Learn iOS App Development is both a rapid tutorial and a useful reference. You'll quickly get up to speed with Objective-C, Cocoa Touch, and the iOS 7 SDK. It's an all-in-one getting started guide to building your first iPhone or iPad app. You'll learn best practices that ensure your code will be efficient and perform well, earning positive reviews on the iTunes App Store, and driving better search results and more revenue. The iOS 7 SDK offers powerful new features, and this book is the fastest path to mastering them—and the rest of the iOS SDK —for programmers with some experience who are new to iPhone and iPad app development. Many books introduce the iOS SDK, but few explain how to develop apps optimally and soundly. This book teaches both core Objective-C language concepts and how to exploit design patterns and logic with the iOS SDK, based on Objective-C and the Cocoa Touch framework. Why spend months or years discovering the best ways to design and code iPhone and iPad apps when this book will show you how to do things the right way from the start? Get an accelerated treatment of the core fundamentals of Objective-C. Develop your first app using Xcode's advanced interface design tools. Build your first iPhone app using the code that you're given as you walk through this book. Finally, debug and distribute your first app on Apple's iTunes App Store. Learn how to create apps for any model of iPhone, the iPod Touch, the iPad, or build universal apps that run on all of them. After reading this book, you'll be creating professional quality apps, ready to upload to the app store, making you the prestige and the money you seek!
Learn iOS App development with advanced Apple technology and developer-centric tools. KEY FEATURES ● Loaded with core developer tools, including SwiftUI, Xcode, and CoreML. ● Covers app architecture, design patterns, and mobile hardware use in app development. ● Numerous examples covering database, GPS, image recognition, and ML. DESCRIPTION This book is a step-by-step, hands-on guide for Apple developers to build iOS apps using Swift programming with minimal effort. This book will help develop the knowledge and skills necessary to program Apple applications independently. This book introduces you to Swift, SwiftUI, MapKit, Xcode, and Core ML and guides you through the process of creating a strong, marketable iOS application. The book begins with the fundamentals of Swift, which will serve as the foundation for future app development. This book will help readers to develop user interfaces for iOS applications, using SwiftUI and Interface Builder, as well as the code for views, view controllers, and data managers. The book teaches how to use Core Data and SQLite to store databases. It will help you work with Apple technologies and frameworks, including Core Location and MapKit for GPS tracking, Camera and Photo Library for image storage, Core ML for machine learning, and implementations of artificial intelligence solutions. By the end of this book, you will have developed a solid foundation for writing Swift apps, utilizing best practices in architecture, and publishing them to the app store. The book successfully introduces you to the entire iOS application development journey in a manageable manner and instills an understanding of Apple apps. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ● Develop practical skills in Swift programming, Xcode, and SwiftUI. ● Learn to work around the database, file handling, and networking while building apps. ● Utilize the capabilities of mobile hardware to include sound, images, and videos. ● Bring machine learning capabilities using the Core ML framework. ● Integrate features such as App Gestures and Core Location into iOS applications. ● Utilize mobile design patterns and maintain a clean coding style. WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR This book is ideal for beginners in programming, students, and professionals interested in learning how to program in iOS, use various developer tools, and create Apple apps. Working knowledge of any programming language is an advantage but not required. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Getting Started with Xcode 2. Swift Fundamentals 3. Classes, Struct, and Enumerations 4. Protocols, Extensions, and Error Handling 5. TabBar, TableView, and CollectionView 6. User Interface Design with SwiftUI 7. Database with SQLite and Core Data 8. File Handling in iOS 9. App Gesture Recognizers in iOS 10. Core Location with MapKit 11. Camera And Photo Library 12. Machine Learning with Core ML 13. Networking in iOS Apps 14. Mobile App Patterns and Architectures 15. Publish iOS App on App Store
Since the launch of the App Store, games have been the hottest category of apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. That means your best chance of tapping into the iPhone/iPad “Gold Rush” is to put out a killer game that everyone wants to play (and talk about). While many people think games are hard to build, they can actually be quite easy, and Learning iOS Game Programming is your perfect beginner’s guide. Michael Daley walks you through every step as you build a killer 2D game for the iPhone. In Learning iOS Game Programming, you’ll learn how to build a 2D tile map game, Sir Lamorak’s Quest: The Spell of Release (which is free in the App Store). You can download and play the game you’re going to build while you learn about the code and everything behind the scenes. Daley identifies the key characteristics of a successful iPhone game and introduces the technologies, terminology, and tools you will use. Then, he carefully guides you through the whole development process: from planning storylines and game play all the way through testing and tuning. Download the free version of Sir Lamorak’s Quest from the App Store today, while you learn how to build the game in this book. Coverage includes Planning high-level game design, components, and difficulty levels Using game loops to make sure the right events happen at the right time Rendering images, creating sprite sheets, and building basic animations Using tile maps to build large game worlds from small reusable images Creating fire, explosions, smoke, sparks, and other organic effects Delivering great sound via OpenAL and the iPhone’s media player Providing game control via iPhone’s touch and accelerometer features Crafting an effective, intuitive game interface Building game objects and entities and making them work properly Detecting collisions and ensuring the right response to them Polishing, testing, debugging, and performance-tuning your game Learning iOS Game Programming focuses on the features, concepts, and techniques you’ll use most often—and helps you master them in a real-world context. This book is 100% useful and 100% practical; there’s never been an iPhone game development book like it!
