Book 1: Diving In - iOS App Development for Non-Programmers
The Series On How to Create iPhone & iPad Apps
Kevin J McNeish
This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iPad, and with iTunes on your computer. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iPad. Books with interactive features may work best on an iPad.
Updated for iOS 7 and Xcode 5!
This book's text, images, and videos have been updated to iOS 7 and Xcode 5.
Winner of the 2012 Publishing Innovation Award!
"Dedicated to Steve Jobs, this self published book highlights much of what Jobs himself strove for - clear, crisp design, intuitive interface and user experience coupled with high quality, clear content." - Digital Book World, 2013
"Most of the books I scanned, even the "Dummies" series, assumed a basic knowledge of computer programming even for iOS beginners. What I like about Kevin's writing is that he doesn't make any assumptions - he just takes you there - step by step." - Lorraine Akemann - Moms With Apps
"Great for developers too! With this book, I finally understand the relationship between Xcode, Objective-C, Cocoa Framework, and the related Mac tips. If I don't get a concept, the video at the end of each chapter brings it all together. - Dan Neuman
This first book in the series from Kevin McNeish, winner of the 2012 Publishing Innovation award, award-winning App Developer, highly acclaimed iOS trainer and conference speaker, is specifically designed to teach non-programmers how to create an App for the iPhone and iPad. Many books designed for the beginning Apple developer assume way too much. In contrast, this book series assumes you know nothing about programming.
This first book is your "easy in" and builds confidence that you can write Apps for the iPhone and iPad. The entire book has been reviewed by people like you--with no experience in how to make an App. Diagrams were added and examples improved until all "beta readers" completely understood each key concept.
Up to Date With the Latest Technologies
The information in this book is up to date with the latest iOS technologies, including the iPhone 5, iOS 6 and the latest version of Xcode. Yo u will learn about storyboards, scenes, navigation, displaying lists of data, animating transitions between scenes, using maps, and much more.
Includes Step-by-Step Instructional Videos!
There are seven step-by-step instructional videos in which you watch the author create each part of the App. This is great for non-programmers who might need some extra help.
About the Author
Kevin McNeish is a featured writer and blogger for iPhoneLife magazine as well as author of the best-selling iOS App Development for Non-Programmers book series, winner of the prestigious Publishing Innovation Award. Kevin is creator of iOS apps including iElectionDay (awarded iPad App of the week) and is also Chief Software Architect of Oak Leaf Enterprises, Inc. He has a knack for explaining difficult concepts in a way that you can truly understand. Kevin is a well-known speaker and trainer throughout North America and abroad including conferences such appsworld, MobileConnections, DevConnections, MobileTeach as well as numerous Code Camps and software developer groups.
Kevin's iPhoneLife blog: http://www.iPhoneLife.com/blogs/kevin-mcneish
Follow Kevin on Twitter: @kjmcneish
What's New in Version 2.1
Only updating the front cover
Finally - the Intro to developing I've been looking for
I'm a techy guy but I work on the networking side of things not development. I've always wanted to learn to program but for years have never found a resource that quickly taught the necessary skills in a manner that fit my busy schedule. This book combines a simple easy to understand teaching technique with the videos and image capabilities of iBooks to deliver an educational experience that I've not found any other book match to date. Quite simply the easiest way to jump in the pool of iOS development I've experienced.
The Best Practices for the Beginner Programmer
While most programming books throw you into the middle of things, this book eases you into programming by showing you the process of creating a prototype app. I learned that making prototype apps is a good habit for serious app-makers. This book is perfect for the nonprogrammer who is serious about taking the first step in learning how to program well.
While this book contains no programming, it was a Programming 101 course for me that led right into learning Objective-C, the next book in this series.
Instructions I can understand
I'm a mother without any prior coding experience. After outsourcing my first few apps, I wanted to see if I could build my next one from scratch. Kevin's instructions were clear and straightforward, assuming no prior programming experience. He also includes videos at the end of each chapter so you can review what you learned in the text and images. So far so good.
- Category: Programming
- Published: Oct 01, 2013
- Publisher: Oak Leaf Enterprises, Inc.
- Seller: Oak Leaf Enterprises, Inc.
- Print Length: 127 Pages
- Language: English
- Version: 2.1