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The Core iOS 6 Developer's Cookbook

The Core iOS 6 Developer's Cookbook (Paperback)

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The Core iOS 6 Developer's Cookbook brings together reliable, proven solutions for the heart of day-to-day iOS 6 development. World-renowned iOS programming expert Erica Sadun covers all the classes you'll need to create successful iOS 6 mobile apps with standard APIs and interface elements and take full advantage of iOS 6 graphics, touches, and views. As in her previous bestselling iOS books, Sadun translates today's development best practices into working code, distilling key concepts into concise recipes that are easy to understand and transfer into your own projects. This isn't just cut-and-paste; using her examples, Sadun fully explains both the "how" and "why" of effective iOS 6 development. All code has been fully revised and extensively tested to reflect the latest iOS 6 features and the newest iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch capabilities. Throughout, every chapter groups related tasks together, so you can jump straight to your solution, without having to identify the right class or framework first. Coverage includesSupporting direct user input through multitouch and gestures, including custom gesture recognizersBuilding, customizing, and using iOS 6 controlsAlerting users via popup dialogs, progress bars, local notifications, popovers, audio pings, and other techniquesAssembling views and animation, organizing view hierarchies, and understanding how views work togetherUsing iOS 6's breakthrough autolayout constraints system to simplify support for multiple screen geometries controlling keyboards, making onscreen elements "text aware," and efficiently scanning and formatting textUsing view controllers to organize your users' workspacesManaging photos, videos, email, text messages, and iOS 6-enhanced social media updatesImplementing VoiceOver accessibility to reach even more usersOrganizing apps simply and intuitively with tables and adding flexibility with iOS 6's brand new collection viewsGetting started with Core Data managed data storesLeveraging iOS 6's powerful networking and web services support

Erica Sadun is the bestselling author, coauthor, and contributor to several dozen books on programming, digital video and photography, and web design, including the widely popular The iOS 5 Developer's Cookbook. She currently blogs at TUAW.com, and has blogged in the past at O'Reilly's Mac Devcenter, Lifehacker, and Ars Technica. In addition to being the author of dozens of iOS-native applications, Erica holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech's Graphics, Visualization and Usability Center. A geek, a programmer, and an author, she's never met a gadget she didn't love. When not writing, she and her geek husband parent three geeks-in-training, who regard their parents with restrained bemusement, when they're not busy rewiring the house or plotting global dominance.

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