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Create, build, and reuse applications with the iPhone SDK

Developers are searching for an advanced resource that takes them through what is now a maturing market for the iPhone as well as the nascent market for the iPad—this book fulfills that demand. Providing step-by-step guidance on using the latest version of the iPhone SDK, this hands-on guide discusses a variety of topics and features of the iPhone and iPad and then escorts you through the steps necessary for creating a full working example of each feature. Through these exercises, you'll gain the beneficial experience of creating and adding functionality to iPhone and iPad applications using iOS 4.

Professional iPhone and iPad Application Development:

  • Dissects the application frameworks included in the iPhone SDK and encourages you to design applications that help you understand those frameworks

  • Examines such topics as table views, image views, pickers, data storage, audio, and video, among others, including multi-tasking and implementing iAds

  • Reviews the procedures that are necessary to ensure that your applications perform efficiently

  • Shows you how to develop source code structured in a modular fashion so that you can extract it and implement the functionality in your own applications

  • Teaches you how to implement multi-tasking audio for background operation

Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job. Programmer Forums

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About the Author

Gene Backlin is an independent consultant with more than 30 years in the software industry for clients such as IBM, US Environmental Protection Agency, Waste Management, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, and AT&T. In addition to teaching at DePaul University, Gene previously authored Developing NeXTSTEP Applications, which was bundled with the NeXT developer package.

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Straight to the point, for professionals Feb. 21 2011
By Allan Evans - Published on
Format: Paperback
As a professional who has to find quick solutions on a daily basis, I can say that this book is full of excellent, well-documented examples that I can put to immediate use. The sample code alone is worth the price of admission, and its organized by SDK version, something I have not seen in other books that makes it simple for beginner and seasoned pro alike to use.
A Great Reference for Budding App Developers Sept. 27 2011
By j - Published on
Format: Paperback
I bought this book, along with many others, to learn to create iOS apps. This was a daunting task since I had little programming experience at the time. As I read book after book and still was not getting very far. I was getting discouraged until I came to this book. The material presented and the code examples are easily understood and implemented. Now I have produced 3 apps and am already working with the new iOS 5. This book is AMAZING!
One of the best books on this topic I have come across April 2 2013
By Howard R. Lee - Published on
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One of the best books on this topic I have come across. Well written with plenty of examples. It includes only text, commentary, that is needed and no more.
Very Helpful! Sept. 27 2011
By J. Curry - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book was very easy to follow, and is packed with great examples. Designed for the professional, not new programmers.
3 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Very poor contents Feb. 20 2011
By L. Mihalkovic - Published on
Format: Paperback
I bought the kindle version of this book on the title alone, without glancing inside. I find the contents to not match the 'professional' qualifier in the title. The idea of presenting diff screenshots is quite innovative, but offset by having to browse through many pages of code (quite difficult on a small screen). Altogether I did not care for the format (too much code compared to the writing, difficult to find what is done where) or the contents (more recipes than explanations, basic examples).