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Getting Started with Object-Oriented iOS Programming

iOS programming, Objective-C, object-orientation, and OO design go together. Read on for some helpful quick tips for OO Design. It's time to get up to speed! [more…]

Meeting the iOS App Methods and Platforms

When writing an iOS app, it's very important to understand and weave app-specific code into its lifecycle. Trying to figure out which lifecycle method to use? Check this list: [more…]

Making Your iOS Apps Fit for Consumption

iOS program performance is more than background processes. A few simple tricks can save time and increase performance. For the straight story, check out these hints. [more…]

Connecting Your iOS Apps

Your iOS application may need to communicate with a variety of other resources. Fortunately, the iOS toolbox has a variety of specialized connections. Pick one up and put it to work. [more…]

Beginning iOS Programming For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Although iOS powers only about 13 percent of smartphone users in the U.S., its programs have a usage share of 55 percent when you consider the heavy traffic over the Internet and that iOS devices are bought [more…]

Going Beyond OO Using Aspect-Oriented Programming

Object-oriented (OO) techniques are built upon the principle that like responsibilities and concerns can be cohesively grouped together and encapsulated into one entity — such as a class. However, some [more…]

Cellular Protocols — A Primer

If you’re doing any mobile app development, or anything at all with mobile devices, you've surely noticed the terms 1G, 2G, 3G, and now 4G and 4G LTE. Here’s what these terms mean: [more…]

Adding a Server-Side Component to Your Mobile App

No longer is a mobile device its own ecosystem. Instead, it needs to integrate with services on the cloud to make use of services there — such as location services and mapping services from Apple, weather [more…]

10 Trends in Mobile Computing

Here are ten global trends in mobile computing that you ought to take advantage of if you're thinking about developing an app for commercial use. [more…]

Source Code, Bonus Chapter, and Links from Beginning iOS Programming For Dummies

Click here for the downloadable source code from Beginning iOS Programming For Dummies. Use this code to work along with examples in the book. You'll also find a bonus chapter of interesting iOS programs [more…]

How to Use the Navigator Area in the Workspace Window for iOS Apps

The Navigator area contains a host of navigators that organize the tasks and components you use develop your iOS app within your Xcode project. There are many navigators to help you with your project. [more…]

iOS App Development: The Limitations of the Simulator

Keep in mind that, despite the Simulator's many virtues, running iOS apps in the Simulator is still not the same thing as running them on an iOS device. Here's why: [more…]

How to Use Inspector and Quick Help Pane for iOS App Development

You use the Inspector selector to toggle on the particular inspector you want to use for your iOS app. (Xcode makes the decision-making process a bit easier by having your choice of Navigator or Content [more…]

How to Use the Library Pane for iOS App Development

A selection in the Library selector in the Library pane does the obvious for your iOS app: It selects a particular library of resources that you can then use in your project. Check out the many offerings [more…]

How to Animate a Series of Images "In Place" in Your iOS App

Here, you will find a way to animate a series of images "in place" in your iOS app— you are not moving the image around; instead you are changing the image where it is to make it appear as if it were animated [more…]

How to Use Xcode to Develop an iOS App

To develop an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad app, you have to work within the context of an Xcode project. Xcode supports the following activities that are parts of developing your app: [more…]

How to Navigate the Workspace Window Areas to Develop iOS Apps

The Workspace Window is where the magic happens. This is where you will do most of the work for your app. The Workspace is divided into four areas, as follows: [more…]

How to Use the Content Editors in the Workspace Window to Develop iOS Apps

The Editor area has a number of editors you use to edit specific iOS app content. Content editors are context based where the context is determined by the type of file you are editing. This means that [more…]

How to Navigate the Utility Area of the Workspace Window for iOS App Development

The Utility area has two panes for iOS app development: the Inspector pane and the Library pane. Part of the Inspector pane is always visible, but you can totally collapse the Library pane if you want [more…]

How to Navigate the Toolbar and Tab Bar of the Workspace Window for iOS App Development

The toolbar includes Workspace-level tools for managing and running schemes (instructions on how to build your app), viewing the progress of (executing) tasks, and configuring the Workspace window. That’s [more…]

How to Navigate the Organizer Window for iOS App Development

The Organizer window is helpful because it enables you to do supplemental tasks for your iOS app project. These tasks include things such as accessing documentation and managing devices, archives, and [more…]

How to Create an iOS App

Because developing an iPhone and/or an iPad app requires you to work in an Xcode project, it’s time to create one. The app you’ll be building is called RoadTrip [more…]

How to Set Xcode Preferences for Your iOS App

Xcode gives you options galore. You probably won’t change any of them until you have a bit more iOS app programming experience under your belt, but a few options are actually worth thinking about now. [more…]

How to Build an iOS App

Building an iOS app in Xcode means compiling all the source code files in the project. It’s really exciting to see what you get when you build and run a project that you created from a template. Building [more…]

What You Should Know about the iPad’s Split Views for App Development

Although it’s true that on the iPhone, you often see only one view at a time, on the iPad you get to see two views, courtesy of the Master-Detail Application template [more…]

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