Apple's iOS Platform continues to lead mobile operating systems both in terms of developer interest and profits. In previous releases of iOS, Apple has introduced a radical new interface design that manages to be both visually simple and graphically rich. Using the tools in Xcode 5, developers can create stunning new applications with and deploy them across Apple's growing iOS device family, including the iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, and iPod.
With each passing year, the iOS development environment matures and new tools are added to the developer's toolbox (Xcode). While this is great for seasoned pros, it can be overwhelming for new developers. IOS Application Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself offers a unique approach to learning iOS development by explaining all the core concepts needed to get started quickly. Readers will learn everything from how to install the Xcode developer tools to how the Objective-C language works, what the Model-View-Controller design pattern is, and, of course, how to build real, working applications that take advantage of the latest versions of iOS and Xcode. Each chapter provides a hands-on exercise for the user to complete and detailed steps describing the development process.
Upon completing the title, readers will be able to write and publish applications for the iOS platform - iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPod, and whatever else Apple may have up its sleeves.