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iPhone/iPad Programming

Learn By Building Real Apps

About the Book

This book evolved out of a course on iPhone/iPad programming that I teach in the Bay Area. The excitement level in the class peaks when we are building apps.

This book draws on the same energy: We are going to build apps. And in the process of making our apps we will learn Objective-C and iPhone/iPad/iOS programming.

This book is dedicated to makers everywhere. People who know the thrill of creating. People who create things and release them.

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About the Author

Asim Jalis
Asim Jalis

Asim Jalis has worked as a software developer at Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, and Salesforce. He is a software consultant and instructor in San Francisco and has published several iOS apps.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Why was this book written?
  • Who should read this book?
  • How is this book different from other books?
  • Who is the author?
  • How should this book be used?
  • Final words
  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • 1 Xcode
  • 1.1 Set Up Xcode
  • 1.2 Create Xcode Project
  • 1.3 Tour of Xcode
  • 2 Create Your First App
  • 2.1 App: Dice
  • 2.2 Create App UI
  • 2.3 Model-View-Controller
  • 2.4 Connecting View to Controller
  • 2.5 Defining App Logic
  • 2.6 Logging
  • 3 Variables and Data Types
  • 3.1 Variables
  • 3.2 Integers and Doubles
  • 3.3 Arithmetic Operators
  • 3.4 NSLog and Format Strings
  • 3.5 Assignment Operators
  • 4 Booleans
  • 4.1 Booleans
  • 4.2 Comparison Operators
  • 4.3 Boolean Operators
  • 4.4 Ternary Operator
  • 5 Strings
  • 5.1 Strings
  • 5.2 String Methods
  • 5.3 Escaped Characters
  • 6 Objects and Messages
  • 6.1 Messages to Classes
  • 6.2 Messages to Objects
  • 6.4 Properties
  • 6.5 Dot Operator
  • 7 Methods
  • 7.1 Refactoring Methods
  • 7.2 Class Versus Instance Methods
  • 7.3 App: Tip Calculator
  • 8 Conditional Branching
  • 8.1 Conditional Branching
  • 8.2 App: Tip Calculator
  • 9 Repetition and Looping
  • 9.1 While Loop
  • 9.2 For Loop
  • 10 Arrays
  • 10.1 Creating Arrays
  • 11 Dictionaries
  • 11.1 Dictionaries
  • 11.2 Documentation
  • 12 Preserving State
  • 12.1 Properties
  • 12.2 Flashlight App
  • 13 Background Image
  • 13.1 Adding Background Image
  • 14 iPhone And iPad
  • 14.1 Testing Apps In iPad
  • 14.2 Porting To iPad
  • 14.3 Multiple Targets
  • 14.4 Testing Orientations
  • 14.5 Adding Gorgeousness With Icons
  • 14.6 Deploying and Submitting iOS Apps
  • 15 More Apps
  • 15.1 App: State Capitals
  • 15.2 App: Coin Flip
  • 15.3 App: Guess Number
  • 15.4 App: Chat Bot
  • 16 Conclusion
  • 16.1 What Next?
  • 16.2 Next Steps

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