|About the Book|
Take Your Next Leap Forward as an iOS App Developer! Covers iOS 7 and Xcode 5 iOS Components and Frameworks will help you leverage iOS s powerful components and frameworks to build apps with outstanding performance, reliability, interactivity,MoreTake Your Next Leap Forward as an iOS App Developer! Covers iOS 7 and Xcode 5 iOS Components and Frameworks will help you leverage iOS s powerful components and frameworks to build apps with outstanding performance, reliability, interactivity, media support, and customization. Pioneering iOS developers Kyle Richter and Joe Keeley illuminate the sophisticated intermediate-to-advancedlevel techniques you re now ready for. You ll find example-rich coverage of topics ranging from social support to security, Core Data, TextKit, iCloud support, UIKit Dynamics, MapKit, and Passbook. There s also a complete section on advanced performance and security, including the effective use of Grand Central Dispatch and Keychain. Each chapter contains a complete sample project that walks you through integrating its technology into a typical iOS app. You ll discover how multiple iOS features can be combined into exceptionally powerful apps and walk through a complete case study project: a fully functional game with complete Game Center integration. Coverage includes:New physics-based animation effects provided by UIKit DynamicsMaking the most of Core Location, MapKit, and GeofencingLeveraging Game Center features such as Leader Boards and AchievementsGiving users access to their address and media libraries from within your appUsing lightweight JSON to move data among servers, apps, and websitesSyncing apps via iCloud using UIDocument and key-value store syncingSecuring user data with KeychainInforming users of important app-related events via NotificationsStoring and retrieving persistent data locally with Core DataUsing advanced Objective-C features to write more manageable, concise appsImproving responsiveness through concurrency with Grand Central DispatchAdvanced text handling and display with TextKitSmoothly handling complex and continuous gesturesEffective debugging techniques with Xcode 5 and InstrumentsBuilding passes for Passbook and PassKit If you re a serious iOS developer who wants to build cutting-edge apps, iOS Components and Frameworks delivers the practical skills, reusable code, and expert insights you re looking for.