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Program the Internet of Things with Swift for iOS, 2nd Edition
Program the Internet of Things with Swift for iOS, 2nd Edition

Learn how to build apps using Apple's native APIs for the Internet of Things, including the Apple Watch, HomeKit, and Apple Pay. You'll also see how to interface with popular third-party hardware such as the Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and the FitBit family of devices.Program the Internet of Things with Swift and iOS is an update to the previous version and includes all new Swift 4 code. This book is a detailed tutorial that provides a detailed "how" and "why" for each topic, explaining Apple-specific design patterns as they come up and pulling lessons from other popular apps. To help you getting up and running quickly, each chapter is framed within a working project, allowing you to use the sample code directly in your apps. The Internet of Things is not limited to Apple devices alone, so this book also explains how to interface with popular third-party hardware devices, such as the Fitbit and Raspberry Pi, and generic interfaces, like Restful API's and HTTPS. You'll also review ...
Machine Learning Projects for Mobile Applications
Machine Learning Projects for Mobile Applications

Machine learning is a technique that focuses on developing computer programs that can be modified when exposed to new data. We can make use of it for our mobile applications and this book will show you how to do so. The book starts with the basics of machine learning concepts for mobile applications and how to get well equipped for further tasks. You will start by developing an app to classify age and gender using Core ML and Tensorflow Lite. You will explore neural style transfer and get familiar with how deep CNNs work. We will also take a closer look at Google's ML Kit for the Firebase SDK for mobile applications. You will learn how to detect handwritten text on mobile. You will also learn how to create your own Snapchat filter by making use of facial attributes and OpenCV. You will learn how to train your own food classification model on your mobile; all of this will be done with the help of deep learning techniques. Lastly, you will build an image classifier on your mobile, com ...
Mastering iOS 12 Programming, 3rd Edition
Mastering iOS 12 Programming, 3rd Edition

The iOS development environment has significantly matured, and with Apple users spending more money in the App Store, there are plenty of development opportunities for professional iOS developers. However, the journey to mastering iOS development and the new features of iOS 12 is not straightforward. This book will help you make that transition smoothly and easily. With the help of Swift 4.2, you'll not only learn how to program for iOS 12, but also how to write efficient, readable, and maintainable Swift code that maintains industry best practices. Mastering iOS 12 Programming will help you build real-world applications and reflect the real-world development flow. You will also find a mix of thorough background information and practical examples, teaching you how to start implementing your newly gained knowledge. By the end of this book, you will have got to grips with building iOS applications that harness advanced techniques and ...
Programming iOS 12
Programming iOS 12

If you're grounded in the basics of Swift, Xcode, and the Cocoa framework, this book provides a structured explanation of all essential real-world iOS app components. Through deep exploration and copious code examples, you'll learn how to create views, manipulate view controllers, and add features from iOS frameworks. Create, arrange, draw, layer, and animate views that respond to touch; Use view controllers to manage multiple screens of interface; Master interface classes for scroll views, table views, text, popovers, split views, web views, and controls; Dive into frameworks for sound, video, maps, and sensors; Access user libraries: music, photos, contacts, and calendar; Explore additional topics, including files, networking, and threads. Stay up-to-date on iOS 12 innovations, such as User Notification framework improvements, as well as changes in Xcode 10 and Swift 4.2. All example code is available on GitHub for you to download, study, and run. Want t ...
iOS 12 Programming Fundamentals with Swift
iOS 12 Programming Fundamentals with Swift

Move into iOS development by getting a firm grasp of its fundamentals, including the Xcode 10 IDE, Cocoa Touch, and the latest version of Apple's acclaimed programming language, Swift 4.2. With this thoroughly updated guide, you'll learn the Swift language, understand Apple's Xcode development tools, and discover the Cocoa framework. Explore Swift's object-oriented concepts; Become familiar with built-in Swift types; Dive deep into Swift objects, protocols, and generics; Tour the lifecycle of an Xcode project; Learn how nibs are loaded; Understand Cocoa's event-driven design; Communicate with C and Objective-C. In this edition, catch up on the latest iOS programming features. Self-synthesizing protocols; Conditional conformance; Dynamic member lookup; Multiple selection; Source control improvements; And more! Once you master the fundamentals, you'll be ready to tackle the details of iOS app development with author Matt Neuburg's companion guide, Program ...
iOS Swift Game Development Cookbook, 3rd Edition
iOS Swift Game Development Cookbook, 3rd Edition

