Beginning iOS 5 Application Development Paperback – Jan 24 2012
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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
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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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
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.
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.
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.
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