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Beginning iPad Application Development Paperback – May 10, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0470641651 ISBN-10: 0470641657 Edition: 1st

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Learn to develop successful—and profitable—iPad applications

Eager to start developing applications for the iPad? Then look no further than the book in your hands. This comprehensive, hands-on approach to iPad development walks you through all the necessary tools and skills required for successful iPad app programming. You'll first familiarize yourself with the iPhone® SDK, Xcode®, and Interface Builder tools, all of which provide a solid foundation for developing apps. You'll then explore the features and syntax of the Objective-C® language, which is essential for creating most iPad apps. Plus, you'll discover how to best implement the many features of the iPhone SDK into your apps so that you can deploy your applications to the Apple AppStore.

Beginning iPad Application Development:

  • Explains the various types of iPad applications supported by the iPhone SDK

  • Discusses the various types of screen orientations and ways to handle rotations

  • Covers the new Gesture Recognizers available in this release of the iPhone SDK

  • Covers the new Split View-based Application project type

  • Zeroes in on database storage using SQLite3

  • Examines Web Services, Bluetooth programming, and Bonjour programming

  • Covers Apple Push Notification Services programming

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Wei-Meng Lee is a technologist and founder of Developer Learning Solutions, a technology company specializing in hands-on training in the latest Microsoft and Apple technologies. He is also the author of Beginning iPhone SDK Programming with Objective-C and writes frequently for online publications.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox; 1 edition (May 10, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470641657
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470641651
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.2 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,950,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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31 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Erik on June 25, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
There's many sections where it tells you to edit code that is in bold in the example, but none of it is in bold...but these are the least of my gripes. This book is saturated with spelling and grammatical errors - many of which will cause you to code incorrectly or even edit the wrong file! No, really. They just rushed this out to be the first ones to have a book on coding with the iPad. If only someone read it through once and edited it, maybe it would be alright, but this is completely unacceptable.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jason on August 22, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
For me personally, it is a handy book that will get you started right away with the targetted area of ipad programming that you are interested in, i.e. Outlets, SQLite, Accelerometer, GPS etc. Chapters do not generally depend on one another, so you can just dive into a chapter on its own.

It goes through with you the basic fundamentals with a simple working application example as the end in mind.

Overall, i think that simplicity works and this book certainly fits that. Start simple with the basic fundamental building blocks, and you can take them and build your own comprehensive apps.
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Brandon George on July 12, 2010
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I was really hopeful for this book. I have dove into it, and being a Professional Software Architect and Developer for over 13 years on the Microsoft product stack, coming into the Apple world, and specifically Objective-c is a... well different world all together than working with .Net.

So With the range of topics listed that is covered in this book, again I was hopeful that this book would help me transition into the iOS platform, and allow me to create all the great iPad and also iPhone apps.

It has a great Objective-c reference appendix to help jump start the syntax hurdle of Objective-c. Also some of the starting chapters are nice, and get your introduced into some concepts. There is also some nice chartpers, like on SQLite3, and working with XML, Web Services, etc.

However, beyond this, well... as someone already pointed out, plenty of errors, and it's really a rushed book. I had to fix code errors, which helped me learn actually, within the first few chapters, on different spots. Granted I learned more from that process, you can't say that's a good sales point of this book.

Overall I would not recommend this book, but would recommend looking elsewhere. I am waiting for a truly good, deep knowledge, focused iPad book will be released. Similar to the iPhone for Programmers book, one for iPad focused apps would be great!

-Brandon
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael on December 30, 2011
Format: Paperback
I'm very, very disappointed in this book. It's full of typos and errors. Spend hours on trying to find them!! On the website wrox.com they do not even foresee the sourcecode for each exercise individually and it also contain bugs.

Don't waste your time. Look for another book.
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