iPad Application Development For Dummies, 3rd Edition
By Neal Goldstein
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: March 2012
Pages: 480

Start developing amazing iPad apps with the help of this step-by-step guide

Ready to transform your great idea into a killer iPad application? Updated with iOS 5 and Xcode 4.3, this beginner's guide will get you up and running in no time. You'll quickly find out how easy it is to develop like a pro and write your own apps. From the frameworks to the architecture, everything is simplified so you can get started today!

  • Exploring the iPad world — find out what makes a great iPad app, how it is structured, and how Xcode® 4.3 works

  • Capturing your imagination — learn to create the kind of interface that sets the stage for an amazing user experience

  • Getting your feet wet — build your first app by adding basic functionality and animation

  • Starting the real work — make sure your app can run flawlessly on iPad and iPhone while delivering real value

  • Crossing the finish line — master the technology you need to help make your app a commercial and critical success

Visit the companion website at www.dummies.com/go/iPadappdev3e to download all the source code found in this book.

Open the book and find:

  • All about the new features of Xcode 4.3

  • How to design the user experience with storyboards

  • Ways to extend framework classes

  • How to create split views on the iPad

  • Tips for making your app a thing of beauty

  • Strategies for debugging your app

  • How to add animation and sound to your app

  • Help creating an app that runs on both iPad and iPhone

Learn to:

  • Create a universal application that runs on both iPad and iPhone

  • Use storyboards to create the optimal user experience

  • Effectively use Xcode and Objective-C to develop your app

  • Make your app robust using the debugging features

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