Mac Application Development For Dummies
By Karl G. Kowalski
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: September 2011
Pages: 352

Join the fun! Start developing apps for the Mac desktop now — this book shows you how!

The Mac App Store is open for desktop business! You can get in on the action with this easy-to-follow guide to developing a Mac app from concept to completion. Here's how to become a registered Mac developer, plan an app that users will love, work with Objective-C and code libraries, build and debug your app, and market it through the App Store.

  • Welcome to Mac land — learn about Mac apps in general, the tools you need to start building them, and how to register as a Mac developer

  • Learn the code — discover the basics of Objective-C programming, the Cocoa Framework, and how to create a Mac app's user interface

  • It's all about the user — learn strategies for supporting user expectations and how to create a positive user experience

  • Information, please — safely manage and store the information users will provide

  • The finishing touches — hunt down and banish the bugs and prepare to ace Apple's app review

Open the book and find:

  • The skills you'll need to develop Mac apps

  • Where to find online assistance

  • Sources and resources for a Mac project

  • Advice on testing a user interface

  • How to use Model-View-Controller

  • Ways to check your app for memory leaks

  • What Apple looks for in your app

  • App development best practices

Learn to:

  • Download the Mac App SDK and start working with Xcode

  • Take advantage of Mac desktop features to create amazing apps

  • Submit your app to the Mac App Store and navigate the approval process

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