Explore the world of Mac OS X to build apps with Packt's new book and ebook

February 2013 | Beginner's Guides

Mac Application Development by Example: Beginner's Guide is a new book from Packt that will guide developers through all the aspects of using the Xcode development tool to produce complete working apps. This comprehensive book will help beginners to demonstrates the concepts using examples that take advantage of the most interesting hardware and software features available.

About the Author:

Robert Wiebe - Robert has more than 30 years’ experience in designing, implementing, and testing software. He wrote his first App in 1979, as a high school student. More recently, he has focused on developing games and utilities for Mac OS X. He has developed popular Mac OS X Apps including ShredIt X, NetShred X, Music Man, iVCD, and many more.

The book will help users start developing applications for Mac OS X and will teach them to use features such as the iSight camera and the multi-touch trackpad. It takes readers through the basic concepts and tools and accesses information from the Internet to enhance the functionality. They will learn to store and retrieve information from Apple’s iCloud server, and fix problems that cause an app to crash.

Well explained illustrations, diagrams and tips filled with real world examples will help readers to discover the fundamental aspects of OS X development while investigating innovative platform features to create a final product which take advantage of the unique aspects of OS X. Users will therefore learn how to use Xcode tools to create and share Mac OS X apps, while also exploring numerous OS X features including iCloud, multi-touch trackpad, and the iSight camera.

Some of the chapters covered in the book are:

Chapter 1: Our First Program - SimpleCalc

Chapter 2: Debugger - Finding and Fixing Problems

Chapter 3: System Preferences - NewDefaults

Chapter 4: Business Application - Global Currency Converter

Chapter 5: Personal Information - Numbers in the iCloud

Chapter 6: Painting - Multi-finger Paint

Chapter 7: Capturing Still Images - iSight iMage cApture App

Chapter 8: Video Recording - iSight Recorder

Chapter 9: Video Recording - Full Screen iSight Recorder

Chapter 10: Sharing Our App with Others - Becoming a Mac Developer

Filled with example the book is aimed at beginners and experienced programmers who have great ideas for working with Mac OS X apps. For more information, please visit the book page at http://www.packtpub.com/mac-application-development-beginners-guide/book



Mac Application Development by Example: Beginner's Guide
Learn the advanced features of Mac features using Packt's new book and eBook

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/mac-application-development-beginners-guide/book

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