iOS 8 Swift Programming Cookbook
Solutions & Examples for iOS Apps
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: September 2014
Pages: 967

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Rewritten to use the Swift programming language, this updated cookbook helps you overcome the vexing issues you’re likely to face when creating apps for the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. New and thoroughly revised recipes show you the steps necessary to work with the iOS 8 SDK, including hundreds of techniques for storing and protecting data, sending and receiving notifications, enhancing and animating graphics, managing files and folders, and many other options. Each recipe includes sample code you can use right away.

  • Use CloudKit APIs to store information in the cloud with ease
  • Create vibrant and lifelike user interfaces with UIKit Dynamics
  • Access user’s health-related information with HealthKit
  • Interact with accessories inside the user’s home with HomeKit
  • Use the Keychain to protect your app’s data
  • Develop location-aware and multitasking-aware apps
  • Work with iOS 8’s audio and video APIs
  • Use Event Kit UI to manage calendars, dates, and events
  • Take advantage of the accelerometer and the gyroscope
  • Integrate iCloud into your apps
  • Define the layout of UI elements with Auto Layout
  • Get working examples for implementing gesture recognizers
  • Retrieve and manipulate contacts and groups from the Address Book
  • Determine a camera’s availability and access the Photo Library
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great book on my desk, use it every day

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  • Great examples
  • Swift Based


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    Comments about oreilly iOS 8 Swift Programming Cookbook:

    so i got this book after watching vandad's videos. i purchased the videos first as i always first books but thought this time i change and instead buy the videos

    well, it turns out the videos were better than i expected and i have just finished watching them. i also then bought the book to complement the videos

    i am so glad the book and the videos are all swift based. i am still going through the cloud chapter and homekit. i have no homekit accessories yet but the book teaches us about setting up a homekit accessory simulator right on our macs so it's really good

    it's a rather big book in ebook format. i don't have a printed version so it must be very heavy when it is printed?

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