Xcode 4 iOS Development Beginner's Guide

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  • Install and configure a set of frameworks to make your life easier for developing iPhone applications
  • Download and install the Xcode 4 Development Tools
  • Get started with Apple's Objective-C and Cocoa Touch
  • Understand the Model-View-Controller (MVC) development paradigm
  • Implement application input and views
  • Build rotatable and resizable user interfaces
  • Read and write data using the Core-Data framework
  • Use the iPhone's media playback to play sounds and videos
  • Create map and location-based services
  • Sense motion using the Accelerometer and Gyroscope
  • Manage source code with the Version Editor
  • Use instruments to make your applications run smoothly
  • Build, package and distribute your applications through the App Store

The iPhone is one of the hottest mobile devices on the planet. Whether you are just starting out with iOS Development or already have some knowledge in this area, you will benefit from what this book covers. Using this book's straightforward, step-by-step approach, you will go from Xcode 4 apprentice to Xcode 4 Jedi master in no time.

Xcode 4 iOS Development Beginner's Guide will help you learn to build simple, yet powerful applications for the iPhone from the ground up. You will master the Xcode 4 tools and skills needed to create applications that are simple yet, like Yoda, punch far above their weight.

You will start by learning about the Xcode 4 Development Tools, Xcode IDE, iOS Simulator, Objective-C 2, and Organizer. Then you will jump straight in and create applications using Xcode and Interface Builder. You finish up by learning how to build, package, and distribute your application to the Apple App Store.

This book will teach you how to go about building simple applications from scratch, you will master how to download and install the Xcode 4 Development Tools, get to know the development environment and how to build great user interfaces (using Interface Builder), learn about the different iOS frameworks, learn how to implement video and audio playback, learn how to sense motion using the Accelerometer and Gyroscope, and how to improve the reliability and performance of your applications.

After reading Xcode 4 iOS Development Beginner's Guide, you will be able to write your own applications for the iPhone with supreme efficiency. There are a lot of examples and images provided to get you up to speed quickly.

  • Learn how to use Xcode 4 to build simple, yet powerful applications with ease
  • Each chapter builds on what you have learned already
  • Learn to add audio and video playback to your applications
  • Plentiful step-by-step examples, images, and diagrams to get you up to speed in no time with helpful hints along the way
  • A practical guide to building your own fun and exciting iOS applications rapidly using Xcode 4
Page Count 432
Course Length 12 hours 57 minutes
ISBN 9781849691307
Date Of Publication 24 Aug 2011


Steven F. Daniel

Steven F. Daniel is the CEO and founder of GENIESOFT STUDIOS, a software development company based in Melbourne, Victoria, that focuses primarily on developing games and business applications for the iOS, Android, and Mac OS X platforms.

He is an experienced software engineer with more than 17 years' experience and is extremely passionate about making people employable by helping them use their existing skills in iOS, Android, and Xamarin to get the job done. He is a member of the SQL Server Special Interest Group (SQLSIG), CocoaHeads, and the Java Community. He was the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at SoftMpire Pty Ltd., a company focused primarily on developing business applications for the iOS and Android platforms.