Learning iPad Programming walks you through the process of building PhotoWheel (free on the App Store), a photo management and sharing app that leverages every aspect of iOS 5. With PhotoWheel, you can organize your favorite photos into albums, share photos with family and friends, view them on your TV using AirPlay and an Apple TV, and most importantly, gain hands-on experience with building an iPad app. As you build PhotoWheel, you’ll learn how to take advantage of the latest features in iOS 5 and Xcode, including Storyboarding, Automatic Reference Counting (ARC), and iCloud. Best of all, you’ll learn how to extend the boundaries of your app by communicating with web services. If you want to build apps for the iPad, Learning iPad Programming is the one book to get.
As you build PhotoWheel, you’ll learn how to
Install and configure Xcode 4.2 on your Mac
Master the basics of Objective-C, and learn about memory management with ARC
Build a fully functional app that uses Core Data and iCloud for photo sharing and synchronization
Use Xcode’s new Storyboard feature to quickly prototype a functional UI, and then extend that UI with code
Create multitouch gestures and integrate Core Animation for a unique UI experience
Build custom views, and use view controllers to perform custom view transitions
Add AirPrint, email, and AirPlay capabilities to your app
Apply image filters and effects using Core Image Diagnose and fix bugs with Instruments Prepare your app for submission to the app store
Download the free version of PhotoWheel from the App Store today! Share your photos with friends and upload to iCloud, all while learning how to build the app.