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iPhone and iPad Apps for Absolute Beginners

4th Edition

By Rory Lewis , Laurence Moroney

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This update of an Apress bestseller teaches you how to create your first iOS 7 app to run on iPhone or iPad, using plain English and practical examples. It cuts through the jargon that surrounds iPhone and iPad app development with simple, step-by-step instructions to get you started.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-6361-6
  • 332 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner
  • Publication Date: October 29, 2013
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF

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Full Description

This update of an Apress bestseller walks you through creating your first app, with plain English and practical examples using the latest iOS 7 software development platform and more. It cuts through the fog of jargon and misinformation that surrounds iPhone and iPad app development, and gives you simple, step-by-step instructions to get you started.

  • Teaches iPhone and iPad apps development in language anyone can understand
  • Provides simple, step-by-step examples that make learning easy, using iOS 7
  • Offers bonus videos from the author that enable you to follow along—it’s like your own private classroom

The iPhone is the hottest gadget of our generation, and much of its success has been fueled by the App Store, Apple’s online marketplace for iPhone apps. Over 1 billion apps were downloaded during the nine months following the launch of the App Store, ranging from the simplest games to the most complex business apps. Everyone has an idea for the next best-selling iPhone app—that’s why you’re reading this now! And with the popularity of the iPad, this demand will just continue to grow.

What you’ll learn

  • Get both yourself and your computer set up for iPhone and iPad application development
  • Start by making small changes to existing applications to build your knowledge and experience before creating your own applications
  • Follow steps in plain English to build simple apps and get them working immediately
  • Style your application so that it looks good and users can easily navigate through it
  • Use shortcuts and cheat sheets to create apps the easy way

    Who this book is for

    If you have a great idea for an iPhone or iPad app, but have never programmed before, then this is the book for you. You don’t need any previous computer programming skills—as long as you have a desire to learn, and you know which end of the mouse is which, you’ll be fine.

    Table of Contents

    Table of Contents

    1. Getting the tools
    2. Your first app
    3. Running your app on a device
    4. Your second app
    5. Going deeper: Patterns and Delegates
    6. Debugging
    7. Common Controls
    8. Pickers and Date Pickers
    9. Tables and Table Views
    10. Maps
    11. Browser and Web Applications
    12. iPad Applications

    13. App Store Deployment
    Source Code/Downloads

    Downloads are available to accompany this book.

    Your operating system can likely extract zipped downloads automatically, but you may require software such as WinZip for PC, or StuffIt on a Mac.


    If you think that you've found an error in this book, please let us know by emailing to editorial@apress.com . You will find any confirmed erratum below, so you can check if your concern has already been addressed.

    On page page 252:
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    needs space between Array and alloc (as in example on page 252)

    A great book for someone just getting back into iPhone/iPad programming who was never a guru!

    On page 198-199:

    I'm attempting to run the code from Chapter 9 - tableViewMultiSegmentDemo - an I encounter the following error. The happens both from my typed code from the book as well as the source code files from the download ZIP.

    Here is the error:

    Illegal Configuration State table views are only value when embedded in UITableViewController instances


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