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iOS 5 Core Frameworks: Develop and Design: Working with graphics, location, iCloud, and more 1st Edition
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More About the Author
Prior to his time as an author, Shawn spent four years as the Sr Media Editor for Pearson Education in Boston, MA; one of the largest publishing companies in the world. At Pearson, Shawn helped pioneer many of the early efforts in rich ebook platforms and designs. He has worked closely (on the inside) on the development of ebooks from the earliest Kindle, to the latest iPad.
As a developer of iOS apps, he works as the chief iOS designer/developer for Kelby Media Group (Scott Kelby). Throughout his career he has worked on apps with Google and Adobe, and continues to program today.
Shawn speaks regularly at conferences and events. For more information visit his website, anythingsimple.com
Top Customer Reviews
I definitely recommend this book to any developer who wants to start building iOS applications and doesn't have any previous experience with Objective C and/or Cocoa. The book slowly builds on programming principles and Cocoa patterns, never assuming that you should know this or that. While knowing a bit of Objective C definitely helps, the author explain each concept good enough to allow you to progress with the book without wondering what in the world have you just wrote.
I highly recommend this book as a foundation laying book for beginning app development and will be looking forward for any iOS books written by Shawn!
For me, this book provided more clarify to implement Core Data and iCloud with two of my current projects.
Bottom line: if you're new to iOS development and need to come up to speed quickly on the frameworks and what they can do for you, this is a good investment of money & time.
Now having released my IOS app (Bumfoozle) to the app store, I wanted to publicly thank Shawn for this helpful book. I referred to it many times as I developed my puzzle. His explanations were very clear, and made the whole development process go much smoother.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
very good supplemental reference book with content for ios 5 software design.Published 7 months ago by Perspectech
As a new iOS programmer, I brought this book because most of the iOS books don't cover the topics that this one has. Read morePublished on July 24, 2013 by HK Pang
Very usefull information about the core frameworks. I really like this book because it is well written with easily understandable examples. Read morePublished on July 8, 2013 by Watchman
iOS frameworks is clearly written and very helpful for beginning developers. Especially on the Newsstand topic. Read morePublished on November 17, 2012 by James Lambert
I really enjoyed reading this book. Shawn does a great job of going over each of the iOS 5 core frameworks in a way that gives you a deeper understanding of the purpose of each... Read morePublished on October 3, 2012 by mhurley
While i normally dont write reviews on books [since a lot of them are a grind and would like to avoid negative reviews], this little book is simply superb. Read morePublished on August 18, 2012 by Honestly
I've read a lot of programming books and many are unnecessarily complicated or written in a dumbed-down and somewhat cheesy style in an effort to make them personable, which can be... Read morePublished on August 8, 2012 by Learner