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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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Book Details

ISBN 139781849692267
Paperback252 pages

About This Book

  • Integrate iCloud, Twitter and AirPlay into your applications.
  • Lots of step-by-step examples, images and diagrams to get you up to speed in no time with helpful hints along the way.
  • Each chapter explains iOS 5’s new features in-depth, whilst providing you with enough practical examples to help incorporate these features in your apps
  • From the author of Xcode 4 iOS development.

Who This Book Is For

If you ever wanted to learn about the latest features of iOS 5 and learn how to incorporate Twitter, iCloud and Core Image framework effects functionality into your applications, then this book is for you. You should have a good knowledge of programming experience with Objective-C, and have used Xcode 4. iPhone programming experience is not required.

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

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.

In Detail

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.


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