfaces that adjust to the iPad’s orientation

" Read and write data, and navigate it with table views

" Implement media playback and recording capabilities

" Integrate your software with the iPad’s email, photos, iPod, and address book applications

" Create map and location-based services

" Sense motion with the iPad accelerometer input

" Discover the tools for building universal iPad/iPhone/iPod touch applications

" Distribute your applications through the App Store

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About the author (2011)

John Ray is currently serving as a Senior Business Analyst and Development Team Manager for the Ohio State University Research Foundation. He has written numerous books for Macmillan/Sams/Que, including Using TCP/IP: Special Edition, Sams Teach Yourself Dreamweaver MX in 21 Days, Mac OS X Unleashed, and Sams Teach Yourself iPhone Development in 24 Hours.

As a Macintosh user since 1984, he strives to ensure that each project presents the Macintosh with the equality and depth it deserves. Even technical titles such as Using TCP/IP contain extensive information on the Macintosh and its applications--and have garnered numerous positive reviews for its straightforward approach and accessibility to beginning and intermediate users.

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