Beginning iOS 6 Development

Exploring the iOS SDK

Authors: Mark, D., Nutting, J., LaMarche, J., Olsson, F.

Download source code
  • The team that brought you the bestselling Beginning iPhone Development is back again for Beginning iOS 6 Development, bringing this definitive guide up-to-date with Apple's latest and greatest new 64-bit iOS, iOS 6 and its SDK, as well as with the latest version of Xcode.

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-4513-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-4512-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

The team that brought you the bestselling Beginning iPhone Development is back again for Beginning iOS 6 Development, bringing this definitive guide up-to-date with Apple's latest and greatest iOS 6 SDK, as well as with the latest version of Xcode. 

There's coverage of brand new technologies, with chapters on storyboards and iCloud, for example, as well as significant updates to existing chapters to bring them in line with all the changes that came with the iOS 6 SDK. You'll have everything you need to create your very own apps for the latest iOS devices, including the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and the latest iPod touch. Every single sample app in the book has been rebuilt from scratch using latest Xcode and the latest 64-bit iOS 6-specific project templates and designed to take advantage of the latest Xcode features.

Assuming only a minimal working knowledge of Objective-C, and written in a friendly, easy-to-follow style, Beginning iOS 6 Development offers a complete soup-to-nuts course in iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch programming. The book starts with the basics, walking through the process of downloading and installing Xcode and the iOS 6 SDK, and then guides you though the creation of your first simple application.

From there, you’ll learn how to integrate all the interface elements Apple touch users have come to know and love, such as buttons, switches, pickers, toolbars, and sliders. You’ll master a variety of design patterns, from the simplest single view to complex hierarchical drill-downs. The confusing art of table building will be demystified, and you’ll learn how to save your data using the iPhone file system. You’ll also learn how to save and retrieve your data using a variety of persistence techniques, including Core Data and SQLite. And there’s much more! You’ll learn to draw using Quartz 2D and OpenGL ES, add multitouch gestural support (pinches and swipes) to your applications, and work with the camera, photo library, accelerometer, and built-in GPS. You’ll discover the fine points of application preferences and learn how to localize your apps for multiple languages.

  • The iOS 6 update to the bestselling and most recommended book for Cocoa touch developers
  • Packed full of tricks, techniques, and enthusiasm for the new SDK from a developer perspective
  • Written in an accessible, easy-to-follow style

About the authors

Dave Mark is a longtime Mac developer and author who has written a number of books on Mac and iOS development, including Beginning iPhone 4 Development (Apress, 2010), More iPhone 3 Development (Apress, 2010), Learn C on the Mac (Apress, 2008), The Macintosh Programming Primer series (Addison-Wesley, 1992), and Ultimate Mac Programming (Wiley, 1995). Dave loves the water and spends as much time as possible on it, in it, or near it. He lives with his wife and three children in Virginia.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-4513-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-4512-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning iOS 6 Development
Book Subtitle
Exploring the iOS SDK
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
David Mark and Jack Nutting and Jeff LaMarche and Fredrik Olsson
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-4513-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-4513-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-4512-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 764
Topics