Get a rapid introduction to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch programming. With this easy-to-follow guide, you'll learn how to develop your first marketable iOS application, from opening Xcode to submitting your product to the App Store. Whether you're a developer new to Mac programming or an experienced Mac developer ready to tackle iOS, this is your book. You'll learn about Objective-C and the core frameworks hands-on by writing several sample iOS applications, giving you the basic skills for building your own applications independently. Packed with code samples, this book is refreshed and updated for iOS 6 and Xcode 4. Discover the advantages of building native iOS apps Get started with Objective-C and the Cocoa Touch frameworks Dive deep into the table view classes for building user interfaces Handle data input, parse XML and JSON documents, and store data on SQLite Use iOS sensors, including the accelerometer, magnetometer, camera, and GPS Build apps that use the Core Location and MapKit frameworks Integrate Apple's iCloud service into your applications Walk through the process of distributing your polished app to the App Store
Alasdair Allan is a senior research fellow in Astronomy at the University of Exeter, where he is building an autonomous, distributed peer-to-peer network of telescopes that reactively schedule observations of time-critical events. He also runs a small technology consulting business writing bespoke software and building open hardware, and is currently developing a series of iPhone applications to monitor and manage cloud-based services and distributed sensor networks.