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Beginning iOS 5 Application Development [Paperback]

Wei-Meng Lee

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Jan. 24 2012
The ideal starting point for iPhone and iPad app development with iOS 5

If you want to develop apps for Apple's iPhone and iPad, first you need to know how to use the tools--iPhone's new iOS 5 operating system and SDK, and the new xCode toolset that come with it. This full-color book is the perfect starting point. Beginning developers, you'll get a solid introduction to the new xCode 4 and Objective-C and find everything you need to quickly build your first app. The book thoroughly covers all the new iOS 5 features, including new multitasking, location-based services, notification system, cloud-based features, and much more.

  • Written by bestselling Wrox author, Wei-Meng Lee, this is an ideal book for beginning developers
  • Helps eager developers quickly start building apps for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
  • Introduces iOS 5, xCode 4, Objective-C, and the basics you need to create your first Apple device app
  • Covers a host of new iOS 5 capabilities, including new multitasking, new location-based services, and a new notification system
  • Shows you how to work with iOS 5's cloud-based features for online storage of music, photos, and video

Full-color and full of information, Beginning iOS 5 Application Development is the ultimate guide for beginning Apple developers.

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Get a jumpstart on developing apps for iOS 5!

Ideal for beginning developers who are eager to create native applications for Apple's mobile devices, this full-color guide walks you through the core building blocks of iPhone and iPad application development, including new features such as iCloud Programming, Twitter integration, importing and exporting documents from within your iOS applications, the new Xcode® 4, multitasking features, location-based services, the notification system, and more. You'll quickly discover that this book is replete with everything you need in order to confidently build your first iPhone or iPad application.

Beginning iOS 5 Application Development:

  • Establishes a strong foundation for getting started with iOS 5 programming

  • Walks you through responding to and handling device rotations as well as the different types of screen orientations

  • Shows how to use the various application templates: Tabbed, Master-Detail, Single View, and Utility

  • Explores techniques for using the table view in a Master-Detail application

  • Shares advice for file handling and database storage

  • Covers ways to access the various sensors and recognize a variety of gestures

  • Shows how to build Location-Based Services applications using Google Maps, reverse geocoding, adding annotations, and more

Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.


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About the Author

Wei-Meng Lee is the founder of Developer Learning Solutions (www.learn2develop.net), a technology company specializing in hands-on training in the latest Microsoft and Apple technologies. He writes extensively for online publications and magazines on topics such as iPhone and Mac OS X development and is the author of Beginning iOS 4 Application Development and Beginning Android Application Development.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative Jan. 13 2012
By T. Shrove - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I have been an iOS developer for years and the first few minutes I opened the book I learned some things I have never known before. This book is easy to read and very informative. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn iOS for the first time. I love when a book is in color as well!!
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars iOS 4.5?!? Feb. 6 2012
By stevem - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I was really hoping that this book would provide coverage of storyboards and a single concise chapter covering ARC - after all - these are two of the biggest changes in iOS5. Disappointed on both counts. Preposterous. Instead I find almost the same content as the previous (and excellent) iOS4 version.

If you have the iOS4 version of this book, don't bother with the new version.

If you are just starting out, consider looking at the Big Nerd Ranch books or Ray Wenderlich's online tutorials. ARC and storyboards are the future and this book does itself a disservice by ignoring both of them.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book but has a few glaring omissions Jan. 25 2012
By ags9 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I purchased this book (Kindle Version) via amazon as I wanted to learn a bit more about StoryBoards and NSJSONSerialization in iOS 5 and was surprised to see that the book doesn't cover these topics and considers them out of scope of the book.

The book also leaves out ARC (Automatic Reference Counting). Apart from these, its a good book and has good examples and step by step tutorials.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely 5 Stars for iOS noob's May 2 2012
By David Roh - Published on Amazon.com
Full disclosure - I am a senior C, C++, C#, Silverlight developer but an iOS, Objective-C noob. From the perspective of a senior iOS developer who worked through Lee's previous iOS 4 version of this book, the ratings might be fair; however, from the perspective of a iOS 5 noob who is just learning iOS and did not read Lee's previous book, this is definitely a 5 star book. Everything seems to be updated to iOS 5 without any errors that I have noticed.

The printing and color in this book are first class. The material that Lee presents is also first class and all the examples so far have been well done without any issues - it's a fun book to read.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone that is just starting to learn iOS (after all, the title is "Beginning iOS 5"). If you are a senior iOS developer then I would read the other reviews.

This is, by far, the best book that I have bought (and I have bought most of them) for a noob learning iOS 5.
5.0 out of 5 stars good book May 20 2014
By James A. Kamide - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
even though its for ios 5, an older ios, its still a good learning tool because its in color and easier to read and because it has a useful appendix with a crash course on Objective C .

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