Build iOS applications using Xcode with Packt's new book and eBook

August 2013 | Cookbooks

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Xcode 4 Cookbook, a practical guide consisting of easy-to-follow recipes and detailed examples designed to help readers build iOS applications quickly and efficiently using Xcode. This book is out now and is available in print and most popular eBook formats.

About the Author:
Steven F. Daniel is an experienced software developer with more than 13 years of experience developing desktop and web-based applications for a number of industries including insurance, banking and finance, oil and gas, and local and state government. He is the owner and founder of Geniesoft Studios, a software development company that currently develops games and business applications for the iOS, Android, and Windows platforms.

Xcode is an integrated development environment containing a suite of software development tools developed by Apple for developing software for OS X and iOS. Xcode 4 Cookbook will teach readers how to integrate iCloud storage and how to go about using the Facebook and OpenGraph APIs. The book also provides readers with practical, step-by-step recipes covering user interfaces, data management, multimedia, localisation services, maps, and how to deploy applications to the Apple App Store.

Readers will start by learning how to go about downloading and installing the Xcode Development Tools. The book then goes on to discuss the Interface Builder and how to create visual user interfaces, connect objects using outlets and actions, and how to compile/debug applications. The book will also guide readers through how to use the AV Foundation framework as well as how to use the Core Image and Core Graphics frameworks to create amazing image effects using the built-in features. Finally, readers will learn how to capture media with the iOS camera and play back video content using Airplay to wirelessly stream videos to an Apple TV device.

The chapters covered in this book are:

Chapter 1: Getting and Installing the iOS SDK Development Tools
Chapter 2: User Interfaces – Creating the UI
Chapter 3: Using Storyboards
Chapter 4: Using Xcode Instruments
Chapter 5: Working with the Location Services and the MapKit Frameworks
Chapter 6: Storing Documents within the Cloud
Chapter 7: Working with Different Multimedia Resources
Chapter 8: Working with the CoreData and GameKit Frameworks
Chapter 9: Creating a Social Networking App with the Facebook iOS SDK
Chapter 10: Packaging and Deploying Your Application

Developers who have programming experience with Objective-C and who have used Xcode 4 and iOS 5 will benefit greatly from this book. For more information about the book, please visit the Packt website.

X code 4 Cookbook
Over 100 recipes to to build your own fun and exciting iOS applications

For more information, please visit the book web-page

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