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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
Chapter 1The Basics
Chapter 3Managing Health Data with HealthKit-
Chapter 4Managing Health Data with HealthKit-
Chapter 5Creating Dynamic and Interactive User Interfaces
Vandad Nahavandipoor is currently an iOS programmer for a leading digital media distributor in London, United Kingdom. He has led an international team of more than 30 iOS developers in his previous job. Some of the projects he has lead include the NatWest and the RBS iOS apps running on millions of iPhones and iPads in the UK. Vandad received his B.Sc and M.Sc in Information Technology for E-Commerce from the University of Sussex in England.
Vandad's programming experience started when he first learned Basic on his father's Commodore 64. He then took this experience and applied it on his uncle's Intel 186 computer, running Basic on DOS. At this point, he found programming for personal computers exciting indeed and moved on to learn Object Pascal. This allowed him to learn Borland Delphi quite easily. He wrote a short 400 pages book on Borland Delphi and dedicated the book to Borland. From then, he picked up x86 Assembly programming and wrote a hobby 32-bit operating system named Vandior. It wasn't until late 2007 when iOS programming became his main focus.
Aside from programming, Vandad is a road cyclist, enjoying friendly competition in cyclosportive events in England and traveling long distance on his bicycle to other European countries every now and then. He also enjoys tinkering with his piano and playing electric guitar. Some of his electric guitar performances are available on YouTube.