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Beginning iOS 4 Application Development 1st Edition

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Develop cutting-edge applications for the iPhone®, iPod touch®, and iPad

Get ready to dive into Apple's exciting world of mobile application development. This full-color book shows you how to take advantage of all the new features of the iPhone SDK 4 to create your own native iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad applications. You'll explore Apple's Xcode tools, the Objective-C programming language, and discover a host of APIs that enhance the capabilities of the iPhone SDK. The hands-on approach will help you quickly progress from building your first application to more sophisticated programs that use animations, recognize gestures, integrate voice chatting, and more.

Beginning iOS 4 Application Development:

  • Shows how to create native iPhone and iPad applications by taking advantage of the Xcode tools and iPhone SDK

  • Covers ways to speed development using tab bar, navigation, and utility templates

  • Provides methods for accessing built-in applications such as the photo library and camera

  • Describes steps for accessing the accelerometer to create compelling applications

  • Explains how to use background services and perform background tasks

Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.

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About the Author

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 Beginning iPad Application Development.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 656 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox; 1 edition (October 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470918020
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470918029
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,418,137 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By K. Addaquay on October 18, 2010
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Been using this book for a few days now, and i must say its a great resource. Been thru 5 chapters in random order so far. i have read a bunch of iphone os programming books and this is definitely is my top 5. Every chapter, is just broken down into intricate details. The author has done a great job in explaining complex topics that might dazzle beginner programmers and made it very presentable to the user. i know i said its a great beginners book, but there are advanced topics that are covered like implementing push notification to bluetooth or running background applications. the best part of this book is manner in which they start of the topics and break everything down into details that makes the user understand. i highly recommend this book.
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This is the most useful book I've found for application development on iOS 4. Let me qualify that by saying I've been a software developer for quite a while, and this may not be the first book I'd buy if I were just getting started. That said, you learn to program by doing. This book has a number of examples that are immediately useful.

The application I'm working on for my employer includes MapKit and GPS, and examples for these were included in the book. I went through the code and was able to get a working prototype in a week. The next part of this application will include voice communication and text messaging to other nearby iPhone clients, and sure enough there are examples in this book that show you how to do exactly that. XML processing? Yes. Webservices? Yes. Bluetooth? Yes. Bonjour? Yes.

In the appendices are guides to using Xcode and learning Objective-C. I really liked the Objective-C guide. Xcode 4 has been released since the publication of this book, so there's a slight disconnect there. To be honest Xcode is a fundamental but (mostly) uncomplicated part of iOS development. Cocoa is large and this book provides plenty of cues for navigating it. Learning how to use Xcode is a small step compared to learning how to use Cocoa effectively. And your use of Xcode scales with your development knowledge, so you can learn as you go.

Another appendix is dedicated to setting up your iPhone or iPad for testing your application on real hardware. This covered all the steps in getting the certificates and installing them on your system. I have yet to see a clearer guide to doing that. If you've done it, you'll remember the first time involved some struggle and aggravation. Not if you follow along in this appendix...
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This book gives a clear top-down overview of everything involved, and then provided a very clear chapter of writing your first app, with each step extremely well explained. Note that this book is averaged at 4-stars currently, but it is only because of some low rating of the Kindle version of the book, and somebody complaining XCode 3.2 used in this book being not as update as XCode 4 (but even the free standard SDK from Apple only includes XCode 3.2).

At least as compared to the Big Nerd Ranch book, I actually prefer this book, because the Big Nerd book failed to explain some steps, such as where to find XCode to start the app, or say "Click on UIWindow when the icon is labeled "Window" in its instruction. One thing this book by Lee can improve on may be to move the Objective-C section from the Appendix to Chapter 3 or Chapter 4, because without a solid foundation of Objective-C, it is harder to grasp what actually happens as the chapters go along.

Also worth noting is that this book is printed in full color, so for this price, you are getting a high print quality book.
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4 words summed it all... " I Love This Book!".

First thing first, this book is in full colour. It is such a pleasure to read the colour codes and the screen shot printings look amazing. This is also the best format layout I have ever seen in all the programming books I ever read. Great job!

It is not easy to learn iOS 4 programming if you are a a beginner. The appendices provide a good start to Objective C, Interface Builder and Xcode before you jump into the real stuff.

I spent the last couple of days going through the advance chapters and particularly like Part 4 which talk about web services integration and Push Notification Service. It is such a breeze reading and practising the exercises on my Mac. Thank you very much for the hard work in authoring this book.
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I started using this book immediately after installing iOS 4.3 and Xcode 4. The book is written using Xcode 3. So it took me a few days to understand how to use this book with the new environment. However, since there are no books at this time that cover Xcode 4, I decided to tough it out with this book.

Once I got use to Xcode 4 though, I found the exercises in the book work just fine. I'm enjoying going through the exercises as I learn about each type of control. I found that I had to reread an earlier section to find out something that he did not repeat in a later section but again, afterwhile the process of creating an app (using the File's Owner as an example) becomes second nature.

This should not be your only book but definitely one of the first you work with.

I also recommend opening up the online library documentation that comes with Xcode 4 Organizer and read about each control as you do an exercise from the book. This will help round out your knowledge about Cocoa beyond the text in the book. I found the [...] forum to be helpful. Also, Stanford University (via iTunes U) has recorded lectures from a recent iPhone development class taught by Apple instructors that are a good supplement to mastering the language, environment and best practices.

Good luck!
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