iOS 5 Essentials

Harness iOS 5's new powerful features to create stunning applications with this book and ebook
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iOS 5 Essentials

Steven F. Daniel

Harness iOS 5's new powerful features to create stunning applications with this book and ebook

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ISBN 139781849692267
Paperback252 pages

Book Description

Building on the phenomenal success of its predecessor iOS 5 includes over 200 new user features as well as an updated SDK containing over 1,500 new APIs. iOS 5 looks set to reinforce the iPhone’s dominance in the smartphone market.

iOS 5 Essentials will help you learn how to build simple, yet powerful iOS 5 applications incorporating iCloud Storage, Twitter, Core Image and Newsstand integration.

You will start by learning about what’s new in iOS 5. You'll look at the iCloud Storage APIs, Automatic Reference Counting, Twitter and AirPlay integration, how to use the various Core Image filters using the Cocoa framework, and the new features of the iOS 5 SDK. After this, you'll jump straight in and create applications using Xcode and Interface Builder using the new storyboard layout. We then finish up by learning how to make your applications run smoothly using the Xcode instruments.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What's New in iOS5
What's new in iOS 5
Getting and installing the iOS 5 SDK
Creating the MyMagazineArticle application
Creating the MyEmailApp application
Building and running the MyEmailApp application
Summary
Chapter 2: Using iCloud and the Storage APIs
Comparing Apple iCloud and Google Docs
Storing and using documents in iCloud
Summary
Chapter 3: Debugging with OpenGL ES
Understanding the new workflow feature within Xcode
Error handling in OpenGL ES
Summary
Chapter 4: Using Storyboards
Understanding Storyboards
Summary
Chapter 5: Using AirPlay and Core Image
Understanding the AirPlay framework
Summary
Chapter 6: Xcode Tools - Improvements
LLVM compiler
Summary
Chapter 7: Making your Applications Run Smoothly using Instruments
Introduction to Instruments
Adding and configuring Instruments
What's new in Instruments
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Write applications that have the ability to store user documents wirelessly.
  • Push changes to all devices and computers at the same time, using the iCloud Storage APIs.
  • Integrate and Tweet directly from your applications using the new Tweet sheet.
  • Include your current location and host photos on Twitter by using the Twitter Framework APIs.
  • Learn how to use the AirPlay feature to wirelessly stream videos to Apple TV.
  • Learn how to use the Core Image Framework to create amazing image effects to enhance photos and videos.
  • Understand how to debug OpenGL ES applications using Xcode 4.
  • Learn how to use instruments to make your applications run smoothly.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What's New in iOS5
What's new in iOS 5
Getting and installing the iOS 5 SDK
Creating the MyMagazineArticle application
Creating the MyEmailApp application
Building and running the MyEmailApp application
Summary
Chapter 2: Using iCloud and the Storage APIs
Comparing Apple iCloud and Google Docs
Storing and using documents in iCloud
Summary
Chapter 3: Debugging with OpenGL ES
Understanding the new workflow feature within Xcode
Error handling in OpenGL ES
Summary
Chapter 4: Using Storyboards
Understanding Storyboards
Summary
Chapter 5: Using AirPlay and Core Image
Understanding the AirPlay framework
Summary
Chapter 6: Xcode Tools - Improvements
LLVM compiler
Summary
Chapter 7: Making your Applications Run Smoothly using Instruments
Introduction to Instruments
Adding and configuring Instruments
What's new in Instruments
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781849692267
Paperback252 pages
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