The practicing programmer’s Deitel® guide to iPhone app development using the iPhone SDK 3.x, Objective-C and Xcode
iPhone for Programmers—part of the Deitel Developer Series. This book uses an app-driven approach—each new technology is discussed in the context of 14 fully tested iPhone apps (7700 lines of code), complete with syntax shading, detailed descriptions and sample outputs.
“This really is turning into the definitive iPhone book...”—Rik Watson, Senior Software Engineer, Lockheed Martin (Book Reviewer)
“I wish I had this book in my hands when I started developing on the iPhone. What it took me a lot of time and many mistakes to learn, is beautifully explained in a clear, concise style that will take you from zero to publishing your first app in no time.”—Marcantonio Magnarapa, Research & Development on Mobile Platforms, Ogilvy Interactive (Book Reviewer)
“iPhone for Programmers covers a wide variety of iPhone programming topics, including advanced features like the CoreLocation API, video playback and asynchronous network communication. A particular strength is that it provides badly-needed advice on how to use XCode, how to submit your app to the App Store, how to set your price, and how to deal with many of the other non-programming issues that surround iPhone development. It also gives a quick start to iPhone programming, showing how to build 14 complete iPhone apps, several of which provide day-to-day usability. For each app, the book briefly describes the purpose of the app, the Objective-C and Cocoa technologies used to build it, and a detailed line by line walkthrough of the app's source code. All of the source code and project files are included with the book so that you can compile and test-drive each of the apps as you read along. iPhone for Programmers fits the bill for any programmer interested in taking up iPhone development.”—Zach Saul, Founder, Retronyms (Book Reviewer and co-creator of "Recorder"—one of the Top 10 selling apps for all of 2008; Zach's other apps include "DopplerPad"—an expressive musical instrument designed from the ground up for the touch interface of the iPhone and iPod Touch—and "Seek 'n Spell"—an innovative, award-winning outdoor video game. Shop for these and other iPhone Applications at iTunes.com!)
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