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Karma-based API on Apple Platforms

Building Privacy Into iOS and macOS Apps

Authors: Carrasco Molina, Manuel

  • Helps developers steer clear of potential privacy issues in apps or online services.
  • Develops critical thinking skills to ask what information developers do and don’t need from their users
  • Reveals how built-in and judicious privacy becomes a great selling point for any app. 
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eBook 22,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: September 10, 2019
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-4291-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover 29,11 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: August 13, 2019
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-4290-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
About this book

Leverage the best techniques provided by Apple to build apps with maximum privacy for your users. This book explores not only the how-to steps for implementing privacy in your apps, but also answers workflow questions about what information you actually need.

Do you need full access to a device’s contacts? Do you need to have location services enabled in the background constantly? This book explains how to selectively enable services and how to make apps that can continue to function even when the user refuses to share data. Understanding the needs of your users and the expectations of Apple in reviewing your app will make better apps. 

You'll see how to ensure that you make it through the App Store review quickly and without the need to go back and develop privacy protocols that should have been in place to begin with. Not only is developing with privacy in mind good from a moral standpoint, but it also helps you create leaner apps that set themselves up for less potential data breaches and issues later on in distribution. 

While a basic understanding of app creation is expected, no deep understanding of Cocoa(Touch) or Swift will be required as code will point to the Apple Documentation.

What You'll Learn

  • Important APIs and how they affect privacy
  • Work with the camera, Siri, maps, and other common iOS services and hardware
  • Effectively allow notifications and advertising without affecting privacy
Who This Book Is For

App builders interested in creating more secure apps. 

About the authors

Based in Düren, Germany, near Cologne, Manuel Carrasco Molina, better known as StuFF mc, started programming with his C64 at age 11 in 1987. He entered professional software development in 1997 and has been developing since. He founded the first French podcast about Apple in 2005 and dove into iOS development at the launch of the SDK in 2008, after spending the first half of his developer career in the Microsoft technologies. He ran ObjCGN.com/SwiftConf.com from 2012 to 2017 which he left in good hands at a previous employer. When he's not developing for the Apple Platforms Stuff is an involved activist and/or local politician (4 years at the city council) in the matters of environment (Hambach Forest) and refugees — he spent a few times in east european countries helping his brothers and sisters. Stuff's mother tongue is French, but he also speaks fluently German and Spanish, while speaking a bit of Dutch, Arabic and Italian.

Buy this book

eBook 22,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: September 10, 2019
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-4291-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover 29,11 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: August 13, 2019
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-4290-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Karma-based API on Apple Platforms
Book Subtitle
Building Privacy Into iOS and macOS Apps
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Manuel Carrasco Molina
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-4291-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-4291-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-4290-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 214
Number of Illustrations
93 b/w illustrations
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