Designing iOS mobile apps using simple Swift codes and libraries. KEY FEATURES ● Combines the fundamentals of Swift and power-packed libraries, including SwiftUI. ● Includes graphical illustrations and step-by-step instructions on coding your first iOS application. ● Covers end-to-end iOS app development with code debugging and best practices. DESCRIPTION 'Swift in 30 Days' teaches young graduates and coding applicants to enter the field of rapid development of applications through simplified, pragmatic, and quick programming learning without much theory. The book examines the basics of Swift programming, fundamental Swift building blocks, how to write syntax, constructs, define classes, arrays, model data with interfaces, and several examples of Swift programming. The book will help you to create the environment for app development, including tools and libraries like Xcode and SwiftUI. You will learn to work with Xcode and Swift libraries and finally make an independently developed Swift application. You will have access to design patterns and learn how to handle errors, debug, and work with protocols. By the end of this book, you will become a trusted Swift programmer and a successful iOS developer who will dive deeper into Apple's intelligent app programming challenge. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ● Create an iOS app from scratch and learn fundamental Swift concepts such as operators and control flow. ● Create intuitive and intelligent user interfaces with an understanding of self-design and constraints. ● Recap OOP concepts and Swift protocol-based programming. ● Work with design patterns, write clean codes, and build expert tables and navigations. ● Work with Xcode and SwiftUI 2.0. WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR This book is for students, graduates, and entry-level coders who want to learn iOS app development without prior Swift or mobile app development experience. TABLE OF CONTENTS Week 1 (Beginner) 1. Building Your First App 2. Swift Programming Basics 3. Auto Layout 4. Types and Control Flow Week 2 (Intermediate) 5. Optional Type and More 6. Code Structuring Week 3 (Advanced) 7. OOP in Swift 8. Protocols and Delegates Week 4 (Bonus) 9. Error handling and Debugging 10. SwiftUI
Winner of a 2012 Jolt Productivity Award! Updated and expanded to cover iOS 5 and Xcode 4.3, iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide leads you through the essential concepts, tools, and techniques for developing iOS applications. After completing this book, you will have the understanding, the know-how, and the confidence you need to tackle iOS projects of your own. Based on Big Nerd Ranch’s popular iOS Bootcamp course and its well-tested materials and methodology, this best-selling guide teaches iOS concepts and coding in tandem. The result is instruction that is relevant and useful. Throughout the book, the authors clearly explain what’s important to know and share their insights into the larger context of the iOS platform. This gives you a real understanding of how iOS development works, the many features that are available, and when and where to apply what you’ve learned. Here are some of the topics covered: Xcode 4.3, Instruments, and Storyboards ARC, strong and weak references, and retain cycles Interfacing with iCloud Handling touch events and gestures Tool bars, navigation controllers, and split view controllers Localization and Internationalization Block syntax and use Background execution and multi-tasking Saving/loading data: Archiving and Core Data Core Location and Map Kit Communicating with web services Working with XML, JSON, and NSRegularExpression Using the Model-View-Controller-Store design pattern
