Building iOS Apps
A Guide to Xcode for Absolute Beginners
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.
Learn basic iPhone/iPad programming with Xcode 4 with tutorials plus videos!
Xcode is the best way to develop native iPhone/iPad apps. Learn the basic steps to perform basic tasks like displaying and saving images, transitioning between screens, and playing sounds, videos and mp3 files. Note that this book is designed for XCode beginners. If you are an expert this book is not for you, but if you are a beginner with Xcode then this book will help you make iPhone and iPad apps. Tutorials cover developing code in simple, step-by-step fashion. Source code examples are simple so easier to understand. Each example covers a single task and these solutions can be put together to build your own fully functional apps you could submit to the app store.
This book is suitable for developers who have programming backgrounds but have never used Xcode, or for very beginners or anyone who wants to make an iPhone/iPad app.
* Overview of Xcode interface
* Hello World app
* Using Message Boxes
* Building a simple web browser
* Sending Email from an app
* Using Activity Indicator View
* Saving Images
* Split-View apps on iPad
* Table Views
* Playing audio and video
* Displaying PDF documents
* Tabbar applications
* Core Image
* Map View Applications
* Using HTML documents in your apps
* Posting to Facebook and Twitter
And more! This book includes 8 video tutorials.
I had high hopes for this book. Myself being new to Xcode thought that this would be a good start.
The author jumps around a lot, also steps are NOT laid out. I don't know if I should be writing in code or just reading an example.
I would stay away from this if you are a beginner. If you know a little of Xcode and objective c then it might be ok.
Wish I could return it or even burn it.