Learning iPad Programming: A Hands-on Guide to Building iPad Apps with iOS 5

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9780321750402: Learning iPad Programming: A Hands-on Guide to Building iPad Apps with iOS 5

Learning iPad Programming walks you through the process of building PhotoWheel (free on the App Store), a photo management and sharing app that leverages every aspect of iOS 5. With PhotoWheel, you can organize your favorite photos into albums, share photos with family and friends, view them on your TV using AirPlay and an Apple TV, and most importantly, gain hands-on experience with building an iPad app. As you build PhotoWheel, you’ll learn how to take advantage of the latest features in iOS 5 and Xcode, including Storyboarding, Automatic Reference Counting (ARC), and iCloud. Best of all, you’ll learn how to extend the boundaries of your app by communicating with web services. If you want to build apps for the iPad, Learning iPad Programming is the one book to get.

 

As you build PhotoWheel, you’ll learn how to

 

  • Install and configure Xcode 4.2 on your Mac
  • Master the basics of Objective-C, and learn about memory management with ARC
  • Build a fully functional app that uses Core Data and iCloud for photo sharing and synchronization
  • Use Xcode’s new Storyboard feature to quickly prototype a functional UI, and then extend that UI with code
  • Create multitouch gestures and integrate Core Animation for a unique UI experience
  • Build custom views, and use view controllers to perform custom view transitions
  • Add AirPrint, email, and AirPlay capabilities to your app
  • Apply image filters and effects using Core Image Diagnose and fix bugs with Instruments Prepare your app for submission to the app store

 

Download the free version of PhotoWheel from the App Store today! Share your photos with friends and upload to iCloud, all while learning how to build the app.

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Kirby Turner is an independent software developer and business owner focusing on Mac and iOS programming. He sells his own apps through his company White Peak Software, and he does contract programming when time allows. Follow Kirby on Twitter: @kirbyt.

 

Tom Harrington switched from writing software for embedded systems and Linux to Mac OS X in 2002 when he started Atomic Bird, LLC. After six years of developing highly regarded Mac software, Tom moved to iPhone in 2008. He develops iOS software on a contract basis and organizes iOS developer events in Colorado. Follow Tom on Twitter: @atomicbird.

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