A step-by-step guide to learning iOS app development and exploring the latest Apple development tools Key Features Explore the latest features of Xcode 11 and the Swift 5 programming language in this updated fourth edition Kick-start your iOS programming career and have fun building your own iOS apps Discover the new features of iOS 13 such as Dark Mode, iPad apps for Mac, SwiftUI, and more Book Description iOS 13 comes with features ranging from Dark Mode and Catalyst through to SwiftUI and Sign In with Apple. If you're a beginner and are looking to experiment and work with these features to create your own apps, then this updated fourth edition gets you off to a strong start. The book offers a comprehensive introduction for programmers who are new to iOS, covering the entire process of learning the Swift language, writing your own apps, and publishing them on the App Store. This edition is updated and revised to cover the new iOS 13 features along with Xcode 11 and Swift 5. The book starts with an introduction to the Swift programming language, and how to accomplish common programming tasks with it. You'll then start building the user interface (UI) of a complete real-world app, using the latest version of Xcode, and also implement the code for views, view controllers, data managers, and other aspects of mobile apps. The book will then help you apply the latest iOS 13 features to existing apps, along with introducing you to SwiftUI, a new way to design UIs. Finally, the book will take you through setting up testers for your app, and what you need to do to publish your app on the App Store. By the end of this book, you'll be well versed with how to write and publish apps, and will be able to apply the skills you've gained to enhance your apps. What you will learn Get to grips with the fundamentals of Xcode 11 and Swift 5, the building blocks of iOS development Understand how to prototype an app using storyboards Discover the Model-View-Controller design pattern, and how to implement the desired functionality within the app Implement the latest iOS features such as Dark Mode and Sign In with Apple Understand how to convert an existing iPad app into a Mac app Design, deploy, and test your iOS applications with industry patterns and practices Who this book is for This book is for anyone who has programming experience but is completely new to Swift and iOS app development. Experienced programmers looking to explore the latest iOS 13 features will...
“Not many books have a single project that lives and evolves through the entire narrative. The reason not many books do this is because it is difficult to do well. Important toolkit features get shoehorned in weird places because the author didn’t do enough up-front design time. This book, though, takes you from design, to a prototype, to the Real Deal. And then it goes further.” —Mark Dalrymple, cofounder of CocoaHeads, the international Mac and iPhone programmer community; author of Advanced Mac OS X Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide Learning iPad Programming, Second Edition, will help you master all facets of iPad programming with Apple’s newest tools. Its in-depth, hands-on coverage fully addresses the entire development process, from installing the iOS SDK through coding, debugging, submitting apps for Apple’s review, and deployment. Extensively updated for Apple’s newest iOS features and Xcode 4.x updates, this book teaches iPad programming through a series of exercises centered on building PhotoWheel, a powerful personal photo library app. As you build PhotoWheel, you’ll gain experience and real-world insights that will help you succeed with any iPad development project. Leading iOS developers Kirby Turner and Tom Harrington introduce the essentials of iOS development, focusing on features that are specific to iPad. You’ll find expert coverage of key topics many iOS development books ignore, from app design to Core Data. You’ll also learn to make the most of crucial iOS and Xcode features, such as Storyboarding and Automatic Reference Counting (ARC), and extend your app with web services and the latest iCloud synching techniques. Learn how to Build a fully functional app that uses Core Data and iCloud synching Use Storyboarding to quickly prototype a functional UI and then extend it with code Create powerful visual effects with Core Animation and Core Image Support AirPrint printing and AirPlay slideshows Build collection views and custom views, and use custom segues to perform custom view transitions Download the free version of PhotoWheel from the App Store today! Import, manage, and share your photos as you learn how to build this powerful app.
