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DateTuesday, July 06, 2010
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Learn the Tips & Tricks of iPhone SDK Development with this Pragmatic Bookshelf Book Offer



Jump into application development for today's most remarkable mobile communications platform, the Pragmatic way, with iPhone SDK Development.



This Pragmatic guide takes you through the tools and APIs, the same ones Apple uses for its applications, that you can use to create your own software for the iPhone and iPod touch. Packed with useful examples, this book will give you both the big-picture concepts and the everyday "gotcha" details that developers need to make the most of the beauty and power of the iPhone OS platform.

Packing the power of desktop applications into a small mobile device, the iPhone SDK offers developers the ability to create dynamic, visually-appealing, and highly-capable mobile applications, using the same APIs and tools that Apple uses for its own applications.



However, harnessing that power means learning new tools, new APIs, and even a whole new programming language.



iPhone SDK Development is a Pragmatic guide to get you started developing applications for iPhone and iPod touch. With it, you'll get a complete understanding of the tools and techniques needed to succeed on the platform:

  • Use the XCode IDE to manage your source code, images, sounds, database files, and other application resources, building your app and deploying it onto your own device for testing.
  • Develop your user interface the visual, code-free way, with Interface Builder.
  • Master the iPhone's unique user interface components, including tables, tab bars, navigation bars, and the multi-touch interface.
  • Connect your iPhone to the outside world with networking, exploit the power of a relational database with SQLite, and rock out with first-class support for audio and video.
  • Make use of the iPhone's unique mobile APIs, like geolocation and the motion-sensing accelerometer
  • Use XCode's powerful performance and debugging tools to eliminate memory leaks, zombies, and other hazards.

Understand the process for packaging your application for end-user distribution through Apple's App Store.

With explanations of the big picture and an eye to the little details that you'll need, iPhone SDK Development will help you succeed on today's most important mobile platform.


Readers Competition (expires midday 12th July) have a copy of iPhone SDK Development for one lucky reader and here's how you can win it. Matthew McCullough recently presented an Objective-C session at the Irish Software Show, epicenter 2010.  To enter this competition, simply answer to this question. Which sector of software developers was his presentation aimed at? (find answer here and then email it here)


Can't wait? Then get your hands deep into it and  begin building your new iPhone apps right away! Buy iPhone SDK Development today for €31.00 plus €7.00 p&p. ( Elite Members, just €25.00 plus €7.00 p&p).


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