iPhone SDK Development

Packing the power of desktop applications into a small mobile device, the iPhone SDK offers developers the ability to create dynamic, visually-appealing, and highly-capable mobile applications, using the same APIs and tools that Apple uses for its own applications. However, harnessing that power means learning new tools, new APIs, and even a whole new programming language.

iPhone SDK Development is a Pragmatic guide to get you started developing applications for iPhone and iPod touch. With it, you’ll get a complete understanding of the tools and techniques needed to succeed on the platform:

  • Use the XCode IDE to manage your source code, images, sounds, database files, and other application resources, building your app and deploying it onto your own device for testing.
  • Develop your user interface the visual, code-free way, with Interface Builder.
  • Master the iPhone’s unique user interface components, including tables, tab bars, navigation bars, and the multi-touch interface.
  • Connect your iPhone to the outside world with networking, exploit the power of a relational database with SQLite, and rock out with first-class support for audio and video.
  • Make use of the iPhone’s unique mobile APIs, like geolocation and the motion-sensing accelerometer
  • Use XCode’s powerful performance and debugging tools to eliminate memory leaks, zombies, and other hazards.
  • Understand the process for packaging your application for end-user distribution through Apple’s App Store.
  • With explanations of the big picture and an eye to the little details that you’ll need, iPhone SDK Development will help you succeed on today’s most important mobile platform.
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