||Beginning iOS 7 Development|
The team that brought you the bestselling Beginning iPhone Development is back again for Beginning iOS 7 Development, bringing this definitive guide up-to-date with Apple's latest and greatest iOS 7 SDK, as well as with the latest version of Xcode.
There's coverage of brand-new technologies, including a new chapter on Apple's Sprite Kit framework for game development, as well as significant updates to existing material. You'll have everything you need to create your very own apps for the latest iOS devices. Every single sample app in the book has been rebuilt from scratch using latest Xcode and the latest 64-bit iOS 7-specific project templates, and designed to take advantage of the latest Xcode features.
||Cocos2d-x Game Development Essentials|
You will learn the essentials of Cocos2d-x through examples, by creating a game from scratch. The book starts with adding scenes and menus to the game. Furthermore, you can learn more about the varied features such as scene transitions, game sprites, moving the spaceship, and adding audio to make your game livelier. By the end of the book, you will be able to solve problems that may arise during the entire game development phase.
||iPad and iPhone Kung Fu|
A shortcut straight to power-user level with over 300 tips, tricks, hints, and hacks to make your Apple device the one thing you can't live without. Learn the secrets of FaceTime, Maps, Safari, and Mail. Transform your Apple device into a go-to office tool, as well as tighten security to deter theft. Designed to be dipped into, most tips in iPad and iPhone Kung Fu take only a minute to implement, but will change your life. Good for iOS 7 on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch.
Apple changed the world with the iPhone and iPad. But while Apple's impeccable design and attention to detail makes using the devices easy, getting the very most from the software takes time and effort. iPad and iPhone Kung Fu picks up where instruction manuals finish and wastes no time turning you into an expert.
||Learning iCloud Data Management|
As apps rapidly move into business and the cloud, iOS and OS X developers need new data management techniques. In Learning iCloud Data Management, renowned Apple database expert Jesse Feiler shows you how to use Apple's latest APIs and technologies to structure and synchronize all forms of data. Feiler helps you understand the issues, implement efficient solutions, and deliver highly usable apps that seamlessly synchronize during the “Round Trip” between iOS and OS X and back again.
This guide walks you through integrating several key Apple data management technologies, including the Address Book and Calendar APIs. Feiler shows you how to structure data so it's easy to build great Cocoa and Cocoa Touch user interfaces and to quickly incorporate reliable iCloud syncing. Step by step, you'll discover how to blend Apple's standard application data structures with your own user data to create a feature-rich and fully syncable environment.
||iOS UICollectionView, 2nd Edition|
Fully updated for iOS 7, iOS UICollectionView: The Complete Guide, Second Edition will help you build highly immersive, cutting-edge iOS user interfaces that transform your apps from good to great! Ash Furrow covers everything that's new and valuable in UICollectionViews for iOS 7, showing how it eliminates annoying "gotchas" from iOS 6 (and helping you avoid a few new pitfalls). For the first time, he also demonstrates how to integrate UICollectionViews with iOS 7's brand-new UIKit Dynamics to deliver more realistic animations and more effective layouts.
Furrow teaches through a wide spectrum of up-to-date, downloadable code examples. Reflecting the latest UICollectionView best practices, he also offers detailed guidance on application architecture, data retrieval across networks, and efficient content rendering.
||The Core iOS Developer's Cookbook, 5th Edition|
This book brings together reliable, proven solutions for the heart of day-to-day iOS 7 development. Renowned iOS programming expert Erica Sadun and top iOS developer Rich Wardwell cover all you need to create successful iOS 7 mobile apps with standard APIs and interface elements and take full advantage of iOS 7 graphics, touches, and views.
As in all of Sadun's iOS bestsellers, The Core iOS Developer's Cookbook translates modern best practices into working code, distilling key concepts into concise recipes you can easily understand and apply in your own projects. This isn't just cut-and-paste; using examples, Sadun and Wardwell fully explain both the "how" and "why" of effective iOS 7 development.
||Beginning iOS Programming|
iOS 7 is a major shift in the look and feel of apps—the first major sea change since the iPhone was first introduced. For apps to blend in with the new UI, each needs a complete redesign. Beginning iOS Programming: Building and Deploying iOS Applications starts at the beginning—including an introduction to Objective C—and gives you the skills you need to get your apps up and running. Author Nick Harris has extensive experience developing for iOS and provides a solid background for teaching the building blocks of app development.
Throughout the book, you'll be able to experiment with dozens of recipes from real-life scenarios creating an app as you learn. The book's website features download sample apps to follow along with the instruction, and sample code to illustrate ideas.
||Pro iOS Continuous Integration|
Pro iOS Continuous Integration teaches you how to utilize the strengths of continuous integration in your everyday work. CI is more popular now than ever, as iOS developers realize how time-consuming building and deploying an application for testing purposes and quality assurance can be. This book shows you how to make your developing life easier, with real-world applications and examples.
With this book, you will learn what continuous integration and continuous delivery really are and how they can be used in your iOS projects. You will learn how to release an iOS application outside the App Store using Xcode. You'll understand how to leverage the power of the command line to build your projects, and run your tests. You'll use Jenkins and Bamboo to architect automatic builds and automate the whole build process. In addition, you'll also learn how to use Xcode server and bots, what quality assurance tools can be used to measure the quality of your code, and how to send builds to your beta testers.
||Learn Sprite Kit for iOS Game Development|
With Learn Sprite Kit for iOS Game Development, you'll discover how easy it is to create 2D games using the new Sprite Kit framework from Apple. You'll find how simple it is to create a scene, add animated sprites, incorporate edges, play sound effects, and create animated particles for special effects. You'll also use touch events to control your sprites, implement the built-in physics engine, handle sprite collisions and contacts, and much more.
To help you in learning how to use all these cool features of Sprite Kit, you'll follow along as we build a complete 2D game for iPhone. By the time you finish the book, you'll have made your own 2D game, and you'll have learned all you need to know to get started on your next masterpiece.
||Migrating to Android for iOS Developers|
Migrating to Android for iOS Developers gives you-as an experienced native iOS app developer - the skills to learn native Android apps development from scratch. Starting with preparing your Android integrated development environment and introducing just enough Android application framework fundamentals, you'll understand how to create a simple but meaningful HelloAndroid project immediately.
This book provides the guidelines and tutorial projects to show you how to translate your existing iOS app to the Android platform. You'll use your mobile app knowledge to structure your Android apps in a similar way to how you would structure your iOS apps. To implement use cases with detailed screens, the most common mobile topics are discussed, including user interfaces, managing data, and networking with remote services. As you move through the book, you'll create Android apps with rich UI components to handle common CRUD operations locally and remotely.
||Beginning iOS Programming For Dummies|
The Apple App Store is a gold mine for developers, but with more apps for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch being added every day, it s essential to have a solid programming foundation to create the best apps possible. If you're eager to learn the ins and outs of iOS programming, this is your book. It teaches object-oriented programming within the iOS framework from the ground up, preparing you to create the next super iPhone or iPad app.
Get a handle on the iOS framework, object-oriented best practices, and the Xcode programming environment, then discover how to create simple interfaces, use libraries, create and extend objects, and more. Whether you're just starting out in programming or only new to iOS For Dummies is the perfect beginning.