Ready to create amazing games for iOS? With Apple's Swift programming language, it's never been easier. This updated cookbook provides detailed recipes for managing a wide range of common iOS game-development issues, ranging from architecture design to graphics to performance - all revised for the latest version of Swift. You get simple, direct solutions to common problems found in iOS game programming. Need to figure out how to give objects physical motion, or want a refresher on gaming-related math problems? This book provides sample projects and straightforward answers. All you need to get started is some familiarity with iOS development and Swift. Lay out your game's structure and organize its contents; Build your interface and customize menus with UIKit; Design your game to detect and respond to user input; Work with sound effects, music, and speech synthesis; Store and access data for later use with iCloud; Create and animate 2D graphics with SpriteKit; ...
Swift Game Development, 3rd Edition
Swift Game Development, 3rd Edition

Swift is the perfect choice for game development. Developers are intrigued by Swift and want to make use of new features to develop their best games yet. Packed with best practices and easy-to-use examples, this book leads you step by step through the development of your first Swift game. The book starts by introducing Swift's best features - including its new ones for game development. Using SpriteKit, you will learn how to animate sprites and textures. Along the way, you will master physics, animations, and collision effects and how to build the UI aspects of a game. You will then work on creating a 3D game using the SceneKit framework. Further, we will look at how to add monetization and integrate Game Center. With iOS 12, we see the introduction of ARKit 2.0. This new version allows us to integrate shared experiences such as multiplayer augmented reality and persistent AR that is tied to a specific location so that the same information can be replicated on all connected d ...
Build, Run, and Sell Your Apple Consulting Practice
Build, Run, and Sell Your Apple Consulting Practice

Starting an app development company is one of the most rewarding things you'll ever do. Or it sends you into bankruptcy and despair. If only there was a guide out there, to help you along the way. This book is your guide to starting, running, expanding, buying, and selling a development consulting firm. But not just any consulting firm, one with a focus on Apple. Apple has been gaining adoption in businesses ranging from traditional 5 person start ups to some of the largest companies in the world. Author Charles Edge has been there since the days that the Mac was a dying breed in business, then saw the advent of the iPhone and iPad, and has consulted for environments ranging from the home user to the largest Apple deployments in the world. Now there are well over 10,000 shops out there consulting on Apple in business and more appearing every day. Build, Run, and Sell Your Apple Consulting Practice takes you through the journey, from just an idea to start a company all the way thr ...
Pro iOS Security and Forensics
Pro iOS Security and Forensics

Examine how to keep iOS devices safe in the physical world, including creating company policies for iPhones; assessing and defending against cyber vulnerabilities and attacks; working with preinstalled as well as third party tools; and strategies for keeping your data safe including backing up and screen locks. Managing and maintaining iPhones and iPads in a corporate or other business environment inherently requires strict attention to security concerns. Managers and IT professionals need to know how to create and communicate business policies for using iOS devices in the workplace, and implement security and forensics tools to manage and protect them. The iPhone and iPad are both widely used across businesses from Fortune 500 companies down to garage start-ups. All of these devices must have secure and monitorable ways to connect to the internet, store and transmit data without leaks, and even be managed in the event of a physical theft. Pro iOS Security an ...
Machine Learning with Core ML
Machine Learning with Core ML

Core ML is a popular framework by Apple, with APIs designed to support various machine learning tasks. It allows you to train your machine learning models and then integrate them into your iOS apps. Machine Learning with Core ML is a fun and practical guide that not only demystifies Core ML but also sheds light on machine learning. In this book, you'll walk through realistic and interesting examples of machine learning in the context of mobile platforms (specifically iOS). You'll learn to implement Core ML for visual-based applications using the principles of transfer learning and neural networks. Having got to grips with the basics, you'll discover a series of seven examples, each providing a new use-case that uncovers how machine learning can be applied along with the related concepts. By the end of the book, you will have the skills required to put machine learning to work in their own applications, using the Core ML APIs. ...
Mastering SAP S/4HANA 1709 - Strategies for Implementation and Migration
Mastering SAP S/4HANA 1709 - Strategies for Implementation and Migration

SAP S/4HANA implementation, migration, and Central Finance are the key projects being employed across the globe, with millions of consultants working day and night to implement them. Mastering SAP S/4HANA 1709 - Strategies for Implementation and Migration will allow you to gain a virtual implementation experience, and you can follow the steps to configure the learning system as per your requirements. This book focuses on several topics; each topic is covered in detail to make you a successful SAP S/4HANA professional. You will begin by understanding SAP HANA and then move toward S/4HANA and the deployment options available to customers, including what suits various customer needs. You will then understand the impact of S/4HANA on General Ledger, Asset Accounting, and Profitability Analysis; SAP notes will also be listed when needed. As you progress through the book, you explore premigration, migration, and post-migration steps including the Near Zero Downtime strategy and learn how ...
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