Your First iOS 7 App


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Your First iOS 7 App

Everything you need to know to build and submit your first iOS app.

About the Book

Note: this book has been retired in favour of the new Swift version

Ever wanted to write an iOS app? Didn't know where to start? This book is for you.

This book isn't like other books – we dive right into writing apps. You'll be guided through the entire application development process, from creating your first Xcode project right up to submitting to the App Store.

This book presents everything you need to know to build and submit your first app.

About the Author

Ash Furrow
Ash Furrow

Ash Furrow is a Canadian iOS developer and author, currently working at Artsy. He has published five books, built many apps, and is a contributor to the open source community. On his blog, he writes about a range of topics, from interesting programming to explorations of analogue film photography.

About the Contributors

Jeffrey Sambells
Jeffrey Sambells

Technical Editor

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    • Dedication
    • Source Code
    • Contributors
  • Introduction
    • Xcode
    • Basic Project
    • App Delegate
    • Storyboard
    • View Controller
    • Other Files
  • Views and Storyboards
    • View Hierarchies
    • Autoresizing
    • Target-Action
    • Outlets
  • View Controllers
    • Model-View-Controller
    • Models
    • UIViewController
    • Storyboards Revisited
    • View Controllers as Containers
    • UINavigationController
    • Push Segues
    • Modal Segues
  • UITableView
    • Cell Reuse
    • Protocols: Why and How
    • UITableViewDataSource and UITableViewDelegate
    • Adding Interactivity
    • UICollectionView
  • Interactivity
    • NSTimer
    • Control Events
    • Target-Action
    • Background Modes
  • Key-Value Observation
    • Keys
    • Observer Registration
    • KVO in Practice
  • Memory Management
    • Object Graph
    • Strong vs. Weak References
    • Cocoa Conventions
    • Memory Management in Practice
  • Application Design
    • Human Interface Guidelines
    • Icon Design
    • Application Visual Design
    • Tint Colour
    • Default Images
  • Localization
    • Localizing Storyboards
    • Localizing Code
    • Getting Translations
    • Accessibility
  • Core Data
    • Setting Up a Core Data Stack
    • Defining a Core Data Schema
    • Creating Default Objects
    • NSFetchedResultsController
  • App Submission
    • Creating an Account
    • Running on a Device
    • Submitting to the Store

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