Advanced Mobile Development for Apple iPhone and iPod touch
By Maher Ali
Final Release Date: July 2009
iPhone SDK 3 Programming is the perfect companion for developers who want to build amazing applications for Apple’s latest iPhone and iPod touch OS.
Inside, veteran mobile developer Dr Maher Ali starts with a primer on Objective-C and Cocoa, the anatomy of iPhone apps, and walks you through building your first application for OS 3.
You want your applications to look great, so iPhone SDK 3 Programming also provides extensive coverage of Interface Builder, but focuses on illustrating UI concepts programmatically, allowing you to appreciate the complete picture.
This book goes beyond the basics of iPhone development and provides comprehensive coverage of features such as Core Data, copy and paste, Apple Push Notification, SQLite, libxml2, Map Kit, and location-based services that will help you create geo-aware apps that connect to back-end services and locally cache information for offline viewing.
Key features include:
The Objective-C programming language and runtime
Interface Builder and XCode
Views, controllers and tables
Parsing XML documents in SAX and DOM
Apple Push Notification
Cut, copy and paste
Working with the Map Kit and location services
Consuming web services
Working with devices such as the accelerometer and camera.