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
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
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
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
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 ...
Intelligent Mobile Projects with TensorFlow
As a developer, you always need to keep an eye out and be ready for what will be trending soon, while also focusing on what's trending currently. So, what's better than learning about the integration of the best of both worlds, the present and the future? Artificial Intelligence (AI) is widely regarded as the next big thing after mobile, and Google's TensorFlow is the leading open source machine learning framework, the hottest branch of AI. This book covers more than 10 complete iOS Android, and Raspberry Pi apps powered by TensorFlow and built from scratch, running all kinds of cool TensorFlow models offline on-device: from computer vision, speech and language processing to generative adversarial networks and AlphaZero-like deep reinforcement learning. You'll learn how to use or retrain existing TensorFlow models, build your own models, and develop intelligent mobile apps running those TensorFlow models. You'll learn how to quickly build such apps with step-by-step tutorials an ...
Learn Swift by Building Applications
Swift Language is now more powerful than ever; it has introduced new ways to solve old problems and has gone on to become one of the fastest growing popular languages. It is now a de-facto choice for iOS developers and it powers most of the newly released and popular apps. This practical guide will help you to begin your journey with Swift programming through learning how to build iOS apps.
You will learn all about basic variables, if clauses, functions, loops, and other core concepts; then structures, classes, and inheritance will be discussed. Next, you'll dive into developing a weather app that consumes data from the internet and presents information to the user. The final project is more complex, involving creating an Instagram like app that integrates different external libraries. The app also uses CocoaPods as its package dependency manager, to give you a cutting-edge tool to add to your skillset. By the end of the book, you will have learned how to model real-wo ...
Programming iOS 11
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; Drag and drop; Autolayout changes (including the new safe area); Stretchable navigation bars; Table cell swipe buttons; Dynamic type improvements; Offline sound file rendering, image picker controller changes, new map annotation ty ...
Developing Conversational Interfaces for iOS
Learn how to incorporate your own conversational interfaces into iOS applications. This book will help you work comfortably multiple frameworks, including Apple's Speech and SiriKit frameworks; Google's API.AI conversational interfaces platform; and Facebook's Wit.ai.
You'll explore the basics of natural language processing on iOS and see how to develop sentiment analysis with Apple's new Core ML framework. You'll also understand the primary challenges conversational interfaces face, and how to future proof your design.
With the introduction of SiriKit and the Speech framework, iOS developers now have huge opportunities to work with conversational interfaces in their apps. The latest advancements in natural language processing and machine learning allow for the development of complex conversational interfaces. This book incorporates all aspects of conversational interfaces on iOS - from voice transcription to natural language processing and entities ...
Swift 4 for Absolute Beginners
Stay motivated and overcome obstacles while learning to use Swift Playgrounds to be a great iOS developer. This book is perfect for those with no programming background, those with some programming experience but no object-oriented experience, or those that have a great idea for an app but haven't programmed since school, and it is now updated for Swift 4.
Many people have a difficult time believing they can learn to write iOS apps. Swift 4 for Absolute Beginners will show you how to do so. You'll learn Object Oriented Programming and be introduced to HealthKit before moving on to write your own iPhone and Watch apps from scratch.
Gary Bennett and Brad Lees are full-time professional iOS developers and have developed a broad spectrum of apps for Fortune 500 companies. The authors have taken their combined 14 years of writing apps, teaching online iOS courses, the experience from their first three iOS books, along with their online instruction an ...
Beginning Xamarin Development for the Mac
Develop apps for the iPhone, iPad, and Apple wearables using Visual Studio for the Mac.
Learn how to set up your development environment and emulators, and how to create adaptive user interfaces for various platforms. Expert Dawid Borycki guides you through the fundamentals of programming for Apple platforms (Model View Controller, Test Driven Development), navigation patterns, gesture handling, accessing user's location, and reading and consuming data from web services.
After reading this book, you will be able to build native apps that look and feel like other apps built into iOS watchOS, and tvOS, and have the skills that are in high demand in today's market. If you are already programming C# apps for web or desktop, you will learn how to extend your skill set to Apple mobile, wearable, and smart TV platforms.
Build and implement native apps for Apple platforms; Create adaptive, universal views and handle navigation between them; Access user's location and handle to ...