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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 iPadthis 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
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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.