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Product Details

  • Paperback: 656 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox; 1 edition (Jan. 24 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118144252
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118144251
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 3.1 x 23.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
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From the Back Cover

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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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9ad8bf90) out of 5 stars 16 reviews
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9aeedb64) 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 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9aeedbb8) 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.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9aeede94) out of 5 stars Definitely 5 Stars for iOS noob's May 2 2012
By David Roh - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
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 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9abc73c0) 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.
HASH(0x9aeedc78) out of 5 stars Misleading Jan. 23 2013
By Jason - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I realize that iOS 6 is out so this book is already a little outdated. That said, even though this book says "iOS 5", the author really doesn't go over iOS 5 features. No Storyboards, no Core Data (seriously, he uses SQLite). And maybe worst of all, no ARC. ARC is one of the biggest things in iOS 5. It makes your life so much easier and less error-prone and there is no reason not to use it in 99.95% of the apps you will write. But the author goes out of his way to tell you NOT to use it for the examples in this book.