A step-by-step guide to learning iOS app development and exploring the latest Apple development tools Key FeaturesExplore the latest features of Xcode 11 and the Swift 5 programming language in this updated fourth editionKick-start your iOS programming career and have fun building your own iOS appsDiscover the new features of iOS 13 such as Dark Mode, iPad apps for Mac, SwiftUI, and moreBook Description iOS 13 comes with features ranging from Dark Mode and Catalyst through to SwiftUI and Sign In with Apple. If you're a beginner and are looking to experiment and work with these features to create your own apps, then this updated fourth edition gets you off to a strong start. The book offers a comprehensive introduction for programmers who are new to iOS, covering the entire process of learning the Swift language, writing your own apps, and publishing them on the App Store. This edition is updated and revised to cover the new iOS 13 features along with Xcode 11 and Swift 5. The book starts with an introduction to the Swift programming language, and how to accomplish common programming tasks with it. You'll then start building the user interface (UI) of a complete real-world app, using the latest version of Xcode, and also implement the code for views, view controllers, data managers, and other aspects of mobile apps. The book will then help you apply the latest iOS 13 features to existing apps, along with introducing you to SwiftUI, a new way to design UIs. Finally, the book will take you through setting up testers for your app, and what you need to do to publish your app on the App Store. By the end of this book, you'll be well versed with how to write and publish apps, and will be able to apply the skills you've gained to enhance your apps. What you will learnGet to grips with the fundamentals of Xcode 11 and Swift 5, the building blocks of iOS developmentUnderstand how to prototype an app using storyboardsDiscover the Model-View-Controller design pattern, and how to implement the desired functionality within the appImplement the latest iOS features such as Dark Mode and Sign In with AppleUnderstand how to convert an existing iPad app into a Mac appDesign, deploy, and test your iOS applications with industry patterns and practicesWho this book is for This book is for anyone who has programming experience but is completely new to Swift and iOS app development. Experienced programmers looking to explore the latest iOS 13 features will also find this book useful.
Learn iOS app development and work with Xcode 13 and Apple's iOS 15 simulators Key Features Explore the latest features of Xcode 13 and the Swift 5.5 programming language in this updated sixth edition Start your iOS programming career and have fun building your own iOS apps Discover the new features of iOS 15 such as Mac Catalyst, SwiftUI, Swift Concurrency, and SharePlay Book Description With almost 2 million apps on the App Store, iOS mobile apps continue to be incredibly popular. Anyone can reach millions of customers around the world by publishing their apps on the App Store. iOS 15 Programming for Beginners is a comprehensive introduction for those who are new to iOS. It covers the entire process of learning the Swift language, writing your own app, and publishing it on the App Store. Complete with hands-on tutorials, projects, and self-assessment questions, this easy-to-follow guide will help you get well-versed with the Swift language to build your apps and introduce exciting new technologies that you can incorporate into your apps. You'll learn how to publish iOS apps and work with Mac Catalyst, SharePlay, SwiftUI, Swift concurrency, and much more. By the end of this iOS development book, you'll have the knowledge and skills to write and publish interesting apps, and more importantly, to use the online resources available to enhance your app development journey. What you will learn Get to grips with the fundamentals of Xcode 13 and Swift 5.5, the building blocks of iOS development Understand how to prototype an app using storyboards Discover the Model-View-Controller design pattern and how to implement the desired functionality within an app Implement the latest iOS features such as Swift Concurrency and SharePlay Convert an existing iPad app into a Mac app with Mac Catalyst Design, deploy, and test your iOS applications with design patterns and best practices Who this book is for This book is for anyone who has programming experience but is new to Swift and iOS app development. Basics knowledge of programming, including loops, boolean, and so on, is necessary.
Become a professional iOS developer with the most in-depth and advanced guide to Swift, Xcode 10, ARKit, and Core ML Key FeaturesExplore the extensive world of iOS development through practical examplesGain detailed insights into core iOS programming concepts such as app extensions and performanceExtend your iOS apps by adding augmented reality and machine learning capabilitiesBook Description The iOS development environment has significantly matured, and with Apple users spending more money in the App Store, there are plenty of development opportunities for professional iOS developers. However, the journey to mastering iOS development and the new features of iOS 12 is not straightforward. This book will help you make that transition smoothly and easily. With the help of Swift 4.2, you’ll not only learn how to program for iOS 12, but also how to write efficient, readable, and maintainable Swift code that maintains industry best practices. Mastering iOS 12 Programming will help you build real-world applications and reflect the real-world development flow. You will also find a mix of thorough background information and practical examples, teaching you how to start implementing your newly gained knowledge. By the end of this book, you will have got to grips with building iOS applications that harness advanced techniques and make best use of the latest and greatest features available in iOS 12. What you will learnBuild a professional iOS application using Xcode 10 and Swift 4.2Use AutoLayout to create complex layouts that look great on every deviceDelve into advanced animations with UIViewPropertyAnimator and UIKit DynamicsEnhance your app by using instruments and building your own profiling toolsIntegrate iMessage, Siri, and more in your app through app extensionsTrain and use machine learning models with Core ML 2 and Create MLCreate engaging augmented reality experiences with ARKit 2Who this book is for If you’re a developer with some experience in iOS programming and want to enhance your skills by unlocking the full potential of the latest iOS version with Swift to build great applications, this book is for you.