iOS 8 App Development I and II
By Paul Deitel
Publisher: Pearson
Final Release Date: July 2015
Run time: 21 hours 53 minutes


The professional programmer’s Deitel® video guide to iPhone® and iPad®app development using iOS® 8, Swift™, Xcode® 6, and Cocoa Touch®.


Billions of apps have been downloaded from Apple’s App Store! This LiveLesson gives you everything you’ll need to start developing great iOS 8 apps quickly using Swift Apple’s programming language of the future. The video uses an app-driven approach each new technology is discussed in the context of seven fully tested iOS 8 apps (three apps in Part I and four apps in Part II).

This LiveLesson has two parts:

• iOS 8 App Development Fundamentals with Swift LiveLessons Part I

• iOS 8 App Development Fundamentals with Swift LiveLessons Part II

About the Instructor

Paul J. Deitel, CEO and Chief Technical Officer of Deitel & Associates, Inc., is a graduate of MIT, where he studied Information Technology. He holds the Sun (now Oracle) Certified Java Programmer and Certified Java Developer certifications, and is an Oracle Java Champion. Through Deitel & Associates, Inc., he has delivered Java, C#, Visual Basic, C++, C and Internet programming courses to industry clients, including Cisco, IBM, Sun Micro systems, Dell, Siemens, Lucent Technologies, Fidelity, NASA at the Kennedy Space Center, the National Severe Storm Laboratory, White Sands Missile Range, Rogue Wave Software, Boeing, SunGard Higher Education, Stratus, Cambridge Technology Partners, One Wave, Hyperion Software, Adra Systems, Entergy, CableData Systems, Nortel Networks, Puma, iRobot, Invensys and many more. He and his co-author, Dr. Harvey M. Deitel, are the world’s best-selling programming-language textbook/professional book authors.

Skill Level

Beginner-to-intermediate app developers who are familiar with a C-based object-oriented programming language

What You’ll Learn

Begin by setting up your Mac for iOS app development with the Swift programming language. Next, you’ll get an overview of the Xcode IDE as you test-drive the Tip Calculator app (which you’ll build in Lesson 3). In Lesson 2, without writing any code, you'll build a universal app using Xcode's Interface Builder and drag-and-drop UI design; then you’ll make the app accessible for people with visual impairments and localize it to display text in English or Spanish. In Lesson 3 you'll build the interactive Tip Calculator app, using Apple's new Swift programming language to write the code that responds to user interactions and programmatically updates the user interface (UI). Lesson 4 explores the Twitter Searches app, which saves data locally on your device and in Apple's iCloud and displays search results using a web view. In Lesson 5 you'll build the Flag Quiz game app, using navigation controllers to control the flow through the app and outlet collections to manipulate programmatically multiple controls of the same type. In Lesson 6’s Cannon Game app, you'll create a simple game using the SpriteKit framework, the Xcode Game template, and various built in SpriteKit physics capabilities. Lesson 7’s Doodlz app demonstrates how to create custom views, draw Bezier paths, and process multiple touches as the user drags fingers across the screen to draw and respond to accelerometer events. Finally, in Lesson 8’s Address Book app, you’ll use iOS’s Core Data framework and Xcode’s corresponding support for designing a data model to create a database-driven app.

Who should take this course?

• Objective-C programmers who are developing new or modifying existing iOS and/or OS X apps, and who want to quickly begin using Swift in their apps.

• Java, C++ and C# programmers who are new to iOS and OS X development, and who want to start developing iOS and/or OS X apps in Swift.

Course requirements (Familiarity with any C-based, object-oriented programming language, such as Objective-C, Java, C++ or C#. Objective-C experience is not specifically required.

Table of Contents

  • Part I Introduction
  • Before You Begin
  • Lesson 1: Introduction to iOS 8 App Development and Swift
  • Lesson 2: Welcome App—Dive-Into Xcode: Introducing Visual User Interface Design with Cocoa Touch, Interface Builder, Storyboarding and Auto Layout, Universal Apps, Accessibility, Internationalization
  • Lesson 3: Tip Calculator App—Introducing Swift, Text Fields, Sliders, Outlets, Actions, View Controllers, Event Handling, NSDecimalNumber, NSNumberFormatter and Automatic Reference Counting
  • Lesson 4: Twitter Searches App—Master-Detail Applications, Split View Controllers, Navigation Controllers, Storyboard Segues, Social Framework Sharing, User Defaults, iCloud Key Value Storage, Collections, Web Views, Alert Dialogs
  • Part II Introduction
  • Lesson 5: Flag Quiz App—UISegmentedControls, UISwitches, Outlet Collections, View Animations, UINavigationController, Segues, NSBundle, Scheduling Tasks with Grand Central Dispatch
  • Lesson 6: Cannon Game App—Xcode Game Template, SpriteKit, Animation, Graphics, Sound, Physics, Collision Detection, Scene Transitions, Listening for Touches
  • Lesson 7: Doodlz App—Multi-Touch Event Handling, Graphics, UIBezierPaths, Drawing with a Custom UIView Subclass, UIToolbar, UIBarButtonItem, Accelerometer Sensor and Motion Event Handling
  • Lesson 8: Address Book App—Core Data Framework, Master-Detail Template with Core Data Support, Xcode Data Model Editor, UITableView with Static Cells, Programmatically Scrolling UITableViews
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