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Developing for Apple TV using tvOS and Swift

Authors: Bennett, Gary, Lees, Brad, Kaczmarek, Stefan

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  • One of the first books on the new tvOS
  • Hands-on examples using the latest version of Swift
  • Experienced author/developer team
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Gary Bennett, Brad Lees, and Stefan Kaczmarek, the team behind Swift 2 for Absolute Beginners, brings you a hands-on “Swift” introduction to the new tvOS SDK with a collection of app projects to try out.
You’ll learn how to create a BookStore app for the TV, including using Stack Views for book details, how to create a photo gallery app, and how to use collection view and split view controllers with a music collection app. Finally, you’ll also learn how to store Apple TV app data in iCloud.
The new Apple TV is here, and it’s open for your native apps — Developing for the Apple TV with tvOS and Swift will get you started developing right away.
What you will learn:

  • How to use stack views in tvOS
  • How to use collection views and split view controllers
  • How to store Apple TV app data in iCloud
  • How to create native apps for books, photos, and music on the Apple TV


Who this book is for:Intermediate iOS developers who want to create native Apple TV apps using the new tvOS SDK.

About the authors

Gary Bennett is president of xcelMe (xcelme-dot-com). xcelMe teaches iPhone/iPad programming courses online. Gary has taught hundreds of students how to develop iPhone/iPad apps, and has several very popular apps on the iTunes App Store. Gary's students have some of the best-selling apps on the iTunes App Store. Gary also worked for 25 years in the technology and defense industries. He served 10 years in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear engineer aboard two nuclear submarines. After leaving the Navy, Gary worked for several companies as a software developer, chief information officer, and resident. As CIO, he helped take VistaCare public in 2002. Gary also co-authored emiPhone Cool Projects/em for Apress. Gary lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife, Stefanie, and their four children.

Brad Lees has more than 12 years of experience in application development and server management. He has specialized in creating and initiating software programs in real-estate development systems and financial institutions. His career has been highlighted by his positions as information systems manager at The Lyle Anderson Company, product development manager for Smarsh, vice president of application development for iNation, and IT manager at The Orcutt/Winslow Partnership, the largest architectural firm in Arizona. A graduate of Arizona State University, Brad and his wife, Natalie, reside in Phoenix with their five children.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Getting Started with the New Apple TV

    Bennett, Gary (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • The tvOS Weather App

    Bennett, Gary (et al.)

    Pages 9-22

  • Stack Views and the Focus Engine

    Bennett, Gary (et al.)

    Pages 23-31

  • Creating a Photo Gallery App

    Bennett, Gary (et al.)

    Pages 33-55

  • Adding an Album Browser to the Photo Gallery App

    Bennett, Gary (et al.)

    Pages 57-74

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1715-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1714-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Developing for Apple TV using tvOS and Swift
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Gary Bennett, Brad Lees, Stefan Kaczmarek
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-1715-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-1715-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-1714-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 125
Number of Illustrations and Tables
117 b/w illustrations
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