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iOS 8 for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach with Swift

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by Paul J. Deitel & Harvey M. Deitel & Abbey Deitel
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iOS 8 for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach with Swift by Paul J. Deitel & Harvey M. Deitel & Abbey Deitel

The professional programmer's Deitel guide to iPhone and iPad app development using iOS 8, Swift™, Xcode 6, and Cocoa Touch

Billions of apps have been downloaded from Apple's App Store! This book gives you everything you'll need to start developing great iOS 8 apps quickly using Swift–Apple's programming language of the future. You'll also learn what makes a great app and how to publish your apps in the App Store. The book uses an app-driven approach–each new technology is discussed in the context of seven fully tested iOS 8 apps, complete with syntax shading, code highlighting, code walkthroughs and sample outputs. Apps you'll develop include:

  • Welcome App
  • Cannon Game
  • Tip Calculator
  • Doodlz
  • Twitter Searches
  • Address Book
  • Flag Quiz

Practical, Example-Rich Coverage of:

  • iOS 8, XCode 6, Swift
  • Object-Oriented Programming with Swift and Cocoa Touch
  • UI Design, Storyboards, Auto Layout, Outlets, Outlet Collections, Actions
  • View Controllers, Views, View Animations
  • Event Handling, Multi-Touch
  • Single View, Master-Detail, Game Templates
  • Accessibility, Internationalization
  • Core Data Database Access
  • User Defaults, iCloud Key—Value Storage
  • Social Framework Sharing
  • SpriteKit Game Programming: Animation, Graphics, Physics, Collision Detection
  • Accelerometer and Motion Event Handling
  • Grand Central Dispatch
  • App Store, Pricing, Monetization and more.


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About This Book

Sales of iOS devices and app downloads have been explosive. The first-generation iPhone sold 6.1 million units in its initial five quarters of availability ( The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, released in September 2014, sold over 10 million combined in their first weekend of availability ( iPad sales are equally impressive. The first generation iPad, launched in April 2010, sold 3 million units in its first 80 days of availability ( In just the first quarter of 2014, Apple sold a record 26 million iPads ( At the time of this writing, there were over 1.2 million apps in the App Store ( and more than 75 billion apps have been downloaded!

This book presents leading-edge computing technologies for professional software developers.

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Pages: 396
Size: 11.5 MB
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Date published:   2014
ISBN: 9780133965414 (DRM-EPUB)
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