Develop iOS applications with Xamarin using Packt’s new book and eBook

June 2014 | Cookbooks, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of iOS Development with Xamarin Cookbook. The book is written in a recipe format with practical examples, which allows readers to go directly to their topic of interest or follow topics throughout a chapter to gain an in-depth knowledge. The print book is 386 pages long and is competitively priced at $49.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $23.99.

About the author: Dimitris Tavlikos is a freelance software developer living in Greece. With over 10 years of professional experience as a programmer, he specializes in mobile development with clients all over the world. Dimitris has a passion for programming, and has recently been awarded the Xamarin MVP designation for his work. He has written a book on iOS development and various articles on his blog.

Xamarin is the only platform that allows users to build native iOS and Android apps in Visual Studio. Xamarin.iOS provides full access to iOS APIs. With Xamarin, users can write apps entirely in C#, sharing the same code on iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac.

iOS Development with Xamarin Cookbook provides readers with the necessary knowledge and skills to be part of the mobile development era, using C#. A wide range of recipes are covered in the book such as creating a simple application and using device features effectively. The book comprises of useful tips and best practices on creating iOS applications.

The book will give readers the opportunity to learn the best practices for interacting with the device hardware, such as the GPS, compass, and the accelerometer. Starting from installing the necessary tools, users will be guided step-by-step on everything that is needed to develop an application ready to be deployed. Readers will also be able to manage multimedia resources such as photos and videos captured with the device camera, and much more.

The following are the chapters covered in this book:

Chapter 1: Development Tools

Chapter 2: User Interface – Views

Chapter 3: User Interface – View Controllers

Chapter 4: Data Management

Chapter 5: Displaying Data

Chapter 6: Web Services

Chapter 7: Multimedia Resources

Chapter 8: Integrating iOS Features

Chapter 9: Interacting with Device Hardware

Chapter 10: Location Services and Maps

Chapter 11: Graphics and Animation

Chapter 12: Multitasking

Chapter 13: Localization

Chapter 14: Deploying

Chapter 15: Advanced Features

iOS Development with Xamarin Cookbook would be beneficial for C#/.NET developers, for which no further experience in iOS development is required. This book would also help Objective-C developers create complete iOS applications and deploy them to the App Store. No experience with Xamarin is needed.

About Packt: Packt is one of the most prolific and fast-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt books focus on practicality, recognizing that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. Packt’s digitally-focused business model allows them to publish up-to-date books in very specific areas.

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