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Learning iOS 8 for Enterprise by Mayank Birani

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Chapter 4. APIs Introduced in iOS 7

API stands for application programming interface. An API is a set of commands, functions, sections of code, and protocols that programmers can use in their applications. They are predefined functions available for programmers to use instead of writing them from scratch. While APIs make a programmer's task easier, an API is a software-to-software interface, not a user interface. With APIs, applications communicate with each other without any user intervention. Some popular APIs are Google Map APIs, Twitter APIs, YouTube APIs, and so on.

This chapter will cover the following topics:

  • Using AirDrop to remotely send/receive files
  • iOS's first native game engine
  • Text kit to manage your typography
  • Sample projects

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